Friday, 17 July 2009

A BIRD IN THE HAND?


Our challenge this month is to use a bird theme - it can be anything you like from ATC to three dimensional piece, or digital, as long as there's a bird in there somewhere!


I've had this birdcage a LONG time, waiting for inspiration to strike. I bought it in a hardware store sale, and it was verdigris green at the time, but not a pleasing effect. I spray painted it cream and antiqued it a little, adding a perch for my bird to sit on. The ivy leaves are individually cut out and glued in place.

But don't limit yourself - you could make a bird like this lovely felt one Linda made for me - the choice of materials is yours and the result only limited by your imagination! We can't wait to see what you come up with!

36 comments:

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Love the beautiful birdcage, and the pink felt birdie is gorgeous. Thank you for another interesting challenge ....!
Sylvia x

Jaqi said...

Wow , your birdcage is beautiful, as is the little pink felt bird.
What a lovely challenge, cant wait to see what everyone comes up with, Thank you Jaqi

June said...

Just to say the bird cage is gorgeous. I cant read as the text on page is tiny but its a beautiful cage.
Hugs June xxx

dolls like us said...

I love the little cloth bird it is so cute it would make a fabulous pin cushion .

peggy gatto said...

I want that bird!!!!!!!!!!!!
So delightful!!!!
now, I'll get busy and see what I can do!
Be back later!

WildGoose said...

Don't laugh ;but, then again..... but I"ve got 3bear -sizes of those cages-still verdigris,...but now "weathered"-hiding plunked down in my front garden outside the widow next to my wild roses...they usually get covered with -pig-something-or-other -some kind of weedy vine and have one of the cats napping in front...that's how I "crafted" mine- yours is much more elegant!
The wee folk art bird is quite sprightly and pretty- like how she's standing up with her tail in the air!
Look forward to doing this one!
Cheers,
Chris/WildGoose

debsea said...

i had the darndest time finding inspiration for the dragonfly challenge...but birds, that's a whole other ball of wax. birds will be fun! and yours are both wonderful!

peggy gatto said...

I hope you don't mind that I combined 2 challenges for today!
Great fun, hope you approve!
thanks!

http://wwwpeggysamusement.blogspot.com/2009/07/combining-2-art-challenges-for-friday.html

Sid said...

Lovely stuff, provides lots of thought provoking creativity for altering !!

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Amazing examples. Love them both.

My contribution can be found
here.

Lynn said...

I love your bird cage Rosie, I collect them :) I also love the felt bird Linda made and this should be a great challenge yet again.

Zoechaos said...

Umm a friend told me I would like you she was right. A whole month well Birds fits with a piece I was working on and have blogged but birds might not have finished with me.

Meikoningin said...

here are my birds :)

http://creations-blog.blogspot.com/2009/07/atcs-birds_19.html

Pattie said...

Beautiful piece ! LOVE it xxx

Lori Saul said...

http://ravenpainting.blogspot.com/2009/07/hummers-song-and-yellowbird.html

Wonderful fun on this challenge - beautiful theme. Here is my entry- thanks for looking!

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

Here is my woolen crow:

http://bitze.wordpress.com/2009/07/22/abaa-birds/

Thank you for another great challenge!
Love the inspiring samples Rosie and Linda! Now I'm off to see what everyone has created!
~*~ Patty

Fiona Whitehead said...

My bird canvas is on my blog here

http://magickdiva.blogspot.com/2009/07/knock-yourself-offawfully-bit-art.html

TFL

Fiona Whitehead said...

Thanks for the comment Rosie - the before picture is on the blog - I meant to do that anyway and forgot - thanks for the poke!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

There are some very talented people in blogland, and when it comes to "thinking outside the cage", I'm not one of them. However, my lovely Blog-Friend Gini who enters your challenges, suggested I enter my Peacock Fantasy project and that I should call it "A Bird in The Hand? - no, A Bird on The Head", which I think is a stroke of genius! So, here is Peacock Fantasy
Thanks Gini!
Love, Sylvia xxx

debsea said...

hello ladies~ my bird art is here:

http://dyingtobeyours.blogspot.com/2009/07/abaas-bird-challenge.html

thanks!

Sue said...

Love the theme this time even though it caused me some anguish!!
Here is my entry

http://sroddis.blogspot.com/2009/07/those-stickers.html

Catharina Maria said...

Hallo , This is the first time for me and i hope you likes it ;o)
Rini the Netherlands

http://catharinas-love.blogspot.com/2009/07/inchies-met-vogels.html

LaY hOoN said...

Love the bird cage & lovely felt bird !!!

This month, I explore on the corrugated paper art.
This is mine submission for the theme

http://mescrap.blogspot.com/2009/07/corrugated-paper-art-bird.html

Melisa said...

Love that little pink felt bird and the birdcage is so shabby chic!
Here's my bird contribution:
http://www.virtuallydesigned.com/gottamake/2009/07/28/not-a-journal-page-but-a-bird-pillow/

Rein said...

My entry is on my blog

Jaqi said...

hi everyone, sorry im late again , but my entry is now on my blog and you can find it here;
Thank you Jaqi

Tine said...

Hello Ladys,
here is my bird:
http://nordseetine.blogspot.com/2009/08/awfully-big-art-adventure-bird-in-hand.html#links
Thanks for looking!
Tine

Lorraine said...

I made a little bird book inspired by my favourite song

1creativeone said...

HOot, HoOt, can you guess what I made for the challenge?:
http://1creativeone.wordpress.com/2009/08/06/what-a-hoot-abaa-challenge/

*jean* said...

wasn't sure if i was going to make it time, i had such a hard time getting a photo on this...but here it is...thank you for such great challenges...

betty the crow

*jean*

Anni's Art said...

Linda and Rosie I found your blog through another blog, I love to participate in challenges and hope that it is not too late to participate, my bird is on my blog.

P'tite Plume said...

Beautiful theme.
My entry http://ptite-plume.over-blog.com/article-34702306.html

LaY hOoN said...

My another submission

http://mescrap.blogspot.com/2009/08/abaa-bird-challenge.html

Gini said...

I'm reaching the deadline by the skin of my teeth (?) That doesn't sound right am I mixing my sayings up again? Skin of the dog?
Anyway, my bird is here
Looking forward to visiting you all.
Gini
xx

G-Lori said...

Hi,

I am new to blogging and drawing, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the link works. Here is a submission to your bird challenge.

http://ctodraw.blogspot.com/2009/08/challenge.html

Gini said...

This is my late bigger piece that I couldn't get finished in time. You can find it here
I've enjoyed visiting you all.
Thanks for looking
Gini
xx