Thursday, 30 August 2012

I've got the bug!

If you read my last blog post, you will know that I was a lucky, lucky girl last weekend and was able to take part in two classes by Anna Dabrowska (also known as Finn). I have been so excited by the techniques that Anna generously shared with us that I have had another play and made another piece.


I wanted to try something a little different for this piece, I had it in my head that a real shabby look would look great with my black & white photograph so this time, once everything was glued down and dry. I painted over all my embellishments with a Paperartsy Honey Dew Fresco Finish paint that I had watered down. when this was dry, I sprayed Crafty Notions Walnut and Bluebell sprays (these one do not contain mica) and just loved the result. I'll leave you with a few close up shots as I really should be preparing dinner for tonight!

Oops, just seen that one of the spinners on my work is wonky....I'll fix that after dinner tonight!

26 comments:

Helen said...

Another stunning piece, Lin! You were so lucky to not only visit Ireland but take this class!

Hilda said...

I have always loved your work (as you well know lol!!!) but this piece surpasses anything you have done before - it is simply stupendous!!! I have been a follower of Fin for some time, her work takes my breath away - just as this piece has, you learned well, she would be very proud of you!!

Elaine said...

Just one word, scrummy!
Elaine

Brenda Brown said...

Breathtaking Lin, such superb effects. When's the class happening did you say?
hugs {brenda} xox

lin said...

wow lin was wondering what this technique would look like in shabby colours and now we know FANTASTIC!!!
it's really beautiful

inkypinkycraft said...

This is AMAZING! a truly beautiful piece, trace x

wendy vecchi said...

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ps...I LOVE IT!

Daniele said...

Ditto to the above, amazing Lin,
best wishes

Linda Cain said...

You have TRULY "got" it!!! Anna would be so proud. I love every little delectable detail. BRAVO!

~Linda

Karin said...

Wow,this is fablous Lin.

Sue C said...

Absolutely, mouth wateringly, gorgeous ! Sue C x

Mo said...

A beautiful piece, Lin!
I was fortunate to be able to take 2 xclasses with Anna when she whirled through Vancouver, BC, Canada last month. Amazing that we were able to take her classes in completeley different countries!I just loved Anna and have been making more pieces ever since. I love how the spray step creates miracles, esp. the black.
Glad to see you're enjoying it too.
Marjan

augcott said...

Wonderful work .... wish I had your talent! :-D

Jean Straw said...

This is beautiful, I love it.It's obvious how much you enjoyed the class. Jean x

sixofone aka Leah said...

Another amazing fabulous piece Lin

Netty said...

Fabulous shabby chic page, x

Bethan said...

absolutely gorgeous Lin!

finnella03 said...

Lin it is absolutely gorgeous, so beautiful, look forward to seeing them in real life.

Lululiz said...

Fabulous piece, you really must have been totally inspired by the classes you took.

annemarks said...

Its a feast for the eyes i love it :)

Trish said...

WOW! You certainly have mastered this technique! That is such a stunning piece!

PetraB said...

A terrific piece, so gorgeous.

chris'nlinda said...

WoW indeed! I love this - any chance of bringing it to the altered book weekend so we can see it in the flesh? Chris

Julia S-W said...

Totally stunning work! I love her work too but how lucky were you to take even one of her classes! This is so beautiful and I could go on and on but I'd bore you: it is breathtaking!
Juliax

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

This is also gorgeous, I love your use of textures, very exciting ! Will become a follower, don't want to miss anything :) Shirleyx

finnabair said...

arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr....wonderful work!!!! I'm so very happy for you :) Go girl, go!