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!
So, after a quick trip to the supermarket for cheap teaspoons here is my flower girls canvas.......I have to say they remind me of the weed on the flower pot men.......if anyone is old enough to remember that kids programme from way back when!!
The faces in the bowls of the spoons are all from Stampotique stamps, available from The Stamp Attic
One advantage of cheap spoons is that it was reasonably easy to snap the handle offf this one!!
Great theme on Mixed Media Monday this week, it's ORIENTAL and it gives me a chance to use one of my all time favourite stamps! A little unusual for me as I'm not that keen on faces but this is just so beautiful I make an exception!
I found these little blank take-away containers recently so this was a good chance to use one, would make a lovely little gift box decorated with any theme!
I thought I was done with challenges this week but I was wandering around the challenge sites this morning seeing what everyone was up to when I spotted that the theme on TGIF was "exotic birds". I have had this bird stamp for a while but not used it very much so thought I would have a play around.
Anyway, this took me so far outside my comfort zone I got scared!! I added the black edge which helped calm me down a little but this is just so much more colour than I usually use!! Despite that I quite liked the way it came out.
"The written word" is the theme on Mixed Media Monday this week. I have been thinking about this theme on and off all week trying to decide what to do to represent it and could not decide until it occured to me.............where do most of us learn about the written word? School of course, so I decided that was going to be my approach.
So here is my entry.
Of course I have also had to use "the written word" in the process of making my piece.
It has always fascinated me why sailors used to think there were dragons beyond the horizon of what they knew? I mean like dragons were something they knew either?
So, when I saw the theme on Gothic Arches was "fantasy" this week I decided the dragons idea would be a fun one to use. I tried to get the feel of an old journal page so I burned one edge a little and scorched a patch in the centre.
Have had this charm for years and it fitted in perfectly for this piece.
The theme on Big Art Adventure today is bookmarks.............I just had to play along as I have a real soft spot for bookmarks, evidenced by the drawer full I have by my bed!! I try and buy a bookmark wherever I go as a reminder of the event or trip, they maske great cheap souvenirs.
Anyway, this is my entry.
The dangle on the end of the bookmark is an old radio valve, I found a box of them in a junk shop ages ago and without even knowing what they were at that point, bought them as they were fascinating and had such potential!!!
Hello and welcome!
I like to travel and I'm incurably curious. I love my garden and I like to make things,
I like altered art and mixed media and have a leaning towards the slightly darker, weirder side of things....as you may notice!