Saturday, 23 February 2013

Fashionable Stamping Challenges #41 'Birds'


Here is the little bird canvas that has been sitting on my table all week ! I'm posting it just in time for the Fashionable Stamping Challenges, 'Bird' challenge.There's a randomly selected prize from Cottage Crafts for one lucky winner. This canvas was fun to make with dimensional paste and a Crafter's Workshop stencil to create the background. I used Adirondack paint dabbers in Pool, Antique Linen, Crushed Olive and  Snow CapWhite  for colour. The bird was a stamp I've had for sometime, it's from a company called Stamp Francisco. I stamped it onto tissue paper with black Archival ink and layered onto the painted canvas before colouring with Distress Markers. I then masked it off and stamped the foliage over with Versamark and heat embossed with Ranger Sea Foam white embossing powder. I then covered the canvas with Rock Candy Distress Crackle. I then carefully gave the little bird a coat of matte acrylic medium to reduce the shine. A few words and a bit of hardware from Tim Holtz's Ideaology plus the all important Vintage Photo Distress around the edges, complete the look.


A close up showing the stencilled texture  paste. I rubbed in a little more snow cap white to highlight the Distress Rock Candy crackles.

Watch the birdie! I've used a little artistic license as I think the stamp may be a wren, but with a nice red breast has been transformed into a robin. We have a delightful little robin that visits our bird table each day and so a robin it had to be.x

12 comments:

  1. Glorious texture with those branches, Toni, and I love the grasses surrounding that beautiful bird - a really lovely canvas!
    Alison x

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  2. So beautiful, gorgeous project! - thanks for joining us at FSC!!
    xxx Ellie xxx

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  3. Hi Toni, I love the way you have used the paste in the background, the colours are lovely and muted and the bird is just gorgeous. A really beautiful canvas! Hugs, Anne x

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  4. Hi Toni, Fantastic use of textures and colours love it. Mo x

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  5. Beautiful canvas, loving the texture and colours. Annette x

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  6. Beautiful canvas Toni, with such wonderful textures. The 'robin' looks perfect in the grass.
    Thanks for joining us at FSC
    Avril

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  7. Gorgeous canvas, Love the texture & great colours, Wonderful detail the bird is lovely.... Love it all... Hugs May x x x

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  8. This has taken a lot of looking at as there is so much to take in. Such clever use of techniques to create this wonderful canvas. Love the texture, the masking and the use of lots of media. Hugs, Jenny x

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  9. Gorgeous bird, and the stark white foliage and branches are amazing! What a perfect winter scene!

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  10. What a fabulous textured creation. The effect is so dimensional and the bird is just beautiful.
    Thanks for joining in with our FSC birds challenge.
    Fliss x

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  11. Hi Toni, I'm having a browse of your blog - your work is fabulous. This canvas is totally gorgeous with terrific dimension and texture. I just love it. Nicola x

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