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Wednesday, 19 June 2013

nesting birds for Frilly and Funkie DT

well is time for another challenge over at Frilly and Funkie... and this time the lovely Donna has chosen the theme..

Challenge Theme - "Birds & Nests"- Summer is a time for nesting.  To me, there is something so simple and pure about a bird's nest especially one that contains eggs waiting to hatch! So let's pay homage to those hardworking mama, and papa, birds by including both a bird and nest image somewhere in your project. 
 
So here is my make :
 
 
So I decided to get painty and make a wall hanging on some mountboard...I have had this in my stash for ever and have now totally fallen in love with the stuff again! I started off by gluing some torn pages of a book and then using some of my favourite distress paint colours..in frayed burlap, weathered wood and antique linen to create a distress painty background.
 
 
Have I said how much I love these paints!? then in over stamped with birds of a feather set by Artistic Outpost.... the phrase comes from typography set.
 
Now onto the beautiful birds, I stamped these in coffee archival and added some watercolour with distress and water brush detail.
 
 
The branches were made from the branch tree die, torn and turned sideways...oh and I stamped some woodgrain in distress ink and lightly spritzed. 
 
The other bird and beautiful nest were stamped and coloured in the same way...they are just such beautiful images .
 
 
 I added lots of flowers cut from the tattered floral strip die and added extra twigs using autumn gatherings die..The flower centres are mini pins from idea-ology range.and they are over stamped with images from ephemera backgrounds set and edged in frayed burlap DI.......oh and some rusty wire. To complete I added some of Linda's lovely lace...dyed using distress stain.
 

 
So why not hop across and see the other fab DT makes..and pop in an entry..you never know you could be the lucky winner of blog badge or win a $25 voucher to spend on all the yummy goodies in the Funkie Junkie Boutique!
 
 
I am entering this for the following competitions:
recipe challenge I have used..(lace, metal, paints and inks ) @ http://ourcreativecorner6.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/recipe.html
anything goes for Artistic outpost @ http://artisticoutpost.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/artistic-outpost-june-referral-program.html

 


have a fun and inky day !
trace x 

40 comments :

  1. Gorgeous Trace, love the painty background and fabulous nesting birds.
    hugs Brenda xxx

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  2. Stunning Trace!! The background looks amazing just by itself lol, but the way you have added the birds and the nest looks just wonderful and I adore the delicate way you have coloured them! Such a beautiful hanging!!

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  3. This is just amazing with beautiful colours and fantastic use of the images.

    Love Chrissie x

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  4. Wow! Such an amazingly lifelike creation Trace. The shading on the birds and nest is awesome and love all the inkiness.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  5. A fabulous hanging Trace - great use of the stamp set and I am loving that colour combination too x

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  6. Morning Trace, WOW, WOW, WOW, I love your hanging, it's gorgeous colours, the beautiful textures, the gorgeous stamping, I adore the birdies and the nest, absolutely stunning. Wow !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  7. It's beautiful Trace - your DP background is gorgeous (yes, you have mentioned you love them, but I can completely see why!), and those birds are so delightful. Lovely flowers, and your signature curly wire is fab as always... Do hope one of the challenges you're adding is OCC!!
    Alison xx

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  8. Wow a gorgeous bird creation Trace!

    groetjes, Alie :-)

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  9. Fine colours and a beautiful background for the birds! The flowers give it a fresh look! I don´t know what mountboard is, but it looks like a fine naterial to work on... Hugs, Gerrina

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  10. Wow, wow, wow, I so love this piece it is perfect and so beautiful.

    Eliza

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  11. Good Morning Trace. Wow, what a fabulous hanging. I love all the textures and the colours. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

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  12. This is so gorgeous Trace! The birds really are fabulous images.

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  13. Gosh that mountboard has reacted so well with the paint! Love that background and I adore that sentiment - really uplifting. What a superb hanging Trace. Clever you. Hugs, Jenny x

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  14. so very pretty trace - gorgeous colours and great background - fabulous xx

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  15. Gorgeous again and luving the colours xx GailT xx

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  16. LOVE what you have done here Trace. This came out amazing - wonderful color palette and textures and just totally awesome work with the images. The flowers are the perfect embellishment. You totally rocked this challenge!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  17. Ooooh, Trace. This is fabulous. Your background is amazing and the birds, just lovely.

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  18. A stunning project Trace. I love the background you have created with the torn pages, stamps and paints. The birds, branches and florals are wonderful.

    TFS

    Annie x

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  19. Beautiful!! I so love how you used those adorable AO birdies! The branches with the flowers add such a pretty touch! Love this! Hugs!

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  20. Wow Trace, this is gorgeous! I have now added that AO stamp set to my ever lengthening wish list. Love the gorgeous colours you used, the backgound is wonderful and of course I love the birds too. Thanks so much for joining in with Our Creative Corner too. Hugs, Anne xx

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  21. This is beautiful Trace. I love anything 'birdie' but this is special. Great techniques and fab composition. Love it. Chris xxx

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  22. This is truly beautiful Trace! You have painted (superbly) a beautiful family scene. Gorgeously done. Nicola x

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  23. Hello, Trace! When I look on this wonderful creation, I wnt to say:" Life is really good!!!"

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  24. OMG Trace,,,,,gorgeus card,,,,,,,,,,,,your little birds ar amazing,,,,,,,,,,I love everything here,,,, my friend,speically the background-Thanks for your comment at mayshappydaze about my "Vintage Flowers & butterflies Cs" .Please visit my blog /Store and feel free to ask me your favorite product from all my stuff for free, email me to nicecrane@yahoo.com

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  25. A lovely piece and so sharing in all the details of how you did it. Beautiful!

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  26. Gorgeous work Trace, Love the Beautiful background the colours are Perfect, Love how you have used the stamps & branches... Love it all... Hugs May x x x

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  27. This is really beautiful Trace, I love the background and AO stamps are always perfect.
    I hope you put this where you can see it all the time 'cos it would be a great way to start your day! Sue xx

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  28. This is so cool Trace, I love it. What a great idea, those flowers are beautiful too. Love the background effects you have, anyone would be really happy to have this hanging in their home. I love it! Michelle x

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  29. I love colours and layers, just stunning!

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  30. How beautiful, Trace! Love the sweet flowers on your branches. Have you on BlogLovin now so I'm going to suspend the email subscription now... catch you on the BL updates from now on!

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  31. Delightful Trace --- Life is good and we need to remember and stop and smell the roses while watching out for the thorns! Love the blues and browns together and that lace is gorgeous!
    sandy

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  32. I love how it turned out!! The birds are amazing and I love that nest!

    Happy Crafting
    Tracie

    P.S. - How do you get so many people to leave comments??

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  33. Fabulous wall hanging Trace ! Love how the birds appear to be looking at one another ! Sue C x

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  34. LOOOOVE the japanese feel to your make, Trace!
    Wonderful blossoms and your nest is absolutely gorgeous!

    Beautiful!

    Hugs,
    Claudia x

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  35. Just an adorable card design.

    regards diane

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  36. This is so nice: I love your work! :)
    Have a nice day, Trace!

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  37. Sorry hun, forgot to say thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner with this. Hugs, Jenny x

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  38. Sooo pretty Trace! I love the delicate colouring and those birds are just beautiful. The flowers would always be a hit with me and I love how you've kept them really delicate and unfussy. Beautiful! Sorry I'm on catch up (when am I not??!!). I'll catch up with your yummy work shortly and with you by email. Sending big hugs,Juliaxxx
    And: Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner for this challenge. Juliax

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  39. WOW! Trace, this is yet another stunning creation! It is so beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Our Creative Corner this month - Love from Laura xxx

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