Thursday, February 14, 2008

Spring Flowers and Bird



I dont know if you remember this from an earlier post, it was just an unattractive metal piece. I gave it a through washing. I sprayed it with a good metal primer and handpainted the flowers and leaves. It measures about 16" high. Then I had the fun of trying to figure out what color and size of bird would look best. I chose a light green bird then decided this ribbon went great with the pink in the flowers. I haven't varnished the piece yet...it is hard to get a good photograph when the varnish shines. Please leave me feedback so I will know what you think of this, it was so fun and unusual.

6 comments:

Meggie said...

The birdie looks charming...she looks ever so pale green...perfect on the white background. What is she perched on? Is it a wall hanging?

Kari & Kijsa said...

Adorable! Happy Valentines Day!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

The Feathered Nest said...

Laurie, I think it's just precious!! I love that you painted the metal, too...and with the touch of your little bird, it's perfect! xxoo, Dawn

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Laurie! Cute little birdie in the charming what looks expensive Italian tole! J & J :)

Scrappy Jessi said...

so sweet!!!
love it!
love your new banner too!
oxoxoxo,
jessi

ScrapMomOf2 said...

WOW! It's fantastic!