Smiley from Happy Memorial Day Weekend!  How many of you have big holiday plans?  I think we will be working in the back yard some and I plan on spending lots of time in the studio getting inky!

Today I get to share with you the directions on how I put my Bird Sanctuary wall hanging together.


The background was die cut with Grand Labels One from illustration board.  Because the board was so thick, I die cut/embossed the background paper (October Afternoon – Fly a Kite) and then glued it down to the illustration board.    Of course, all the edges had to be sponged with Antique Linen.  The shelf is hobby wood trim that was painted black, sanded a bit, and then highlighted with Vintage Photo Distress Stain.


The flowers were die cut/embossed from Fly a Kite with Rose Creations and the edges were sponged with Antique Linen.  All the petals were curled and then glued together before inserting the brad in the middle.  All the leaves were die cut from GrungePaper with Foliage Die Template (inked in Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive).  You can see some of the new Floral Flourishes tucked away behind the leaves and the bird cage.


The birdcage and bird were die cut from GrungePaper with the Bird Sanctuary Die Template.  I chose GrungePaper for this because I wanted the flexibility of the GrungePaper so that I could curve the birdcage.  The birdcage was inked with Snow Cap pigment, highlighted with Juniper pigment ink and then with my finger, some gold paint was added for highlighting.  There might even be a little terra cotta in there . . . I kept playing with the ink colors before I got what I wanted.  Lots of ink layers.  The bird was inked with Broken China Distress Stain.

The sentiment is an old Penny Black stamp from my stash, The Journey.  The hanger is made with floral wire.

Well, I think that’s about all.  I didn’t write these when I finished the project and without it sitting in front me . . . well, I hope I didn’t leave anything out!

Thanks for stopping by today and remember . . . life is short, embrace the adventures of your day!



13 Responses to “Bird Sanctuary Wall Hanging!”

  1. I love the wall hanging thank you for the instructions. Have a nice Memorial Day weekend.

  2. Have a fabulous Memorial Day weekend, Sherry! I love your wall hanging.

  3. I love thi wall hanging, Sherry! Those flowers are so beautiful! Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

  4. TFS the ‘how-to’, Sherry – your wall hanging is beautiful!!
    Don’t work too hard outside – though it sure is sweet to not have rain, isn’t it?

  5. as always, your work is gorge and inspirational. you are my Oprah lol

  6. Absolutely love it! The flowers, the bird and the Victorian birdcage! I have to get my hands on that die. A really beautiful creation, as always. TFS

  7. Very nice Sherry. Thank you for sharing how you made the hanging.
    As for holiday plans…I’m waiting for hubby to get ready to go to a neighborhood barbeque, JoAnn’s tomorrow to spend some money 🙂
    then another barbeque on Monday….busy busy busy.

  8. LOVE this!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Whoever wins is LUCKY to get a Sherry art 🙂
    Have a great weekend! xo

  9. OMGOMGOMGOMG – absolutely drooling here – and getting that birdcage die for sure – gorgeous gorgeous Sherry!!!!! Have a blast of a weekend!!!!

  10. Wow…what a sweet sensation of a creation!!! Love all the flowers, the bird and bird cage….so AWESOME!!!

  11. Wow…what a sweet sensation of a creation!!! Love all the flowers, the bird, and bird cage….so AWESOME!!!

  12. Thank you for your inspiration and creativity. Love your blog.

  13. Beautiful! Wasn’t it also Indy weekend? I escaped with some girlfriends, but Beloved Spouse had a friend ride out from IN for Rolling Thunder….

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