Monday, 18 October 2010

Arched Cages

Arches from the Collections Elements range are the order of the day for my next DT piece and I have tried to use them in a different way rather than as an arched window, I have instead used them as bird houses.
I have painted my arch with Aqua Paint Dabber added Terra to some areas, allowed to dry and then added Silver Paint Dabber to the top and wrapped string around the arch.
The arch has then been added to a page from the Maya Road Birdcage Chipboard Book which has been coverd with pages from Tim's Vintage Shabby Paper Stash and all the edges have been sanded.  I have used Tim's Ransom Alphabet Masks to add BIRD to the bottom of the cage using DI inks Tumbled Glass and Broken China.   I stamped the butterfly (Julia Andrus stamps - Butterfly Post) onto a page from the paper stash using StazOn Timber Brown ink and added to the top of the arch along with a Maya Road bird which has been coloured with DI ink and stamped using a text (Old French Writing) stamp from Hero Arts.  A Tattered Floral has been added (cut from the paper stash) along with a memo pin which has take flight added to the top.  To complete, I have added SECRET GARDEN (both take flight and SECRET GARDEN are from HOT PICKS Birds sheet).

I have also created a co-ordinated card using all the same products, inks and stamps.
 Until the next time, have a great week, Tracy x x

12 comments:

flutterbycrafter said...

Wow, these are stunning. Love the colours and the techniques, very inspiring, thanks.xx

Carol Q said...

Gorgeous Tracy. Lovely soft colours.

Juls said...

utterly gorgeous!!!! I do love bird images and the soft colours on this one are just utterly gorgeous!! Hugs Juls

Cath Wilson said...

Gorgeous colours, Tracy and beautifully done.

Gillian said...

Oh so pretty! lovely work Tracy :)

Susan Allan said...

These are gorgeous Tracy. The texture on the arch/ bird house is amazing. I like the fact you have changed the purpose of the arch....and what soft and beautiful colours.
Have a great week
Sue xx

Hels Sheridan said...

Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhh, this is DIVINE Tracy, loving those colours and all the elements just look amazing x

WW said...

Beautiful piece, I love the layered flower.

Cheryl said...

oh this is just so beautifully designed,hun really love waht you have created here hugs cheryl xxxxxxxxx

craftytrog said...

Totally stunning! Love the design, the colour, & the texture on the arch Tracy! Everything really!! x

Paula said...

love the subtle colours

Lynne Phelps said...

This is so lovely! The colors are great, love the arch, everything is fab, as is the card! I love them!