Posts Tagged ‘bird’

A Little Bird Told Me……..

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

that I’ve got several new bird items in my Etsy shop!

Rockin’ Robin soldered pendant:

Robin Pendant

Tasha Tudor Duckling Pendant:

Duck Pendant

Tweet Little Robin Card:

Robin Card

And visit my bird section on Etsy for more bird jewelry.


Bird Egg Nest

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Over on Craft Gossip I’ve shared a product review for some new items from Imagine Crafts and I wanted to share that project along with some instructions and step by step photos of how I made my project.




I started out using Black and Brown Staz On ink pads to stamp my bird, egg and nest onto clear acetate. I turned the acetate over and used the new Staz On Studio Glazes (in Emerald City, St. Valentine and Cotton White)  to color my images.  After letting the glaze dry it becomes shiny and a little transparent and on a clear service it gives an amazing stained glass effect! If you color outside of the edges you can push the glaze back using the sponge tip tools , these tools also work well for swirling colors, like I did with the blue and white on the egg. Next I attached my stamped acetate to a piece of sticky back canvas paper and cardstock using brads.



Next onto a canvas board I swiped streaks using the Blue Hawaii Staz On Midi ink pad and Broze Delicata Ink and then using one of the Palette knife tools I spread streaks of  Bronze Metallic Creative Medium.  After that dried I also sprayed some white Irresisitable ink spray.


Lastly I used Black Staz On to stamp my quote for Emily Dickinson onto canvas paper and used the Black Radiant Neon Amplify to go over the large letter H. Amplify comes in bright neon colors as well as black and white and when heated with a heat tool it puffs up for texture and dimensionThen I adhered my words to my canvas and was done.  I love how it turned out!


In the Drawer Marked “Antiquities”

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Just wanted to share a quick post with a new bird cage collage.

Antiquities Bird Cage Collage

Fabric Fiesta

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

I just did a review over on Craft Gossip using the Silhouette Fabric Interfacing material which allows you to cut out fabric with a Silhouette die cutting machine. I was amazed at how clean it cut! For my project I cut out some banners, a bird and the word “happy” and ironed them onto some unbleached muslin, sewed on some buttons, added some ribbon knots and put it in a wooden embroidery hoop. I love my blue bird of happiness wall hanging, I think it’s adorable!

Blue Bird of Happiness Wall Hanging

Mother May I Please Take a Class…..

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

My next card class is coming up on May 11th, 10:00 am at the Raintree Gallery in Versailles KY. Cost is $15, well be making 4 cards including this one. Call the Gallery to sign up 859-873-8822

You're Tweet Card

Tweet Tweet, A Little Bird Told Me….

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

that my next stamping card class at the Raintree Gallery in Versailles KY is coming up on Sat Feb 9th from 10-12 am. Cost is $15 for 4 cards. Bring scissors, adhesive and a bone folder, all other supplies are provided. Call the gallery at (859) 873-8822 to sign up.
Here’s one of the cards we’ll be making:

Birdie Banner Card

Shabby Nest Collage

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Been working on some new collages on vintage BINGO cards. Here’s the first, it’s got a pretty bird and German scrap paper nest, vintage silver button, lace flower and layers of felt and music paper with white washed scrabble tiles. It hangs from pink grommets and wire.

Bingo Bird Nest Collage

The Birds and the Bees

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

I got out my bees wax last week and made some encaustic collages.

The first is on a small 3×3 canvas with a blue bird and cage on vintage music sheet paper and a quote from William Blake. I coated the entire front with melted wax and then wrapped the edges with ribbon and added a vintage wooden game piece.

Blue Bird Bees Wax Collage

This next one I wanted to look like a page from a naturalists notebook. It’s a small canvas board on top of a larger canvas board, both covered in wax. The quote is on fabric and I added some faux grass for the nest, some scrabble tiles, part of a wooden measuring stick and ink pen nib.

Naturalist Nook Book Collage

I’m Stuck on You

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

I found the cutest little canvas boards at the craft store a few weeks ago! I’ve used the larger sizes for a long time and was thrilled to find these mini ones. I personally like boards instead of stretched canvas for a lot of projects, they are sturdy and ”firm”, you don’t have that sagging in the middle of a regular canvas.

I thought they were the perfect size for magnets so I made a couple of birds and a fairy one too. Perfect for a little art on your fridge or file cabinet.

Yellow Bird Collage Art Magnet

Fairy Magnet

Blue Bird Collage Magnet

These are currently available in my Etsy Shop.


You Must Soar

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Wanted to share a couple of William Blake inspired collages I made recently. I love this quote!

Crowned Bird Collage

Small Bird Collage Art

The first one is available in my Etsy shop, the smaller one has sold already.