Monday, November 25, 2013

The Birdies are Done

It seems like I've been making bird for the last month(because I have,) but my birdies are finally done. They're ready to fly south to Louisiana before flying off to their final homes.  I'm terrible with sneak peeks so I decided to show you something else I made instead.  After finishing my birds for the swap I decided to challenge myself.  My challenge was to create a bird themed ornament using several different mediums in the same ornament. Here's what I created. . . .  

 I used old/somewhat brittle book pages, feathers, a nest, beads and a metal charm. I was pretty happy with the results.  I love multimedia crafts but trying to create them scares me. For me it's actually hard to create by mixing medias; I think my brain just doesn't work that way. I don't know how to start or what to mix together.   Melinda makes it look easy(check out her blog for her creations and many examples of multimedia art.) Both Val and Melinda inspired me to try creating using multiple mediums.  Thanks ladies because I love how it turned out. Now I just need to put up my new little tree and hang all my new ornaments.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The birdies of Melinda and Olivia are flying.........

They are flapping their little wings like bats out of hell........over the clouds and straight to Slidell....ok that was pathetic I know but I had to throw it in there.

 But what is a swap without a peek?

So take a quick look at Miss Olivia's all wrapped but with a teensy bit showing.

Feathers and ribbons..What could it be?

And mine? You ask about mine?

Do you see what I see?

And here they are all ready to be going. Bye Bye little birdies.
xoxoxox Melinda

Monday, November 18, 2013

A teaser!

Here are the ingredients for my birdies! 

Sunday, November 17, 2013

sneak peek........

WHAT IN THE WORLD??????????  It's a birdie folks......

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Thank you!!!!!!!!

The birdies are arriving!   I can't show them to you...but I can show you the cutie that Chris sent me....just a little Halloween surprise!  I love it!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Birdie Experiments

I've had birds on my mind lately as I've experimented with creating birdie ornaments. For this ornament swap, I wanted to use a different media than my usual go to. I had lots of ideas like wire and paper mache' or wire with beads. I've tried all of these but nothing has turned out the way I envisioned. The good new is it's a long weekend . . . I'm going to buckle down and get some birdies made for the swap. Until then "Chirp, chirp!" (that's birdie for have a great week!)

Sunday, November 3, 2013

it's a bird, it's a...


   I wanted to do something different. I hope everyone likes them.
Chris =]

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Fly Away Birdie ..... Fly Away !!!!

I have dropped the ball big time on this one ....... I sent my birdies flying on their way yesterday ....... and this is the only photo I have of them ....... It really is a sneak peek !!!!

I know ... right !!!!
When they're distributed, hopefully some kind friend will take a picture of him :-)
I was really happy with the way they turned out ..... I went with the paper clay option in the end.

Can't wait to see everyone's feathered creations !!!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Another Birdie

This is another birdie ornament by Melinda and I'm the proud owner.  Melinda painted it for me this summer for the Christmas in July swap.  It's beautiful!

birdie in a bag....