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!


  1. Wonderful pages. Your cuckoo looks amazing.

    Love Chrissie xxx

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

  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!!

  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.

  5. Fabby pages and the cuckoo is really great.

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

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

  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.

  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

  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

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


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