Monday, 19 July 2010
Bird and Insect Framed Collage
I have used the Insects and Butterflies Plate from the Artistic Stamper and words from the Birdsong set for this framed collage. Colin said he thought the 'Beach Hut' in the Seaside Canvas the other day looked like a Bird House (!), so here it is, back in its original guise! When I told him I was making a collage with the Artistic Stamper's winged creatures set, he said, 'do snails fly then?', so I have generally had a lot of ribbing this week!
Most of the items I have used are available from the Artistic Stamper, and they have similar frames. I painted both the frame and the bird house with Crackle Paint and then rubbed with Distress Inks and sprayed with shimmer sprays. I added some Flower Soft, and made a grungepaper rose, and cut a bird from the Caged Bird Alterations die.
I cut a three by three squares piece from Tim Holtz Shabby Vintage paper pack, emphasized the joins with Distress Ink, and stamped with a selection of the insects and the Bird Song wording. To finish it off, I added a few tiny heart buttons.