Monday, March 24, 2014

Bird Cage and a GIVEAWAY from Retro Cafe Art!

Hey there everyone! We in the Midwest are soooooooooooooo ready for Spring.
 
With that in mind, I got out the paints, inks, stamps and embellies to create a colorful 3D Articulated Bird Cage Doll ATC Shrine from
AND Kristin, generous person that she is, decided to make it a
 
 Prize GiveAway
 post, too!
 
There will be THREE winners of all 3 products...a Birdcage Kit, The Birds and The Wheels!!!!!
 
 
I love how the little birds turned out. So Springy! The Large Bird Cage Charm in the background is filled with tiny flowers. (This thing is just too stinckin' cute!)
 
 
As always, these kits come cut from Masonite so you can paint and decorate before or after you put them together.
 
Here, I used PaperArtsy Fresco Paints, and Blue and Red Archival Inks with stamps, to decorate the outside. White Sharpie Poster Paint Pen is used for the dots. (my go-to pen of choice).
 
The VERY cool squiggly stamp used on the top and bottom is the Eclectica Darcy Mini 06.

 
I traced scrapbook paper, cut out and glued to the doll form. Then I used a new stamp from Lynne Perrella's 029 set to stamp. (this stamp is so cool and full of detail!!!)
 
I toned down the paper with Distress Inks to make it the color I really wanted.
 
The Bronze Heart on the bodice is the cutout of the lower section of the arch cut.(Just be very careful when removing, it's delicate.)

 
The Crown is a brad I've had forever. The Arms are painted with Blood Orange and Claret paints with White Pen embellishing.
 
I used Platinum Stickles on the wings to brighten them up, and her Star behind the Fairy Art Doll Head Cut Out is one from the Star Mix Cut-Outs

 
The Mini Fairy Bloom Flowers and Butterfly (Garden Insect Cut-Out) are painted with the same colors as the Bird Cut-Outs.....Sky, Inky Pool and Haystack Fresco Paints.
 
I used Jet Black Archival Ink and my new favorite Lynne Perrella 028 set over the flowers and butterfly.
 
 
The inside is basically the light color Stone and Bronze Delta Acrylic paint on the other pieces. I was going to use the hearts added back in, but changed my mind.  

 
How cut is the little Heart Bird Trinket Keepsake painted up and with just a piece of collage paper inside from DP77 Collage Sheet???

 
These brilliant Classic Rolling Wheels are so easy to put on anything you want to roll. I painted them Bronze and glued in place. Easy Peasy!

 
The little gold spring clip worked perfectly for a handle on the door. The inside has Ivory tulle and lots of paper flowers for the little bird.

 
The Gothic Arch Scroll Cut Outs were painted with Blood Orange and Claret paint and added to the sides, front and back.
 
My Sulking Little Bird sits on the ledge in the Sun Porch....he's waiting impatiently for Spring to arrive, too!
 
Take Care....click on all the links to find the products I used from
 Retro Cafe Art Gallery.
 
.....AND....
 
Leave a COMMENT here by Monday March 31st 12:01 AM for a chance to win one of 3 prizes from Kristin!
 
Closed for Drawing Mar. 31, 2014 12:01AM
 
Linda

134 comments:

Kathi said...

Wow. Such a fabulous project with so many amazing details. I love, Love, LOVE how you painted and stamped the cage and the articulated doll. You must have a really steady hand to add all those white paint embellishments!

I also love your bluebirds, especially the labeled one.

So cool that the cage is on wheels and can roll.

You should know that it took a minor miracle that I'm awake at this hour. That's because I couldn't sleep...

Thanks for sharing your project and for the chance to win!

Gena Rose said...

So Very cool! You have alot of talent. Thanks for a chance to win

Meme said...

Linda this is amazing in so many ways! The colors, details, birds, I could go on and on!

I love that she is on wheels! I love wheels!

Again Linda she is beautiful! Great work!

Susan Falkler said...

I love your work. I mentioned your last post with the three boxes on facebook the other day. these are such cool items, thanks for the giveaway.

Tina said...

WOW - the detail in this is incredible! so many great ideas all rolled up into 1 amazing project! Thank you for the chance!

Vickie Kammerer said...

Really great Spring project. For those of us not seeing it or feeling it this brings Spring a little closer :)

Linda O'Connor said...

Oh Linda! Another beautiful creation from the studio. If I were spring, I'd come just to see this.

Michelle Wells said...

Such a beautiful project! What a great prize to giveaway!

Jennifer said...

I love this creation. Love the Retro Art Cafe. I buy quite a few of their supplies. Love your ideas.

S m buurns said...

I love this! made angels at Christmas and they turned out great. Would like to do more.

Francine Perri said...

Would love to win this is just awesome!

2amscrapper said...

This is such a fantastic piece(s). Your attention to detail and your ability to articulate what you've done always inspires me to give it a try. So I'd love to win! Linda, I have to say I'm thinking about those wheels. I'm remembering another project with wheels.......

Marianne/skorpionen said...

Love all of your projects ,so filled with details!!
And of course, I'd love to win a prize!

Deb Moon said...

Fabulous! I love the bird theme. I always enjoy your tutorials. The step by step photos are wonderful.

moejoetreasures said...

Hi there, Kristen and Linda <3 <3
I want you to KNOW..... I am 100% in LOVE with
EVERY aspect of this project !!!! And to thank you BOTH,
for the continued Inspiration!...Thanks so much for a CHANCE to WIN <3....Loves, Moe Samie-Mahoski

ladybug458 said...

Such pretty colors. I like this configuration of products.
Maybe one day Spring will arrive here, in Central VT where looking out the window is 3' of snow.

RaNae Ellett said...

Very nice, as usual. I love the colors and the imagination you put in to this piece. I would love to win your give-away, but even if I did, mine wouldn't look nearly as good as yoursl.......You are a master, Linda!

sam21ski said...

Another fantastic project Linda - love it xxx

Lori said...

What a fabulous project!

Linda said...

Great job Linda, as usual - love all the products used. And thanks to you and Kristin for offering a chance to win some of these goodies

Jackie said...

Linda, The Bird Cage doll is beautiful! I am inspired ! Love the blood orange you used on the trim♥

Valerie Burgess said...

Love the exquisite detail!

Anonymous said...

This is so me......my grandgirlies want to know if I was a bird in another life..........love birds.......Lorelei C.

Lin said...

Another stunning project..brilliant!!

Anonymous said...

WOW!!! First and foremost, thank you for sharing your creativity. You are always a source for inspiration. Your attention to detail is what makes your work breathtaking. mariegarot@att.net

bbullit said...

Gorgeous! I want to play too! brenstyle/2gmail.com

ionabunny said...

Oh this is just so gorgeous. I love it. So many lovely details. Thanks for sharing

Helen said...

Wow, Linda, fabulous!!

Melodee Isaacs said...

How amaqzingly AWESOME!! TY for doing the tutorial!! I will definitely visit again!!!

Crafty Like Lindy said...

This is just amazing! I am jealous of all the fun supplies you get to play with!

Teresa said...

Gorgeous, as are all of your projects!

Larry said...

What great sets with so much opportunity to embellish, paint, and personalize. Thanks for chance to win!

Virginia Smith said...

Beautiful! Such detail! I just love this one. I'd love to have a chance to work with this set.

cheryl in kc said...

OMG, that is so beautiful!

Heather Sebastian said...

Gorgeous! And thanks for the chance to win!
heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

RANDI COOK said...

Very beautiful! Thank you for the opportunity! (:

jayzor said...

So much fun with a hint of Spring, it is a joy!

JackieP Neal said...

Linda! Fabulous piece! Well worth the wait for ! Thanks so much for the tutorial and Love the bird-theme and of course you know what a fan of your art I am!! And I love Retro Art Cafe' ! Whew! there...got it all in!! ")

Sarah Lynch said...

Linda, words can not even express how awesome your creations are and this is one of my favs!

Jennie said...

These are SO awesome! I am new to mixed media and I am so loving it!

pearlswithplaid said...

I have been looking for some pretty birds to use in a project I'm working on. These are it!

Faith W said...

So very very cool Linda!

mamablitger said...

Wow... This is just way too cute, pretty, awesome, exciting !!! Just love her ! What a fantastic piece of art you created. You are so talented !!
Thank you to both of you for the fab give-away. Amazing with three winners.. Hope to be one of them.... Lol
Thanks a lot for sharing your creativity !
Hugs from SPAIN

Vic said...

Every detail is fabulous! I love how you put it all together.

Danielle said...

I am a huge fan of Retro Cafe and have purchased quite a few products from them. What you have created here makes me want even more. Your project is simply beautiful. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

Coco said...

Wow, this is an amazing creation as usual, really gorgeous!!! Love the Darcy stamps too on this, but all is fab. Thanks for the chance to win such a great prize! Hugs, Coco x

Ginger said...

I wish I had your imagination and creativity. This is such a wonderful project and you did a great job.

Julie Ann Lee said...

Wow! Did you spring into action with this masterpiece, Linda! I love the wonderful RAC components, the colours and the stamping and the opportunity to win a lovely prize from the generous Kristin - amazing! Julie Ann xxx

hennies.pennies said...

Unbelievably awesome! Such imagination!! Fantastic piece of art! Be especially blessed, Kathy H

butterfly said...

Glory be! What an astounding creation... the little birds are so enchanting, and the stamping and paintwork you add to the RCA parts just lifts them (already fabulous) into another stratosphere!!
Alison xx

steffi said...

What a great combination - Retro Cafe kits and your art skills! This looks amazing. Thanks to Kristin for the chance to win!

Tarnished Rose said...

I love this! It's amazing.
Marilyn

Cozycomfycouch said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Charity McAllister said...

So beautiful! I love Retro Cafe Art!!

Kathy Peck said...

Thank you for this helpful information. I've been wondering how and what you use to decorate your pieces. Now I have a better understanding of how to do it. I can't wait to play with the pieces I've already ordered from you.

Candy C said...

Wow Linda! Your caged girl is amazing! I love the colors you've used and all of those cage parts! Very intricate and very cool. That face on your girl is filled with vintage sweetness! Love the birds and flowers, too. This is such a neat piece! <3 Candy

Kay said...

This looks so beautiful! You put so much work and talent into this. It's truly an amazing piece of art! Thank you for sharing!

Renee said...

Wow! This is as glorious as Spring promises to be. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Debby said...

This is so very cool. I just wish spring would get here. The snow and cold is so very old now!

isisimaginings.com said...

Linda, that is completely gorgeous, amazing & wonderful. Thanks so much to you & Kristin for the chance to win such a fantastic prize.

Natasha said...

Another awesome project hunni, love the bird cage and the colours that you've used. So inspirational and definitely making me feel the need to get messy and inky. TFS. Hugs xnx

Robin said...

This project is fabulous--the detail blows me away! So much to look at and admire! You are a very talented lady.
Thank you to Kristen for a chance (or 3) to win such a generous prize.
Just thinking about it makes me drool (:-)

DeeDee said...

This Project rocks... love your work.. thanks the chance to play too.. :D

michele e said...

such creative detailed work, would luv to play with some of those supplies :)

jaci said...

wow what a great give away.. and this blog is full of great works... thanks for giving us a chance to win the gelatos... good luck everyone :)

moonandthestars said...

How cute and perfect for spring!

Connie Permenter said...

Just totally amazing Artwork !

gaylemontayostudio said...

These look like lots of fun to play with!!! Thank you for the chance to win these fantastic prizes!!!!

Claire Harrison said...

Oh wow & fab giveaway to they would be such fun to create with :)

Mowse Doyle said...

Your creativity is inspiring. I have not done this type of collaging much. Thank you for all the detailed instructions/explanations of each step !

Barbara Moore said...

Gorgeous project! I would love to win this giveaway!

Letha Richardson said...

Wow! Amazing work!!!! I love how this whole project turned out, but those little birdies are divine! What a fun giveaway too- I would love to win :)

Eileen R said...

So happy to find a link to you! You are awesome. True artist.

Linda on the Prairie said...

A real stunner! Thanks for sharing this.

Sathya said...

Loved the project...Would love to win these...Thanks for chance :)

April B said...

Love this project, as I do all of your work. I live in the upper midwest too and I am waiting and waiting for spring to come. I want to try some of the techniques you use with the Fresco Finish paints but have to wait to order them until the spring thaw! .

Lisa Hugginson said...

Thesis incredible. WOW!!!! Love it.

judipatootie said...

Awesome blog, happy to be directed here..

Bevlea Ross said...

Fabulous piece.. love the colours and the birdies.. I have a serious birdie addiction lol

Catherine said...

Lovely creations and very inspiring. Very happy to have found this blog. Love the creations.

Hugs
Catherine Joseph

Anonymous said...

Wow what amazing art work. Always amazed when I see the awesome creativity such as this.

oldvwblues said...

Awesome ideas..definitely need to follow this! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Annie said...

Beautiful work, such detail :)

Kathy Keogh said...

me likey!

Dorly Weitzen said...

Linda, the bird couldn't be happier in another house... fabulous! TY for the chance to win.
Hugs,
Dorly Weitzen

Crafty Humphreys said...

Fabulous project. Don't think you could ever get bored with it, so much going on at every angle and such beautiful embellies and colours. Lovely of you to do a giveaway too. Suz xxx

Anita Kejriwal said...

This is a lovely piece of art. would love to win this. thanks a ton.

Erin Ellis said...

Wow! These are amazing! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
Erin
fairyfractal at gmail dot com

Lydia Brazeau said...

Would Love it

bwheather said...

Cool project. Thanks for the chance to win. ;-)

windycindy said...

Hello, I would be absolutely floored, if I were one of your 3 lucky
winners...I love your creativity and am on your Facebook Page
and blog, a lot! Many thanks for this wonderful giveaway!
Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Sue Ann Thomason said...

Absolutely Beautiful work and project! Thank You for the opportunity to win and Take Care...
Big Hugs,
Sue Ann :)

Penny Nuttall said...

I love the intricate construction and the colour choice.
Best regards, Penny

Maura said...

Wow!! Great giveaway!! Your creation is fabulous. Love your bird woman on wheels.

Doris Stumpf said...

Wow! Great work with great colors! Hugs, Doris

Scrappin nanak said...

beautiful and thanks for the chance to win

Becky M said...

thank you so much for the chance to win this fabulous prize! good luck to all!

Traciness.wordpress.com said...

Wow - this is wonderful, I feel inspired already! Thank you for the give away - I have fingers, toes and eyebrows crossed, x

patc said...

Beautiful, love the colors! Thanks for the chance to win.

Judy Bagley said...

I love this and would love to win.

Mrs. Swandog said...

Wowzers! Simply amazing! Oh how I would love to win!!

Claire Caudle said...

What a fab prize, I liked and shared on facebook, and love what the prize will do. I would love to win this prize, I live in the UK so I hope that doesn't matter.

Kate Blair said...

very impressive and such delicate colouring too.

Shawn said...

You are so right … too stinkin cute! Love the bird cage. … and those wheels are awesome.

Rosetta Savage-Jenkins said...

Love it. A doll with lots of surprises. The artwork is unbelievable. Thank you for this delight!

BethW said...

Just incredible-of course I am always blown away by your creations. My favorites of course are all your Halloween goodies. I can spend hours looking at the-made easier by having so many of them bookmarked.. Hopefully one of these days with the help of your innspiration,I'll be able to make something like this.

BJ said...

Wow what an amazing piece

backintheday said...

Who wouldn't want to call this lovely creation home? Very sweet!

sheilaAR said...

Just beautiful, Linda! Have admired your art for some time now and really appreciate the tutorials! RACafe carries the most fun things and Kristin, thanks for the giveaway!! xoxo Ps love the new wheels!!

Debra Rollier said...

So cool, I want it!

debbig said...

LINDA, Always love your stunning art pieces! Miss your classes at the now closed Prairie Art Stamps.
debbi george

Kim Heil said...

Super fabulous !! Love Love Love !! Thanks for sharing :)

smokeysmom said...

FABULOUS!! Awesome mixed media project-I'd love to win the kit!! This is such a great Spring project!

RJ said...

Love your artistic style!

Marjie Kemper said...

Wow, Linda, this project is chock full of fabulous color and texture. I love how you used the heart shaped piece on the bodice, and all your gorgeous colors. Would love to have a play with this fab RCA set. Thanks for the chance!

April Dudko said...

This is terrific! I always enjoy seeing how other artists choose a theme and what they use to complete the piece. Thanks for the chance to win these goodies!

Kathy said...

Love this awesome giveaway. Always love your blog!!!!

Linda said...

Linda thanks for the chance to win a beautiful work of art from you.

stampinwheelkat said...

Your work is so inspiring. I'm ready to give this a try. Spring is the time to plan new seeds, right?

Anonymous said...

WOW!! Hope I win one of your RCA based Beauties!!

mtsuz said...

Great Stuff, so creative! Would love to win!
mtsuz@yahoo.com

Helen Potter said...

This giveaway is so nice! Thanks for the chance to win.

Sheila A. said...

This is great! Three opportunities!! Love this give-away!

Rhea said...

Love the supplies she carries and love your art! Cheers!

Julie Pierce said...

I am swooning at this project and the supplies used! wonderful!!!

Lisa H said...

That is so cool Linda! I love how it opens up to a scene inside. I hope spring comes to you soon! =)

MaRyKaY said...

Gorgeous. Simply gorgeous. Great use of all the masonite pieces of the arch. Id love to have some of that fresco paint you are always using.
Thanks for chance to win some goodies from rcag.

Artfully yours, Linda said...

I need some cute spring stuff. I can't believe it's snowing again.

RaNae Ellett said...

Linda, as usual I just Love you work and I like knowing I can go to your Blog and find details on how to make whatever it is you have recently made. I also love the chance for a give-away and would really enjoy being the recipient of this one. Thanks for the chance.

Ina Ftacek said...

Linda love your cage doll w bird art wheels etc. I enjoy all your creative things and retro art is my favorite. Thankyou also Kristen for your generosity as always.Happy Creating!

Sacred Yoli said...

amazeballs!!!

IMGIRL said...

I have made 3 of the Santos Cage dolls and I have been eyeing this one!
I am so hooked . I adore what you did. Please enter me for the drawing! ��

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gaylemontayostudio said...

OH DEAR! What fun it would be to make some wonderful artful things with these!!!!