Friday, April 17, 2015

Adventurous Bird Wallhanging

Hi everyone,
I made an altered canvas panel for you today.  
This is the first time I have used my Tattered Pine cone die.  Holy moly! These roses were so easy to make.  I used several shades of The Robin's Nest glitter card stock to make these.  

Once I made my roses I cut some greenery and just put everything on my canvas to see how I wanted to arrange it.  I used some of Gina's Designs laser cut birds on here too.  

I added color to the canvas using Heidi Swapp Sprays, Distress Spray Stains, and Distress Inks.  I also used Tim Holtz's Rays Stencil and a random chicken wire stencil for added layers.  

I dyed my seam binding ribbon using the above Distress Stains.  I wet the seam binding and then run it through the color I have smudged on my craft mat. 

To add my saying I used my clear alphabet clings and Archival ink in Potting Soil.  

Stamping this out took a long time, but I think it was worth it! You can see the birds got a little stamping on them too.  

Here's a close up of the flowers.  The edges are inked with Pumice Stone distress ink.  In addition to the roses I made some random curly flowers using my Tapered Fringe die.  The back of these were sprayed with Tattered Angels.  

I hope you enjoyed seeing my canvas today!
Stop by the Robin's Nest to check out their great product and sometimes I am featured on the blog too.

What have you been crafting?


  1. You did a superb job in spraying the background! The colors are so striking with the bird and nest! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Make Your Own Background” Challenge!

  2. Oh so cute! Love the little stamped bird and those roses! Thank you for joining in Our Creative Corner April Chalkenge. Jan x

  3. A beautiful hanging and a lovely quote. Thank you for joining us at TioT's this time.

  4. Perfect quote!!! Love what you made :)

  5. I love your quote and the colour of your achieved on your canvas! Lovely!
    Thanks for sharing with us at TioT challenge.

  6. Love your beautiful canvas. The flowers are gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  7. Fab quote and canvas. Actually everything about it is gorgeousness hun. Thank you for sharing with us over at Rhedd's Creative Spriit this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

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  8. This is so beautiful and great to see your progress!
    Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday!

  9. A lovely hanger and I love the roses! Lucky bird! Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner!

  10. Your flowers are fabulous, great take on the challenge. Thanks for playing with us at TIOT. Hugz, Z

  11. Wow! Those roses are amazing. Love the Springtime feel of this card and the saying! Thank you for entering it in our challenge "Color Your World" at Our Creative Corner. xxx Happy Spring

  12. This is such a fantastic canvas! I love the way you've added so much thought to every part of it, from the stencilled and sprayed background to the collection of beautiful blooms and lovely bird. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

  13. this is so lovely! i was a recipient of one of your lovely ATCs from the UPA swap and i hope you will visit my blog on sunday to see which one i got. meanwhile please know i am so grateful and i apologize for not acknowledging it sooner! xo

  14. Gorgeous hanging, thanks for joining us at TIOT! Valerie

  15. i just love this post, thanks for your interest in be apart of the Robin Nest Dt


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I've received products/compensation as part of the Blank Page Muse and the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Design teams. My projects, however, are 100% my own.