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Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Mixed Media Monday challenge...What you love to do.

First of all my apologies because this is going to be a loooooooong post but what I love to do.... is play.... altering anything I can get my hands on right now and I enjoyed altering this 'Bird Feeder' so much that as usual I just couldn't stop adding things. The Mixed Media Monday challenge gave me the perfect excuse to play to my hearts content and as I haven't done any scrapping for a while maybe this is the next best thing :)
Tearing doodling and painting took a big part in my 4 hours of altering, curling edges and rolling paper was fun and the black and silver scroll paper from Anita's 6x6 Christmas paper pad just had me drooling and I just had to make a little birdie...
a bit of doodling and hand cutting flourish shapes took me ages but I felt it was worth it...

hand made flower shapes and bits of bling from Habico gave me my touch of 'pretty' :)
This is the finished front view... I have scrapped this photo of DD and DG before but my altered bird feeder is going to take pride of place now so I can look at it all the time. I didn't have any black flowers so changed the colour of one of my Papermania white fabric flowers with a black ink pad.... fab that you can do this because you can then have any colour flower you like to fit with your creation.
A bit more cutting and paper curling completed this flower and the squirls for the first side...
and then I tore some paper circles and added some bling...


to add as embellishments for the other side :)

More gorgeous paper and a white Papermania fabric flower for the roof of the reverse side of the bird feeder with some hand cut lettering for the sentiment behind my photograph...
some chipboard letters from Scrapz, more lush paper and doodling and extra bling and I was one happy bunny...lol Absolutely worn out I was by the time I had finished but once I start creating something sometimes I just can't seem to pull the reins in and stop.

I have to admit though that all of the time and patience I put into altering this item gave me a total buzz and I am really happy with the outcome. Sorry I forgot to take a before photo... but once I started to paint the naked wood I was lost and it just slipped my mind. Thanks for sharing with me and for getting to the end :)
Have a great day
hugs
Chris xx

33 comments:

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is unbelievable.
Absolutely elegant. Love them.

Chriss Rollins said...

Bling-kin-ek.. wow wow wow... You did a great job ...i saw the feeder before you started and I am amazed at what it turned into.
you are a clever girl.
Hope you can come out to play tonight and bring this with you I need to see it in the flesh...please.
well done Chriss x

Linda said...

Wow Chris - you certainly are the queen of embellishment. Thats amazing! Lovely that its something you can keep on show, too.
Love Linda x
PS Thank you for your kind words about Pebble, I really appreciate them. I'm missing her snoring at the moment as she usually sleeps under my craft table.....sniff.

Zuzu's Blog said...

what a lot of work.. and paid off.. it looks amazing. well done

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Just LOVE all of the details in this transformed piece! It certainly is a beautiful piece of personal art!!!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

This is an amazing work of art! I love it! The black/white combination is STUNNING!

Pascalebrad said...

A beautiful creation Chris! Pascale x

Moira said...

I'm drooling this is so lovely, great using black and white in this way too, just great

Gayle Page-Robak said...

This is a stunning creation...absolutely gorgeous!! Wow!

herminesplace said...

Gorgeous, love all the details.

Linda Beeson said...

I can see that you played your heart out on this one and it is truly amazing! First of all, what a great color combo and wowie on all of your cute details - the tearing and curling are just wonderful!

Barb said...

This is so "cool," love it. What wonderful detail too.

Lisa said...

That is the cutest birdhouse ever! I altered one and now I don't know what to do with it! After seeing yours I think I'll go back and add some photos.

Rein said...

What a beautiful creation!!

Heather Robinson said...

Totally and utterly amazing in all of its detail, Chris! It's such a personal piece too and the use of black and white just makes it stunning!

deb said...

This is amazing, I adore black and white and you have really done it credit, stunning work.

Anne's Cards said...

I love the black/white combination,great work!!lovely blog!

Astrid Maclean said...

What an amazing piece, very creative!!!

ilonka -kreativgeschwafel- said...

this is really an amazing house!!

michele said...

the joy you had embellishing the birdhouse shows. Congrats on indulging your passion. Can't wait to see what you do next.

Godelieve said...

Amazing black and white post! Fabulous!

Jo said...

Chris you are one very talented lady. Your birdhouse is A-MAZE-ING!!!

Marlou said...

Chris, this is amazing!!! you are one talented lady and I admire your work :) x

Judy said...

Totally amazing! Just love it.

kathy said...

Chris -- Thank you so much for the compliment-- I am amazed --
all tthe way from Britian -- I would so love to visit -- but alas probably can't -- but I can have a new blog friend acrosss the miles -- I love your blog -- love all the ideas - will visit often - Kathy - GA

Willy said...

Great artwork, Chris!

Beth said...

This is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing your process with us. It is wonderful to see how the project unfolds.

sharon said...

Will you stop tempting me to alter stuff..*tut*,..lol..where do you get these fabby ideas from, love the black and white and a lovely pic inside, btw..have you had anymore probs with Blogger?..hopefully I have my comments sorted now..took me a while, I was keep changing it but it wasn't taking any notice:)xx

The Stamping Queen said...

Wow Chris what a work of art your bird feeder is!!
I can tell it's something you love to do because it is done so well.
Thanks for sharing!
~xx Barb xx~

Kath said...

This is just amazing...truly beautiful....with every photo my jaw was nearer to hitting the floow...love the swirls...the curled paper..the flowers...the bling.....everything....well done mrs.
Hugs
kath
xxxxx

jay670120 said...

This is a fabby bird house , really eye catching , i just love it and must go and find myself a birds house xx

mixedmediamonday said...

Wonderful piece, Chris. I'm so glad you enjoyed the challenge, and I hope to see lots more of your gorgeous art! By the way, I love your blog name, grin! Diane

SandieShores said...

Oh WOW! It's stunning, and what a lot of work!!

Your blog is fantastic :)