Wednesday 30 January 2013

"Take these sunken eyes..."

"...and learn to see!" (from the Beatles song "Blackbird", Lennon/McCartney, 1968)

That's a line from one of my favourite songs by The Beatles, as I really love the message of encouragement in it (the song was composed by Paul McCartney, as a reaction to racial tensions escalating in the United States in the spring of 1968).

I was asked earlier today what I did with the white gessoed panels (above) I showed today on WOYWW - well, here's at least one of them. 

I did a lot of spraying, spritzing, heat embossing with my favourite embossing enamels, inking and blending...

I stamped the birds nest onto tissue and applied the image to the panel using Mod Podge..pardon, Mod Podgy of course (sorry, Podgy from the House of Bears, it will never happen again ;).

The bird image was stamped on white card (as was the line from the song), cut out, edges distressed and blended with "pumice stone" DI.
For making it a hanging panel, I punched two holes and bent some rust wire to shape. Done! (As Mr. Mojo seemed to have been taking his day off today, I had an awful lot of scraps with failed tries on them thrown away today until I finally was content with the result).

The bird image comes from the lovely "Periwinkle" stamp set from Kaisercraft, the birds nest image is a stamp from De Stempelwinkel's awesome collection. The alphabet stamps are my alltime favourite from Hero Arts! What would I do without them!

Ah - and just because I remember sandeeNC asking, if my son would want to show some of his fantasy combat playing cards he draws (which I mentioned in my first post for WOYWW), when we both are busy at the crafting table, I am going to show you some of them in this post right now (otherwise I forget about it):

As he wants the names of the monsters/creatures to be in English, he learns a lot of English by that. "Legendary Mystic Graveyard Master" - which other nine year old knows phrases like that? *lol

Ah..where were we? Back to the panel! Some close ups for a finish will do perfectly I guess.

Thank you all so very much for stopping by and always leaving encouraging comments with me! That really means a lot to me!

Hope you enjoyed your visit today!

die amelie x


  1. Deine hängenden Cabinet Karte ist der Megaknaller - total genial.
    Wie es ausschaut ist dein Sohn genauso talentiert wie du. Klasse Karten.

  2. Fantastic work!!! I just love it!!!

  3. This is fantasic! Love your time worn techniques! It looks amazing! Hugs, Sandra

  4. Love what you did on this tag...great effect, great looks!

    greetings, Alie :-)

  5. Wow das ist so toll - ich mag die Arbeiten mit Wellpappe total gern hab mich aber irgendwie da noch nicht ran gewagt. Ich mag deine Arbeiten sehr!
    Auch die karten von deinem Sohn sind klasse - "Der Apfel fällt nicht weit vom Stamm"!
    LG Dagmar

  6. Really fabulous - you at your grungy best... amazing textures on your corrugated card, and I love the stamped images and quote!

    Great playing cards from your son too - excellent name!!

    Shhh... don't tell - I have been known to recycle my clocks from project to project...
    Alison x

  7. That's great. A lovely piece of art.

  8. As ever a most impressive mix of textures/media with some inspiring words Claudia. Love your son's cards too - mine have learned a little Japanese that way too!! Have a great weekend, hugs Jenny x

  9. I love this,it's stunning and I agree,it's a great song.You have a very talented son!

  10. WOW!!!! Du hast ja wieder ganz, ganz viele fantastische Sachen gemacht, seitdem ich das letzte Mal reingeschaut hab'!!!! Toll!!!! Wirklich ganz, ganz großartig!!!!

    Auch die Karten von deinem Sohn finde ich klasse!!!! Sehr kreativ!!!! Er soll so weitermachen!!!! :-)


  11. Fab project love the depth and texture.
    Avril xx

  12. ein ganz besonders schöner Hänger..ganz und gar zum Velieben !
    und Dein Sohnemann ist schon richtig taff!

    ich melde mich bald ausführlicher.. hab Wochenendstress ...
    und Ferienbeginnstress dazu!

    schönen Sonntag!

  13. Großartig ist Dein Hängerchen, irre schön.

  14. Fantastic Claudia and I love so much your son`s drawings…very creative!

  15. You did a great job on this. When I first saw it,I actually thought it was an old piece of rusted metal you repurposed!


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