Friday, November 19, 2010

Birds of a Feather


Over the years one of my dearest friends Alexanne has rescued more than her share of exotic birds. One of the benefits of having so many feathered friends is...
feathers, feathers and more feathers.
They come in all shapes and sizes. I never cease being mesmerized by the beauty of their color and iridescence.
I attached the feathers of a Blue-and-Yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna) and a Yellow-headed
Amazon (Amazona oratrix) parrot by sewing them onto a strip of cloth
and affixing them to the card. I continued the stitching around the edge for a frame effect.
Stitching is one of the themes at Gingersnap Creations...go have a look.

29 comments:

Mermaid's Palette said...

Cynnie-
Thanks for visiting my blog- I have enjoyed checking out your fun art also! My son is in Germany in the Air Force, you are my first follower from Grermany!
Sheryl

~*~Patty S said...

Love how you use those gorgeous feathers Cyn!
Really stunning ... I feel so lucky you made me a pretty feather card when we did our Pinky Pink swap...I like touching it too!
Happy Friday Sweet Friend!
oxo

Sue@MyArtsDesire said...

OOOOH! I love this...the natural elements, colors, texture, the beautiful words...yum, yum, yummy!

Sandy said...

Oh wow Cynnie die ist toll.
Wunderschönes Kärtchen. Ich bin mal wieder begeistert.

Li said...

i really like the colorful feather - and the way you applied it, xx

Anneke said...

Lovely stitches, beautiful feathers!!! I like this one too!!

Petra Tillmann said...

Great card Cynnie! Love the stitching and the feathers have great colors!

Janine said...

tollll, ich habe auch eine ganze menge Feder, habe Jahren lang dreamcatchers gemacht :)) die Karte ist super toll!!

Franz said...

Great job Cynnie! Beautiful!

Ciao!

Francesco

Carola Bartz said...

Very beautiful, Cynnie. I love the colors of the feathers - the blue reminds me of the jays here.

Terry said...

I think my bird needs saving - from me!!! Only kidding Cynnie! He is 23+ years and so mean. He has already lived quite longer than expected, by about 10 years. Patagonia conure's don't really life that long. Beautiful card!!

-teri said...

Goodness you are busy- I missed you last post! The Christmas Star is lovely. And this card and the addition of fabric and feathers- very cool. As I said before I can see some new uses for all my quilting scraps!

Evelyn S. said...

Oh...how delightful and beautiful, Cynnie! What an ingenious creation.....but that's you, isn't it?

Lynn Stevens said...

What a creative take on the challenge and such Beautiful feathers!

Cristina said...

This card is stunning! I love it! Your blog is full of inspirational and wonderful artworks, bravissima! Ciao!

Alexanne Stone said...

Imagine my surprise, delight and the love of friendship I felt when I opened your blog today and saw the feathers from some of those beloved birds! This is absolutely GORGEOUS and the Blue & Gold Macaw is Gemma (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMiOyCd6ibQ) and the yellow headed Amazon was Captain. I just LOVE your work, Cyn! Thank you!

Steph said...

Love this piece Cynnie...."Love your life"...so appropriate... have a happy day...

wearestampers said...

Love the look using feathers! Your stitching is a great frame!

JeanFB said...

Wow, Cynnie, this is exquisite! Such beautiful birds, so nice of them to share their craft supplies, LOL!! I love what you've done here - the feathers really shine, and the stitching as a frame is the perfect accent. So happy to have you play along over at Gingersnap Creations!

stampdiva said...

Hi Cynnie, for some reason I am not receiving e-mail notification of new posts for your (and another favourite Blog I visit). Anyway, decided to see if you have any new posts and boy have I missed out on amazing art.
Gorgeous colours on the feather and such a unique take on this challenge.
Lynne x

Gaby Bee said...

Diese Karte ist echt cool!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Boah, wie klasse, die Farben der Federn sind ein Hit.

Catharina Maria said...

What a beautiful card !
love ♥RINI♥

Mary said...

It 'been a while that does not step in soon ...
I was breathless!
:-) Beautiful all!
kissss mary

Nancy Maxwell James said...

I just love the gorgeous feathers on this card! amazing colors and design!
Hope you stay warm with that snow - you are way ahead of Michigan! :) have a great weekend!

keineisteinek said...

Das kleine Regenbogenstück.

smArtee said...

What a perfect mix...The way it comes together is awesome...the feathers are so pretty....I really love it..!

One4Joy said...

This is stunning!

Godelieve said...

Wow, what an amazing beauty!

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