Friday, January 14, 2011

Pay It Foward 2011 Project

I completed this project using Tim Holtz's Caged Bird die. I bought this die a couple months ago and I am finally using it =)On Facebook (if you aren't my friend, go and add me - Jo Paperdrama), there is a post going around called "Pay It Forward". It reads: "Pay it Forward in 2011: I promise to send an original creation to the first 5 people who leave a comment here. They must, in turn, post this and send something they make to the first 5 people who comment on their status. The rules are that it must be handmade by you, and it must be sent to your 5 people sometime in 2011." I thought this was really cool and I decided to join in on the fun. Now I have committed myself into making 5 handmade projects for 5 lucky gals. I was brainstorming and this is what I came up with:

The base is a frame that was purchased at Michael's. I then added some burlap, feathers, a skeleton leaf and a handmade flower. The birdcage is adorned with bronze brads. I used Lindy's Stamp Gang's Moon Shadow Mists on the cage and on the flower petals, as well as the bird. Both the bird and the birdcage were cut from chipboard. I adhered some dictionary paper to the bird. Then it was inked with Walnut Stain and Tea Dye distress inks. As a final touch to the bird, I sprayed it with Burnished Bronze Glitz Spritz from Lindy's Stamp Gang.

I truly hope that the girls love what I am making for them. One down, Four more to go. Thanks for stopping by and you can watch my video here.


  1. Wow it's so beautiful!!! Love it so much.

    Greetings from the Netherlands, Marian

  2. great idea:D
    I have only one birdcage die piece. from a friend of mine and I really don t want to use it because it is so cute! Your project came out really nice.

  3. Hi Joanne I have been following your blog for a good bit and I just LOVE this idea. I love your bird cage its gorgeous. I feel so excited to start creating thanks for the challange love it!

  4. wow!! That is really gorgeous!! Great work.

  5. This is is wonderful Joanne!
    I am fairly new to the assemblage
    world and am so inspired by this !
    Love the pay it forward concept!
    Beautiful BLog!

  6. Jo, this birdcage is gorgeous... Super talented..

  7. hi Joanne I love your bird cage it is absolutely gorgeous. I took a class at the montclair store from you a while back with my friend Nikki. I was wondering if there is any chance you could give me a private class to make this beautiful bird cage? You are such a inspiring teacher and I miss your classes!!!
    Thank you!
    Susan Stitt