Thursday, 5 May 2011

Free As A Bird

A really quick post 'cos I am being hustled off MY computer lol. This is my piece for the latest Crafty Individuals Challenge, which is  Free as a Bird.
I've painted up an old beer mat and crackled the background. My CI Whitby Abbey stamp has been stamped onto tissue paper and stuck down with matte medium. I love this stamp and I bought it from a craft shop actually in Whitby. We go to Whitby every year , walk up the steps to the Abbey, comment on how unfit we are, and walk down again! :o)
The background is a piece of muslin that I've inked up and fringed.
A Timmy bird, and tree  stamp in the background, and the little tag is stamped onto some CI paper.
It's all been stuck onto a piece of acetate to help it keep it's shape.
Thanks very much for looking x


  1. This is gorgeous Sue! I love the muslin background! x

  2. A lovely piece, and it brings back nice memories for me of my time in Lincoln, when we often went for a weekend in Whitby!

  3. I love it! the background colours are beautiful and that Whitby Abbey stamp is fab. Whitby is a great place, but I haven't been in ages! xx

  4. Sue you did make me laugh with your comment on my blog and then another laugh reading your story about Whitby Abbey . On mine you said you are too young to comment and on yours you say to old to get up the steps to the abby , make your mind up woman. This is amazing love your use of the old muslin there and the beer mat outstanding.

    It' isn't velvet ribbon on my card it is two satin ribbons one on top of the other but my exceptional camera skills or bad lighting in other words has transformed it into velvet.


  5. Loving this great hanging Sue with its fab colours.
    I so sympathise with you about those steps to the Great Fish and Chips at Whitby which you need after that climb...
    Annette x

  6. Gorgeous, love the colour of the muslin and what a fabulous background the material makes. Fantastic piece, XOXO Zoe

  7. This is really lovely. The muslin is something I haven't used yet, but your piece has inspired me to have a go. The colours work really well. What a lovely entry fot thr CI Challenge.

  8. Great piece, all the elements really compliment each other, but I just love that background and the colour wave.

    Sam xxx

  9. Your hanging is gorgeous, love the material background for your beautiful images. Yvonne x

  10. Whitby Abbey yeah - loving it. Thanks so much for entering Sue. Jean

  11. Lovely hanging. Really creative.
    Regards Florence.

  12. beautiful work,love the muslin background.
    thanks for entering the challenge


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