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Sunday, 29 January 2012

Opus Gluei Challenge #123. Tweet, Chirrup and Trill.

It is my challenge this fortnight on the Opus Gluei challenge blog.

One of my favourite themes is all things Birdie so let rip with your Bird art this coming fortnight.
I drew a birdhouse template and cut it out of chipboard and covered it with Tim Holtz papers. I then paper pieced a couple of adorable birds to live in the birdhouse. 

These birds are chipboard shapes from Twiddlebitz but when they arrived they were far smaller than I thought they would be so had to redraw them bigger to fit my grand plan (Ahem). 

Now I drew them freehand but if my brain cell had been around the front I would have realised that I could have scanned them and printed them out bigger and it would have been much easier. Hindsight is such a wonderful thing is it not? It always puts me in such a jolly mood...

Click on the pictures to make them bigger, you will be glad to know that the second picture blows up nice and big.

Onto my baby birds, my dear little chickies... 
C'mon Ladies -enjoy the new poobahs!


Happy creating!


Sue said...

This is fab Gini, and if those two are helping you take over the world, I'm on your side lol x


This is AWESOME Gini - love love love it!!
The birds are fab., and so are the blokes! Your unique creations never fail to thrill!

Hope you and yours are having a wonderful weekend - hugs, Sylvia xxx

Jana said...

Your birdhouse is magical. Your enlargement is perfect. And those new Poobahs, well, no one is expecting anything from them other than gorgeousness. Yeah.

Deena said...

this was too funny...made me giggle hysterically...so glad you did this project!

Rosemary said...

I loved this challenge and creating something for it took my mind off of things for a bit. your creation is brilliant, I love how you coped when what you got wasn't what you expected. Lovely!

The birds are so cute, and I adore the pink. Now, about those new poobahs, I don't think they need to wear horns, no, not a bit. Oh my!

Electra said...

This is delightful, Gini! Whenever you draw things freehand, it turns out so wonderful! I adore these birds. And the (ahem) new Poobahs.
You didn't draw them freehand, did you?

Margaret said...

I still have mine and it's STILL hanging, it's particularly popular with my daughter's friends, can't think why??! Mx

Karen said...

ooooo be still my beating heart hahaha!!! Looking at the 1st pic I just knew there would be some naughtiness behind those circles hahaha!!! Fabulous piece of work my lovely xxx

Sherry Edwards said...

Terwittt Terwooo!!! Very nice, and so is your birdy creation Gini! No, it's more than just very nice, it's beautiful - so pweeettty! Hope you're well and happy Gini xx

Kristen said...

I love your happy birds and all the texture, pattern and color to your project. It is truly fun and inspirational. I would love to see these as a book for kids... they are really engaging.
I love working will all the fellow Opus Gals! What talent you all have!

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

Que belo e doce casa de pássaros!
Gostei muito!