For this project I went way off the page and created this mini mobile using CB Fly Away Peter - large.
I first traced the birds onto patterned paper. Here I used October Afternoon's "Fly A Kite" line. Before adhering the patterned paper cut outs, I used my sewing machine to stitch around the perimeter of the paper. I then used a liquid adhesive to glue the patterned paper down. Using a file I sanded the edges for a smooth finish. A little distress inking and the bird was all set.
For the title work, I used CB Shelby Alphabet - lowercase. I painted the letters yellow and topped them with yellow Stickles.
To create the banner pieces, I drew a banner using Microsoft Word. I cut the shape out of printer paper and traced it onto some thin chipboard, the kind that comes at the back of a paper pack. I repeated the process to get two banner shaped pieces of chipboard and then onto patterned paper to get two banner shaped pieces of patterned paper.
Using my scoring tool, I scored the chipboard so that the banner would fold in on itself at each end and thus have a little more dimension. I adhered the patterned paper to each chipboard banner piece and then glued the folds of the banner in on themselves. You have to adhere the patterned paper before folding and adhering the scored banner together.
I cut two small rectangular shaped pieces of patterned paper, stitched around the edges of those, adhered them to the folded banner pieces, then adhered the painted and Stickled alphas.
Here is a closeup of both sides of the banner pieces.
I then took a bright yellow gem I had lying around and threaded it onto some fishing line along with a couple other beads. I tied a knot at the top of the beads and then ran the fishing line up opposing sides of the three dimensional bird and up into the banner pieces. I hot glued the ends of the fishing line to the inside of one of the banner pieces. The pink ribbon was then hot glued on each end to the inside of each of the banner pieces before I hot glued each of the banner pieces to one another.
This little birdie hangs by the window in my scrap room. Had I had one on hand a prism would have been a great ornament to hang from the bottom of the bird to catch some light and throw some rainbows around the room. I think this would be really cute in a baby's room with the baby's name maybe on the banner pieces or "sweet dreams" would be cute too. If you have any questions on the construction of this little mobile feel free to ask!
Thanks for letting me share!