Sunday, 10 February 2013

Birds at FSC

Well it would be lovely if you could join us for the Birds  challenge at FSC for the next fortnight and for this theme I have created a mixed media canvas using Sizzix dies to give me the focal birds and birdhouse.


Layers of card, fabric, wooden embellishments, text paper etc over a coat of gesso and then painted with more gesso and then a layer of white acrylic paint..


Misted with colours, allowed to drip and merge and heat dried.


Images stamped onto tissue paper and glued on.


Background covered with more white acrylic paint. Die-cut birds covered with text paper, coloured with PanPastels, fixed and then sprayed with watered down acrylic paint. 


Birdhouse made from ribbed card and hammered card also sprayed with watered down acrylic paint and other embellishments added.




This is post number one today, I will be back later with my PanPastels piece.

I hope you enjoy your Sunday and manage some creative time somewhere in the day.

Thanks for visiting.

hugs {brenda} x0x

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35 comments:

Gram's Treasures said...

Very nice, Brenda! Wonderful background with all those bits and pieces. I'll have to try that some time. I hope winter isn't treating you too badly. Take care.
Joyce xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely Brenda, great background, love all the mix of textures. I love birds and they look great here on your mixed media canvas. Lovely piece. Tracy x

Yvonne Garner said...

Oh Brenda! What an absolutely lovely project! Bravo! Have a great week.

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Brenda...you make it sound so easy when you write it but the work in this is incredible. I am loving the textured background...the softness of the white and light colours blend beautifully with the subtleness of the birds and main focal points. So stunning Brenda!
Dot x

inkypinkycraft said...

this is gorgeous, I love how you have created such a textured and delightful background. this is beautiful! hugs trace x

Suzi B said...

A lovely textured canvass, i especially like the muted colours... and yes I agree with Dots dabbles above, you make it sound sooo easy.
Suzi B x

Sue C said...

Fabulous canvas Brenda ! Love all the textures you've created and the birds are fantastic ! Sue C x

Astrid Maclean said...

This is gorgeous, love all the different textures and how you have combined them, stunning!

Redanne said...

Such a beautiful piece Brenda, I loved it before you even added the birds and birdhouse - all those gorgeous textures. The birds and birdhouse look so beautiful in their pastel colours and the flowers just add a little pop of colour - a truly stunning piece. Hugs, Anne x

Shirl said...

Another incredible piece of artwork sweets and everything descibed beautifully of how you made.

I agree with Redanne it looked fabulous before anything was added.

Miss you will speak soon.

Hugs Shirley x x

Claire said...

gorgeous project Brenda, love the muted subtle effect you've created with the acrylic washes. Really beautiful
Claire xx

Daniele said...

just loving how you are creating these textured backgrounds, amazing work Brenda
hugs

Juls said...

wowzer! such a stunning creation! Hugs juls

Chris Warner said...

Gorgeous!! Birdies, my fave! A beautiful piece of art Bren, I love everything about it. Thanks for showing the steps to make it. Chris xxx

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous project, love the textured background and the photos of how you made it.
Yvonne x

nefertiti said...

Wow!!just fabulous Brenda!!!!bisous

pinky said...

Beautiful work Brenda. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.
Pinky

stampingwitch said...

great canvas! I like the soft touch of colors!

Fliss said...

Amazing detail and totally awesome textures Brenda. Love it!
Hugs, Fliss xx

1CardCreator said...

Love all the painted layers, so interesting! This is gorgeous! ~Diane

Francesca said...

lovely creation
Thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations
Francesca xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

FANTASTIC textured background - such a wonderful card.

Esther said...

Oh how beautiful Brenda, loved seeing how you layered up and such gorgeous soft colours...Esther xx

♥ Mys ♥ said...

Just LOVE it! :)
*Hugs, Inger

butterfly said...

Wonderful textures, gorgeous muted shabby chic colour palette - this is a beautiful piece, Brenda - you're on a roll!!
Alison x

Sophie said...

Wow!!! Brenda...
Was für eine tolle Karte.
Der Hintergrund ist spektakulär.
Was für eine Arbeit, meine Güte.
Das braucht viel Zeit.

Danke, für die ausführliche fantastische Anleitung.

Umarmung xx

Ephemera said...

Hi Brenda, pure shabby chic gorgeousness, love how you have built up your background on the canvas, with all the different texures.Those birds are fabulous. xx

Terry said...

Brenda, beautiful mixed media canvas with so much amazing texture! Love the birdhouse and those sweet birdies! Enjoy the week! Hugs!

Ellie Knol said...

LOVELY canvas, I especially like the way you've built up your background!

Mrs.B said...

Hi Brenda, this is stunning. Love all the layers and such wonderful texture. The birdhouse looks amazing.
Just been catching up and Congrats on the 12 Tags win. Well Done.
Avril xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Oh this is gorgeous, I love the textures and soft colours
Lindsay xx

Marjie Kemper said...

What a stunning piece. I so enjoy seeing the layers building up! Wish I could take a pan pastels course with you.

Daniele said...

such a wonderful shabby chic piece of art, lots of messy wonderful layers so glad you joined us at SCH
hugs

lizzidroege said...

love this and your technique is wonderful...so happy to see you at sch this week...hugs
lizzi

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x