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.)


  1. beautiful work! thanks for joining us!

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

  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!

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

  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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