Sunday, January 22, 2012

Burlap and felt art, take two...

Hi Everyone!  I know it's winter, but it is SOOOOO cold up here on the hill.  The wind blew all last night which of course made it even colder!  I wish I had gone with the snowbirds south for the winter.... someday...maybe...  Okay, enough with the pity party.  And on to take two of yesterday's flower and burlap project.

So, let's recap, shall we.  I started out by stapling burlap to a canvas I had left over from another project.
 And then this is what I put together with felt flowers and a red bird that I had.  But I didn't like it and couldn't decide what to do next with it.  So I left it alone.
 I came back to it today and this is what I did with it.
 I put this together and set it carefully on the easel, took the picture and then proceeded to knock it off the easel.  I put it back together without looking at my camera and it wasn't until I uploaded the pics did I realize I had put the flowers on in a different order.
 Not that the order of the color matters, I just wanted to explain why the flowers looked different from the first picture to the last.  I sewed three black glass beads to the center of each flower which I think really helped the way the flowers looked.  The stem is made from a piece of jute that I lightly stained because the original color was too light.  Then I glued them all to the burlap. 
 And of course you can't forget the red bird.
 The picture doesn't do the jute stem justice.  It looks much better in person. 
I think it looks much better than the original.  I don't know what I was thinking on take one.  I must of had some vision of something, or maybe I lost my mind.  Who knows!  What would you have done with them?

Well, now I need to get cracking on the other projects I started yesterday.  Hope your weekend is restful and productive.  Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. ohh, I definitely like "take II" :) sooo pretty!


  2. Hi Holly~

    Your are projects are both darling & inspiring. Thank you for always dropping by & leaving such kind comments, I really do appreciate it! Also, thanks for sharing the love at my {k.i.s.s.} blog bash. :)


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  3. hiya holly , i love this project i might give it a go ? you made it look really simple x tfs
    happy crafting

  4. Those felt flowers are awesome, and jute is a GREAT idea. I don't think ribbon would have been the same.

  5. Those are darling and the little red bird is SO cute!! Wonderful job.

  6. Hi! I'm visiting from the Sunday Social blog hop. Your burlap art is adorable. I looked around a bit and I like your creations! I'm looking forward to being inspired as a new follower.


  7. Awesome idea and the bird is cute.

  8. I do like the redo better. I so love the burlap and felt look. The flowers are so pretty, but I truly fell in love with the red bird. So cute. Thanks for sharing you creative inspiration at Sunday's Best party!

  9. Burlap is so versatile - and the birdie is pretty cute! Thanks

  10. This is SOO adorable! I have some burlap...and felt, just no canvas. Where do you get your canvas for a reasonable price?

    I would love is you shared this on my Take it on Tuesday blog hop!!