Friday 15 July 2011

One, Two, Three

That's a song title isn't it? One, two, three - oh heck, I just had to look it up cos it's in my head now. Yep, 1-2-3 by Len Barry - sorry really showing my age now.

1-2-3, oh, that's how elementary it's gonna be
C'mon, let's fall in love, it's easy (it's so easy)
Like takin' candy (like takin' candy) from a baby.

Anyway onto more important business. 1-2-3 is the theme this week at Crafts4Eternity and I have gone Claudine Hellmuth style for this. I created a tag by masking, inking, sticking and stamping and then covered it with gesso. On top I have added 3 stamped and inked houses, 2 shrink plastic bluebirds, coloured with alcohol inks and 1 bottle top sun. A few rays and a map base for the houses finished it off.

Do pop over to see more details and inspiration from the C4E design team and enjoy the rest of the day.

Thanks as always for stopping by.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Challenges to have fun with -
The Artistic Stamper - Use hot colours
By the Cute and Girly - Things with wings
The Craft Garden - Use a bird
Try it on - Birds and bees (I only have birds - does that count?)
Art Impressions - Show me the bird
Crafts and Me - Summertime
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
City Crafter - Let the sunshine in
Clear It Out - Wings
My time to craft - Bird watcher
Paper Minutes - Houses
Tuesday Throwdown - Fun in the sun
The Crazy Challenge - Summertime
Creative Stamp Friends - Summer



Kathyk said...

OMG - I remember that song!!!! Thanks for the trip down memory lane B!

LOVELY (lovely lovely) project from you as always.

Following my recent foray in to mixed media and my windfall win at the Artstamps show I have a couple of art journalling DVD's by Kate Crane which I'm working through ...... already started a shopping list!! I blame YOU! - as I look at your work and wish I could do it too!

Happy Friday


Lisa Jane said...

oops .. i have never heard of the song lol.. must be too young!
Love this tag .the little houses are so cute and fab colours
Lisa x

Irene said...

Another brilliant tag Brenda, love how you have used the bottle top for the sun,fantastic creation as usual.
Irene x

Fliss said...

Wow Brenda, this is absolutely stunning and the colours are just gorgeous.
Love those little bluebirds too.
Have a great weekend (I'm hoping our current sunshine decides to stay).
Hugs, Fliss xx

Gram's Treasures said...

Okay, I've finally looked on the Web to see what gesso is all about! I'm going to get some when I get to the art store....all your fault! lol. Let's face it, any excuse to buy something new.... Wonderful colours on this tag Brenda. Looks like you had some fun! Have a great weekend.
Joyce xx

ahlers5 said...

The colors on this are absolutely stunning. Beautiful work. Thanks for joining us this week at MTTC.

Renee Matarese said...

What cool, bright colors! I love the masking. Very creative use of the bottle cap too. Thanks for playing along in the Art Impressions bird challenge. Hope to see you again soon.

Unknown said...

beautiful tags, thank you so much for joining us at Clear It Out

Ros said...

Oh so very creative ... simply gorgeous!! thanks so much for playing along at CCCB

Netty said...

Terrific tag Brenda and loving those houses. x

Stempelkobold said...

Wow, your card is amazing, such bright colors and so many different techniques! Thank you for palyinga long with us this week at the crazy Challenge - good luck, Dominique

Pam said...

Beautiful Tag. Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge. Hugs Pam x

Pam said...

Beautiful Tag. Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge. Hugs Pam x

Angela Weimer said...

Such a Really great tag Brenda. Love the design. Simply fab as always. Thanks for joining in at Try it on Tuesday and have a wonderful day. Angela

donna said...

Gorgeous and so much fun!..hugs..Donna

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh wow, this is so fun, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Brenda, that's a wonderful tag, love the bright colors.

debby4000 said...

WOW Brenda this is fabulous.

Kerry said...

It is amazing Brenda. Thanks for playing along with The Craft Garden challenge this month.

DesignerDiva said...

I don't know how I'm missing these Brenda!
This is so gorgeous, the colous are fantastic

Hugs Laurie x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous Tag, Thanks for joining in with us this month at The Craft Garden.
Kevin xx

Kati said...

Oh - I love your funny colorful houses so much!
mamapia for paperminutes

Unknown said...

I am truly loving this tag.. So artsy.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

cnelson said...

wowzers! so FAB! love, love, LOVE this tag! Thanks for joining us at CCCB!

Juls said...

this is just so fantabulous!!! I love the map detail and those gorgeous squiggly houses!! and the colours are just AMAZING!!!! Hugs Juls

Artyjen said...

Thanks for the sing song;)...and thanks for playing along at The Artistic Stamper with your lovely tag ;)
xoxo Sioux

Nina said...

Wooaaw, what a fab tag!! Love the colours and the two cute birds ♥

Thanks for joining us at Kreative Stempelfreunde this week :)
Hugs, Nina.

Hannapanna said...

This is really lovely. Thanks for joining us over at By the Cute and Girly this month and good luck. Hugs, Hanna