Thursday, August 5, 2010

"Sing your own song!"

I'm loving birdies lately... and it looks our friend Linda Albrecht is too. Wow, this is CUTE!

The Melissa Frances Backdrop piece was covered with "Blue Calico" GCD
Designs paper. Lightly sand the edges and ink with a light brown ink.
Hot glue the beige ribbon around the backside edge of the bottom half of
the backdrop piece. Adhere beige ric rac horizontally across the
backdrop then thread 2 extra large buttons with cotton string or floss
and adhere them to each end of the ric rac. Lightly sand the buttons
for a distressed look. Cut flowers from patterend paper then adhere
them near the bottom cetner of the backdrop.

The felt bird is handmade (you can request a pattern and instructions by
visiting Linda's blog). Make sure to ask her to send the pattern to you via email! She added the October Afternoon paper with the words on it to the wings and tail pieces. You can also buy premade birds with artificial feathers at a craft store. Once you have the bird you wish, hot glue it to the center of the ric rac piece. Use hot glue to adhere a twig and artificial greens below the bird's belly. Apply the "sing your own song" sentiment with letter stickers. Punch holes for attaching ribbon to hang.

GCD Studios Homespun Chic "Applique" paper
GCD Studios Homespun Chic "Blue Calico" paper
October Afternoon Thrift Shop "One of a Kind" paper
Melissa Frances Beige Ribbon
Melissa Frances "Label Style" Backdrop
Fancy Pants "Rusted Sun" Buttons
Bo Bunny "Sun Kissed" 12x12 Combo Stickers
Ivory 1.5" ribbon
felt bird
twig and artificial leaves stems
Colorbox "Creamy Brown" fluid chalk inkpad

Thank you so much Linda, for another beautiful home decor piece!! Have a great weekend, Dana


Erika M. said...

I'm just loving Linda's creations - awesome!

Michelle Whitlow said...

I love that!!! I think I'm gonna have to do a door hanging with mine :)

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [06 Aug 11:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria