Sunday, March 1, 2015

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #10

Oh boy, do we have a fun Challenge for you all this month sponsored by Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft!!  (And .... an awesomly fun prize!!) For challenge #10, at the Mixed Media Challenge blog, we are doing birds of feather ... anything birds!!  So make sure to cruise on over to the challenge page and check out this month's challenge ... and if you do join in .... you could possiblly win a Gelatos Prize pack - there are 2 prizes this month!! C'mon, join in ... click here .... you can do it!!

Here is my project for this month's challenge ... my little bird sitting in her nest ... I had So much fun making this one!!  It was messy and I got to use a lot of little pieces of embellishment pieces that were sitting around looking for a home!  I also framed my canvas ... which makes it look like a real piece of art!

I started it by painting down some teal and white paint onto an 11x14 canvas!  I was going for an ombre look ... it worked kinda!


 I glued down a brown paper bag piece for the branch.  I left it nice and wrinkly for lots of good texture!!

And then I began building my nest ... SO much fun!! Burlap, old sticky leaf, branch pieces ... 

 I felt like the nest needed something that looked a little bit realistic.  I pulled out my stash of Linnie Bloom canvas pieces because I knew I had some leaves in there ... and sprayed them up!

I finished up my nest .... 

And then I made my cutie little bird ....

Finally, I put her in her nest! Doodled, added a little bit of fun around the canvas and tried I also framed my canvas ... fun frame totally re-purposed from Goodwill and spray painted silver!

So, come to the Mixed Media Challenge Blog and play along!! I promise you ... just trying to make something for the challenge will fun - and you just never know what you can create!! 


  1. This is adorable and looks like fun to make!

  2. I love your bird! I love the texture, esp in the nest!!

  3. What a wonderful collage piece, love your wee bird on her nest! Great project, thanks so much for sharing.

  4. Sweet! I love all the fun patterns and textures you used to put together your nesting bird. Blessings!