Sunday, January 26, 2014

A is for ALOUETTE - Simon Mondays

Paperyum presents: A is for ALOUETTE.

I knew right away I wanted to do ALOUETTE for the letter A project over at the Simon Monday blog!

It's such a funny thing, that a song about plucking songbirds has come to stand for all things charming and Francophile. Trouble is, ALOUETTE is literally a Lark and I couldn't find a great lark image at the vintage source blogs - I settled for this random songbird from The Graphics Fairy as the starting point for what was going to be a stamped, painted and embellished mini cushion.

The first step: A little painting. A little stamping! I used lumiere inks and a fiskars border to create a distressed swirly texture to work on, in a copper on cream colorway:

Netxt: print the bird graphic directly onto some June Taylor cotton and heat set that puppy with my heat gun.

Then embellish, layer, stitch - basically I put the project into an embroidery hoop and treated it like I would a mini mixed media canvas! Everything is hand sewn.

Et Voila!

Alouette, gentil Alouette, Alouette, je te brocherai!


  1. This is gorgeous, love all the embroidery and beading, fantastic piece! Now I will be singing all evening - alouettte........Valerie

  2. Such a beautiful project! The hand sewn details are superb. I love this mixed media piece. Thank you so much for sharing it with us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge. I've really enjoyed seeing your work. Thanks again. ~Michelle

  3. Lovely mini cushion , the detail on the bird is fabulous and you have embellished beautifully . Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Tracy x

  4. This bird heart cushion is beautiful! Love the bird and how you embellished the heart. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!