Monday, 16 July 2012

Clockwork Birds

Hi Everyone.............sharing a piece that I created for my DH's birthday. I just love the stamped images from Paper Artsy.

To make this piece I used recycled cardboard, covering it with multi- medium before covering with recycled book pages, which were blended with distress inks. Taking a piece of Metal foil, adhered to card stock, I ran it through a TH embossing folder on my Bigshot. I then covered the embossed foil in Denim and gold paint dabbers, sanding the metal foil once paint dried. The clock work birds were stamped on ultra smooth white card, cut out and then inked with distress inks and some gold paint  from the dabber was added to the crowns. The sentiment was also blended with distress inks.  a variety of metal charms/cogs were used and were altered with paint then wiped with a dry cloth. The metal tag was adhered with sticky pads and string attached. I used sticky pads to raise the metal background, birds and main sentiment, adding dimension. 

Wire was then twisted and placed through piercings, enabling this piece to be hung on a wall.

I am entering this piece in the following challenges:

Sir Stampalot Challenge - Whats Your Crafty Passion ( my passion is Distress, Vintage and Steampunk )

Many thanks to followers old and new for continuing to visit and leave comments. 

Crafty hugs

Annie x





25 comments:

  1. oooh, this is GORGEOUSNESS indeedily, I love it! thanks for joining in with the sunday Stamper x

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  2. Wow, fab piece Annie! Super work on your altered metal, it looks fantastic! Love the book pages too and your birds, just wow! Very cool piece. Always great to have you playing along with us over at Frilly and Funkie.

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  3. Fabulous Artpiece Anne. The colours are great and really enhance the finished hanging. Hugs Mum xxxx

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  4. This is fabulous Anne, I love the birds and all the cogs and the verse.
    Kevin xx

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  5. Annie...WOW oh WOW! I love your clockwork birds! I just recently got that stamp set. Your colorizing of those birds looks amazing! Love your layers and your metal embellishments, too! <3 Candy

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  6. This is gorgeous - love the composition, the colours and all the details!!

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  7. Fab work here Annie. Just love all the elements and the metal work, and the birds are brilliant. Hugs, Buttons x

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  8. Hi Annie, not much more I can add to the above comments but this hanging is brilliant, love the back with the metal sheet and love those stamps and of course all the embellishments. A brilliant piece of art! Crafty hugs, Anne x

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  9. This is so cool! Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month.
    Pinky

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  10. hi annie thanks a lot for your lovely commend! love your design i could nevery do anything like it :D ps.im in scotland too :)

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  11. Wow! How beautiful this is, Annie... I just love the steampunk look and you have rocked it with this project. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Frilly & Funkie!

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  12. Oh wow this is amazing and what fabulous works of art you have here on your blog .. look forward to seeing many more
    I have returned the favour and am now a follower
    Lisa x

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  13. oh hun your work is just amazing wow am I glad you popped over to my blog,bless your heart I look forward to getting to see more of your amazing work,along with all its stunning detail just adore this piece of art to bits,Hun,am now a follower of your blog too Hun,hugs Cherylxxxxxxxxxxx

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  14. Yummy yummy!!! Gorgeous metals and layers of wonderfulness!!! Fabulous design! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Frilly & Funkie this fortnight!

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  15. Isn't it hard sometimes to cover up such a great embossed piece! Such a spectacular male birthday card and I am sure your DH loved it! Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie!

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  16. Gorgeous card! Love all the details and layers you've created! So much texture! Just stunning! I'm sure your DH is in love with it! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show! Hugs, Sandra

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  17. Fantastic creation! So many interesting details. Thank you for sharing your Crafty Passion with us at Stampalot Challenge this month, and good luck.

    Lynne x

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  18. STUPENDOUS!!!! This is so cool and unique, and all that metal really transforms this into a show stopper! Just fantastic Annie! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Frilly & Funkie this fortnight!!!

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  19. Such a fabulous piece! Everything works so great together. Love the stamps you used. Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

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  20. Wowww, love your creativity and all over thes sentiment and the way you arragement the elements.,Thanks for your comments at Lisa blog about my Child Garden of Verses picts. So you can choose one of the 8 different on the collection and ask me your favorite for free.

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  21. Oooh this is just lovely. Love their coloured bodies - so much to look at. These birds are strange arn't they but I do love them. Great piece. Sx

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  22. Order totally inspirational and imaginative piece of artwork Annie.

    Thank you so much for sharing your 'Crafty Passion' with us at Stampalot Challenge this month.

    B x

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  23. LOVE all the layers on this - especially the super embossed one... fabulous quirky stamping, and the sentiment is genius! I'm following you right back...
    Alison x

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  24. This is a wonderful wall hanging. Thanks so much for joining the Sir Stampalot challenge this month, Ruth :)

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  25. Very Beautiful , thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!

    Hugs
    Francesca

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Annie x