Monday, October 19, 2009

A little Tweet!

Let’s hear it for Kimba and DIY Day!
Remember when I told you I was going to do some more tweaking to turn my lovely spring birdies into something a little more fall like? Well, here are the results!

This is what they looked like before. I still love the vintage bird images, but the idea of nest building seemed a little too spring like to me. So, I got it into my head that a tree silhouette would be just the thing. I also knew I wanted the background to be the same great graphic fabric I used on this wreath.

I spent a little while fooling around grouping and ungrouping and re-coloring clip art until I hit on the perfect silhouette (if you don’t know how to do this, read the Word help section on grouping – it will change your crafting life!), then I just printed it, cut it out, and popped it in the frame with the pretty modern fabric.

I love it! I feel like the colors were exactly the look I had in mind!

To keep each frame unique but with a cohesive look, I created a whole tree for one frame,

And this simple, single branch for the other frame.

A few more pictures because I’m so excited about how this turned out!

If you missed the post where I explained how to make the twig frames, just pop over here.

Happy DIY Day!



Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

Hi Hattie,
These are great!! Just the perfect motif for the season and I adore the twig frames too!
Thanks for stopping by my blog, I like you idea about using the birds in a pendant, that would be so cute!

Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating said...

That's a great idea for some inexpensive artwork! And the frames are perfect for them!

Katie said...

I just read up on re-coloring clip art a couple weeks ago and it seriously did change my life. Great project!

2sisters said...


Tim and Tracy said...

That looks fantastic! Perfect fall decor! I love that background fabric and all of the colors together.

northern cottage said...

this is darling!!

Abbie said...

Wow! My mouth dropped open at the "after" photo! Love it! I came from ASPTL!

Shady Lady! said...

THis looks great! What a great idea!

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

way adorable..

Anonymous said...

These are so cute. I love the fact that they're unique, textural and so fun! Great job.
pk @ Room Remix