Saturday, 25 September 2010


So  over at SCD the challenge this week is still arches and the theme is "BIRDS", yipee I have bird stamps and bird chipboard LOL.

My arch is cut from grungeboard because I wanted to try TH alchol ink agate on grunge LOL, so I duly painted my grunge then added AI's to it, then stamped some images and heat set. The bird cage I painted black, then silver then rubbed it down to distress it. The chipboard bird I painted, then added AI's then used glossy accents. You can image the mess my desk is in and as for my hands, lets just say the bleach will be needed. Had great fun with this.

I find taking a decent photo near on impossible but just wanted to show this photo, which the light caught and it didn't really show the arch so well, but it did capture how shimmery the background is......

PS manged a little stroll around the town, there and back in an hour but oh so enjoyed myself.


Janet said...

WOW sue your arch is fantastic,
your Stars last week was brill,my star sign is Sagittarius aswell.
See you next week
Janet x

Laura said...

What a fantastic make. Love the bird stamp and what you have done with it. Good to see the bird outside the cage. Lol. I wish I could see the make in real life to really see all the textures, however the last one does show the glimmer. Well played.

Carol said...

Sue what a fantastic arch - really love the way all your elements have come together and to hear that your playing and exploring is FAB! and having fun into the bargain (ok not the cleaning up bit!!.

You are creating some totally gorgeous pieces - well done xx

Hope you're not too sore after your walk - hugz xx

Joan said...

fabulous arch, love that die cage and bird and what you have done with it,must try the alcohol ink on grungeboard

Sandra's Spot said...

Love this arch Sue: you really have thrown some top techniques to it. Glad to hear you have managed to go out and about hope it was not too cold for you.Take Care XX

Artyjen said...

Gorgeous birdie the texture...hope the bleach did the trick! Thanks for playing along at SCD again this week
xoxo Sioux

Dawn said...

I love this arch and the technique you have used from TCC on Lindas blog I had the same thing in mind and I didn't end up being in time DOH any way lovely arch and thanx for playing along with the SCD team this week

Love Dawn xx

Sue West said...

What a fantastic arch. So lovely.

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

This is lovely :D
Julie xx