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Friday, 19 April 2019

A Green Bough

Good morning and a happy Good Friday.  Here's my second Spring themed piece for the Country View Crafts Spring/Easter challenge. As we were were on holiday for most of March I made this before we went away. There was snow on the ground and it was flippin' freezing so I wanted something with colour, and the hope that Spring would eventually get here!


I started by using my lovely Dina Wakley acrylics in my favourite bright colours. 

 Then lots of stencilling and stamping again with Dina's stamps and stencils.
 Now time for a bit of paint flicking, and matting onto some black card.

 It's ages since I used my Scribbly Birds, so out they came. Nothing quite says Spring like chirping birds - or in the case of West Yorkshire, snow! I've also used some older Spelbinders and Tim Holtz dies.


 I just like how they look on my bright background. I needed black and colourful die cuts as the brights didn't show up against the background on their own, and the black was just too dull.


 I love this quote!

And there we are, all done. This was such fun to make, I really enjoyed playing with colour, though the tidying up wasn't as much fun.
Have a very happy Easter, and thanks very much for looking x

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful work. Happy Easter, hugs, Valerie

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  2. I can see you had lots of fun and messy play! Great colours for Spring, which I believe is actually here this weekend! xx

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  3. What a fabulous colour explosion love it. Have a lovely Easter
    Love
    Amanda x

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  4. Oooh, I am loving those gorgeous bright and cheery colours and the birds are just an extra bonus. I love that quote too. Hugs, Anne xx

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  5. This is stunning, Sue - so bright and cheerful! I love everything about it - beautifully put together. The die cuts were a stroke of genius! You're so right - nothing says Spring like chirping birds - apart from a flower or two, lol. Cath x

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  6. I love the colours here Sue.
    Hope you had a lovely Easter … can't believe May is just around the corner.

    All the best Jan

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