Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge Week Four

Linda at Studio L3 selected "Shabby Chic" for this week and what a fun technique!  I have never played with the paint daubers, so I cracked open a couple of bottles.  My color selection is limited in the daubers. The stamps I used are from Stampin Up, the new Elements of Style. I used Twinkling H2O's on the flowers and leaves.  The Hummingbird was cut out and I was so afraid that I would remove the beak!

I did with one sample use some of my acrylic paints to make a sky and used Tim Holtz stamp. This was really cool to me how the sky came out!

As always your comments are very appreciated and welcomed!  Thanks so much for visiting me.

26 comments:

donna said...

They are both very beautiful!

Lisa Somerville said...

Both pieces are wonderful Terry, the H20's add a nice touch to the flowers.

Linda Ledbetter said...

Terry, both of these are awesome! I agree-- the Shabby Chic effect makes a gorgeous sky (and I LOVE that skyline stamp-- it's one of my favorites!). The hummingbird card is equally lovely, and I really like the additional color wash over the flowers and leaves.

Great work, as always! Thanks for always sharing such beautiful art!

Hugs,
Linda

Christine said...

Wow! So beautiful! Love the flowers and the sky effect is beautiful!!!

xx

Michele said...

these are awesome Terry, very pretty. i've seen so many cool blog posts on this compendium of curiousities that i've ordered the book!

Lynn Stevens said...

Terry I Love the hummingbird and flowers and the sky is very real looking. If you ever cut off a beak or something small you can always draw it in with a maker! no worries!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Terry,
I think the hummingbird is my fav.
beautiful.Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs,
Marie

Lucy Edmondson said...

Beautiful, I love both of them Terry,

Lucy x

PetraB said...

Both cards are are wonderful works of art. The colouring of the background is awesome.

Jan said...

Beautiful and what a great job of cutting out the hummingbird! I got this set a few weeks ago and love it :)

2amscrapper said...

These are beautiful cards. You are quite the pro with your fancy cutting that you didn't remove the beak!

wwilloww said...

Great job on cutting out the bird and I love how you painted the flowers but I have to say, that skyline card is gorgeous!!! You did a fantastic job on that sky!! p.s. Strangely, I was knocked out as a follower but I am once again following!!

Lori said...

I think they turned out awesome! Well done!

Netty said...

I love them both, brilliant. Annette x

thefrugalcrafter said...

nice effect! I love my paint too;) I have to say that several of my friends who use blogger are having trouble lately, it is not just you.

Sue said...

These are both wonderful Terry, I love the colours in your sky, and the hummingbird is fab

JoAnne said...

Hi Terry,
Love them both! I really do need to buy that book.
xoJoAnne

Kim said...

These are great! I love the colorwash..great idea!

Nan said...

These both turned out so well. really got the shabby feel down! I keep meaning to tell you that I like your thoughts about dogs and people treating them far better. Such an important thing to me too.

Zoechaos said...

2 wonderful pieces the top one drew a gasp when the site opened and the picture appeared. The second one what a sky Stunning. xx Zoe

stampdiva said...

I can see you have had fun!! Particularly love the first one - shabby chic perfection. TFS. Lynne M x

Sherry said...

I'm glad your bird retained his beak! Love them both and the sky is great in the second one.

joanne wardle said...

both great cards. love the hummingbird card, really really stylish

JeanFB said...

So beautiful - great use of this technique!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Sweet, you really got these right on!

Shelly Schmidt said...

What awesome projects! I just got the book- and am so anxious to have time to play! How you got that hummingbird beak cut out is beyone me- great job!!! I LOVE the blue background! The flowers and leaves with the colorwash over them is beautiful too.

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