Friday, 21 September 2012


Evening all,

This evening I'd like to share what i've been working on over the past few evenings. It's a canvas piece inspired by a recent post on the fabulous Hels Sheridan's blog.

A close up of the roses and that fabTim Holtz Word Band

I've used a mask and distress inks to colour the canvas background and added small patches of acrylic paint with a piece of bubble wrap to give a hint of texture. I was trying to keep the background very pale and pretty so that the birdcage would really stand out. The birdcage is covered with Stampendous Shabby White embossing enamel to give it a vintagey look. The roses, leaves and bird are cut from grungepaper and coloured with distress inks.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Love to Create - Things with wings
Creative Craft Challenge - Anything goes
Colour Throwdown - # 210
Crafts and Me - Roses
Crafting for All Seasons - Things with wings
Stampendous - September Embossing Techniques

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon x


  1. This is really stunning Sharon! What a clever & talented lady! Debs x

  2. I think this is really lovely, especially like the subtle background, it does show the birdcage off beautifully like you wanted !!

  3. Wow! This is so stunning! I love everything about it!

  4. Lovely!! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Love to Create Challenge, Things with Wings!!

    Many Blessings,

  5. wow so beautiful sharon.i love the gorgeous birdcage and bird and your colours are stunning.
    thanks for joining us this week at the Crafts and Me challenge ;D

    xx coops xx

  6. Really cute project! Thank you for joining us this week at Creative Craft Challenge. NancyD

  7. Very pretty! Thanks for joining us for The Color Throwdown!

  8. Ooo, Sharon . . . your textured bird cage looks fabulous surrounded by your gorgeous handmade grungepaper turquoise embellishments! Love it!!! So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps' digi team's "Roses" challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose

  9. Oh wow!!! Beautiful!!! Thanks for participating in LOVE TO CREATE challenge!! Hope to see you again!

  10. I absolutely adore how you embossed your birdcage in Shabby White EP. It looks so cool. Thank you for playing along with us at the Stampendous Saturday Challenge.

  11. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining us at CFAS this time. Carol DT x

  12. Love how the Stampendous Shabby White Embossing Enamel makes this cage look so shabby chic! Great card! Thanks for playing with our embossing challenge for September. Good Luck!


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