Monday, 8 August 2011

Birds Or Bugs With Make My Monday

Good morning everyone and hope you've all had a lovely weekend. As it's Monday again, we have a new challenge for you over at Make My Monday. We're continuing Suzanne's theme for the month of Things With Wings and this week this challenge is to include Birds Or Bugs on your creation.
I went for birds which I really love as I'm not a fan of bugs so don't have much in the way of those. I've used a little triple hanging frame that I bought at The Craft Barn to alter and here's the result:





I painted all the frames with some antique white acrylic paint and then stamped on a flourish design from Crafty Individuals which was one of the generous bag of freebies that you get when you order stamps online. The flourish was stamped on the front of the frames with Palette Cognac ink and round the sides with Palette Boudoir Blush (fab name!).
I then dry brushed the frame fronts with pale blue and lilac acrylic paints to soften the effect for a shabby chic look. I rubbed a little Brilliance Galaxy Gold ink round the edges.
Next, I stamped 3 of the birds from Crafty Individuals CI-190  with black ink and painted them with Aqua Markers by scribbling on a plate and picking up the colour with a wet brush. I cut the images out and added them to black velvet paper mats and set them in the frames.
I punched out some flowers from beige parchment card with a Woodware multi flower punch together with a few from plain green Bazzill card. I stamped the flourish design on the beige flowers with Milled Lavender, Crushed Olive and Victorian Velvet Distress inks. I rounded them out with a large embossing ball tool and glued some together in a variety of colour combinations.
I finished off with some leaf sprays punched with a Woodware punch, some metal text plates (Darico) and some butterfly buttons (Dress It Up).

I'm entering my altered frames in the following challenges:
Clearly Inspired - Things With Wings
Fabulous Friday - Colour In An Image (my bird panels)
Raise The Bar - Anything Goes
Crafty Purple Frog - Anything But A Card

Hoping you have a good week and thanks for looking,
Fliss xx

24 comments:

  1. Superb wall hanging Fliss, I love it. I bobbed in to the Craft Barn mini-fest on Saturday but it was so crowded I only stayed a short while. I love their range of stuff for altering.

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  2. Gorgeous set of birdie frames, I think I prefer birds to bugs any day, too! Have a good week! Valerie

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  3. oh hun these frames are just brilliant love those stamps,fab detail hun,hugs cherylxxxxx

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  4. Wow, what a stunning wall hanging. I love your flower embellishments too. . .so pretty. Thanks for playing CIC#33 :D

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  5. WOW!! this is so pretty I would love to have something like this hanging in my house, you have done a great job.

    Thank you for joining us at Frosted Designs. I hope that you enjoyed the challenge

    ~Amanda~

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  6. I love this wall hanging Fliss... you say you can't do LIM I'm hopeless at this!.. I tried it with the seasons... now abandoned and forlorn lol
    Sue xx

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  7. Wow! Super wall hanging and beautifully adorned. Caz

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  8. stunning wall hanging, love all thing CI
    hus

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  9. This is darling! I love it! Thanks so much for playing along over at Frosted Designs.

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  10. So beautiful and such pretty colours and detail!

    Thanks for joining us over at TCPFC Love Chanelle xxx

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  11. A fabulous shabby-chic wall-hanging Fliss - love the beautiful bird images and the stamping technique on the frames.
    Isn't it a pleasant surprise to find freebie stamps when you open a Crafty Individuals parcel.
    Sylvia x

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  12. Brilliant project Fliss! Many thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs this week! Best of luck!

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  13. Gorgeous hanging.... birds for me too, bugs are creepy

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  14. what beautiful matching hangings. so pretty and so tactile.
    Hugs June xxx

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  15. What can I say - I love this, it's gorgeous - Jacqueline xx

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  16. Fliss, you never cease to amaze me with your creativity , this is one or should I say three stunning hanging s! Beautiful work love the images and the gorgeous flowers on the frame, well done you.

    Marie

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  17. What a lovely little wall hanging - it's beautiful and I love it

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  18. Fliss,,,, this is a gorgeous piece of craft. I would love to hang it on my wall.

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  19. Beautiful wall hanging! The birds are framed so perfectly! Love this!

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  20. really gorgeous wall hanging, Fliss! I must get my CI stamps out and do some watercolouring with them. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  21. I love this project Fliss, it's sooo pretty. The colors are beautiful.

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  22. Wow! those are better then something you can buy in a store. Great job.

    Thanks for playing "Things with Wings" at www.clearlyistamp.typepad.com. Hope to see you Friday when Challenge #34 is posted.

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  23. Such a gorgeous hanging. These CI bird stamps are so pretty. I love the effect you've achieved with the frames too. X

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  24. So glad you played with us last month at Clearly Inspired Challenge. Come check out CIC35 I think it will make your day!
    www.clearlyistamp.typepad.com

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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment. Your thoughts mean a great deal to me.
Fliss xx