Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Use Your Wings

Good morning and happy Tuesday. We're still winging it over at Country View Crafts, and here's my second piece.

This was one of those pieces that almost looks that same as it did in my head - these are very few and far between!

All of the paints used are by DecoArt in the Americana Chalky Finish range.
My A4 clipboard was gessoed then brayered.

Layer two...

And three. The Delicate is a lovely fresh shade of yellow. Time now for some stamping and stencilling.

Like a Muppet I forgot to take a photograph of the stencilling and stamping before I started to colour, but here are a couple of corners.

The deeper yellow stencilling is Inheritance. This is my new favourite colour (for this week at least).

All the stamps are by Dina Wakley. I've used Scribbly Birds, Scribbly Birds on Branches, and Scribbly Insects. 

They've all been very simply painted with the same colours as the background, and the quotes are from the same Dina stamp sets.

I'm entering this into the More Mixed Media challenge 'Use Pastels' 
That's Crafty 'Anything Goes',
Double D Challenges Pastel Party, and 
Craft Stamper TIMI  Anything Goes.

There's loads of time for you to join in with our challenge, so I hope to see you over there.
Have a great week, and thanks very much for looking x


  1. Gorgeous piece, love all the winged creatures. Hugs, Valerie

  2. Terrific assortment of winged wonders all set against a beautiful background

    Love Chrissie xx

  3. So many gorgeous things with wings Sue...I love it! Great colours too.Happy Tuesday xxx

  4. Love the colours, so summery. Great idea to use a clipboard. I have most of those stamps too. Need to look them out now! Xx

  5. Love the delicacy of the colours on this piece Sue and the birds are gorgeous, perfect for theme, have a lovely week. Tracy x

  6. What a delightful page with lovely birds and insects!!! Nice soft colours!!! xx

  7. Ooh that's a bit special Sue, beautiful colour choices too
    Donna xx

  8. This is such a pretty piece Sue, i'm forever forgetting to take pictures of the things you want to.. True creativity is getting lost in the moment :)) Thank you for sharing and joining in with the That's Crafty Challenge.. Hugs Tracey xx

  9. What a project - those pastels are lovely.

  10. Gorgeous make! Glad to hear I'm not the only one with a concept to execution issue... so satisfying when it DOES turn out as envisioned!

  11. WOW what a fabulous creation! Fabulous background colors! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Pastels’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
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  12. So gorgeous, I just love the pastel shades and the combination of lovely colours. Brilliant! I look forward to the day that something turns out the way I imagined it in my head : )

  13. Wonderful layering of the colours and fabulous stamps xxx

  14. Very unique and absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenge – hope you’ll join us again!
    Amelia (DT Double "D" Challenges)

  15. Wonderful design. Thanks for sharing your design with us at Double D Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us again.
    DD DT

  16. This really is fabulous! The chalky stencilled background suits these stamps so well! Chrisx

  17. Your clipboard is gorgeous, Sue! I love the sample of the birds and insect on your beautiful background!
    xxx Evelyn

  18. Love this .... the pastel colours look fab! Thanks for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx


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