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Friday, November 18, 2011

Hanging Art

The Lessology Challenge this time is Hanging Mobiles.  On the heels of an element/atom project for youngest.... I wasn't to excited about making another hanging mobile. :)  But.... I had this idea to create some three dimensional birdcages and it snowballed from there.

The only tough thing was to photograph it. It was hanging from my light in my craft room and you can't see it well enough with out a backdrop so I had my son hold up an old table cloth.

This is the full mobile.
And a close up of the birdcages.

Memory Box has these gorgeous birdcage dies and I was lucky enough to be able to get one of them with DT supplies.  I decided to die cut Memory Box YuleTide paper making four cut pieces.  I distressed them with white acrylic paint. I folded them in half with the pattern paper side facing in.  I then taped them together.  Lesson learned would be to put the pattern paper onto a xyron sheet and then die cut. :) 

After that I added chunky crystal glitter to the birdcages and the top of the branch which my son said "cool" like frosty branches in winter.

I had two choices of birds in my stash but loved the glittery frosty birds so they were added to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by...

Suzz

20 comments:

  1. So creative Sue, love the birdcages. They look wonderful hanging from branches. Like how you got your son involved too. The things we do for craft LOL Tracy x

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  2. I love this project, Sue - great idea!

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  3. Gorgeous art, Suzz! Wow, love the sparkle! What a neat idea!

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  4. Very clever Sue - this makes a beautiful ornamental scene and I'm sure your girls must love it!

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  5. This is fabulous. Love the colors on your beautiful birdcages. Thank you so much for playing with us at LESSology. :)

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  6. Fab way to use the birdcage dies! Love the added chunky glitter, makes for a beautiful mobile!

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  7. These are totally gorgeous!! I might just need that die. :-)

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  8. oh my goodness, Sue, your creativity is on overload with this fabulous project!

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  9. A fabulous project. It would look good in my conservatory, hint, hint lol
    Margaret :o)

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  10. This is great fun Sue. Love the frosty look of the cages as well as the birds and the berries and pinecones are a great finishing touch.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  11. Oh my Suzz... my admiration of your work never wanes... this is amazingly crafty. Such a fun project.

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  12. What a fun project.. They look amazing. I bet they look great hanging in your craft room!!

    Hugs, Linda

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  13. Oh my ... so beautiful and unique ... I love the use of the branches ... totally stunning

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  14. How really creative and pretty too! Love how you did the birdcages and agree on the Zyron too. Love the chunky crystal glitter. Great decoration and a conversation piece I think too!

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  15. Such a fabulous project! Love the bird cages, the shiny little birds and the branches. Wonderful idea!!

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  16. EX-cellent...love what you've done with the birdcages...such a gorgeous creation! Thanks so much for playing with us at LESSology!

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  17. So glad you decided to play along! This is spectacular! I love the glitter and those birdies! Just too cute! :)

    Thanks for joining us at LESSology! :)

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  18. Wow this is amazing. I love the twigs. Thanks for joining us at LESSology this week for our challenge.

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  19. Awww.... pretty thing! Thanks for playing along with us at LESSology!

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  20. Such a beautiful hanging mobile, thanks for playing!

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