Sunday, August 22, 2010

MMM Cheep Talk


This is my piece for Mixed Media Monday. The theme is "Seeing Red" which is great because I've been stashing cherry red stuff in a box for weeks waiting for inspiration to hit. It finally did at 3 in the morning last night...thanks MUse! This is a little 4"x4" mini canvas and an old Basic Grey chipboard book page. I ran the chipboard thru my SU Sizzix embossing plate and then painted it and my bird with a tester bottle of Glidden Candy Apple from our hardware store. They have some great 2 oz bottles of neat colors. I used some embossed metal duct tape around the edges which you can't see very well and I used the new Tattered Angels Glam in Be Positive red on my bird. Think that's it. Was a fun project. Hope you all had fun and can't wait to see what you've created!


30 comments:

studiorose said...

This is beautiful and I don't even like red! :) You always manage to blow me away (not literally, of course) with your pretty stuff!

agypsyangel said...

That is so cute!!!
Have a great day.
Smiles,
Kim

Lori Saul said...

A wonderful folk art feel to this charming piece Nan. Beautiful!

Diana Evans said...

oh I love this NAN!!! do you sell you art??? This bird is adorable...and the cute quote!!! how wonderful!!!

I loveeeeeeee this piece

Diana Evans said...

where is your shop!!! I want to head over and see all your cool stuff!!!

Amy said...

ooooo, major LOVE IT!!!! Fantastic and ooh so sweet.

indybev said...

This is a great piece, and I LOVE the play on words! Well done.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Beautiful!!

joanna said...

This is really great Nan! nice deep red! love the silver tape, and background. and the bird. well i
love everything! lol

Rosie said...

I love this Nan! You have the best imagination!!

vintage wil said...

Really beautiful!!

minnie_mac said...

A great piece. Great colour and love all the elements.

Marilyn

WrightStuff said...

This is fab Nan. I love reading how people create their art, it makes me all inspired. I've never done anything like most of these techniques, but have to reign myself in from running out to Hobbycraft to buy some embossing kit - especially as I spent £30 yesterday on paint!

Terry said...

Love this Mixed Media wall hanging! Your red birdie is adorable! Brilliant idea to use the chipboard page for the background! Love it!

Kelly said...

lovely creation!

Netty said...

Nan its totally gorgeous. Annette x

Taluula said...

Ooooh Nan, this is stunning.

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous, love your little red bird.

dutchstamptramp said...

What a fabulous piece, love the whole idea, so cute

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful, love the little bird.

haendi said...

Lovely bird! She is perfect.

Kris Dickinson said...

Such a darling hanger!~

Cheryl said...

That is just fabulous! Love it!!!

SmilynStef said...

Everything about this makes me happ ... love the metal tape frame and the cute little heart ... and what a great definition background ... fabulous.

Grannie Annie said...

Such a cute picture...very cheery...love it.

ALTERED ARTIFACTS said...

Well this is surly a winner! The little feet are just so cute! Did you draw the little bird? Just great overall!
Inka :)

Kristin said...

This is so FAB! I love this little bird and really appreciate the explanation of how it's made. Have a great week, Kristin xo

Anne (cornucopia) said...

This is beautiful!

Diane said...

Nan, I am totally in love with this piece - the bird is adorable and the overall effect is so charming!

Jackie said...

I love this, it's gorgeous!