Challenge this week at Sunday Stamper in homage to AlfieCat was - birds!
Well having two feline master criminals of my own I knew I had to make something with cats and birds.
We have a LOT of bird feeders in our garden hanging off our old apple tree as my husband loves encouraging birds into our wildlife garden. We often see our two cats prowling around underneath the tree hoping the birds will suddenly drop to the floor so they can easily catch them - they haven't been very lucky with this tactic so far.
I thought I'd make something "tall" and 3D to resemble the tree and feeders with the birds at the top and cats down below!
So let's start at the bottom and work up!
The feet are some wooden balls with Chipped Sapphire sponged on. The base is an art part (yes still got loads left Gillian and Gabrielle) covered in a circle of grunge paper that had some Tim tissue tape stuck on top. Fresco snowflake paint on that and a mixture of Tumbled Glass and Faded Jeans distress ink sponged on.
Now for the cylinders. For the tall one I put some tissue tape across some grunge board and cut out with the On the Edge scallop die. Again fresco snowflake paint and then a mixture of Tumbled Glass and Worn Lipstick distress ink. The flourishes were stamped in Aged Mahogany.
For the smaller cylinder again tissue tape and fresco paint this time Rusty Rose and Snowflake. The Stampotique cats was stamped and embossed in black around the strip and a little Black Soot added over the top. An extra cat was cut out to sit on top of the ring.
Moving up to the birds. I used the wrinke free distress technique with Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans and Weatheredd Wood to make the background and then added some Worn Lipstick with a bit of cut and dry. Stamped over the top in Chipped Sapphire with the Papillion back ground stamp and cut out a load of PaperArtsy small birds. I glued some wire in between each bird and edged in Chipped Sapphire. I put some dry flower oasis in the big cylinder to stick the birds in.
The finishing touch was to add the tweet and meows
I really enjoyed making this, nice to work in 3D instead of on a canvas or a tag and it made my husband laugh!