Wednesday, 22 July 2009

KNOCK YOURSELF OFF!/AWFULLY BIG ART ADVENTURE

Thanks to my good cyber friend Rosie's blog - I found the GPP street team and was fascinated by the challenge they were setting: take an old piece of your work and re-do it.


I decided to take an old canvas I had done - which looked so boring - and revamp it. I added extra stamps - I cut out the trees because I wanted to add some Tim Holtz crackle paint to it - to give the tree trunks more texture. Some of the birds are stamped and some are cut out to give it a more 3D effect. Stamps are Tim Holtz, SU and Cherry Pie.

BEFORE

AFTER
The challenge over at Awfully Big Art Adventure is to do something with Birds so this fits the bill nicely.

19 comments:

Rosie said...

This is such a great piece - I love how you can see the journey before you, and its beautifully composed. Great work and thank you for taking part in our challenge.
Love
Rosie ABAA
PS Would love the see the 'before' canvas to compare?

Linda said...

Very nice work Fiona; I love the new colour scheme and all the extra detail.
Glad you joined in with us...
Linda :-)
ABAA

wanda miller said...

wow, what a diff! lovely and thanks for sharing. wanda

Rosie said...

Bravo!! What a difference Fi... it's brilliant! Hope you love it now!! =)

Gini said...

Wow what a difference! You've worked wonders with it. Your moody coloured background works perfectly with the new detail now.
It's lovely.
Happy crafting Fiona!
Gini
xx

Lori Saul said...

What wonderful embellishment on your origianl work- stunning effects! Lovely artpiece for this theme!

michelle ward said...

Fiona - thanks for coming to play on the street team! I love seeing this before and after - what a fabulous evolution!

Catharina Maria said...

This is great !!
Rini the Netherlands for ABAA

cathsheard said...

Fiona you have knocked yourself off brilliantly - the result is just great. Love the idea of crackle paste for tree trunks btw.

jgr said...

Hi Fiona,
This is a great one! I can tell you had fun re-vamping it, too. Thanks for showing us.

Regina said...

Way to go! You encourage me to revisit some of my plain work that could really stand to be amped up like you did here.

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

Fiona ~ I really like both the before and the after creations, such lovely colors and details in both!!!
~*~ Patty

Julie Prichard said...

WOW What a cool progression...I like it!

Melisa said...

It's MUCH more interesting, now! Great work on this crusade!

*jean* said...

wonderful! really like the trees on the re-do...very nice

inge said...

the redo improved your canvas a lot !
You're right : the first was is a bit boring, but what a difference how it turned out now !
Great !
greetings from Belgium
Inge

Jaqi said...

what a fab canvas, the colours are lovely, Jaqi

P'tite Plume said...

Your canvas is beautiful!

Robin said...

LOVE the way you split the newer version into two color planes. Awesome work. Plus, I'm a sucker for birds.