Monday, May 23, 2011

BittenByTheBug2

happy monday :) this week  at BBTB2 our incredibly talented and ever so sweet donna has chosen our theme..the flying bird from the floral embellished cartridge. like me, if you dont own this cart dont fret.. just use another bird from another cart.
for my project i made a rustic type of ornament. i hang a few wreaths every christmas and embellish them with hand made items like this that i make.
i cut a piece of cardboard and colored with tim holtz distress stains (wild honey and vintage photo) i added distress stickles (wild honey and rock candy)  i then hand drew a tree branch on cardboard and cut it out. i colored it in with the distress stains (walnut and wild honey)  i then added martha stewart punch branches, and added liquid applique and heated. i pop dotted the branch and weaved thread through it. the birds i cut from beyond birthdays. ( i just snipped the branches from their beaks) the star i cut using george cartridge. i added 7 gypsies seam binding for the hanger and distressed the edges of the cardboard a bit. added color box fluid chalk. the joy stamp is one of those michales $bin goodies.  seriously this was really super easy to make, hope ive inspired you to make one :) let me know if you do id love to have a look on your take :)  thanks for stopping by my blog have a great day :) xxxshelly

it was really hard to get a good upclose of this to show the liquid applique and the little sparkle of the distress stickles.maybe try clicking the pic to enlarge it will help.

7 comments:

Jeri said...

Oh Shelly, this is just gorgeous. I can just see it hanging on a beautiful wreath for decoration. You do such amazing things with ink. Your good, girlfriend.

Crayola58 said...

Shelly, this is such a wonderful and unique creation. Hugs
Carole

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh Shelly, I just love how rustic but delicate this is. Really gorgeous!! xxD

Melissa said...

I love the "woodsy" feel of it. Fabulous detail!

ScrappingStephanie said...

Fabulous job with the challenge. I don't about it being simple though. It actually looks like there is ice on it. Totally cool! LOVe it.

Kelly said...

You can tell a lot of thought went into making this...I love it.

Heather said...

Shelly, you never cease to amaze me. This is gorgeous!! WOW! I can't stop looking at it. I love the grungy look with the beautiful, clean, white birds.