Saturday, February 16, 2008

HOME IS WHERE YOU BUILD YOUR NEST

THE WORLD IN YOUR GARDEN
i found this old book...with this title...and thought it would be a good base for an art collage...
click on pictures for a larger view...



i added a wired branch across the bottom of the piece and crocheted a nest that i balanced between two branches like a pocket to hold the baby bird and scattered green upholstery leaves about the whole piece...



I added a bit of glass rosary beads with an antique 12kt. gold cross attached



and this german scrap mommy bird checking out the new member of her family living in her nest! (the white spots are glare from my camera..)



i added some vintage plastic flowers from a vintage pair of earrings...(yes all the blue flowers were on one pair of very blue earrings! Came with a matching necklace too! tons of blue! and also some vintage heavy lace...

have a wonderful day!!!

hugz til next time!

8 comments:

vivian said...

beautiful barbara! Your so creative!

The Rose Room said...

Absolutely fabulous:) Rachaelox

Beth Leintz said...

Nice reminder that spring will get here eventually!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I've never tried to do a collage on a book cover, I keep thinking I will. Yours is a good inspiration for me to try it

Heather - Speckled Egg said...

LOVE your new banner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Caleen said...

you are an inspiration.. the book collage is just beautiful.. I have wanted to use a book board but, never started it.. Maybe I will now...
Thanks...

Kari & Kijsa said...

**Shhhh!**
You are invited to a SURPRISE BLOGGY BIRTHDAY PARTY for kari this Wednesday, Feb 20.
She is turning 40!!!

I would love for you to stop by the party on Wednesday to surprise (hopefully!) the birthday girl, enjoy a bite of cake, sprinkle a little of your magic birthday dust, and check out the party favor giveaway!

blessings,
kijsa

Elizabeth said...

Barb!!
your collage is fantastic!! I love all of your glorious details!! you are the Queen of perfect details!! Now you have given me yet another reason to not skip the next lIbrary used book sale!! the sales run every month and I have not successfully avoided one yet- I always find at least ONE treasure!!! Yet again you have inspired me!!
Hugs!
Elizabeth

one of my sweet valentines

shoop shoop

the grandbabies

create your own slideshow

garden fairy purse

garden fairy purse

JUNQUE BRACELETS

JUNQUE BRACELETS

white bracelet

white bracelet

mary bracelet

mary bracelet

turquoise bracelet

turquoise bracelet

glass knobs

glass knobs

have a seat....

have a seat....