Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Hello me Lovlies!

Now I'm worried - really worried, I've used Tildas two posts running. I get what it is about them now, it's not the cute images I like particularly but the ability to colour them in effectively with my promarkers.  Still a way to go to be anything like good a colouring them but improving I think

This week its Magnolia meets Mr. Mrs. Stampman as I search for ever different ways to use these stamps.

Magnolia is the Tilda of course and The Stampman Stamp is the fantastic lace nestie stamp from the new range designed by the lovely Jill. Have a look at their new collection here, they are brilliant and perfect for this weeks challenge at Try it on Tuesday.

The theme this week is to do a little up cycling, and whilst the stamps are most definitely new, the bangle I've used to sit her on and the chain and lace certainly are not.  They are from a bag of broken jewelery which I bought at the charity shop and I think my little tilda sits beautifully on it!

I've made this for one of my lovely friends Kerry, who came to our last workshop and did a demo with the promarkers for us. Not only that but being the generous soul she is she actually gave me the stamp!

Talking of friends, I thought I'd give you an update on the friend we have staying at the moment - of the nearly feathered variety

Still as ugly but much bigger. As you can see his eyes are open and those dark patches are the feathers coming through.  Every time I go in the room he starts tweeting to be fed and waddles across the cage to get to me. What is it to be a mother wood pigeon!! Really though it's a delight to see it growing so well after arriving here starved and half frozen!

There's delight a plenty over at Try it on Tuesday this week too so do pop over and have a look at the DT work and have a go at a little upcycling too if the fancy takes you.

Wonder what I can make out of baby pigeon? would it need gesso??............

x Michelle


Netty said...

Loving your pretty hanging and this has to be one of the best Tilda stamps; its because of the lollipop...crazy I know but cannot get my head around an image without a mouth and with this Tilda it doesn't matter. Sorry am now waffling.......
Your chick has grown tremendously, he obviously knows a good mother when he sees one....... Annette x

Yvonne said...

How beautiful is this lovely hanger?
Love the colours you have used to do her in, just perfect.
I think your colouring is perfect, you have it down to a fine art if you ask me!
How can you say he is not cute... he is adorable...and looking well xx

craftimamma said...

I agree with Yvonne, your colouring is spot on but carry on practising all you like Michelle if it means we get to see beautiful creations like this lovely hanging piece.

You are also very inspirational with how you use 'found' stuff. Aaargh, I love those Nestie stamps too. Something else for my wish list!!

Lesley Xx

Meggymay said...

Love your recycled bracelet, its made a super hanging.
The little bird sure got a good mum substitute when he came to you.

PatR said...

Another amazing project Michelle and I love it! Glad the little birdie is doing well. xx

Kerry said...

Michelle there is nothing wrong with your colouring. I really enjoyed myself on Friday, even though I was a bag of nerves but you and Janet looked after me as always. How lovely of you to make this fab creation for me, I will treasure it forever I LOVE IT!!
Big hugs & lots of love xx

Gez said...

awe, love your visitor. What a cutie :)

Your card is GORJUSS Michelle & your colouring is fantastic.

Wishing you & your family a lovely Easter. Gez.xx

Ildiko said...

You need a pot for the pigeon not gesso lol just kiding he'she looking good
And your project is gorgeous so is your colouring