I don't often try my hand at shabby chic but I was inspired by the Video Inspiration
this month, chosen by Linda Ledbetter at Creative Carte Blanche. The video was made by the BBC a couple of years ago, you can see the video HERE. If you have never seen the video I do encourage you to look, it is very uplifting!
The wonderful video features the song - God Only Knows by the Beach Boys and there are quite a few of my favourite artists singing in the video.
I was inspired by two elements of the video - firstly the angel wings on Lorde's shoulders and secondly, by the bird cage (and wings) in the part featuring Alison Balsom, the Classical trumpeter.
Since I changed my mind several times I only have a couple of process steps.
I distressed and layered up some gorgeous Maja Design papers from the Vintage Summer Basics collection and used DecoArt Media Crackle Paste through a Tim Holtz Gothic stencil. The birdcage was painted with IndigoBlu English Cottage Acrylic Paint in Pantry White.
The wings were cut from the Tim Holtz Heart Wings die set, I cut two and layered them and then painted them with the Pantry White paint. Once dry I applied a layer of Ranger Glue 'n' Seal and dusted the wings with Distress Clear Rock Candy Dry Glitter.
The bird was painted with IndigoBlu Grandma's Teacup paint. The birdcage and the 'Use your Wings' are by Scrapiniec and I painted them with the Pantry White paint. I tucked some gauze under the birdcage and added some vintage ribbon dyed with Broken China Distress Ink.
I am entering this into Creative Carte Blanche's September Adventure - God Only Knows.
Thanks, as always, for looking, hope to see you again soon!