Friday, July 15, 2011

dream....





Ahhh yes dreaming today....dreaming up a whimsical birdy with his birdcage. Thank goodness he got to fly the coop!    This  little project I made using some of my all time favorite products from Helmars.  I really wanted this project to have depth and lots of details.  I took two Maya road chipboard birdcages and layered them.  I painted the top one with cream paint and than went to work using my beloved crackle medium from Helmar. Once it dried I rubbed everything down with brown shoe polish to get that antique look.  I also crackled my large birdie. I also used Helmar's Zap Dots between the birdcage layers to give a shadow box effect.    I teastained just about every thing as well...the flower, vintage laces etc.  I love the subtle aging it gives.  I like to use both a combination of coffee and black tea.  It gives a lovely aroma to things as well!  I had this one rhinestone belt buckle and had been hoarding it and finally decided today was the day to use it.  I went to work adding the fun goodies...flowers, metal key, beads, crown for Mr. birdy...and lace!  I had so much fun creating this.  Hope you enjoy!  Hugs, cherry

7 comments:

pink latte said...

Such a beautiful creation! :)

justsomestuffimade said...

Really gorgeous! I love the monochrome effect of combining all the creamy crackled goodness ;)
Rx

Cheryl Nelson said...

So lovely and lacy and GORGEOUS!

Audrey Pettit said...

This is SO beautiful, Cherry! I love every little thing about this. The monochromatic cream is so elegant, and I love the vintage feel of the crackling. That buckle is just stunning. Looks so fun mixed with the metal key. :)

Patty@ Time to Boom said...

What a vision. It all goes together so perfectly. Just the perfect vintage look to it.

Linda B said...

Cherry, I LOVE your trims on this... it's all so gorgeous! Did you make your pins? Beautiful!

Linda Duke said...

OMW This is GORGEOUS!!! I love your blog, and visit often. you are such an inspiration... When I have no mojo, I visit, and look at your art, and it helps me kick start my crafty side. Thanks for your beautiful art.