Monday, February 21, 2011

(Done with) Winter Enchantment

I never thought I would get this finished!  I forced myself to stick with flat work so my focal tree wouldn't be overwhelmed.  It was very boring, to say the least.

One evening, the sky was so softly shaded that I wanted to incorporate that into my piece and luckily
I had these very softly hued peachy-pink seeds in my stash.  I colored the beadbacking (that's Nicole's super-duper-how-did-I-ever-bead-without-it beadbacking, by the way) with colored pencils to shade in the area I wanted colored. 

It is a very subtle effect and looks better in person than it does in pics.

Once I put it into the shadowbox frame, I was so happy.  It made such a big difference!
I found the frame at a tag sale for just 50 cents and the glass is very reflective, but for that price, I won't complain!  It was pretty impossible to get a good shot.  Maybe you could all just pop over to my house for a visit so you can see it in person -- that would be fun!


A special thanks to Mother Nature for providing the inspiration and Artbeads.com for providing me with some of the products used to capture a small bit of Winter Enchantment.

~Bead Happy and Often~

FTC Disclosure:


The chain, wood links, and Toho seed beads used in the tree were provided free of charge from Artbeads in exchange for my unbiased review of the products.



12 comments:

Roberta said...

I do so love this piece. Now that it is finished and in it's frame it is even more spectacular.

Lovely work!

Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

BEAUTIFUL! the soft shaded peachy color in the sky really sets the whole thing off. what a perfect touch!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

How I wish we lived closer so I could see this masterpiece in person. You continue to inspire me!
Beautiful work!

Carol said...

Hi Lynn
Your piece turned out beautiful. The shadowbox frame is perfect for it. Boring or not, its a gorgeous work of art.
xx, Carol

Robbie said...

Lynn, your piece turned out wonderful! I love it!! Love how you colored in the sky area!! Very clever!!

mandapanda said...

Simply stunning!! Just gorgeous! especially when I'm sitting here in air con because outside is hotter than it's been all summer! Typical after a cyclone though.
To look at that makes me wish it would snow!!

The Blissful Banter of a Creative Crafter said...

It turned out stunning! Well done!
Analisa

Tracey N. said...

WOW WOW WOW this is gorgeous Lynn! Trees and snow are 2 of my favorite things and you captured the beauty of both of them.

Barbara said...

Oh my! I love this piece, have always been focused on trees. I can understand why you were bored during the process (doesn't that happen to all of us at some point?) but you really nailed the scene. The subtlety of the colors is key. I don't know about "beadbacking" and will check it out. Thanks for the link. Once again, this is stunning!

Beadwright said...

Lynn this turned out beautiful I am so glad you finished it. Forced or not LOL
Nicole

LissC said...

the frames is perfect! And really great price tag on it :) Really wonderful piece! I understand, the start and end are always the best. Sometimes that inbetween can get really tedious.

I buy those little snap bins from target. They cost from $1.50 to $4.00 depending on the size, and they stack up really nice. I keep projects in them, and when I get bored I move to another one. I typically have 15 to 20 projects going at once. Eventually they all get done and it helps to limit the boredom. It's also a nice way to gather pieces for projects that you are still waiting to find that last perfect bead or piece to get it started.

Mandy said...

Gorgeous!! I love the added pinkish tone, it really makes your tree pop! Really beautiful!