Sunday, July 31, 2011

Shabby bird

We are a family of bird lovers.  My husband and son keep the feeders filled with sunflower, safflower, and thistle while devising ways to keep the squirrels and raccoons at bay.  We are members of the Audubon Society and care for two parakeets.  So naturally, I've been admiring the shabby chipboard birds that are popping up on my favorite blogs.  I'm sure you love them too.  With my son's help finding just the right size chipboard bird from my stack of supplies, we created this ...


My sister-in-law, Shirley, recently sent me a box full of good things.  One of those was a spool of antique gold crochet thread.  I made a doily and used half on this project.  (My son had to encourage me to cut my newly finished crocheted doily in two ... it was difficult.)  Another piece of lace sewn over top softens the edge.  The print papers are from my scraps.  The bird is painted chipboard stitched around the edges and distressed.  Delicate Doilies make a lovely background for the French script and postal images from French Foliage.  A pearl is added so my little bird can see.

The flower is a lovely coral silk and the bow is seam binding hand dyed in a light shade of pink.  A posy is tucked into the bow and a beautiful pin from Vio tops it off.



The ladies over at the Play Date Cafe  provided the color inspiration.  The Design Team has some wonderful projects for you to see.  Be sure to take the time to visit them ...


Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by!

17 comments:

  1. Just beautiful! Love how you used these gorgeous colors!

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  2. Just beautiful! I am a huge bird lover too. I have a feeder and fountain in the front yard as well as a pole system from Wild Birds Unlimited in the back yard full of different bird feeders. I also have 4 different bird baths in the back yard too. I go through a huge bag of food each week. I sure hope they appreciate it. :)
    Hugs~

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  3. This is absolutely fabulous. I love these beautiful colours.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and your kind words.

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  4. Joanne this is gorgeous!! ... I know what you mean about the doily ... I went to cut one the other day and just couldn't do it ...

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  5. Beautiful card! Love the colors, the bird and all of it!

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  6. This is just adorable...so shabby chic!

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  7. That bird is just gorgeous. This is such a lovely card..

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  8. Pretty card Joanne. The little bird is so cute.

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  9. I think I see a winner. And I hope you win! This is another handmade doily of you. I'm smitten with your crocheting talents. And it looks amazing on this card. And your bird is to die for :)
    It's always a pleasure to visit your blog!

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  10. Oh WOW!!! Such a gorgeous creation using the PDCC colours!!!! LOVE all those pretty embs! Thanks so much for joining us at The Play Date Cafe :)

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  11. Absolutely stunning, Joanne! LOVE your play on the color story with all your gorgeous details and well thought out element placement! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

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  12. Just divine! I adore every detail about this delightful card. Your immaculate attention to detail has this card be filled to the brim with such wonderful treasures. I adore the layout of this utterly shabbylicious card! Brava!

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  13. This is beautiful! I love the shabby chic look and that gold doily is a perfect match for our colour story this week. Thanks for joining in the fun with us at the Play Date Cafe this week!

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  14. Joanne, I always love to come over here and see your creations. This birdie card is ultra pretty and shabby chic, and I love the bits of lace, doily and seam binding. THanks for leaving me a comment at my blog, and for playing with us at THe Play DAte CAfe!

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  15. Great! Congrats for your fabulous card!
    joelma by www.silhouettemania.blogspot.com

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