Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Winter Bird - Assemblage

Hello Makers!

I would like you to meet Mrs. Higgimbotham, pictured below. She lives up north...you know, up north. She is waiting for hubby to come back from hunting; they need to stock up on food for the rest of the winter. Come spring, the little ones will be born. While waiting for the Mr. to get back, she made herself a scarf and hat using burlap she got from Canvas Corp Brand; they do deliver everywhere, even up north.

Ok....so I had too much fun creating Mrs. Higgimbotham, that I created a story around her. I made this project for the Canvas Corp Brand (CCB) Februrary Challenge - Cold Weather #ccbchallenge. Mrs. H. is made using CCB's red canvas. I used a blanket stitch with embroidery thread. I have also stitched a freshwater pearl for the eye. I added some vintage lace on the wing. Her hat and scarf is made using CCB natural burlap.  The nest  is made of CCB's natural burlap and jute. I sculpted the eggs out paper clay and painted them with teal and brown acrylic paint.

I used a cigar box for the substrate. On the outside I stenciled and painted it, mainly because I wanted to hide the cigar embossed letters. For the inside I used texture paste, added markings, then painted it with white, teal and blue acrylic paint and glitter. I used artificial leaves, green and Spanish moss; all which have been painted white, textured and glittered.



Here is Mrs. Higgimbotham














13 comments:

  1. This is such a fantastic project!! I love how you've created your little bird and the wonderful story! Thanks so much for joining in this month's Canvas Corp Brand challenge! We look forward to seeing you again! Hugs, DT Karla

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  2. This is fantastic! Thanks for joining the Canvas Corp Brands February Challenge!

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  3. Love this!!! Thanks for playing along at CCB ��

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  4. What a lovely project! Mrs. Higgimbotham is really adorable so as all the cute details.
    Thank you for joining in with our Challenge at Canvas Corp Brands!
    xx

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  5. love the fargo accent! great project! Thank you for joining us at CCB February Challenge.

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  6. Cute winter bird!)) Thanks for joining us from Canvas Corp Brands !

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  7. Great project thank for playing along with the Canvas Corp Brands Challenge

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  8. This is so delightful! Love the story! The bird is so cute! Thanks for joining CCB!

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  9. So cute! Love your little story also :)

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  10. Gorgeous, love all the dimension and pretty embellishments. Thanks for joining us over at Canvas Corp Brand and look forward to seeing you again soon.
    Hugs
    Linda xx
    CCB DT

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  11. Thanks for joining us at Canvas Corp Brands Monthly Challenge.

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  12. I love this!! Thanks for playing along with CCB!

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  13. this is so cute)) Thanks for joining us from Canvas Corp Brands !

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