Monday, May 05, 2014

Watch The Birdie

It's time again for the midway reminder for the
The Sponsor for the current challenge is:
The theme is as usual Anything goes................. but no cards.
We would be delighted to see you so please come on over and join in the fun.
I have used 2 stamps by Crafty Individuals which have been
in my stash for quite some time as I haven't really  known how to use them.
However when I did the black/white train card with just a hint of colour
and saw how well it looked I decided to  have a go
creating a wall hanging using the same idea.
I needed bases  for the wall hanging and these two bits of card
cut from a food packaging box (which were in my stash for a rainy day)
came to the rescue !!
I thought they made good frames and only needed trimming down slightly.
CI - 179 
I stamped on white card using Memento Tuexedo Black and cut to fit the frames.
I used just 3 colours of Promarkers to fill in some of the white spaces.
Then went to town on the bling.
The butterflies were originally pink  card but the wrong colour
so I re coloured with a Promarker and a little pearlescent chalk.
CI 180
Pearls and green paper cord from my stash along with the bling.
The finished hanging.
Entering into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations #262 Anything but a Card.
Simon Says Wednesdays # Anything goes.
Scrappers Delights#21 Pretty Pastels.
Penny's Paper -Crafty  #175 Use pastel colours.
Moving Along With The Times  # Pretty Pastels.
Little Miss Muffet #84 Anything goes.
Our Creative Corner #  Love those leftovers.
Natalie and Amy's challenge #20 Rubber stamping.
One Crazy Stamper # Anything goes and an embellishment.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #123 Use up your snippets. (Card from food box and die cut butterflies).
I will be around everyone's blogs just as soon as I can  We have  rather a Ratty situation going on at the moment and most of my time is being taken up in the garden !!!!


Debbie said...

Just gorgeous Mrs A. I have joined in with this one this week too.
Love your birds they look stunning. Debbiex

Diane said...

Gorgeous card and colors Valery Anne.

Hugs diane

scrappymo! said...

Don,t you worry one little bit about commenting here. We have our own ratty situation here and will start dealing with it tomorrow! It has rained so much here our new grass seed has rotted. We are due some sunshine for the next 2 days so it will be spent outside moving and dividing the last of the plants that were displaced last year.
Your wall hanging is wonderful. You always have such fab ideas for hangings. That bird stamp is so arty!

Greta said...

Wow, wow, wow! Gorgeous wall hanging, Mrs. A!

die amelie said...

This is lovely! A beautiful wall hanging indeed! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Our Creative Corner!

Claudia x

Wendy L said...

Great altered item, looks fab, xxx

Mrs.B said...

Hi Mrs. A. Gorgeous hanging.
Avril xx

Di said...

Totally fabulous wall hanging Mrs A! Who'd have guessed you began with some food packaging, great result. The birdies are so unusual and all the embellies go perfectly!

Hugs, Di xx

vic said...

Oohh this is just beautiful mrs A! Whst a beautiful bird :)
Vic x

Viv's Visuals said...

Lovely wall hanging- love these stamps!x

Debbie said...

Hey Mrs A, thank you for the lovely comments on my blog.
Glad you have got your Easels, mine came today too. I think you will love decorating them as they are a lovely size and can be completed in a couple of hours.
Did you see my post from last Tuesday, I showed all my ladies work on them, you can also put easels in google search images and get some nice inspiration. debbiex

Brenda in IN said...

Wow, another great creation. Your cd book was so lovely and I love the Christmas card. I'm so far behind with commenting so I'm trying to catch up. I love the promarker coloring on this frame. And such a good use of packaging!

Sandra H said...

Wow Mrs A this is just gorgeous....I love the design of your creations x

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

I see you at LMMS! This is really rather pretty xx

Kelly L said...

This is beautiful, thank you for sharing with us at scrappers delights challenge.

Kelly x

Sue said...

A gorgeous project. Thank you for joining us at One Crazy Stamper Mathis month.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

What a fantastic idea, just love it!

Thank you for sharing with us at Natalie & Amy's this month, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

SARN said...

Totally amazing. Love your wall hanging.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Margreet said...

Love your paperpieced birdies!
xxx Margreet

MaryH said...

Well, it has birds, so you know I'm loving it! It's always so amazing how you take 'something' rather ordinary and then turn into a piece of beautiful art. Those birds and the flower framing around the image is so pretty, and of course your butterflies - can't leave those off. Wonderful wall hanging. Good luck with the ratty stuff. If it's real rats, Ugh! We're going into the season of lawn work, so once that's done, I'm tired, and motivation is minimal for other fun things! Hugs & take care.

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely delightful little frames with the pretty birdies.
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Irene said...

Wonderful wallhanging Mrs. A I love the vintage colours and bird images.

aussie aNNie said...

Love this wall hanging Mrs A.....gorgeous colours and image

Donna said...

Hi Mrs A, hope you're OK? This is such a beautiful wall hanging and the colours you've used work really together. I hope you've managed to get to grips with the rat situation in the garden :) Donna ♥ x

Zue said...

I remember making a hanging like this once....yours is very pretty Mrs A:)
Autumn, I know, it won't be long and we have only just finished with winter. This year is going so quickly.....
Have fun.....whatever you get up to
Sue xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, dear, I've had ratty situations, too, so I hear ya. Good luck!

Your wall hanging is stunning, Mrs. A!! I am always amazed and yet I shouldn't be since I learned long ago there is nothing creative that you can't do!! Hugs, Darnell

Mary said...

Lots of pretties on both. The birds are wonderful and your coloring, lovely as always!

MaggieC said...

Such a beautiful wall hanging. I would be very happy if that were on my wall. Thank you for your visit this week. My design was a straight scan of one of those transfers, so I still have the original if I ever need it. they are two pretty to hide away totally. xx Maggie

Createology said...

Blissful Spring Birds and how smart of you to hang them in the shadowboxes. Joyful...

Mimi said...

Mrs A - this is just stunning, I love your colour combination and as a wall hanging your creation is so effective :) :) :) Good luck in this months One Sweet Challenge - Flowers. Hugs Jane xx

butterfly said...

Such pretty stamps, and I love the delicate colour palette - lovely!
Alison x

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Lovely work! The colours are striking but very pretty x

Laurart said...

This is so gorgeous and my favourite colours too! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Our Creative Corner! Love from Laura xxx

butterfly said...

Should also have said thank you so much for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner!
Alison x