Thursday, December 30, 2010

Theme Thursday - Patterns

A new challenge (for me) is Theme Thursday! I hope to make it for each challenge, as I want to find ways to be creative and keep the juices flowing. If I am having an off day, or the energy is sapped, then I will bypass it till the following week. I am stronger than I was last year, and certainly much stronger than two years ago, so I thought perhaps it would be OK to push myself just a wee bit.

This week on Theme Thursday the challenge is to do any kind of pattern:

Steampunk Bird
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This is done on a 4 x 4. Before Christmas, I found some bird tape in a sale bin and added it to my stash, and today I had a use for it. I had a steampunk bird stamp I've been wanting to use, so it all came together. I made it to look like directions for an old mechanical bird. Ledger paper is the background, distress inks were used along with a metal label, wire, key, tiny gears, arrow and brad. Sakura pens used for accent. (In case it's not real obvious, the repeating birds on the tape is my pattern.)

8 comments:

  1. beautiful work! thanks for joining us!

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  2. Great steampunk collage.
    Happy New Year !!!

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  3. I love the steampunk! They are always so fun to look at and you did a great job! I am so glad that you are doing so much better than you were 2 years ago, and I praise the Lord for that! Love you!

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  4. WOW! This is really impressive. So many wonderful details. I love it! Good work.

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  5. everything comes together so beautifully!! love the ledger background! and how did you make the tape??? it is FANTASTIC!!

    happy new year to you!

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