Thursday, 5 April 2012

Hope Is a thing with feathers

That perches in the soul, a great sentiment from the Quote & Quotables plate from Artistic Outpost. I thought this sentiment was perfect for my egg decoration which I created for the Artistic Outpost REFERRAL theme which this month is BIRDS.

I decided on an egg decoration as we are celebrating EASTER weekend in a couple of days and eggs and birds go together so well.  My egg has been covered in music paper and sponged with wild honey Distress Ink, adding a little lace to the outside edge.
My music paper came from an old hymn book, again music paper seemed the perfect touch for a bird theme, representing bird song.
I've used the Flower Market plate to decorate the interior of my egg, adding poppies to the inside along with a branch and two small eggs. My bird has been stamped with the small floral image from the plate and I have added a little dimension to a few of the flowers.
I've cut my floral from music paper using the mini tattered floral die, adding colour to the edges along with the dragonfly from the flower market plate.
The inside of the egg has been painted with picket fence Distress crackle paint, perfect I felt to have a few crackles in an egg, again I added a little colour with my finger, rubbing into the crackles.
I've added some natural hessian mesh to the bottom to act as a nest for my bird.

Take A Word also have a theme this time around of EGGS.

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your Easter break. Tracy x x


Helen said...

This is a beautiful Easter decoration, so much texture and interest to look at. The sentiments on that stamp plate are great (I've just checked them out.)Happy Easter!

Sandy said...

Oh Tracy what a lovely easter egg.
Magical work. Love them.

Happy Easter my friend. xoxo

Brenda Brown said...

Perfect for the Easter celebrations and what a fabulous piece of art Tracy.
Enjoy the rest of the week.
hugs {brenda} xox

Rita said...

Gorgeous Egg tracy. A real work of art. Have a lovely Easter. Hugs Rita xx

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

This is gorgeous Tracy. I love everything about it!...the colours, details, music paper, lace....a stunning Easter project! Wishing you a Happy Easter!
Jan x

Siobhan Fyffe said...

Wow Tracy..this is absolutely beautiful. You are just too talented for words!!
Hope you have a lovely Easter.
Siobhan x

Carol Q said...

wonderfully imaginative dimensional piece Tracy!

flutterbycrafter said...

Gorgeous Easter piece, so creative xx

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous Easter creation Tracy, love it... Happy Easter hun x

Anita Houston said...

How is the world did I miss this????? WOWZWER! Absolutely amazing...this is what art is all about! Brilliant creatively in every aspect!

Lynn Stevens said...

What a Fabulous Egg!!! You used one of my very favorite saying too.
hugs Lynn

Suzanne C said...

Over the top fantastic! Love the outside and in of this beautiful design!