Monday, March 17, 2014

My Other Creations: Traveling Bird Fabric Collage

I am a pro-bird crafter!  I love the simple silhouette of a cute fat-bellied birdie.  So I decided to make a traveling bird fabric collage:

Part of the inspiration for this piece came from a fabulous blog I recently discovered called "A Vintage Journey."  It's a blog dedicated to all sorts of lovely art that's influenced byTim Holtz.  And the members of the Design Team are incredible!  Many of them have been long-time favorites of mine whose work I always look forward to seeing.

The piece I made reflects Tim Holtz because I used several swatches of Tim Holtz fabric and I also used his distress inks to add some depth and dimension here and there.  Plus he's created many fabulous stamp sets featuring birds and crowns.

I finished off the piece by stamping a "Fly" sentiment and giving this bird some traveling food (cupcakes are perfect for any scenario life has to offer).

Thinking of birds makes me happy and it also makes me think that maybe just maybe Spring is on the way!


  1. Andrea you're the Queen of fabric! Wonderful as always! Barbarayaya

  2. Andrea....this is such a cool project. Barbarayaya above is ARE the queen of fabric art! I just love how you colorize your fabrics through blending and bleeding the colors. They always look so original and wonderful! This is really a cute project. I love the stitched bird in the center. All of the fabrics that you've put together in the background really do work well together so beautifully. I see Tim's patterns tucked in there! :) Thanks for sharing your unique art with us at A Vintage Journey. <3 Candy

  3. Love this mixed media style Andrea with beautiful colours and images. Great to see Tim's fabrics being used like this. Thanks for travelling on A Vintage Journey and sharing your gorgeous project with us.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  4. What a cool traveling bird! Love your collage and all the pretty fabric layers! Wonderful use of Tim's fabric line and Distress inks! Thank you for playing along with us on our first journey at A Vintage Journey.