Monday, 23 August 2010

Bird Song

I have quite a lot on this week so I am entering this piece of art for three challenges, hope that's ok. The first challenge is with Linda at Studio L3 where we are challenged to use the Blended Batik technique, page 36 of the book.  As always there are some fantastic prizes on offer and some great artwork on show and it is always a joy to join in with this challenge not only to revisit great techniques but to speak to Linda who is always so positive and enthusiastic, thanks Linda.  The second challenge is with the very talkative and humourous Hels for the Sunday Stamper challenge which this week is FLOWERS and the third challenge is for Simon Says Stamp and Show and the talented team this week have challenged us to make something inspired by Tim Holtz.
I have applied the Blended Batik technique to this flower, using 8 layers for the flower.  I have used DI inks broken china and vintage photo.  The music stamp is an old Anna Griffin stamp.  For the technique, please turn to page 36 of the book.
I have added the flower to a Maya Road birdcage which I have decorated with the Tim Holtz Lost And Found paper stash and to add to the grungy feel I have sanded the edges of both sides of the birdcage.  I have added the cage and birds using Tim's Caged Bird die, again from the Lost And Found papers.  I have added SONG BIRD FLY from the PaperArtsy Hotpicks HP1005EZ, adhesive stones and an adage ticket to complete this side.
This is the other side of my birdcage, again with a die cut flower using Tim's Tattered Florals die, I have used an old hymn book and Lost And Found papers, I thought the hymn book was quite apt with the background decorated with music paper.  I clear embossed the bird (from PaperArtsy Hotpicks) and used Tim's Blended Batik techniqe and the bird in the middle is from the paper I used therefore it is the reverse of my original image. I have added a crown to one of the birds using Jo Capper-Sandon's crown stamp, BIRD SONG, and stencil from the Tattered Florals I cut earlier and a co-ordinated button to the top of the cage.
With the leftovers I created a matching tag, with the only addition being the heart which I embossed using a Cuttlebug folder.  Have a good evening, Tracy x

30 comments:

Susan Allan said...

Very ingenious and very beautiful. I can't get enough of birds and flowers. I love the batik effect and all your elements look so well together. The tag is really stunning.
Well done, you !!

Sue xx

One piece fits all, Clever!

Linda Cain said...

Totally Gorgeous!

Deanna Cosgrove said...

Wow, quite exquisite Tracy. So much detail and so many extras. The birds and flowers all go so well together. This piece is just perfect for all three of those challenges!

Netty said...

Am totally speechless Tracy, these are gorgeous, oh wow. Annette x

Helen said...

Tracy, this is stunning! How you've managed to do this all today I don't know!!

MarleneMAZ said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Frugal Scrapper Extraordinaire said...

I love this technique on your flower! I'm used to seeing a dark stamped background on flowers (which is also very cool), so it's cool to see a lighter color on the background.

My name is Toni said...

Tracy ...unbelievably gorgeous....love love the colors, I don't know what this technique is all about, but everyone's entries are just gorgeous. Can't wait to get home and play and excited to see that SSS challenge is Tim Holtz inspired also, great job hitting both the challenges. :)

Evelyn S. said...

I want to steal it!!! ;-) Beautiful colors...and that musical flower is to die for!

Cheryl said...

oh really love this hun its just stunning,the coulrs oh wow hugs cheryl xxxx

Lori said...

LOVE THAT FLOWER! Really stellar piece, Tracy, I just love it. And it covers three challenges, how cool is that? Absolutely gorgeous, thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Tracy, both these pieces are absolutely beautiful, and the Blended Batik on the flower is absolute genius! What a brilliant way to utilize this technique! I'm so happy you were able to make this work for all three challenges, and just thrilled at what a great job you did for the CCC!

Nan said...

These are allwonderful and I just love the batil effect on the flower. The white is such a different and pretty look!

Nan said...

Goodness...must be too late (2:20 am) to be leaving comments! I just looked up and saw all the mistakes in my first post! Blush!

LynneForsythe said...

GORGEOUS....just gorgeous!!

thanks bunches for playin' along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!!

minnie_mac said...

Gorgeous colours. Beautiful.

Marilyn

Wendy said...

Beautiful work Tracy, really beautiful, the colours are stunning.

studiorose said...

So pretty and such a great theme. I think Broken China is one of the most beautiful DI colors, and you've used it to great advantage; your flower is awesome!

Minxy said...

Oh Tracy you piece is just beautiful, and i love batik on the flowers, looks awesome x

donna said...

Amazing piece of work. I love the tag too! I actually made one with flowers batiked with music but before I posted I saw yours so made a different one. Mine was no way as intricate as yours. We must have been on the same wave length. Cheers

Lynn Stevens said...

Well its bad enough that the front side is Fabulous but now I see you did both front and back. (you over achiever) !!!!!! LOL
hugs Lynn

Trish said...

Stunning work!

Terry said...

Love these! Absolutely gorgeous work!

Hels Sheridan said...

All beautiful Tracy, they are divine colours.. thanks for joinin in with the Sunday Stamper.. me? Talkative? Humourous? Bless ya :O)) And.. your post about the birdy names has been eaten, can't find it... can you do it again for me please hun? ta xx

Artyjen said...

Love the colour and layers on your pretty flower :)
xoxo Sioux

Cardmaking Galore said...

Just stunning. I love the colours you chose and those handmade flowers are just superb

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

I love all of the music notes and the flowers! So lovely!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!

-Sarah

Juls said...

wow wow wow LOVE all of these projects! really love bird images...love the colours you have used in these projects all the dimesion you have created and embossing...just everything! Hugs Juls

Jackie said...

Oh wow - WONDERFUL! I love everythng about them - two great pieces, Tracy

Shawn Caro said...

This is a gorgeous project! I love the color combination and the flowers are fab!