Thursday, March 5, 2009

when is a flower...not a flower...and an edit!



When I attended Tim's Holiday Hideaway in December, I loved all the classes, but "THE BIRD class" stole my heart...it was a wooden bird, that we embellished with really cool vintage metal stuff...

That's my Holiday Hideaway tele-bird above.

I had so much fun that I HAD to find some birds...and make this project again...
but I wanted to change it up & make it studio 490 style.

It took me a while, but I found some different critters...

Since I'm basically a stamper...I wanted a stamped bird with plenty of dimension... and LOTS of embellishments too...

So to answer the question...

When is a flower NOT a flower???

When you change the flower into tailfeathers...

Here's one version of my new guys...with a


stamped grungepaper tail and a flower hat.

What you can't see on the photo, is that the Maya Road metal flower spins.. Kind of funny!


***edited***


We got brave...
I CLOSED MY EYES...

Rick drilled...

a hole in his beak...

AH.........the perfect place to carry a spare crown.




And here's his partner...this guy got studio 490 butterfly wings and a little party hat... which is held in place by a yummy
Maya Road jewel pin...




The tiny glasses were a perfect fit & make me laugh...

This fun new workshop is called..build a better bird....and that's exactly what we'll do...

look beyond the obvious stamp and build a bird.

See why I didn't want to tackle the uglies on the TO-DO list??

I just wanted to...


Make (bird) art!!
wendy


25 comments:

missy j said...

frickin' AWESOME!!!
missy

Linda Cain said...

Totally! I agree with Missy!
I just got 2 of tim's birds and can't wait to play.
L

Lori said...

WOW! True Wendy Vecchi style..love them!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Oh yes these are far too fabulous! Love em!! Totally cool but with an air of "cute artsy" as well!

Sherry Cheever said...

Absolutely LOVE these! Flippin' AWESOME!!!!

paperqueen said...

Love them! I'm bird-crazy too, working on my second. My first was a t-bird (sitting on a tea pot), don't know about #2, but your spinning flowers have given me ideas.
Eileen

Elena said...

Love your bird!!!!!

Wanda H said...

Totally fabulous!!!!

Kim Piggott said...

This is totally stunning Wendy!
You totally rock!!!
hugs
kim x

KAT said...

I love, love, love how you added the grunge to your bird and used your flowers, butterfly and leaves to make bird parts!!! I just love it! You are so creative!!!!

Scrapthat said...

Okay that is just too fun Wendy! Great work!! Love the crown through the beak...being brave paid off!
:0)

Shelley Haganman said...

Love the birds!!!So original! If I can drill acrylic Wendy...YOU can drill metal!!!! :)

nancyweth said...

You are a true inspiration. What ideas bounce around in your head! I'm in total awe. These are wonderful!

Debby said...

This is awesome. I think you have insprided me to find a bird and I have one of those phones...so I think I'll go make art.

marlis said...

OMG now that is soo totally cool. Now other words describe this. I'm blown away...

Cher said...

ohhhh how cute are those birds! I just love the way your mind works...and all u present to us...ty ty ty Cher
hilly77@comcast.net

Cher said...

and when will u come to Michigan to teach something? HINT HINT

Margie H said...

LOL!!
Wendy, these birds are FABULOUS and so your style. Love those specs on the partner bird - priceless! LOL!! TFS!

Susan said...

Wendy,
I love your style and these birds are awesome! Love the little glasses and the crown. You are so clever to use flowers to make wings!
Susan

PisforPaper said...

All I can say is... WOW!!!!!

LynneForsythe said...

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh Wendy........you slay me!!! The creative genuis that you are....an inspiration to all!!

billyking said...

Hey maybe you want to use my warehouse art studio in Chapala sometime..your class can take Spanish immersion while using a large facility for the art... all within walking distance of the town center.
billy king
billyking50@yahoo.com
www.billyking.com

Paper Patti said...

Truly MAGNIFICENT! Love your birds (and everything else you do)!!!

Rachel Greig said...

That, my friend, is freakin' hilarious! The glasses are the best! Love it.

sarah moore said...

Wow Wendy this is stunning!!!! You are so clever!!