Posts Tagged ‘bird’

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.


Charmed, I’m Sure

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

I wanted to share another mixed media charm necklace. It is on a ball chain and has a soldered stamped domino and a soldered round wooden game piece that I added vintage text too as well as a silver charm.  I love how these clink around and move as you wear them!

A pretty bird escaping his cage:

Bird and Cage Charm Necklace

available in my Etsy Shop. (sold)

Caged Cards

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Here’s a few Art Cards I made with a cool new bird cage stamp. In the first two I used a template and patterned paper and cut out the bodice of a dress and added it to the top of the cage so it would look like a vintage “cage” dress form. I added a bird inside the cage and a tiny wire hanger to hang it from.

Red Cage Dress Art Card

Yellow Cage Dress Art Card

This card uses a quote from William Blake and I added a blue bird and some tiny black alphabet beads.

Blue Bird Art Card