Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Songbird Canvas!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are all well and enjoying life, but sending virtual hugs to those who are struggling a bit.

Thank you so much for your visits and kind comments that you leave me, I love reading them and really appreciate the time you take to pop in.

It's been a bit of a blustery day here and it looks as if we will have high winds tonight, glad I'm not going anywhere tonight.
Last night was the Choral rehearsal and we had one of our Patrons who is a world renowned singing teacher giving us some coaching. This lady makes the practise so much fun that the two hours goes past in a flash. One of our pieces for this upcoming concert is quite challenging, Bach's Magnificat, it's a fantastic piece but there are lots of long runs and sustained notes, but Pat put us through our paces and it's really helped. We consider ourselves one lucky choir to have this lady's tuition.
Our concert is in four weeks time, and looking forward to it, but it will be the first concert in fourteen years that Alistair will miss as he is going  away on a canoe weekend. I was furious that he OKd the date of that before running it by me, but in true typical man mode blames the choir for changing the date, as he seems to think that we have the same time every year.  Anyway, it will be his loss as it's bound to be p....ing down as I've learned how to do a rain dance, and serve him right, lol.

My little make today is a canvas;

My canvas background is made with Pebeo Moon and Prisme Fantasy Paints,  I just let them do heir own thing, these paints are fantastic and mix together of their own accord into amazing shapes.
Songbird image from Chocolate Baroque stamp set and coloured with Derwent Inkintense Pencils, the sentiment is also CB from Breath of Spring stamp set. I mounted the bird image on to CE Antique Gold Foundation card, isn't showing up well , cut with a SB die, a little flourish die from Marianne Dies.  I have to say the colours are much better in real life., however I'm pleased with how it's turned out.

That's me for tonight, hoping to get a bit of time to visit your blogs now, so enjoy your evening and see you soon,
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Christine Harrop said...

This is a terrific piece of artwork Kate. Fabulous background. I love your songbird in his nest. Oh dear, Alistair is certainly in the dog house! If it rains at that time I'll know your rain dance worked ... lol! Hugs Christine xx

pam said...

Fabulous canvas you have created Kate, love the bird and nest image.
All I`ll say is MEN!!!
Hugs Pam x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Wonderful canvas. The background is stunning and your fussy cutting so precise.
Alistair, Alistair, Alistair ........ you silly boy. Don't they realise us women get some mileage out of these errors in judgement lol! Do an extra dance Kate and get some hail thrown in for good measure lol!
Best wishes.
Crispy x

scrappymo! said...

This is such a lovely canvas. I love bird images, especially if they include nests. Yours is a big hit with me!

Your background is beautiful...a riot of colour that is perfet here.

Valerija said...

This is fabulous canvas, Kate. Love the colourful background and bird image. Great job!
Valerija xx

aussie aNNie said...

A beautiful work of art Kate. Love your canvas work and colours are very admirable...great display.xx ♥[aNNie]

Wendy L said...

Wonderful canvas Kate, you dont really sound p***d off at him LOL. xxxx

brenda said...

Oh my Kate, where to start !

The background looks amazing and I really like the sound of those pains and the intensity of colurs are right up my street, I've watched Sheena using Pebeo pains so many times but yet to succumb (may not last). Then the glorious CB bird which pops out beautifully against the background and die cut mat, all in all a beautiful canvas celebrating this wonderful time of year.

B x

brenda said...

And after all that I forgot to thank you for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations April challenge. It would also fit in nicely at our Spring theme at Penny Black and More.

B x

meg said...

Love the background colours Kate and that you have used the same colour palette for your stamped image, beautiful Spring card.Love the idea of a rain dance, my youngest used to do a snow dance(with sound effects) when he fancied a day off school

Jules said...

Hi Kate

So much lovely detail .. .. and I love the bird and nest image. It is just perfect alongside your sentiment.

I hope all is well with you and the weather has improved a little.

Love Jules xx

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous Kate, love the background on the canvas and colours. Beautiful image too and love the quote too.
Linda xxx

Diane said...

Fabulous canvas and design Kate. It sounds like you are working hard for your upcoming concert. I am sure it will be wonderful. Our weather continues to rain, not sure when Spring really will arrive.

Hugs Diane

Darnell said...

Your canvas is beautiful, Kate! So perfect for this time of year with all the birdies busy making nests and babies! I support you wholeheartedly on Alistair's outrageous behavior and I'll be putting on my rain dance shoes in four weeks' time, lol!! He'll never do that again!! Hugs, Darnell

Sandy said...

I wish I could attend one of your concerts in person. I know your concerts are absolutely wonderful - sorry that Alistair will miss it but am happy that you each have activities that make you happy. We only go around once so we might well be very happy with what we do!!
Your canvas is wonderful - I am not at all familiar with the paints. But I must say your background is fabulous! Love the bird theme!
Sandy XX

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
fab news about your concert, and the wonderful piece you all will be singing.
What very colourful canvas and that stamped bird is very lovely.
Don't you just hate it when the camera doesn't pick up how beautiful something is after all you hard work.
Hope the windy weather was not too bad last night.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

cotnob said...

A fabulous canvas Kate, such a beautiful background and lovely image.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Lorraine said...

A brilliant canvas Kate, gorgeous background and bird.
Lorraine x

Jennifer Johnston said...

Beautifully designed canvas Kate, love the colours and the sweet bird in the nest image. Oh! Kate, you do make me laugh, a rain dance lol! Hope your week is going well. Appreciate your visit to my blog, thanks.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

rachel said...

This is really pretty kate. I love the colours. I've not used those paints before but have some sitting at home so must get them out to play when i get home. I so chuckled when i read about you doing a rain dance..i have a lovely picture in my head.
We are still having fun. Cyclone debbie should finally have left the island today so we are hoping the roads get repaired in the north so we can get back from our road trip on sunday!!!

Dora said...

Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful work, really great background! Thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More and good luck.
x Daniela (DT)

Lynne K said...

A beautiful piece of art, Kate! The background is gorgeous, love the colours, and a lovely sentiment too. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.


Sue said...

Well look at you, Miss Kate, going all artsy on us!! WOW, the background you created with those paints is awesome. Loving the bird image too. Very nice indeed!! Sorry your man won't be with you on concert night.


Barb said...

Wow your canvas looks wonderful Kate. I saw those paints on TV and they do look great fun to use. Barbxx

Anet's Crafting said...

This is just stunning Kate, love the warm rich colours as background. Hugs Anet x

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x