Love Warms Every Nest Springtime Vignette

Love Warms Every Nest Springtime Vignette for Petaloo International

Hello, Friends!  Don’t you just love springtime?  One of my favorite things about this lovely season is the return of all the little songbirds.  Birds will build a nest in the oddest spots. Last year, a pair of bluebirds built their nest in our neighbor’s mailbox, and all anxiously anticipated the arrival of those baby birds.  Thinking about this inspired me to make this Love Warms Every Nest Springtime Vignette for Petaloo International.

Love Warms Every Nest Springtime Vignette by Kathy Clement for Petaloo International Photo 1

Lovebirds Nesting in a Rusty Wagon

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I’ve been saving this little metal wagon for just the right project.  After treating it with Prima Rust Paste, it was filled with a bed of Spanish Moss.  Then I added this cute little bird nest.  Next I painted some miniature eggs with Distress Oxide Ink and added them to the nest.  Then I had the best time creating a garden full of pretty Petaloo flowers in shades of purple, green and white.

Love Warms Every Nest: Building the Base

Love Warms Every Nest Springtime Vignette by Kathy Clement for Petaloo International Photo 3

Earlier this year, I happened across a fabulous clearance sale at Michael’s where I found this chunky 4″ x 4″ canvas which was perfect for the base of my vignette.  I covered it with a green floral print from Graphic 45’s Place in Time Deluxe Collector’s Edition.  Then I wrapped it with these lovely bird feathers.  Next, the top was covered with more Spanish Moss and more pretty flowers and butterflies.

Love Warms Every Nest Springtime Vignette by Kathy Clement for Petaloo International Photo  4The chipboard tag is attached to a mini chalkboard that is in turn attached to a clothespin.  This way, I can just clip the tag onto the side of the wagon and it stands all on its own.  The tag is from Graphic 45’s A Place in Time Deluxe Collector’s Edition.

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Love Warms Every Nest Springtime Vignette by Kathy Clement for Petaloo International Photo 6

Making this sweet little vignette was almost as much fun as planting real flowers.  I hope it brought some sunshine into your life, too.

You can find a supply list at the end of this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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8 thoughts on “Love Warms Every Nest Springtime Vignette

  1. June Carole Phipps

    Soo cute, you have made my day.
    I’m holding you to that crafting weekend if you make it to the Norfolk Broads!!! Hope you are having a super Easter.
    Greetings from UK

  2. Helen

    Kathy, this is such a delightful creation–perfect for celebrating Easter or any Spring occasion. You inspire me with the way you bring together so many random items from your stash to make something beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  3. soozyb2013

    This must have taken you more than a day to complete. wow, the detail is amazing. Hope you are enjoying a well deserved rest after this one. 😉

  4. Carol Edwards

    Hope your Easter holidays going well Kathy. Love what you’ve done with this collection in a rusty old wagon. The little nest is so sweet as are all the wonderful colours mixed together. As always you are such a clever lady.hugs x

  5. Gina

    Hey Kathy,
    I have no eyes enouph to looke at your amazing and beautiful creation WoW WoW WoW.
    Mvg Gina Belgium

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