Well, being on a design team is certainly good for making me keep up to date with my blog,which I'm pretty pleased about :o) See, I'm getting this week's post written, but only because I'm getting a nudge, a week goes by soooo quickly!
For this week's challenge we got to use anything from nature in our creation.
Straight away I knew I wanted to make some sort of nest with a bird image. I absolutely love birds and get so much joy from hearing birdsong in the garden. I just can't imagine life without birds,I love them! We don't get many birds in our garden and I don't try and encourage them for fear of our cat eating them. He may seem too fat and lazy to bother chasing them,but I know just how sneaky cats can be!
Bear on the prowl!
I used an upcycled bamboo chocolate box lid to give the piece some depth,I was going for a kind of nest/looking through a tree kind of look,worked out pretty good I think. Painted the base with acrylic paints and then stamped some swirls on it before collaging the bird image onto it. I enhanced the bird by adding some watercolour and acrylic paint to him. The twigs were broken up from a small wreath I had and then glued around the edge of the lid. I added skeleton leaves,a dried rose leaf and petal, some Spanish moss and a feather. Some small rusty hearts were also tucked in between the twigs to tie in with the heart I used on the base (This was gifted to me by a good friend yonks ago with some other arty supplies,I knew I would find just the right project for it).
My Daughter helped me with the photos as the wind kept trying to whisk it away!
If you fancy having a go at making something with a 'Nature' theme drop by the blog and join in. You can get inspired with a new idea every Tuesday and share your fab creations on the blog.