Monday, 15 June 2020

Wot No Stamping...

Good morning and happy Monday. Today I'm back with my second "Summer Fields" piece for Country View Crafts. The fields around us are looking lovely at the moment (though a little muddier underfoot after a week and a half of rain). I love listening to the birds and I'm getting better at recognising them, I'm now fluent in Robin and Magpie! Here's my bird canvas.

 I started with an 8x8 canvas and a piece of Art By Marlene collage paper as I wanted to do an image transfer. 

 Now I won't pretend that this is exactly how I wanted it to turn out, but I do like it. I think I was maybe a little over zealous at the 'rubbing the paper off' stage.
 So, I've had these Tim Holtz Collage Papers for a while, so it was nice to use them.

 I painted the large flower with Fresco paints in poppy colours.

 Then I cut some wildflower stems from card and more collage paper.

 And finally my hummingbird from another of Tim's sets.

And there we are, all done, and not a stamp in sight! I can't remember the last time I made a piece without stamping, but I like it just as it is. 
There's still loads of time to join in with our challenge, just show us your Summer fields.
Thanks so much for looking, take care, and have a very happy week x


  1. Fantastic collage, love everything about it. Cheep, cheeep, chirp! That was blackbirdish! Have a great week, hugs, Valerie

  2. Such a gorgeous background - and I love those beautiful birds - both the collaged pair perched on the branches and the hummingbird hovering. It's been one of my great delights in lockdown to have made friends with a robin family. The fledgelings are about to fly the nest... and I'm going to miss them.
    Alison x

  3. This is fabulous, Sue!!! Cute birds!!! xx

  4. I do like that background... the collage paper's distress is actually adding to the effect rather than taking away! Lovely make, Sue!

  5. I think you did an amazing job on the image transfer, I love it. The poppy flower is gorgeous, as is the hummingbird. We have had some lovely birds in the garden but I confess to be fluent in just one - the Blackbird, it sings such a happy song! Hope you are keeping safe and well. Anne xxx

  6. A great change, indeed this canvas is beautiful like this!!!
    It's not easy for us to avoid stamps...I agree, lol.
    You make me wish to try similar things on canvas, yours is so inspiring!
    Much love and happy crafting Sue, thanks for being still there for me :)
    As I'm a bit behind the scene some days, and especially at the moment... :( xxx

  7. "Here's my bird canvas".

    It is fabulous Sue.
    Love the colour, design … everything :)

    All the best Jan


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