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Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Video Inspiration - God Only Knows

Hello Friends

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!

Anne xx

24 comments:

  1. That truly is beautiful Anne. I love the ethereal quality you've captured with those glistening wings and beautiful muted colours xx

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  2. A beautiful layered shabby chic card Anne, I love the bird and wings together and those touches of blue are striking. You really should do more of the the shabby chic, I love it xxx

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  3. This is just gorgeous,love the design and great layout.xxx

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  4. What an absolutely beautiful shabby card, Anne! So dreamy and magical with those sparkling wings and a fabulous birdcage! I love your awesome layering, amazing textures and your stunning bow! It's breathtaking, my friend! Big hugs! Branka xx

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  5. WOW!!!
    This is fabulous Anne and the splash of blue is stunning.
    A perfect creation inspired by that lovely video.
    Toni xx

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  6. It's so beautiful! Love the texture and the sparkly wings with the gorgeous pop of blue! Wonderfully shabby chic! xxx

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  7. Oh Anne! I can see how you were inspired by the video! This is such beautiful creation! Hugs, Chrisx

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  8. This is so beautiful, I love how you've done the wings. And what a fab video. xx

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  9. Fabulous creation inspired by the video - there were so many images in there from the steampunky balloons and sunflowers etc. I bet it was really difficult keeping to the neutral palette but you definitely succeeded. Elaine x

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  10. I love that this was inspired by the video...gorgeous! LOVE the little elements and the regal feel. LOVE those wings!

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  11. this is absolutely stunning Anne - I love everything about it - thanks for the link - will find some time to watch it! Hugs Rachel x

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  12. Wow Anne! What a stunning project! Love all the layers! The shimmery wings look amazing!

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  13. Oh Anne, this is so, SO pretty! I love your interpretation of the theme this month. I adore the soft, shabby feel of this. It's dreamy!

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  14. Wow Anne, this is stunning! I watched the video a while back, I love your interpretation of the elements you chose, (oh and I always really like it when you do shabby chic)! Beautiful card!!

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  15. So so perfectly shabby chic, you can rock any genre Anne. This is uber gorgeous. Sorry to be tardy, im really behind blogwise, hope to catch up at weekend. I hope you are faring well this week. Warm hugs, Nicola x

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  16. It's lovely, but I'm having a difficult time with the 'shabby' part! You do Shabby Chic just as smoothly as you do the Halloween and grungy projects. Love the gothic stenciling atop the wonderful Maja DP, and of course the wings & delicate bird house - yummy with this Victorian design on the papers & stencil. As always, you've nailed the look perfectly. TFS & Hugs (I finally caught up my commenting that had built up while we were away for a few days...plus the company fellas). Hope you are having a good week so far.

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  17. Love this, Anne. So many beautiful elements. The winged cage is fab!

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  18. Your card could be one of the beautiful backdrops in a scene from the video, Annie! I can visualize the camera panning from one brilliant corner to the other and I can see the wings glistening as they are animated for the scene! Spectacular video and spectacular take on it, my friend!! Love and hugs, Darnell

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  19. Well you may not do shabby chic much but you sure look like a pro! This is beautiful, soft and so textural. Awesome sauce use of the background paper and that stencil is perfect (also one of my faves). The way you did the wings make it all look 3D and I just want to touch it! Fantabulous and fun! You totally nailed it. Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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  20. Lovely elegant card Anne. I really love the stencilled background, looks almost like wallpaper. Love the softness of the background paper . Tracy x

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  21. I'm loving this Anne, it's gorgeous! I don't have a problem with the shabby bit it's getting the chic bit right Lol! but this is perfect. Happy crafting, Angela x

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  22. Wow - that's definitely a different look for you, but I love the lacy lightness and elegance, and the blue is gorgeous against the ivories and whites.
    Alison x

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  23. Fantastic card, Anne. So elegant, I love how all the layers come together. The touches of blue in the ribbon and that beautiful bird work so well. Brilliant!

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  24. Oh wow, Anne, this is absolutely stunning!! You should do shabby chic more often because you do it so beautifully!! This is gorgeous!! I love the sparkly wings!! The texture is perfect!! The touches of blue make it pop!! Wow!! Love this my friend!! Stunning!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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Your comments are much appreciated! Hugs, Anne x

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