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. Sherry

    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.


    1. florence and freddie

      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.


  2. chicaandaluza

    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


  3. neet

    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


    1. florence and freddie

      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.


    1. florence and freddie

      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.


  4. me35

    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 !


    1. florence and freddie

      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.



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