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Posts tagged ‘collage’

Wine Birdhouse

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CIMG0026 This week I decorated this adorable 5” high birdhouse with a wine themed decorative napkin, tissue paper colored with alcohol inks, and some embellishments.

When I started the process, I wasn’t sure how it would look but I love how it all came together. I will be launching a shop on Etsy this month and this birdhouse is going into the shop. I can’t wait to make other themed birdhouses and see how they turn out! I am linking up to the Creative Spirit Challenge on Cindy’s blog and also to Hodgepodge Friday.

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Fall Harvest – Mixed-Media Art

I hope all of my US friends had a wonderful and safe Labor Day weekend. It is Monday which means that Karen is hosting another Brag Monday over at The Graphics Fairy!

This summer was an especially hot & humid one for us in Georgia. Once the calendar page flipped over to September, I immediately began thinking about fall. There is so much I love about fall. Especially the colors, scents and crisp air. I always have trouble adjusting to the shorter amount of daylight as we approach fall but it is the only thing I don’t like about the season.

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In honor of fall, I made this oversized tag (6.5 x 4 inches) titled, “Fall Harvest” The Apple of My Eye stamp is from Stampin’ Up. I stamped the image, cut it out and added microbeads for the apples. I then mounted the image on a piece of burlap with foam round adhesives to add some depth. The image of the woman is from The Graphics Fairy. I printed the image in black & white and then colored with chalk.

I am linking up to Brag Monday. Please go there and check out the other wonderful things people are making using Karen’s FREE images!

Butterfly Art

I’ve been wanting to participate in the Tag Tuesday Challenge that Louise hosts over at Kard Krazy for a few weeks now but it just hadn’t worked out up until now. While eating breakfast this morning, I hopped over to Kard Krazy to see what this week’s challenge is – Butterflies!

I was SO excited that the challenge was butterflies especially since I just finished a butterfly inspired tag this weekend. Here she is:

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There are actually four butterfly images in this piece.  I did so much layering that it is difficult to find all four images. First, I cut out my tag using light purple cardstock. I stamped the background with French script in a darker purple and then added some gesso mixed with matte medium for some translucency. I cut out some images of butterflies that were on tissue paper with an Exacto knife and adhered them to the tag. Then I stamped the main image (I recall buying the stamp from Stampington & Company several years ago) in blue and added more gesso. I added glitter glue around one of the butterfly images, wrote the words “Imagine Dream Fly”, distressed the edges with some blue ink, and added some fibers to finish the tag off.

This is actually the first well layered, mixed-media tag I’ve done and I love how it turned out. I hope you enjoyed it to! Did anyone here find all four butterfly images?