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Sunday, 17 February 2013

Another project to share..D

Hi all

I have been real busy at work this week and not an awful lot of quality time spent with my crafty goodies.....
I have managed to put this altered canvas together last night and is my second entry for the CRAFTY-EMBLIES altered art challenge - the theme is WINGS.

  It depicts the imprisonment of a lady and the birds are free.  I used an old rhyme I remember from childhood.

''1,2,3,4,5 once I caught a fish alive... 6,7,8,9,10 then I let him go again. 
Why did you let him go. Because he bit my finger so!''

I obviously just used the first two lines and changed the word fish to bird.

I gessoed the canvas and then started laying texture using texture past and acrylic paints.  A third of the canvas was crackled over the past and paint, a third was just texture paste with paint, partially dried and then dragged to produced wrinkles.  Difficult to see the different texture patterns but they are there lol.  

I triple embossed the birds and the cage.  The cage was embossed over top using verdigris embossing powder to give it the aged look.

The body form and top hat was painted using viva decor metallic paints and then stamped with the lady image, called Isobel.  I love her so much - stunning image.  I then triple embossed them to give them depth. 

All the embellishments came from Crafty-Emblies.  I just love them so much.

I used number tiles for the numerical part of the rhyme which were then covered using glossy accents.  I used my machine thingy for the wording 

I really enjoyed putting this canvas together and I hope you enjoy seeing it.

Hugz to you all and enjoy what is left of the weekend

Elaine xxx


  1. amazing hunnie, just such a great stunning piece, thank you for all your hard work xx

  2. Amazing! Love the birdcage!
    Thanks for playing wit us at SFC!
    xxx Andrea

  3. Really lovely make Elaine I love how you have used so many different elements on it x

    Tina xx

  4. WoW, wOw and WOW. This is fantastic, I love your talent, imagination and creativity, so inspiring :).

  5. WOW Elaine this is stunning!! I love the gorgeous details and use of embellishments.

    Linda xxx

  6. WOW this is fantastic. Love all the elements and the colours are stunning.

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xxx

  7. this is,amazing hun,love that bird cage hugs Cheryl xxxx

  8. Wow - amazing projects from you today Elaine. You have done Crafty Emblies proud! Nicola x

  9. Very cool - love how you've put everything together on this fab creation :)

  10. Awesome creation! Thanks for participating in our QKR STAMPEDE challenge!!


  11. Gorgeous embellishments and I love what you did with them. Thanks for entering the challenge with Sarah Hurley this time.

  12. This is amazing card x thank you for sharing x

  13. Wow this is gorgeous thank you so much for sharing with us at glitternsparkle hugs trisha x

  14. what a great canvas, i love the idea of the caged lady and the birds flying free,thanks for joining us at Gliter n sparkle x

  15. Gorgeous canvas Elaine, stunning work!
    Claire xx

  16. Beautiful, Thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley Challenges this month, Carol.

  17. Completely fabulous canvas... amazing inspiration, thank you!
    Alison x


Thank you for your comments. I really do appreciate them and they make my love of crafting much more worthwhile.
Hugz Elaine xx


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