A few days ago I finally watched a video my friend posted a link to on facebook and then did my own very different version. I even took photos along the way so you can see the stages of my page. Here is the original video.
These are all of my birds for our ATC group bird swap on Sunday, Jan. 17.
They are about 10 and a half inches tall. Mine are fabric over felt and cardboard, with bead stitched eyes and legs. I used fabric samples rescued from possible trash and remnants and rubber stamped various stamps on parts of the birds. I also coffee stained most of the beaks and wings. I crocheted small hearts with cotton thread and stitched them on the back. Some of the fabric is printed with a stencil on the Gellie plate. Most of the ones I got back in trade are paper over cardboard.
It was a great make and trade day and I got a lovely collection of birds back from the other members of the group.
I have added this post to the Lets Play link party on A Colorful Journey.
The photo below is of all the lovely birds I received back in trade from the members of the group. They are all beautiful.
I worked on ATCs for the Jan swap and my idea happens to work for Carolyn Dube's January challenge to use something that would be thrown away. I used a bunch of stuff that might normally be thrown away. I started with owls from the candy cane package and used other parts of the packaging for backgrounds. I also used ribbon, "snowball beads", and pieces of the hat from Christmas crackers. The hat is the silver bits run through an embossing folder. The white paint was applied with a blob of hot glue I used as a stamp from a fabric sample book I took apart. The white dots were added with a Sharpie paint pen and I I added some washi tape to some of the cards.