Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Lets Get Shabby Challenge # 47

The new challenge is up at Lets Get Shabby. Choose a piece of china and create a page, card or otp. project that has been inspired by your chosen cup, saucer, plate, vase etc. Head on over to the Lets Get Shabby blog HERE to get all the details on how to play along.

It's pretty obvious how the above image has inspired me. I've used an olive green and pink colour scheme, used doilies, birds and bird cage images. The birds and cages suggest a theme of "freedom", or lack of it, so have included a beautiful quote from Nelson Mandela. 

This page started out as a piece of grey chipboard.It's then been gessoed, painted, papered, gessoed again, painted again, stamped, inked, masked, embossed and sprayed. Finally the images were added, the resin embellishments and doilies and finally ( as is my way) lots of cut out flowers.

Thank you for visiting today. I love and appreciate hearing from you. ( unless you are one of those creepy anonymous people ) and may you find some "free time"in what's left of this week to pursue what ever makes you happy.
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  1. LOL, I'm not one of those creepy anonymous people, but I was just thinking how beautiful this layout would look on my studio wall **wink**. Gayle I just love everything about this, the texture, design and motifs. Sigh. So me. xo Hope you are well honey.

  2. This is so beautiful, and i can see how the bird cages have been the central focus of your layout... i love bird cages so i love how you have created, very pretty! x lizzy

  3. Je n'arrive pas toujours à mettre un commentaire :-( mais j'aime toutes vos réalisations <3
    corinne de france alias March ;-)

  4. This is way beyond GORGEOUS, Gayle. Awesome background work and lovely quote!

  5. I have been think of Nelson Mandela these last few weeks - I know his time is coming to an end. What an amazing quote - true wisdom ....

  6. Just magical, your interpretation of the photo couldn't be more spot on!

  7. Love it, it's just so beautiful and delight!

  8. I can SEE all the work that has gone into creating this page Gayle!! it is truly fantastic and not only because I'm a total dork for flowers but because it is a stunning page. Love all the birdcages, love the subtle details that you so excel at creating, pulling everything together like the master you are. Thank you so much for all the beauty you create and share with the rest of us! xoxoxo


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