Friday, February 4, 2011

Then the little bird said...

be confident ... find your wings and FLY!  Yes, it's time for another Compendium challenge.  It's Week 30 and we're playing with Altered Metal with Paint (page 48). 

I started out with a tag leftover from a wrinkle-free distress playing day (page 33).  The blue distress inks and Perfect Pearls set me to thinking about bluebirds, lovebirds, etc.  The rest just fell into place.

Tim's Caged Bird die - cage has brushed pewter crackle with black soot distress ink; the bird was cut from blue paper...gee, looks like Pool to me.  :)  So, my technique pieces fell into the pool...so to speak.  :)

I used an ornament hanger (thank goodness for holiday clearance sales!) to suspend my birdcage.  Both sentiments are Wendy Vecchi's - Let Your Art Have Wings and Art Parts.  One of the sentiments is attached using Tim's Tiny Attacher.  The metal tag I stamped myself with some metal stamping tools that get very little use.  Need to remedy that!

10 comments:

  1. This is just lovely! I adore the colour of your tag background, and the bluebird is (are ) adorable!

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  2. It's wonderful! I love how you have broken some of the cage bars... too clever!

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  3. Guess who left her compendium in Michigan. SO I need to enjoy all of your creations and plan for when I get back and can be inspired. I love anything with a bird cage, and even more anything you make with a bird cage!

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  4. Wonderful colors and love the broken cage bars!

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  5. Oooo, love this tag, Susan! And those sentiments are perfect for it! Love the colors you used, too!

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  6. very sweet tag! love the softness about it!

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  7. Like how you broke open the birdcage! Beautiful blues too!
    Pam

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  8. Lovely tag - good to set that birdie free...

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  9. Fabulous tag! Love the story it tells! :)

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  10. Susan, I LOVE this! What a wonderful design. The little bird setting her friend free is sweet and heartwarming and joyful, and the sentiment couldn't be more perfect. You did a great job with the paint-altered metal, too, and the design is gorgeous, all the way around.

    You've inspired me to start playing with metal stamping. :-)

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