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« on: February 13, 2009 04:41:13 PM »

I'm a newbie to the forums here, but I've been trolling craftster for ideas for what seems like forever.  With the holidays both in the recent past and all-too-near future, I've started making cards--store bought ones don't really do it for me any more.  My boyfriend is an ornithologist, so he loves birds, but not your standard bluebird/cardinal/owl birds that you can find featured on everything from ties to mugs to, well, cards.  As such, I ended up making his Christmas and Valentine's cards, which aren't fabulous, but I wanted to show off.

The first is Grallaria gigantea, the Giant Antpitta.

http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/Picture_00836.jpg
I did this one by printing out a photo, gluing it to construction paper, cutting out the shape I wanted for that color, and then repeating until I had impossibly small pieces to cut out.  I used a marker for the feather pattern.

http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/Picture_00934.jpg

The second is Sula nebouxii, the Blue-footed Booby.

http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/Picture_00547.jpg
This one was pretty crude chain stitch (sewing paper is not quite as easy as I thought) using a coloring book image I had printed on the reverse side.  To finish it, I sewed another piece of card inside the piece with the bird on it to hide the uglies.

http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/Picture_01033.jpg

I hope you've enjoyed this. Eek! First post!
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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2009 07:25:22 PM »

oh my goodness... LOVE!  Great job!  I can't say I've ever seen any other antpitta crafts! Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2009 03:30:01 PM »

Your Giant Antpitta is so adorable!
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