Wednesday, 29 February 2012


what's going on over at Bird is the Word.... oh, yeah, it's..... DISCOVER!!! That's the word & you can find the post for it HERE.
I was checking out Keren Tamir's FAB blog & really connected with her DT eg for BITW... she was writing how she'd love to visit Italy... & I remembered the AMAZING times DH & I had exploring Italy, France & England [at different times, of course!!] .....& I wanted to show that. After all, travel is one of the ways many, many people discover the world around them as well more about themselves:):)
So, after checking the BITW site, I DISCOVERED you can do OTP projects as well as LO's. GREAT, since I'd just picked up this wooden [pine] frame in the Op Shop on Monday for $2!!!
I am soooo excited that I managed to do this, that there's going to be a few photos on the way through. Hope you can put up with the dribble... otherwise skip down the post to post to DISCOVER my entry:):):) I'm liking this word.......
Orf we goooooo:
After gesso-ing the wood frame & adding alphas.
I added the glittery, hot pink & black eiffel tower.... not QUITE the colour scheme I had in mind...
So....after the inital layer of paint, gessoed it up:)
And after the 2nd layer of paint [blue this time:)], & some stamping, here 'tis. All pretty:):)

Just in case you were getting bored, here's the finished product. I took these photos in France, down the South West. That door is just a door in the street! The Roman statue is part of a museum in what was an old church!

Do you like what I've done to Big Ben???!!!! Those American Crafts glittery [in a good way] brads have been 'the' best buy:):)

I guess I'd better stop now. Thanks to Bird is the Word for this 'DISCOVER' word.... it made me pull out those old photos... 
Cheers, Lizzy H


  1. WOW WOW WOW WOW WOWWWWWWWWWWWW! This is amazing my dearest!!! WOW!!!! You ROCK!!!!

  2. WOW Lizzy such a stunning OTP project!! ADORE all your mixed media technique!! Thanks for sharing with us at BITW :))

  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE this, you are rocking it Lizzy. You have done a amazing job with the frame

    Mary x

  4. Hi Lizzy.. this looks amazing! well done on doing an OTP!! i love it!! and i am sure you have discovered lots in your travels!!

  5. Gorgeous work!!! WTG on doing such a brilliant OTP!!!

  6. WOW! This is simply AWESOME!!!!!!! Love everything about this!

  7. This is amazing! I cannot believe what that Eiffel Tower looked like before and after! I love having decorated frames around my house but none are as amazing as this!

  8. OMG!!! This is so beautiful!!!!!!
    Thanks for playing along at BITW:)

  9. Lizzy!! amazing!! I love what you did with this!! thanks for joining us at BITW

  10. Oh Lizzy, you have outdone yourself here - I want one of these 1!!!!

  11. LOVE!! I think the gesso won me to begin's funny how a bit of paint can cure anything! Really enjoyed this project!

  12. OMG Lizzy! This is spectacular girl! You have rocked this altered art piece. Thanks for sharing at BITW :)

  13. Wow, this is fantastic
    I love it!
    xx and tks for playint along with us at BITW

  14. Fabulous work!! Thanks for playing with us at BITW!


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