Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Bird fabric collage "Home Sweet Home"

I spent the past few nights making this fabric collage.  I had many sources of inspiration. My best girls had an itch to get together this weekend and create from cigar boxes. I decided to use just the lid. I applied my rust technique found here.  I had also been inspired to play with heavily distressed fabrics after visiting Joanna Pierotti's blog.  You really should take a look at her gallery.  Finally, I had seen Karla's "Faux Vintage Photo" spotlight in the latest issue of Somerset Studio Gallery.  Karla taught us how to use wax paper over an image to give it an aged appearance. Love this technique!

Look for more collages from me in the new shop. Yes, I am finally starting to list a few pieces over at -








It will be a slow process but I've finally taken the plunge. Give that button a click and check her out. I appreciate your follows over there!  I have added email feed so that you will be notified if a new item is listed. Thank you for all of your support! xoxo Linking up to:







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47 comments:

  1. Asolutely gorgeous,Vicki!!!Love it.Thanks for sharing the link for rusting.
    Have a great week.
    Hugs,
    Marie

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  2. It´s a beautiful piece Vicki - love the layers and details and the hanger is perfect. Awesome.
    xo Tina

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  3. Hi Vicki, Oh it is beautiful. I love birds, and your color choice is wonderful. Thank you for sharing, have a wonderful week. Hugs, Terri

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  4. Oh Vicki, your art is so beautiful.... I love the ticking fabric and the lace together with the sweet little bird and nest, again it's just beautiful. Congrats on opening your store... I'm headed over to check it out!!!
    Hugs~~~ Daphne

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  5. Just joined as your newest follower at your shop... can't wait to see more of your beautiful art and vintage finds!!!
    hugs~~~ Daphne

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  6. Vicki, you come with such cute ideas.. It's beautiful..

    Pattie

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  7. Woo Hoo!!! Congratulations - and good luck with The Shop!! This is going to be FUN, FUN, FUN!!! Love the graphic in your collage....(Maybe I have a thing for birds?) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

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  8. Love this! Especially the 'torn' lace -- what a great effect that makes!

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  9. oh these collage is sooo sweet! you know how much i love my oiseaux! and yeah....your shop is now open!!! bonne chance mon amie...bonne chance! :)

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  10. I love ticking stripe...this is SO pretty. Now I'm off to visit your shop!

    XO,
    Jane

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  11. Hey the hanger was an idea I got from Joanna's work as well. I think I have seen Jeanette Janson do that too. So many talented people out there!

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  12. It's really beautiful! I love anything with birds and you are so talented! ♥

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  13. Congrats on the shop! Lovely collage, I especially like the bird photo. tweets get me every time : D
    xx
    z

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  14. Vicki,
    I have a thing for birds, old lace, and rusty pieces...I love this collage!! Your work is awesome!!
    Cindy

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  15. Vicki, Congrats on opening your shop! Love your collage!

    Carol

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  16. so very pretty! i love anything birdie - so i absolutely love this! xoxo, tracie

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  17. Way to go, Vicki!!! This is lovely and I bet anything you will do well in your sales.
    xo
    lynn

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  18. This is such a sweet post! And I love the birdie collage! As usual, great goodies to be found here! :)

    Hugs,

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  19. Hi VIcki, that is so pretty... like Tracie, I love everything with birds!... just looked at your shop, that little whisk broom is darling!... xoxo Julie Marie

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  20. Vicki, how gorgeus, I so love the distressed fabric behind the page, and the bird picture is wonderful- a beautiful collage, dear.
    Thanks for all the adresses,also-
    Hugs,Dorthe

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  21. Oh how pretty!
    Happy White Wednesday
    love
    Alison
    x

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  22. WOW you sure pulled this off in a stunning artwork kind of way.!!!
    Keep smiling and creating

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  23. Wow, I love this. Thanks so much for sharing the how to links.

    Just found you through White Wednesday and happy to be a new follower.

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  24. Lovely work! So sweet :)
    -Jessica & Holly
    Etsy.com/shop/chezjolly
    <3

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  25. You already know that I love this piece and how much I love birds!:) I actually finished my cigar box and really like how it turned out, can't wait for you to see!:) So glad to hear that your shop is up for business, it will do very well my friend!!! xo ♥

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  26. Your birdie-home collage is lovely with layering. And congrats on getting your online store going.

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  27. As usual, one word to describe your creation AWESOME! Love it and your talents are endless. Tiff

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  28. Good luck with the new shop!

    I love the wax paper/bird- looks great.

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  29. I love it! Thanks for all the links!

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  30. Just beautiful, Vicki. You know how much I love birds! Thanks for linking up with VIF. xoxo Debra

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  31. Your collage is beautiful with all it's interesting layers and details! I love birds!

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  32. This is my most favorite you have done, Vicki! It's really beautiful! I just love all the wonderful elements you have used...love the wax paper idea! Congrats on the new shop, too!

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  33. I love all the layers; it looks fab! Congrats on getting your shop up! I hope to get some things made this week, for mine! Happy 4 you~

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  34. Vicki....this is so gorgeous!

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  35. Great job!//...The texture is wonderful!

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  36. Hi Vicki, before I click on the links to learn some new techniques, I must tell you... that piece is BEAUTIFUL. truly. I need to collage again, I haven't in quite some time and seeing this makes me miss it even more! thanks for the inspiration! t. xoxoxoo

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  37. This piece is breathtaking, Vicki!!!!

    XO
    Cindy

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  38. Hi Vicki,
    This piece is beautiful! I love ticking, and yours is brown to boot-love, love!
    enJOY a lovely week,
    Kimberly

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  39. Wonderful project. I love the rooster and ticking is always great in any project. I love to see the creative projects like yours, I don't do much of that kind of work but love to look at it.

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  40. wow thats sharp,, really beautiful,

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  41. I LOVE it, thank you for sharing the links too!

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  42. Your piece is so delicious, I love it. Annette x

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  43. I am loving this piece. Is the bird figure on cloth or paper? Please inquiring mind wants to know...

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  44. This is so perfect in every way. I just won't ever get tired of birds! I love the small white frame around the bird and the fabric in the background reminds me of a jumper I had as a little girl! So pretty! ~Scarlett

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  45. I am so glad I popped over from Twinkle, Twinkle...this is so gorgeous. I absolutely love it! I love your style too. :) Looking forward to visiting again!!

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  46. Yeah, okay. First of all, WHAT a beautiful blog! Your style is absolutely elegant and I love the vintage feel that you've created here. Secondly, thank you for joining in The Sumer of Color this week! I'm honored to have you and this stunning fabric collage you've created. I love the wax paper technique and the rusted focal point. Just beautiful! Thank you for sharing this with us, xo

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  47. This is really beautiful...the layers are so soft and delicate...just lovely...xxx

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