Thursday, May 13, 2010

It's a Bird week!

When I was at Port Sunlight on Saturday, I spent the day demonstrating Tim's new bird cage die, using Ten Seconds Studio metal and tags. I think I am hooked on them, and we have plenty in the shop. I distressed inked the tags, and then sprayed them with Crafty Notions mica sprays and let the tags dry. I then stamped on top with distress ink. I used a TSS mould to emboss the metal. Add the metal to some card and humngo tape to make a sandwich, and then run it through the Big Shot to cut out the bird. Easy Peasy! I even added the wing made from left overs. The metal was sprayed with Mica sprays and some Precious metal colour added to them too. I had great fun making these.
This one was made wby accident, and really does need a little more work, but the Birdcage was cut out by accident, and I just added it to the tag.

It is not often that I moan about shows, but sadly my little wooden book bird has gone missing. He was hanging up beside me, and I cannot find him anywhere :(. I fear he has flown to a new home, let's hope he is happy there and the person who has him looks after him....
Take flight today and be creative!
Hugs

21 comments:

Sid said...

That metal looks really lustrous with the micas on top. What a shame your little creation went missing though :-(.

Helen said...

Fab birdie tags! Hope whoever "borrowed" your book is shamed into returning it.

sparkles said...

I just love this die. Been playing with it, in between having a birthday party lol
Love the metal and I, too, hope someone is shamed into returning your book TUT!!
Barbarax

LME said...

((((((((((((((hugs))))))))))
It is horrible when you loose creations.

The birds look great.

Cath said...

So I have to stick the metal to card then run through! Thanks now I know where I was going wrong.
Sorry about your bird hope you get it back oneday.
Cathx

The Inky Minx said...

Funny enough i have just been having a play with my {arrived safely thank you} new birdy die... its so tweet as is your work :)

Craftgirl said...

Hi

Sorry you also lost a creation. At the last show I 'lost' a piece of art in the form of a circle accordion book.

Sheilagh (60 x60) said...

I am gobsmacked, I thought crafters were lovely people. Taking creations is disgraceful.
Shame on the person who took it.

I so want that die:)

Sheialgh

whyducks said...

Love the work and very sad you have lost a creation, gold tighted pixie hasn't put it somewhere strange?

Jan said...

Love these dies and your creations are awesome! I checked Michael's the other day but they don't carry TH dies!! Might have to look online :)

Lori said...

Those metal birds are totally fab! Love the different colors! You mean someone STOLE your book. What is wrong with people??

Twiglet said...

I love those little birds - but then I would wouldn't I!!!! Check out mine if you are interested.

Fliss said...

These look stunning Jennie and so sorry to hear about your little book. There are some very shameless magpies out there!
x

Pickleberry Papercrafts said...

Yummy birdies :)
I *need* that metal!

Tonje said...

Wow,that look so gorgeous. I love the deep metallic colors and the textures! A really artistic and interesting look!

House of Hullabaloo said...

Those birds are fabulous!!!!

Debbie S said...

Lovely idea with the metal birds.

Can't believe someone would be that cheap as to steal your creation.

Heavenly Anarchist said...

Lovely birds - I must use my new die.
Shame about your book bird :( I have a wooden angel deco book somewhere out there which went missing on a journey.

Anita said...

This is stunning.

Lynn Stevens said...

Beautiful birds! So sorry to hear one flew the coop!
I've had a few things walk off myself. I guess they wanted it really bad. Sad thing is if they would have asked me I proubly would have given it to them.

Shar said...

Love the look! Amazing!