Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Free As A Bird- LOC


Free As A Bird
I'm thrilled to tell you about a wonderful stamp company called Layers Of Color
I'm even more thrilled to tell you I was asked to be a Guest Designer for the Month of August.
Let me introduce you to my first piece done with the darling stamp set Royal Birds,
 I colored the birds with distress inks and a Dove blender.
Rather appropriate, don't you think?
 Layers Of Color also has their own line of art stencils.
I used their Natural Flourish Art Stencil in my background.
A Tim Holtz bird cage and Bracket painted with acrylics to look like rust.
A chipboard tag and leaf ribbon complete the card.
I'll be back next week to share more with Layers Of Color!

36 comments:

Jingle said...

What a great piece! I love the creative use of the die and the birds are just beautiful!

Carol said...

Beautiful card! Love the little birds and the colors are amazing. TFS

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely piece Lynn, love the flourish in the background and the depth of colour is fabulous. I love birds and these are gorgeous as is the rusty cage. Tracy x

Terry said...

Lynn, I love those birds! Beautiful creation and will check out Layers of Color! Have a lovely day!

Wax Beach Artist said...

Congratulations on the guest designer spot! Your card is wonderful, I love the busted cage! I always look to you for the something new that is needed in the card industry.

Sandy said...

Wow Lynn this is so beautiful.
Amazing colors and lovely birds. Awesome.

Createology said...

Oh how I love this with the little birdies free from that adorable cage. You are brilliant. Congratulations on your guesting...

craftattack said...

Beautiful work, the bird stamps are lovely! Hugs, Valerie

bobbie said...

Beautiful!! I love how you "busted open" the bird cage!!!

Lori said...

Oooo, fabulous, Lynn! Love those bird images! And the cage is really cool!

Jo said...

Do you ever do something that is not just amazing? I love this, the broken cage is wonderfully creative! the colours spectacular and Congratulations on the Guest Designer Spot!!!

Laura - Layers of Color said...

It's so wonderful to have you as our guest designer, Lynn! I adore this project! Fantastic use of stamps, stencils and colors. It's so joyful and alive!

Ask your friends to join Layers of Color on Facebook to see all the colorful inspiration and meet new artists!

I hope you are feeling well and enjoying your summer, Lynn!

flutterbycrafter said...

What a great piece, would never have thought of it myself, as I've said before you're so creative xx

pat said...

Lynn,
You are so clever! I love your steampunk birds on Etsy!

Cath Wilson said...

This is beautiful - love the colours (didn't think of using my Dove Blender - duh!) and everything about it.

Zoechaos said...

Very beautiful love the stamps and the background flourish oh for some money..... a Lynn classic. XOXO Zoe

Marlene said...

Wowza...that's awesome! That birdcage is amazing...and your techniques always impress me.

misteejay said...

What a wonderful piece Lynn - really lovely.

Toni xx

Netty said...

Beautiful piece of art and those birds are so cute. x

Sandy Davis said...

This is beautiful Lynn, love those birds!

Dee in N.H. said...

That's amazing! Love that the beautiful birds have busted out of the cage. Another great piece!

ImagiMeri said...

Beautiful Lynn. I just ordered some stamps from them, thanks for the info. I hope I can get back into altered art in the near future. Hope all is well and you're not overdoing.

Hugs and love,
Meri

Shell said...

Okay, so Mostly? When you start talkin' "Stamping" it's all Greek to me! LOL

I finished a package of goodies for you today though, and Hopefully, it'll go out tomorrow or Friday....I've been alternating between the Garden's and the Studio with this "heatwave" or should I say "DRY wave!"

Look for a parcel soon! Love and Hugs,
Shell

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Lynn,
congratulations on the guest designer spot!!!Love your beautiful card with the rusty cage.
Great colors too.Have a wonderful day.
Hugs,
Marie

hazel said...

This is fabulous - I love what you have done with the birdcage.
xxx Hazel.

Lovely Linda said...

Oh my giddy aunt Lynn - this is amazing! Everything about it inspires me ! Gorgeous use of those Royal Birds - one of my favourite LOC sets - love the movement and the colours, along with the TH cage! Looking forward to seeing more from you! Thanks for the inspiration!! {{{hugs}}}
Linda LOC Design Team

Susan said...

I Love this Lynn! I have that stencil from them :) I want that bird cage die in the worst way! LOL

Congrats on the guest design spot!
How's the neck doing?

Hugs,
Susan

Kathy Eddy said...

Such a beautiful piece Lynn! Glad to see you are making art again.

Lynne Moncrieff said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
I always say you are an asset to any company so no wonder they approached you to be a GD.
You used the birds so beautifully.

Wishes
Lynne
P.S. So good to read some great news happening in your life.

Jessica said...

Oh my how beautiful, Lynn! We are so excited to have you as guest designer for LOC this month!!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Wonderful work! I love the last leave on the tag, outside of the main body (as in "free"). Pretty birds, delicious colours.

Marva said...

Hey Lynn - this is aweome!!! Hope you're feeling better!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Soooo clever!! I am lovin' how the birds are bustin' out! Fabulous project and I'm so glad you are joining us this month at Layers of Color!

Linda R. said...

What a wonderful piece.. Boy are they lucky to get you as a designer..

Hugs, Linda

Jennie said...

This is quite a work of art Lynn! Love all of the elements and the birds are just fabulously placed. Thrilled to have you GD for LOC this month :)

Christine said...

Love this!!! The broken bird cage is such a great idea!!!

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