Sunday, May 15, 2016


I've got that spring feeling!  Finally!  Planted some annuals, hung some laundry outside, got the door to the craft-shack open...

This project has been in the works for a couple weeks.  I've been waiting for a quote to magically come along for me to type and place, but so far, nothing has been right.  If that ever happens, I'll add it to this post.  Until then... feast your eyes:

Supplies and notes:
  • Started off with a scrap piece of chipboard, painted roughly with Liquitex gesso
  • Once dry, I coated it with Iced Spruce and Pumice Stone Distress Stains.  
  • I par-dried the stains with a heat tool, then sprinkled some Custer's Last Stamp EP in silver across it... it stuck to the damp areas well enough for me to slowly heat the underside of the chipboard to begin the adhering process, then I was able to go to town melting the top.
  • I added the last of my small pieces (less than 12"x12") of chicken wire with some Recollections brads.  I also added some brads to random places.  
  • The wood veneer birds are Studio Calico
  • The bluebells were from JoAnn's.  (I actually sought these out after I saw THIS project over at Pawsitively Creative... I absolutely love them...)
  • The satin seam binding is vintage, and I tried to dye it with DIs to match the flowers... I think I used Chipped Sapphire, Milled Lavender, and Victorian Velvet
I will share this at the following places:


  1. Very Springy and artsy! Love the chicken wire with the composition! This makes such a fun display! Well done! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Flowers” Challenge!

  2. What a delightful way to bring Spring into your crafting! Thanks for accepting our challenge this week at Shopping Our Stash!
    Chana, DT

  3. is it a real flowers Mimi
    I love the chicken wire
    and also the bird embellishment
    cuute cute creation my friend
    love the colors
    just to tell you I did not get any post yet from you just want to tell you in case you already sent to me my friend
    sometimes post from USA 4 days sometimes 2 weeks..

  4. How cool are these bluebells! A TX girl at heart (we were at Ft. Hood for 6 years) this makes my heart sing! Gorgeous and your spring fever is evident. Me, I just have a fever from cleaning too much...

  5. Me ha impresionó como usaste la rejilla para colocar a los pajarillos, es una creacion de lo mas original, esta llena de textura y alma primaveral¡
    Gracias por participar con nosotras en el reto PRIMAVERAL en CORROSIVE CHALLENGE BLOG
    Haideelum DT CCB

    I was impressed as used the grille to fit to the birds, is a creation of the most original, this full of texture and soul spring¡
    Thanks for participating with us in the spring in corrosive challenge CHALLENGE BLOG Haideé
    Haideelum DT CCB

  6. oh YOWZA!!! this is amazing, missus! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (may flowers!) STASH with us this week! ♥♥♥

  7. Looking cool! I often feel the need to add something more too, but this looks great as it is, you don't need a sentiment really.

  8. Gorgeous colors and textures! Love the chicken wire. Thank you so much for joining us at HLS Mixed Media Challenge, hope to see you again next month!

  9. Mimi - this is just gorgeous. I love your mixture of elements. Thanks for playing along with us at Happy Little Stampers! :)