Thursday, June 23, 2011

DIY Wedding Share the Love Challenge by Crate Paper..."Love Birds"

Last week the Crate Paper blog hosted a challenge to create using "wedding" as the overall theme.  When I saw the Portrait Collection in the early Spring I knew it was a must have.  The combination of creams, black, aqua greens & that floral woodgrain just screamed out to me.  Absolutely gorgeous, I knew that I wanted to create with this collection for the challenge.  Since we had severe storms and power outages last week, I was unable to enter the challenge by the deadline.  :(  That's okay.  Because of the challenge, I forced myself to find time to be "artsy" and now have a sweet creation to show for it.  :)

The baroque frame that I used is a vintage one I found about 5 years ago at a garage sale, just waiting for the right moment to shine.  It is a heavy wood that is golden with a white wash distressing over the top.  Isn't it downright lovely?  For the background, I used all the Portrait Papers and with a scalloped ruler I created the "feathered" look.  After placing the glass on top, I then did a mosaic with 2 "love" birds.  The aqua green spotted tile in the center says "love" in a romantic cursive style.  I wanted to give the illusion that the birds were looking at one another.  I created the eyes using the Portrait Brads & Buttons.  The feet are made from copper wire.  Lastly, to add more dimension I wanted the birds to look like they are standing on branches.  Using my Wild Card Cricut Cartridge I cut the branches out of my favorite paper in the collection:  that gorgeous floral woodgrain.  I know this is a rather unusual mixed media piece but I am truly happy the way it turned out.  As for the wedding themed aspect, I thought this wall piece could hang as decor at the wedding to represent the "love birds."  After the wedding it would be hung in the new couple's home as a forever reminder of their most wonderful day ever! 

Thanks for stopping by, and as always thanks for the wonderful comments and words of encouragement! 
Amy

10 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhh I sooooooo think you should still send this to them for the showcases they do on their blog! It is AMAZING!! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE how you did those birds!!! AWESOME! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

~jan said...

*swoon* This is absolutely beautiful. Every single thing is just perfect. That frame is beyond beautiful and this project was meant for it. :)

Pamela said...

Love this! :)

Valerie said...

So pretty Amy - what a lovely idea. The frame is gorgeous - what a find! And I love how those sweet birds are sitting on the woodgrain branches. So cute!!

Craftylicious said...

how amazing!!!! those lil love birds are super duper adorable!! you're so awesome at this gurll!!:)

Tanya Tahir said...

this is so beautiful!!

teacher jessy said...

Love how u did with the birds! Such a pretty project!

Andrea Amu said...

Simply amazing!
And that is one fabulous yard-sale find... lovin' that frame!

jazsutra said...

Oh woww! you are good!!! This is beautiful ;)

love
jaz

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, wow! How amazing this is! What a fantastic mixed media piece! I absolutely adore those birds. The mosaic is out of this world. Gorgeous vintage frame, and I love the "feathered" paper strips. Stunning!