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Sunday, 29 March 2009

LITTLE BROWN JOB!

The theme on Mixed Media Monday this week is "come fly with me".


As I seem to be a little bird obsessed lately it seemed another good opportunity to decorate one of the birds I bought a while ago.


So, here is my entry, not flying around at the moment but taking a bit of a rest on her nest, well it is Spring!



While I out on Friday buying spoons for my spoon flower canvas I also bought the cup and saucer for this project and in the same shop (Dunelm Mill) I found this fab feather braid. It comes in two sorts, this brown one and a black and white speckled one, it was a bit pricy at £5.99 a meter but it was perfect for the edge of my "nest" so I had to splash out!





A few twigs from the garden scattered on the saucer with some stamped tail feather leaves!




22 comments:

Anneke said...

a very beautiful creation.
love your birdie

Pauline said...

When I was a birdwatcher, we used to call hard-to-identify brown birds "LBJs" - Little Brown Jobs. I thought it was just us!

Sooooooo nice to look at, thanks for making something so awewsome!

Pauline

Femmy said...

fabulous work!! love the bird!

Genie said...

Beautiful Birdie creation.

herminesplace said...

Absolutely fabulous

indybev said...

I grew up hearing the phrase "fine-feathered friend", but was never sure what it meant.....until now! It surely meant something like your wonderful bird-in-cup-and-saucer. What fun!

Willy said...

What a super piece, love it!

bitze said...

Fantastic Sue, I Love every detail! Tweet Tweet :)

Lynn Stevens said...

what a delightful art piece, I never thought of using a cup and saucer that way, now can't wait to see your spoon canvas!

QueenBe said...

That is so creative! I love it!

Janny said...

Great job, it's gorgeous!

Shelly Hickox said...

Everything you do is so unique and amazing. This is too cool! I bought a couple of birds after seeing the altered Tim Holtz ones. Where are they now? Sitting in the boxes still! I am totally inspired to get them out and alter away.

hastingshall2 said...

Sue, this is amazing! I love the green copper look to it. Your bird is decorated beautifully and I love the braid.
Faye

Silvia said...

Fantastic idea, looks wonderful.

Beth said...

i really like the newspaper you used in this, pretty!

alcoholinky said...

love this Sue, just gorgeous. wish my brain was as creative as yours! LOL

Rachel Bland said...

Fantastic art. Love your creativity!

Connie said...

Stunning piece!!!!

mixedmediamonday said...

Wow, Sue - this is a simply amazing piece! Diane

Lavender Rose said...

Absolutely stunning piece of art, don't know how you came up with the idea but it's a joy to look at Sue!

Fliss said...

I absolutely love this creation Sue. It's really quirky and so clever.
I have to try and be more adventurous and not just make cards and atcs.

Felicity
PS: I've just joined blogland too!

Lorraine said...

you have some amazing altered stuff on here..its great