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Friday, 25 January 2013

Alpha Challenge - C for Cuckoo


 
 
I'm back with the second installment of the Craft Barns Alpha Challenge.
 
 



I'm enjoying this challenge so much.  I chose Cuckoo and this is what I came up with...



 
This time I clear embossed over the word to keep it clear but I'm not sure I like this effect either.  At least it didn't ruin the text underneath it though.




I used acrylic paints, stamps & ink and mists for my background.


 
 
Then painted the cuckoo with acrylics and finished off with coloured pencils over the top.
 
 
 
 
I'm pleased with most of the cuckoo and I like the background but I discovered I can't do birds feet!!  I need to get some practice done before next time :)
 

 
And to be honest, the little sketch looks more like a sandgrouse than a cuckoo, but heyho!!
 
 
Thanks for stopping by!
Laura
 
 
 

11 comments:

  1. Wonderful pages. Your cuckoo looks amazing.

    Love Chrissie xxx

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  2. Wow, that's a real piece of art - just breathtaking.

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  3. A beautiful page amazing drawing of a cuckoo...........nearly went with this subject but couldn't find picture of cuckoo.........I can't draw!!

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  4. Well, I can't draw a thing, so I think you've done quite well with your cuckoo bird! A fun word to choose and create a visual for.

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  5. Fabby pages and the cuckoo is really great.

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  6. Cuckoo is fantastic, great painting.
    Thank you for playing with us at the Craft Barn
    Izzy

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  7. I think your cuckoo is wonderful Laura. I'm enjoying this challenge very much too :0) MO

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  8. I wouldn't know the difference between a cuckoo and a sandgrouse so they both look fab to me. I love all the shades of grey.

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  9. I wouldn't know what a sandgrouse looks like either so for me its a cuckoo :D Your big cuckoo is fabulous Laura! Thank you for joining in with us over at The Craft Barn again x

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  10. I'm a bit of a twitcher so this page really appeals to me, your drawing/painting of the bird is great x
    Hugz Minxy

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  11. Anoth fabulous page, love the drawing and great background.

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