Bird Plaque CI challenge

My friends are so used to me now asking them to save corks, jam jar lids etc they even ask me if I want things before they throw them out.  I am not normally surprised at what they do throw away although when Sandra, a friend from the village, asked if I wanted her bathroom door to paint on I was a bit taken aback.  The door came but unfortunately it had a little wood worm in the frame.  Not wanting to waste any precious wood Freddie took it apart for me.

This month Crafty Individuals (links on the side bar) started a monthly challenge.  This months theme is squares.  Here is a plaque I made for the challenge using one of the door panels.


The panel has been coated with two coats of acrylic paint.

I stamped into clay with the bird stamp.  Painted it dark brown, rubbed in the gold wax and fixed it with hair spray.  The square in the middle is a piece of mount board that I painted to look similar to one of the corners on the stamp and sealed it with modge podge.  The squares at the bottom have also been made from mount board.  I painted them with acrylic paint, stamped on to them and then embossed them.

The embellishments have been attached using PVA glue except for the key which I have attached using silicon glue.

Stamps used:  Crafty Individuals Script CI017, Background CI116 and The Birds CI265.

Best Wishes Florence.


  1. Florence, thank you for your lovely comments on my blog. It is particularly appreciated when I see the gorgeousness of your work ! I really love this piece, it is very inspirational ! Thanks again !


    • Hi. sorry no name came through on the message. If you are who I think you are you have a “treasure” on your latest post. It was a pleasure to visit your blog. Thank you for sparing the time for a visit and your very kind words. They are really appreciated.
      Kind Regards Florence.


    • Hi Von. Lovely to hear from you. Thank you for your lovely comment it is really appreciated. As for my friends – Don’t they just! LOL. This one is for me. It is to go on wall above a pair of ornate kissing chairs I have which are of a similar colour.
      Kind Regards Florence.


    • Hi Sally. I think we have just crossed in blog land. LOL. You have a fabulous blog. I was just checking out your photos of North Wales. They brought back lovely memories. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a lovely comment.
      Regards Florence.


  2. You never cease to amaze me – this is wonderful. Lucky you having Freddie to cut things down for you (can imagine if I asked – with a full door!!). Love how you have used the squares on the rectangle and clay again – and an echo of the elements in the mountboard. A very clever piece of artwork and one which would adorn any room.
    Thanks so much for playing along with us again at JFF.

    Hugs – Neet x


  3. Simply gorgeous. Am now going to find something to “throw out” and see if you can turn it into something equally gorgeous! Don´t forget to get some rest in between projects…Un saludo, Chica


  4. I knew that you would do something amazing for this challenge as I know how much you love CI stamps and I was right. Florence this is awe inspiring absolutely perfect well done you.



  5. What a fabulous piece! For a minute I thought you’d altered the whole door.

    ps – if you want any more corks I have a huge box full!! I will use them one day I’m sure – lol.


    • Hi Sherry. Lovely to hear from you. You sound like me boxes of this and boxes of that. Just waiting for “that day”. LOL Thanks for sparing the time for a visit and to leave me a comment.
      Kind Regards Florence.



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