Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Sparrow

Greetings! 
Today I have a canvas to share with you. 
(click on the pictures to enlarge for a better view!)
This piece is 4" by 12"  and is 1 1/2" deep. I started by tearing paper from the "Hope" collection by Authentique into pieces approximately 1"x1" and collaging them on to the canvas I used blues in the upper left and blended to browns in the lower right. The patterns and colors were a little strong so I muted them with Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paints, these paints are nice and creamy and they are transparent so they let some of the color and pattern from the paper show through. 

Next came layers and layers of stamping with Staz-On inks through the Studio 490 Wendy Vechi Dots & Stripes Borders stencil and the dylusions 5x8 "letter jumble" stencil by Crafters Workshop as well as punchenella. The tree trunk is made with some mulberry paper from my stash. The sparrow is by Becca Kallem. I used Faber Castell Pitt pens over the printed image and blended all of the elements with Faber Castell big brush pens. 
The phrase is from an old hymn I love and on the back I put the write-up from Wikipedia about the origin of the hymn. 
I hope you are inspired to tear up some paper and make a collage project of your own,
the shop at eclectic Paperie has all of the wonderful goodies you'll need - 
thanks for playing with me!

21 comments:

toni said...

Lovely canvas Theresa. Love the colours and texture, as well as the unusual shape x

SanDee1899 said...

This is amazing Theresa wow such an absolute marvelous Project ...
wOW and wow
XOXO SanDee

froebelsternchen Susi said...

wonderful!

Tracy said...

Looove your canvas Theresa with all the layers and textures....gorgeous!!!
Hugs
Tracy
Xxx

Kim said...

Teresa...this is so beautiful! I love the bird, all the textures, and the stamping...amazing! The line from the hymn is a very special touch as well!

wendy vecchi said...

this is really pretty!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Beautiful! I love all the layers!

Annette Green said...

What a great collage. I love the wide format too.

michelle said...

Stunning work I love the textures and the saying is perfect thanks for sharing!

Donna-Marie said...

This is special...great shape, texture, color and proportion..beautifully done!

Alexa said...

Absolutely perfect!! I love it all. x

sandee said...

wow oh wow, just LOVE your work, and printing out the origin of the hymn on the back is a super idea!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Bonnie Irvine said...

What a fabulous way to create the background. The effect is very cool and creates lovely texture. This canvas is a beauty with the sweet sparrow, lovely colour palette, and beautiful sentiment. Great size and shape, too.

Paper Profusion said...

Very beautiful. Nicola x

butterfly said...

What a gorgeous canvas - love the unusual shape, and the layers you've built up give it such beauty and depth.
Alison x

Broni said...

My goodness, Teresa. This is just gorgeous!! LOVE it!!

Carol said...

BEAUTIFUL< BEAUTIFUL< BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I so adore thhis. Thedesign is brilliant and thanks for the explanations too. How gorgeous is that little sparrow and the ymn wording.....such a clever idea to have researched its origin and included on the back. Love the colours here and thanks so much for the inspiration! Have decided that that's my aim today, to have a play and try and make something in the same vane. My crafty juices were waning but now, forget the housework, I'm off to play
Thanks again
Carol xx
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whyducks said...

Lovely!

Geraldine said...

what a gorgeous canvas, love the phrase and the little bird.

Erin Smetak said...

Oh wow! This is beautiful!!! Love the bird and the branch!

Julie Masse said...

This is truly amazing!! Just beautiful! :)