25 June 2011

One Saturday in June...

Hello! Hope you are having a lovely day! Today has been really nice here - making up for the unseasonal rain showers! I have taken a week to make today's offering - not because it's highly complex but because time just doesn't seem to be on my side at the moment! Anyway I am combining today's project which has this week's
Grungy Monday challenge at Studio L3 with Simon Says Stamp and Show's to use metal. The background was made by using Tim's technique. I use My Mind's Eye Paper (a favourite!) and covered the bird (PaperArtsy stamp from HP1005) with clear embossing powder. Then I painted the paper with Adirondack 
Snow Cap paint and PaperArtsy Pansy, smoothing the paint with Cut n Dry foam as Tim suggests! I added a crown on the bird's head and a little green jewel that just peeps out. I glued the paper to a CD and cut to fit! I embossed a Grungeboard birdcage (cut with my trusty Vagabond!) with silver powder (both sides as I made it stand proud), painted Foliage 
flowers with Adirondack paint (Citrus, Snow Cap, Purple Twilight, Silver and Gold) and attached an Ornate Plate to the bottom of the cage - it was originally going to be on the top but my hairdresser suggested putting on the bottom and who am I to argue with a fellow artist?! I added some chain and a finding that I bought 
today from lovely Lin's LB Crafts and that was that. This is my 'June' for the calendar I am building. My original June was sold so this is it's replacement! Have a fabulous rest of the weekend! Gabrielle x


craftytrog said...

Brilliant piece Gabrielle! Love the texture on the cage, & the fabulous colours on the 'foliage'!
Alison x

Kaz said...

Loving that metal!! Looks awesome Gabrielle!! fab xx

Bev said...

Wow, love it. I struggled with only using brown and wish now I tried something like this. Inspired :-)

sasa said...

Such a lovely piece - great colours and dimension, the cage looks just fabulous!

Thanks for the visit - if you going to do Sainsbury's for your 14th at least put your killer heels on!


The Craft Cupboard Under the Stairs said...

Absolutely brilliant.