Saturday, April 2, 2011

A Bella Unique Springtime

For April's Bella Creations Unique Challenge technique, the Design Team Bellas were asked to make our own flourishes with Liquid Pearls on a project of our own choosing.  Deciding on the birdhouse project was the easy part. But I was very hesitant to try this technique (guess that's why they call it a challenge!) so I kept it simple, just a few dots to outline a bird's wing.
Our sponsor for this challenge is the Flying Unicorn.  Be sure to visit owner Alda Stevens' blog where she posts her amazing art,  her Etsy shop with one of a kind embellishments and her on-line store.  The G45 Once Upon a Springtime Collection, flowers, two wood flourishes decorating the sides, the pink bling gems, clear button, brads, white lace (I made it into a rosette), and, of course, the Rouge Liquid Pearls are the types of things you'll find in her shops.

The Flying Unicorn giving this fantastic prize to the winner of the flourish challenge.

The winner will be chosen at random, so please come over to Bella Creations and try your hand at making flourishes with Liquid Pearls.  We'd love to have your company!

Additional items used for this project include:
a chipboard house shape, chipboard bird, and tissue nest from Red Lead Paperworks
green Glitter Bling circle from Making Memories
mini Framedangoe from Everlasting Keepsakes (wood flourish at the top)
pink acrylic paint, Tattered Rose Ranger Distress Ink

Archival Brilliance Pearlescent Orchid ink used to stamp a flower from Stampin' Up onto the brads

25 comments:

Shar said...

Wonderful piece! We could all use some springtime right now!

Sharon said...

This is just gorgeous!

craftattack said...

Wonderful piece, and fits great to the wonderful spring weather here in Rhineland! Lovely music, too!

Zoechaos said...

Another wonderful work of Art. It is a style I so admire and you are an expert at. this is whimsical, pretty and delicate. XOXO Zoe

Candy C said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS! Love the vintage/shabby/"Bella" style! <3 Candy

Diann said...

It's simply beautiful...outstanding job! Diann

Lori said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love all the details!

Lynn Stevens said...

over the top gorgeous!
hugs Lynn

Debi said...

Wow! Tis is just gorgeous , I love it all x

Netty said...

This is so gorgeous and special Helene. Its a splendiferous piece. Have a great weekend. Annette x

1CardCreator said...

Wow this is stunning! Love the idea of using liquid pearls to make flourishes, looks fabulous!

Jingle said...

This is so VERY pretty!!!!

Terry said...

This looks amazing! The bird and flourish wing is very pretty! I think I would be very messy with that challenge!!! Love your creation!

Gerri Herbst said...

This is beautiful and so alive that it takes my breath away. It has just the right amount of this and that, all put together in a magical way.Love it, gerri.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

How beautiful and creative, and your choice of music is perfect.

Micupoftea~ said...

You crack me up....you always have a 'soundtrack' for your work! Clever~ Love the florals and lace halo :)

Betty Anne said...

Your tag is gorgeous. I love all the lace and flowers.

Linda Cain said...

This is just beyond gorgeous!!! I LOVE it!

~Linda

stampdiva said...

You certainly captured an ideal Spring day in this piece of art. Sat and looked at this for some time trying to take in all the little additions. Stunning work.
Lynne M x

cathy said...

Love the birdhouse. It's beautiful and so springy.

Carolyn said...

This is so beautiful!

Jack said...

This is fabulous. And I'm so impressed with your liquid pearls. I always get little pointy bits on my dots. xx

Tami Roth said...

SO PRETTY!!! Happy Spring!

Starr said...

A beautiful piece of art. Everytime I look at it I find something new to love!

Chris A. said...

Your entire blog is inspiring but this really caught my attention. Spectacular!

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