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Tuesday, 14 September 2010

CHALLENGE OF CURIOSITIES WEEK 14




Hi, this week the lovely talented Linda from Studio L3 chose page 58 from the fabulous C of C book which is Masks Basics. This week the challenge is sponsored by the generous Daisy at Eclectic Papers - and wow what a brilliant prize is being offered to the lucky winner. It reminds me of the song from Cabaret........ 'Maybe this time I'll be Lucky', me and a zillion others would love to win this prize and there are some brilliant crafters out there so pop over and have a look if you get the time and see their great artwork.

I die cut my Mask from Acetate as I wanted to do the Birdcage and I haven't got that mask so had to improvise. Both pieces are done on gloss card with Tim Holtz Distress Inks and the Backing sheet of the Bluey Greeny one is the Splish Splosh Technique, cut with Tim Holtz die cut. The birds have been clear embossed and stamped flower has been bronze and gold embossed. Plus I have a new stamp Two Sticks by Stampotique which I had to use......lol

Unfortunately there are no words on either of these pieces as couldn't make up my mind, so any suggestions are most welcome.

Thanks for popping by and for all the wonderful support you give me. Take care, Annette x

48 comments:

Mandy aka Crafty Angel said...

these are just beautiful! love the autumnal colours of the second bird & cage :) hugs mandyxx

donna said...

They are both wonderful! I love your new stamp! Great color choices for both pieces.

mustavcoffee said...

Very inventive to cut your own mask, I'm impressed:) lovely colours, :) xx

agypsyangel said...

Wonderful work. I love the blues :)
Have a great week,
Kim

Yelowflower said...

hhmm, acetate...will have to make some of my own. thanks for the tip and that is a wonderful piece.

Limar said...

These are very sweet, and I love that little two-sticks stamp :D

Thespa said...

Hey Netty,
You did a fabulous job with the challenge. I love the colors you chose. Excellent!

Andrea C said...

ooo I love your new stamp it rocks, and your two creations are just brilliant as usual love the colours and texture such a wee talent and so modest xx

Brenda Brown said...

I love both of these for different reasons, the blues and the browns are fab. That bronzy flower looks stunning, I will have to have alook at that more closely. Great job Annette.
Luv B xxx

Yvonne said...

Love this, Annette! Gorgeous colours!

Doreen said...

This is stunning Annette, I love the stamps and your colours are so rich.xxx

craftattack said...

Lovely tags, the orange one is my fave. As usual, you have made a very good job of this challenge!

Lizzy xx said...

WOW these are gorgeous Netty...luv the colours xx Lizzy xx :)

Sherry said...

I wish I could think of a witty caption with the two little stick people, but I can't at the moment! Love your splish splosh technique and the colours are gorgeous. The bird cage mask is brill too!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Netty, your link worked just fine, and your masked birdcage cards are SO AWESOME! I love your color choices for both-- lots of pretty contrast and such rich tones. The clear embossing powder looks great on the birds, and I adore that cute little Two Sticks stamp. What a sweet addition to the birdcage!

I don't think they need any text-- the imagery stands on its own. Beautiful work, girlfriend!

Meggymay said...

Wow, you are clever using the acetate to make They are both brilliant, love the orange colours. xx

Linda64 said...

These are just gorgeous. Love them both, and that little two-stick stamp is so cute...
Hug

kayc said...

Love the colours. Beautiful. I think I like the second one the best. Kathleen x

Lynne K said...

These are wonderful, Annette! I like the first one particularly - the bird seems to be looking at the two sticks as if to say "What on earth are you two?" xx

Nicks said...

looks like everyone is having great fun on this challenge

Rosietoes said...

Fab as usual Netty. Original and quirky - great colours and shapes too.

Edna x

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh, they are both gorgeous but I think the orangy one is my favourite!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great pieces Netty, particularly love the autumnal colours on the second one. I love those little stick people, must get them. Must admit I have been crossing my fingers for a win for 14 weeks LOL. Have a good evening, Tracy x P.S. You could have SOAR for the second piece and only room for one at the inn in the first piece LOL, only kidding, couldn't resist. xx

coops said...

wow these are gorgeous netty.i especially love the one in the autumnal colours, fabulous :)

xx coops xx

Patti J said...

Beautiful, Netty!!! Love it!

Cindy Adkins said...

This is gorgeous, Netty!!! I don't know how you made that cage, but it's awesome!
Hugs,
Cindy
xox

Faye said...

Wow, these cards are really gorgeous. I love your birds and the cages.

PetraB said...

Both pieces are wonderful. Love the birdies !

Terry said...

No words needed with those beauties! Love them Netty! Your colors are stunning together!

Sandi M said...

Hi Netty, I see we're both thinking birds & cages this challenge. Love the little guys popping in to say hi to the bird :)

Linda Robinson said...

WoW.. they both look wonderful..
I just love seeing all your creations.. Hugs, Linda

Lori said...

What a cool idea to use the bird cage! Now why didn't I think of that? Stellar work, once again, Netty!

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Very clever with the birdcage. The one with the 2 little people needs a cute Halloween quip, but I'm blank right now.

Gaby Bee said...

These are beautiful. You've done a great job! Love your color choices!

Jules said...

Hi Annette

Two beautiful pieces of work.

You always work with such gorgeous colours.

Love Jules xx

Kristel said...

These are wonderfull cards Netty!
Hugs Kristel

Maggie said...

Just Stunning Annette,
love the bold colours and the cage looks great standing out in white very dramatic.
Maggie

Rein said...

These are both lovely!

Rachelle said...

These are beautiful, Netty! The fall colors one just calls to me though. Spiced cider, crisp mornings and cool evenings.......Ahhhhhhh!

MarleneMAZ said...

These are both fabulous! Great idea to make you own birdcage mask, must try that..

Kim said...

Great job with the masking! They came out fabulously. And I love your color combos!

Hells said...

Just love these bird cages. Beautiful. Love Hells xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Luv them both, how clever!

Taluula said...

These are just beautiful and I love the colour combination so much.

Julie Forest said...

Two wonderful pieces of artwork!! I love your Two Sticks stamp in the birdcage...haha! The colors are gorgeous on both of these! :)

My name is Toni said...

Netty... that is the cutest dang stamp.... OMGosh made me giggle...love love both of them. Funny how colors can totally change a mood. they both send a totally different feel, but both feel amazing... TFS

minnie_mac said...

Fabulous pieces. Love the colours and birdies, and your little sticks !

Marilyn

Chris said...

These are gorgeous Netty and it's so clever to have used the bird cage as the mask! Love the colours and your designs too. Hugs, Chris x