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Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Compendium of Curiosities - Challenge No. 6 - Multi-Medium Collage


This week's challenge set by Linda over on her blog Studio L3 is to make something using the technique 'multi-medium collage' as described on page 66 of Tim Holtz book 'Compendium of Curiosities'.

My collaged piece (I used vintage music sheet) has been mounted onto some card and I haven't decided yet what to do with it - another greeting card perhaps, or maybe a little hanger.

Here's what I used to make it -


The cage and bird were coloured with Brusho powder paints, I love the vibrancy of them.  I used the distress inks on the background.

Finally, here's a close up of the little birdie - it's a shame he's caged, but he does sing a lovely song - he is after all covered with music score!



I'm really enjoying these challenges and sure I wouldn't otherwise be trying out the various techniques in the book.

25 comments:

Helen said...

I used the bird and the cage too, but I absolutely LOVE the look you have achieved here, it is wonderful.

Maggie said...

I love what you have done with this die and the technique a gorgeous tag

Maggie

minnie_mac said...

Brilliant decoration and colouring of the bird and cage. Love it.

Marilyn

Linda Ledbetter said...

It's beautiful, Sherry! I love that you used sheet music for the Multi-Medium technique, and they way you inked over it is so cool! Great embellishments, too-- the fibers and little beads are a great touch.

This is so sweet!

Lisa Somerville said...

So cool, love how your birdcage turned out!

Lori said...

Love the vibrant colors, really works with the dies! Fabulous piece!

Charlene said...

This is the most colorful bird in a cage I've seen yet. Love the colors, fibers, and little beads.

Netty said...

Oh wow, fab colours and love everything about it. Annette x

donna said...

This is fantastic! So bright and cheery! Love the sequin for the eye. Linda could challenge us all to use the bird and cage and I think everyone would do it different.

Meggymay said...

Fabulous, the colours are so alive, love the beads.

Terry said...

Fantastic! I love that birdcage die and you did a wonderful job with it. Cool choice for an eye!

Gez said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sherry. Love the colours. :)
Thank You so much for your reply email. Sorry I can't get back to you at the moment. Great idea about using an old necklace. Will keep my eyes peeled!
Best wishes, Love Gez.xx

Cindy Is Crafty said...

Sherry, it is awesome! I love the colors!

Nan said...

You did such a beautiful job with your cage...love that you used the beads that way !

Deborah said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Sherry, I love the vibrancy of the colours.

Zoechaos said...

Wow this really is a stunning piece and so detailed awesome workwomanship love it. xx Zoe

Dawn said...

Wow very bright love how you have painted the bird & cage very effective mine now pails in to insignificance!

Love Dawn xx

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous! Love the colours!

Scrap Vamp said...

Very cute! I love the inking you did on this! Beautiful colors!

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Sherry! Wonderful creation! The colors are so vibrant and the music sheet is a perfect touch. So cute! Have a great weekend! :)

Sue said...

This is goreous Sherry, I love those paints, such vibrant colours x

Gini said...

Oh my oh my, your lastest go with this die is wonderful, I just love bright colours and this is the best colour combination in the world ever!
I have some Brusho waiting to be tried out and this is amazing inspiration to get me at it!
Gini
xx

Chrissie said...

the blues and purples on that bird are sooooo rich and what a great combo.

Chris said...

I love the bright colours of your bird and cage, it's a really beautiful piece.

Otter Blue said...

Beautiful combination of colors! Love, love, love this piece!