Thursday, July 08, 2010

Shabby Chic Blues

I like challenges as I have found they get the mojo flowing, and even though I have to admit, this piece has had a little bit of birdie influence from a certain person! It was so fun doing this technique again. Over on Studio L3 there is a challenge using techniques from Tim's Compendium of Curiosities.   This week's challenge is to use page 49.
I used a beer mat ( first one for me) , black and cool peri dabbers, made a metal bird from Tim's dies,used  an adage ticket and an ornate plate, added a hanger ,{ sorry this is no longer available, as it has been discontinued :( } and was really quite pleased with the finished piece. The stamps are Tim's from Artful Artifacts.  Thank you Linda for the challenge, it is a great way to spend an afternoon.
Do pop over to Linda's blog and take part if you have the book.
Have a very Creative day

29 comments:

Anesha said...

wonderful hanger, love the addition of the bird. Have a great day.

Sid said...

Lovely piece and the hanger is fab !

cardesque said...

great use for a beer mat and it is fabby, love the colours you have chosen.

Helen said...

How lovely does this look. I really enjoyed this challenge too.

Claireabelle said...

Just fabulous Jennie, off to look at the challenge
xx

Inge Bekaert said...

goodmorning Jennie,

I completely understand " not having time enough to create"... It's been here in Belgium also very busy, but it's finally vacation so I hope to be able to participate too in this challenge and get the book to it's ultimate use !!

Your beermathanger is gorgeous ! I love the whitened effect you created with the paint. Easy, but effective stamping and the hanger finishes it off perfect.
maybe they are not available anymore, but I could make one myself , inspired by seeing your work !

greetings from belgium
Inge

paperqueen said...

Oh how gorgeous! Love the color combination.
The hanger is smashing...but you know, I have wire and I have those 7 Gypsies clips, so I think I can make my own.....that's going on the to-do list right now!
Eileen

Sarah Anderson said...

Gorgeous piece Jennie. I'm going to have a play with this technique :)

Jan said...

Another beautiful project. That hanger is awesome!

whyducks said...

wonderful Jennie, but you are a tease!

Nancy said...

This is beautiful, Jennie!

Lori said...

Love the hanger, and the piece itself is SOOOO Shabby Chic, I love it!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Jennie, you are amazing! What a gorgeous, SPECTACULAR way to use the Shabby Chic technique. This is a full-on masterpiece, and the sweet little bird is the perfect finishing touch.

Will you come decorate my house for me?

I'm thrilled that you joined in, and I very much hope to see you again. ♥

Hugs,
LInda

Evelyn S. said...

This is a beautiful, artistic piece. All the pieces work so well together!

Maggie said...

Oh Wow love this hanging and Love the hanger shame it's discontinued - want one now!!!

Maggie

craftytrog said...

Fantastic! Love your dangley birdie Jennie, great idea! x

Minxy said...

I just adore you hangy thing.. looks super :)

Netty said...

Jennie this is gorgeous, love it. Annette x

Wanda H said...

Love this!!!

Shar said...

So gorgeous!

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Jenny, such as shame you can't get the hangers anymore. Your bird is fab x

Linda Cain said...

These are absolutely FABulous!!!!

Linda

Chris said...

Love the colours of this piece, Jennie. Fab art. What a shame they no longer make the hangers.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

luv it GF, glad you got hooked!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Gorgeous!

Lucy x

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

beautiful!! I love the tone on tone, bird and hangar!

Frugal Scrapper Extraordinaire said...

This is beautiful. I love the way it's hung in such a creative way. I "collect" beer mats and can't wait to try this on one!

Helen said...

I'm going back and looking at different blogs. Ran across this one and am lovin all the little details. TFS!!

Helen said...

I was browsing different blogs and ran across yours. This is a beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.