Thursday, May 7, 2009

A bird does not sing...

This week over at One Powerful Hour my good friend and fellow COF member has set the challenge as "In Flight"

A few months ago I went to a stamping convention and picked up a fabulous bird themed grab bag. Inside was a transparency with the phrase "a bird does not sing because it has an answer a bird sings because it has a song." I based my submission this week off of that phrase.

I cut out a number of bird shapes and used them as masks. Painting with various shades of blue metallic paint all over the card. When that was dry I overstamped using a music score stamp. Next I attached some bookprint that I had brushed with an orangish shade to match part of the bird.

The Fabulous yellow bird was part of an old celery advertisement that I received in a Paula's Kit Club. As my finishing touches I added a few yellow rhinestones and the phrase.

This card was a lot of fun to make and not counting the drying time it was actually really fast. I think I finished everything in 40 minutes total. Hope you enjoy.

On a different note this will most likely be the last piece of art that I post for a while. Next week all of our household goods will be boxed up and shipped out to CA. I am not looking forward to being without my art outlet.


Anonymous said...

love this piece...the colours and composition are tiptop

Nancy said...

Hi Caroline
Love your piece - the colors are beautiful
By the way did you get the little package
I sent??.

Anne said...

Hi, Caroline! Good luck with your move! It's so hard to be without art materials, especially when dealing with stress, like moving stress! Hang in there! Good luck! :-)

Jeanette said...


This is so beautiful. You really treated us to a beauty before you packed everything away.

I hope you have an easy move.