Monday, April 5, 2010

Give Me Wings...

I am participating in a Chunky ATC swap on the Stampers Anonymous Yahoo group. The only requirements are the size - 2.5 x 3.5 and 1.5 inch thick, use Stampers Anonymous stamps and you have to decorate all sides. Here's mine...

Give Me Wings:

I covered the block of wood with old book text and removed some of the print with Masking Tape on the front and back - I left all the print on the sides. Color was added using the wrinkle free distress technique with blue distress inks. The bird on this side was stamped on glossy card stock, blended with color and then I glued idea-ology packaging over top - this gives the bird more structure than just paper alone. The bird's rest is a drawer pull.

The Other Side:

The chandelier and bird cage were embossed. The bird was stamped on white card stock, I used pens to add the flower color and covered with Matte Accents.

Close Up:

The bird nest is made using pearls, wire and needle nose pliers - if there is interest I can do a tutorial on how to make the nest -it's very easy! The feet are small wooden spools painted with black dabbers and then some gold. Then to add a little interest I wrapped some wire around them.

The sides:

The Give Me Wings sentiment stamp is the inspiration for the entire piece (cuz I love bird stuff). The sides are the sentiment - this side - give me wings (grungeboard). The film strip ribbon with the birds on a wire wrap around the sides.

And I:

Will fly:

I really enjoy working with these chunky blocks of wood - although I will admit that I do like the tag size more - see mine here - because I have more room to put more stuff on the piece!

Happy Monday and Happy Creating!

KAT

The Stuff:
Stamps - all Stampers Anonymous - Mostly Tim Holtz line
Ink - Chipped Sapphire, Broken China, Faded Jeans, Wild Honey Distress Inks; Jet Black, Coffee, Sepia Archival (Ranger)
Other - Drawer pull, ornate plate (idea-ology), 22 gauge wire, pearls, cobber & silver embossing powder (Ranger), wooden spools, plastic packaging scraps from idea-ology packaging, grungeboard wings, pitch black & gold paint dabbers (Ranger), masking tape, misc metal letters

26 comments:

Kathy said...

Very cool looking. I like the blue and black color scheme and the bird theme. Never heard of chunky ATC's before. I like it a lot. I'll have to get my husband to cut some wood so I can make some myself.

Nanc said...

I love your chunky ATCs. You did a lot of work on these and they are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing

Barbara said...

Awesome! Love your "stuff"
Barbara

Barbara Mason said...

Very cool birdy chunky--I too gave one I kept some feet --I really like the wire wrap on the spools!!! Elevating the chunks really gives them a lift! I too will be making more of these!!!

Lori said...

This is very cool! Love the bird theme, of course! And by all means, share how to do the nest, it looks very cool! Great work as usual, Kat!

inge said...

Hello Kat,

I love the chunky ATC's ! I've seen several on the blogs of other ATT'ers and I'm jealous not to be in this swap... They are real pieces of art to decorate someones home !

I like the colorscheme you used and all the details like the knob or the birdsnest.

greetings from Belgium
Inge

paperqueen said...

Love them! I just got a new supply of wood from a friend and would love another chunky swap on ATT.
The bird theme is great!
Eileen

Hels Sheridan said...

OMg, this is AMAZING...I need to own one of these...so much to look at..and the birdy nest is inspired!! Love it loads..can you tell?? ROFL X

Hels Sheridan said...

OMg, this is AMAZING...I need to own one of these...so much to look at..and the birdy nest is inspired!! Love it loads..can you tell?? ROFL X

Evelyn S. said...

It's just pretty wonderful, KAT!

pat said...

Amazing work! I love the Chunky!
Hugs, Pat Smith

Kathy Eddy said...

Wow, this is amazing Kat! Please do the tutorial on how to make the wire bird nest. I would love to know how!

Anonymous said...

Love the idea of the chunky ATC, and love the work you've done on this. The bird's nest is fab.

Marilyn

Shelly Hickox said...

LOVE this Kat!

Linda B said...

I think this is awesome! Thanks for the inspiration:) You always make such beautiful, original items...I love it:D

Dorothy said...

Amazing Kat!!!

Sherry Goodloe said...

oooooo weeeeee, that is just the best looking chunky atc I've ever seen kat! you did a fab-u-lous job on this creation!!

Keitha said...

Kat, your ATC is fabulous! I, too, love bird stuff - and would love a tutorial on making those nests.

Riet said...

What a beautiful priject you have made.

Thryth said...
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Thryth said...

Stunning chunky atc! Everything ties into together so well. The flow from one side to the next is amazing! Very cool!
Lori Northon

Nancy said...

Beautiful, Kat! I love the chunkies, too - what fun they are!

Anonymous said...

your work is great!luv those chunks! lol cher

jennifer said...

love the bird theme and would like to see a tute of the nest, tfs

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Wanda H said...

Fabulous!!!