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Monday, 18 January 2016

Calico Cuckoo?!




Hello all!  January is vanishing fast, and there's still the tax return to do.  (What can I say?  I've always been a deadliner!)  So what better than some crafty procrastination?!  I'm over at the Calico Craft Parts blog today with another offering for you.

I'm not sure the Tim Holtz bird is really a cuckoo (though he's close enough in shape), but I'm never one to let accuracy get in the way of a good bit of alliteration.

If you'd like to see the rusty home I've created for him in more detail, do hop across and check it out.   I've managed to capture some sunshine too!  For now, I'll love you and leave you, and hope to see you soon.

And hear the pleasant cuckoo loud and long,
The simple bird that thinks two notes a song.
Henry William Davies

25 comments:

Terry said...

Off, off and away to check this out! Happy Weekend and Hugs from CA!

Nan G said...

Cuckoo for the cuckoo! Love your take on making rust.

brenda said...

Some of us need deadlines Alison or so I am told, apparently it makes for more efficiency !

Off to have a look at the full photo of your birdie creation.

B x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A stunning project! So much love in it !

Jackie P Neal said...

off for a closer look!

Inky and Quirky said...

Off to check it out, no doubt it'll be fab
Hugs
Donna xxx

Diana Taylor said...

A stunning piece of work - I've just popped over to see the whole gorgeous thing and I love everything about it!

Astrid Maclean said...

Love the title already, so off for a closer look...

Joi at RR said...

So many luscious layers that equal LOVELY Alison. Your cuckoo is perfect and I loved your tag from the very beginning. It all came together marvelously. j.

Lisa Minckler said...

Alrighty, so it's my third visit here already this morning and each time I want to leave a comment but I feel so repetitious to say what you already know. So, without further adieu, I'm just gonna stand here and drool and mumble incoherently as I take in all the fabulous textures and design and colors. That radiating warmth of this makes me happy. :)
Big hugs!
Lisa x

Chrissy said...

I just love all the rusty bits and that gorgeous flourish Alison..Corrugated card is the best to me..and your bird is gorgeous with all the other added details..superb project..

luv CHRISSYxx

Corrie Herriman said...

Just checked it out and it is lovely. The little bird, the textures, the colours, the layers, the lot !
Corrie x

Vintagehandmade said...

Wow, Alison, what a fantastic piece of art this is! I love your rusty bits, the bird, the corrugated cardboard so perfectly aged and your awesome textures! Stunning! Hugs! Branka xxx

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a fabulous combination of elements you have used to create this beauty - and no little birds harmed in the making!! Hugs, Chrisx

rachel said...

looking good - off for a closer look xx

Coco said...

Absolutely gorgeous project Alison!!! Just left a comment for you on the blog..
And I love the delicate stamping and inking on your bird (or maybe is it a patterned paper?...)
Hugs Coco xx

butterfly said...

Yes, it is patterned paper on the cuckoo, which I've inked and sanded xx

Team Clark said...

I was so thrilled by this lovely project, Alison! TFS!

catherine said...

It is such a fabulous project Alison and so much to look at. Love all the textural element to it and your bird sits so beautifully with everything.
x catherine

Paper Profusion said...

It's wonderful Alison, a project to bring cheer for sure. Nicola x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That's a great project. I liked your take on the curlicues.... just glue the bits back on where you want. All that lovely rust and shimmer--together!

Gio said...

mmm I am pretty curious about your cuckoo, going there :-)

Kirsten said...

Gorgeous project!

Julia Aston said...

Just took a peek - what a wonderful hanging you created - wonderful rusted look on the cardboard backing! Julia xx

Brenda Brown said...

Just love how your tag grew and with such wonderful effects.
hugs Brenda xxx