Saturday, August 22

Sore Thumbs and Blood Blisters!

Bird 6

That is exactly what John said when Hels turned up with two birds in hand!

I asked him for two hammers ... he eyed us up and down and said "Oh great ... sore thumbs and blood blisters!"

What faith!!!

We had a fab time altering our birds Wendy Vecchi style! And no blood blisters either ... I did hit my thumb once ... but we're not telling John that! OK?

Ever since we saw Wendy's beautiful birds in the June 09 edition of Craft Stamper we have both been itching to have a go at this ... so a really really big Thank you to Hels for making it happen!

Now for the introduction... this is Rose and she is a bit of a party bird ... she likes to shake her tail feathers ... if you know what I mean!

Today she is wearing grunge paper ... in a mixture Bird 7 of broken china and peeled paint and every pattern and mark on her came from a Wendy Vecchi stamp!

I am not sure if you can see her earrings in these piccies but rest assured she has some on!

Her boyfriend should be putting in an appearance here and what a cool dude he is ... he even has his own set of wheels .... which is partly why Rose likes him so much!

Thanks for a fab day Hels ... and Thank you Wendy for the inspiration ... again!

29 comments:

Hels said...

WOW...Rose is beautiful...and I just looooove the finished look hunny...and thank YOU for letting me play in your craftroom...and for the yummy handmade sarnies and the cake that I forgot to eat too...and I would also like to say thank you to John for doing the dangerous drilling thing...and to Athena for licking my elbow *ROFL*....hugs hun...see ya soon xx

Hels said...

BTW, forgot to say...love the colour of the paint you used ;O))

Shar said...

Fab birdy! Love your very apt name for her too! Was just over at Hels' blog and had to pop over to see your bird too.

Heather said...

This is seriously one of the coolest things I have ever seen!

Glen said...

Ooo...at first sight as your rose scrolled up, I thought it would pass as a prize cabbage from my allotment! LOL. Aww...just kidding...my sense of humour. I LOVE your creativeness Linda and the hen - very cool.

Sam said...

She,s absolutely stunning Linda. Sounds like you had a great day.

Ang C said...

Wow!! She is a stunner!!!!

Andrea said...

another fab bird I have seen today, I must say you and Hels have done perfection in art and I love her colour and the stamps, brilliant Linda even minus the Fiat 500 :-) xx

Jennie said...

Love this bird what fun you must have had! Think I MUST have bird to alter!
hugs xx

Effie said...

Fabaroonie!.. love it!

Claireabelle said...

She is fantastic Linda, I love her necklace - very bird around town lol
x

Naomi (Sugar Brown) said...

I would never in a million years have thought of doing this. Fabulous work. Keep up the good stuff
Hugs

Angelnorth said...

Oooh, it looks like bird day at Ascot has arrived! Fab bit of altering Linda, love it!

Craftyideas said...

Rose is gorgeous love the colours

Chris said...

Love love love Rose!

Juls said...

very creative!! I would have no idea where to start!! Love the colours you have used! such a stunning work of art!

my5bratz said...

what a fab project!

craftytrog said...

She's totally gorgeous and beautiful Linda, thanks for bringing her yesterday, was great to see her magnificance IRL! Loved the bling she's wearing! xx

Joy said...

Wowsers! Linda, Rose is totally stunning, I would not have a clue as to where to begin making such an amazing piece xx

Dan said...

Beautiful, and so creative! :)
Eqsquitely taken photos too btw! :)

Claireliz said...

That is just soooo stunning. You are so talented.
x

Nettie said...

how amazing! a real work of art; pleased there were no blisters!

voodoo vixen said...

Oh my... Rose is just stunning!!

Jackie said...

WOW she is sooooo fab - I think she goes well with her boyfriend :)

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Absolutely wonderful ;) - enuf said!
Anne x

wendy vecchi said...

She is ADORABLE!!!
What a cute couple they make!
wendy

Darcy said...

Love it, she's a classy bird! I think I may have to get some of this grunge paper to play with.

Minxy said...

Oh my, what a stunning bird she is, loving the tailfeathers xx

Carmen said...

How, how, how did I miss this post? Lucky for me I was trawling to find your cuff post again and stumbled across her. She is an amazingly beautiful bird though... I have to say... with those earrings she would be labelled a chav round these parts. But sssshhh, I think she carries them off well. And I wont tell her if you don't ;) ;)

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