Tuesday, 20 April 2010

The Three Muses "Hats & Crowns & Wings & Things"



The theme at the Three Muses is Hats and Crowns and Wings and Things. Well I think I managed to use all of them. The background was painted with Golden acrylics and tiny scraps of old book pages. The bird and crown I had lying around among my collage scraps, the cage I drew myself, looking at pictures of one of the latest Tim Holtz stamp plates which I really cannot afford to buy...

32 comments:

PeggyR said...

Oh wow that is very nice!

Carol Mae said...

A lovely collage and the bird cage is perfect "nice work". I enjoy your blog. Smiles, Carol Mae

Dianne said...

I love this Astrid!

Linda said...

Very cool! Love how you used all those tiny scraps of book pages! I too save all the little pieces and my family just shake their heads! lol

Linda

Debby said...

Another amazing piece, really like this one.
debby

ParisMaddy said...

Ooh, Astrid~ love your Blog, love your little houses.

Heavens2Betsy said...

This is fabulous Astrid. I absolutely love the background you have created and the birdcage you drew was inspired! You have great talent!

Anke said...

Fabulous Astrid, wonderful work.

Hugs
Anke

Femmy said...

fantastic Astrid!!

johanna said...

wonderful piece, and the bird cage is excellent!!

Hermine said...

Absolutely gorgeous

Sandy said...

Wow Astrid ich kann mal wieder nur staunen. Deine Werke ist einzigartig und wunderschön. Ich bin begeistert.

WrightStuff said...

Stamps are so expensive aren't they! Still, you demonstrate you don't need them, and how much more satisfying to draw by hand anyway :)

http://truutske.blogspot.com/ said...

Really gorgeous design,Astrid.

Rein said...

Gorgeous piece, great background!

Anne S. said...

This is fabulous!!!I just love it!

Tusia said...

Oh wow!!! Stunning!! Absolutely a masterpiece!!

Taluula said...

Astrid you have done the theme proud, this is so full of wonderful detail and I can see how much work has gone into making it. A true labour of love, and I shall come back for a second look soon.

Betzie said...

Really pretty Astrid! I hope that little bird is happy with it's handmade cage! So sweet!

Terri Kahrs said...

Your entry this week is stunning, Astrid! The colors are so pretty, and I love that you've constructed this piece from "scraps". However, the BEST part is the cage! Frankly, I like it BETTER than the expensive Tim Holtz stamp!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

indybev said...

Why buy the stamp when you can draw such a charming bird cage! This is a truly exquisite entry, Astrid. I love the bits of book pages, the subtle colors, and the saucy, sassy crowned bird. It's just simply beautiful!

Diana Evans said...

the textures are wonderful and I love love love birds and bird cages!!! wonderful work!!!

Lori Saul said...

This has an elegant appeal and time worn beauty Astrid- gorgeous work!

terri d. said...

who needs stamps when you can draw like this! i love this astrid and the colors are so warm and inviting.

Martina2801 said...

Wow, Astrid, what a fantastic collage!
Unbelievable background and the bird cage you painted beautifully.

gayle said...

MY goodness, just found your blog through dc and it's just beautiful :)

Judy said...

Beautiful piece of art, Astrid!

Lisa M Griffin said...

Heavenly. This has such a lovely victorian charm, and the sentiment resonates as well. thank you for sharing.

Lynifyni said...

Stunning! 100% gorgeous, Astrid! LynnF

Jackie said...

This is gorgeous, Astrid. Love the birdcage, it really sets off your wonderful background.

Ozstuff said...

Astrid, your artwork is exquisite. I love this one - especially your hand-drawn birdcage which I know from experience isn't an easy thing to do. The one thing that stands out to me in all your artwork is the way you build your backgrounds and the scrumptious tinting you do. Fantastic.
(If you want to cheat a little sometimes - and save money - it is very easy to make stamps/brushes in Photoshop or Photoshop elements. They almost look like the real thing!!)

LiveArt said...

Love your collage Astrid, it's beautiful!!

Linda

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