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Monday, 21 January 2013

Sunday Stampers and Simon Says Stamp and Show

Hello Everyone

Thank you so much for all your lovely comments recently and thank you too, to my new Followers, it is so nice to have along on this journey.

Sunday Stampers Week 241, hosted by the lovely Hels Sheridan has 'Birds' as the challenge and Simon Says Stamp and Show have a very interesting challenge called 'What are you known for?'

The birds challenge was the easy bit but the 'What are you known for' was quite a challenge for me as I don't think I am known yet for any particular style, but everyone who knows me will know that I am totally obsessed with all things Tim Holtz and I have a growing obsession (thanks Hels) with Wendy Vecchi.  A huge proportion of my stash contains things from both these designers so I have chosen to make something combining the two and in a bird theme. Click on the picture for a better view.



Wendy herself has made a bird piece using this top hat, as has Tracy Evans, but aside from that, I have used entirely different items in my piece, but took inspiration from these ladies. 

 The bird is a wooden Christmas ornament that I covered with Tim Holtz papers (won from the lovely Kath Stewart last week - thank you Kath).  I edged the covered bird with Brushed Pewter Distress Stain and also a touch of Pumice Stone Distress Ink.  I dabbed a little of the stain on the Wendy Vecchi Blossom Bucket hat and also the back of the eye.  The flowers on the wing and tail are also WV Blossom Bucket.  The backing frame, from a WV Art Parts set, was coated in Brushed Pewter Distress Stain too. 

The wings are die cut from the TH layered Angel Wings, the bottom was trimmed and the edges coated with Pumice Stone Distress Ink to give a little definition.  Finally, I twisted some thin black wire and added it to the top for a hanging and added the word Soar (from my winning items from Kath).

I do apologise for the shadows in the photo, there is so little light today!  I hope you like my little creation and thank you so much for visiting.  Hugs, Anne x

33 comments:

  1. Oh wow Anne this is fabulous,love what you have done here.xxx

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  2. love your bird Anne, lucky you winning the Tim Holtz stuff from Kath , know you will make excellent use of it!

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  3. This is so good Anne I love it!!

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  4. Fabulous creation Anne! It is a testing question isn't it!?
    Alison x

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  5. Anne, this is fabulous..I really love the idea of covering the bird with those wonderful papers..love the quote too! Can you believe it...we have both made hangings for our Sunday Stampers this week and originally mine was going to be totally different and use this top hat...now that really would have been spooky! Lol, Carole Z X

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  6. Love the WV style hanging Anne, the little top hat is so cute.
    Hugs Brenda xox

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  7. WHat a dapper fellow your Bird is Anne. I love the hanging you have made. What I love about visiting your blog is the way you acknowledge those who inspire you and contribut to your arty journey. Nahhh... I wouldn't say you were Tim Holtz obsessed rather a very excited fan!

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  8. fabulous brdie hanging Anne and I think you are known for your love of all things Tim so this is just perfect for SSSS. Love the top hat - brilliant! A fabulous piece xx

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  9. This is wonderful Anne. I love that bird with his smart hat and the papers you have used to cover him are fabulous. The flowers look gorgeous too.

    Hugs Sue

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  10. Love it, definitely you, that sentiment is just perfect. xx Flora

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  11. Loving your sweet bird in his top hat and the spring hanger.

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  12. Hi Anne,
    Firstly copngratulations on winning the Timmie stash from Kath - lucky girl!
    I love your little bird - he looks quite dapper in his top hat. The curly wire for the hanger is a fab idea. xx

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  13. Beautiful bird Anne! Love the way you have used the top hat on him, he will look very smart on your wall! Glad your Granddaughter is thriving well. x

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  14. Anne this is great, love the wings you have give the bird! And those flowers are fab too...a really great make! Trace. X

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  15. What a cute bird, I love it! The frame looks cool and the flowers are gorgeous xx

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  16. Anne, I just love this hanging bird, so adorable! The top hat is such a great touch! Honestly, I have been trying to think what I am known for and having a bit of a struggle! Enjoy the day!

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  17. What a fantastic bird Anne. It really is very you! Love how you've suspended him on the rectangular frame and the colour choices are superb. Hugs, Jenny x

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  18. I have bird phobia but even I will admit this bird is cute! xxx Keren

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  19. He is a fantabulous bird Anne and very you! The paper you won looks wonderful on him - as does his hat! Love the 'SOAR' - very inspiring piece all round. Nicola x

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  20. Gorgeous work Anne, Love the bird the papers are perfect as is his hat... Love it all... Hugs May x x x

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  21. A wonderful quirky touch by adding the top hat, that is fabulous and the spiral wire hanging.
    Wonderful piece Anne.
    I relate to the lack of light. With snow usually comes brighter days even blue skies but not here, it has been quite dull.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  22. It's superb Anne and such a clever way to enter both the challenges! Love the bird and the top hat looks brilliant, great colour scheme and the frame at the back is perfect. I agree with your diagnosis of yourself :D, this is a hard one but I'd say you do have a very recognisable style even if you don't think you have yet and I love it! xxx

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  23. I love your whimsical bird, Anne! The top and flowers add such a neat touch, and the angel wings are enticing me into believing I need that die.... so thanks, Ms. Enabler!

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  24. Just darling Anne ,Love his little top hat and how you did the hanger.
    hugs Lynn

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  25. What a fab birdie! Love his hat and those wings! You pay great attention to details always! What a fun piece! Thank you for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

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  26. What a wonderful piece Anne. It will look perfect hanging just about anywhere :0) Mo x

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  27. Your Bird is great. I love the paper you chose for the body of the bird. The way you did the layers of the wing is perfect!
    Every time I visit your blog I see your photo and imediately think of my friend Mary Ursuliak. She was a potter, originally from Edmonton Alberta and then moved to the Okanagan. You have the same smile and some look to your eyes. I know you have mentioned that you are originally from Canada and wondered if you are possibly related. The resemblance is uncanny!

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  28. Fabulous, love the top hat touch, too cute! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  29. Lovely work! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show! - Ashli :)

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  30. Anne, This is fab..Should be on my craft room wall..
    I could have done with that top hat for my dolls head.xx
    Kindest regards,
    Nelle xx

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  31. How cool. I love your use of the wings die and the Wendy embellishments x a lovely wall hanging Anne x.

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  32. Oh Anne -- anyone would be thrilled to hang this in their home! Awesome and I would say that you are known for your creativity and coming up with something new when you do not have what is in the recipe. I think your birds is very original - I have not seen one like it before!!! Love everything you do May!!
    Sandy

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Thanks so much for visiting, I love reading your comments! Hugs, Anne x

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