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Saturday, 15 October 2011

Birdy Num Num..............

Hi All, hope you are having a great weekend. Have had a great Saturday lolling around for a bit and then sploshing paint about.
8x8 canvas.
Swirl branch stamp -Dawn Bibby.
Flower and leaf stamps- Sheena Douglass christmas roses.
Bird stamps- Creative expressions- christmas postage set.
Pebeo paints.
Tim Holtz Metal Plate.
Glossy Accents.

This canvas has many influences, the colour challenges of :-
Hels Sheridan's Sunday Stamper  ORANGE AND BLUE.

 and the Play date cafe colours. RUST STORM AND DEEP SEA.
I am also entering it into the USE IT TUESDAY- METAL  as I used a long hoarded metal embelly.
and Simon says Stamp and Show -THINGS WITH WINGS.
It was also influenced by Photos of Dina Wakelys class on the ART FROM THE HEART BLOG  and by Cath Kidston.

If only it reached the dizzying heights of any of those talents! As you can see the glossy accents isn't dry yet but had to post tonight to make it into Sunday Stamper .

I don't normally enter a lot of challenges at once as it feels a bit like cheating, what do you think? But I was torn between a wish to join in with everything and lack of time this weekend, so hope I am forgiven!
Am off to a jewellery soldering class at Blade Rubber Stamps tomorrow with Susie Jefferson, which explains why I have less time this weekend, but am really looking forward to it as am fed up with my jewellery creations falling apart!

I painted the canvas blue/grey, then stamped the images just as a guide, then over- painted them with the acrylics. I love the colour combo, just wish I had more painting skills, but really enjoyed this project, which is the main point of creativity for me.Am bravely showing close ups even though it exposes my painting limitations! Hope it encourages others to have a go.

I liked it as a canvas, but couldn't resist adding the Timmy Holtz metal plate embelly.xx
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  1. How beautiful!!! So glad you joined us at Use It Tuesday this week!

  2. Gorgeous, love the colour palette and the birds. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy xv

  3. Cool canvas Alison, love those birdies! That jewelery soldering course sounds interesting, must get up to Blade Rubber some day.
    Alison x

  4. Love this Alison - colours and birds are gorgeous. IMHO it isn't cheating to enter more than one challenge when your work fits. What I can't understand is why people sometimes enter 20+ challenges, only vaguely matching the criteria - where do they find the time to search and link to them all? :( You're spot on with yours so good luck honey! BTW, I almost followed myself here the other day - remembered you and had a good laugh! Di xx

  5. Wow, this canvas is absolutely beautiful! You have wonderful painting skills, the birds and the branches are the most fabulous colors! Thanks so much for joining us at the Play Date Cafe!

  6. This is just wonderful! Love those sweet birdies :)

  7. Beautifl embellishment. Thank you for pulling it out to play with us at Use it Tuesday. Haven UIT

  8. Thanks for joining in with the Sunday sTamper... sorry I am late stopping by... been a smidge busy lol

  9. WOW! What a gorgeous painting! LOVE your talent--this blows me away:) Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC:)