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Monday, 9 January 2012

Birds of a Feather.....

In yesterday's post (here) I gave you a sneak peak of some
photoshop work I've been doing with graphics from the Graphics
Fairy.  Oh such fun and such great results.  I used Avery fabric
iron on transfer paper (about $12 Cdn for 5 sheets). 
 It's so fun that I think I might become a bit of
 a photoshop fanatic!!

Here's the 2 different graphic overlays (using one graphic
with a "clear" background on top of another) I made 2
pillows out of:

If you would like to use either of these - please ensure that you
give credit to Karen at the Graphics Fairy for the original graphics
and I wouldn't mind a shout out to my blog for the overlay.

Here's what I did with them....

Now this one is cool because the pillow is a pillow cover from
Dollarama that I simply cut in half.  It has a zippered opening (for
a buck!) and is polyester that looks like burlap - win/win - washable
and pretty!

The hummingbird one is on a linen background with a string fringe - I
couldn't get a really good picture of it (the lighting was not good) but
the graphicis a bit darker than it appears in the photo.

I did more but I want to show them off a few at a time....there's no
stopping me now!

Thanks again to Karen to the graphics!  Fun, fun, fun!!


Cottage and Broome said...

Love your birds, they came out great! Laura

Jane said...

Hi Peggy, You have a beautiful blog :) I LOVE how your pillows turned out. I'm a new follower!

WhyCuzICan said...

Very sweet bird pillow :) Graphics are great and the texture too.

Thanks for sharing :D
Visiting from GraphicsFairy BRAG MONDAY,
Smiles, Suzanne in NW Illinois

Peggy57 said...

Great job Peggy I must try to do this in all my spare time. lol Wouldn't that be great instant art? By the way how do you put your signature at the end of every post? I would like to do that also. Thanks for sharing.

Butterbean Row said...


I love your bird pillows and thanks for the info on how to make them!
I am becoming a real lover of all things "birds".


Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

Your birds came out great! A few blog friends and I introduced a new challenge idea yesterday and it would be so fun if you want to join. If you have a second, check in at to learn more, and feel free to email me if you have any questions!
Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

The birds are beautiful!!

Elisa said...

These are just beautiful! You have motivated me to put the paint away for awhile and get out the sewing machine!
Great job!
Thanks for sharing!

Eileen @ Cottage Beach House said...

Love how they turned out and looking forward to see more. I have wanted to try those avery transfers and havent yet. Now I will put that on my project list. so many possibilities!
I like what your doing so I'm your newest follower.
Take Care, Eileen

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

Love the pillow and i love your site! found you over at overflowing and so glad i did! i am now your newest follower! wishing you the best day ever...hugs...

WhyCuzICan said...

Revisiting your birdie project again, this time from It'sOverflowing's linky party (last time it was from our beloved GF's)


Anonymous said...

Wow! These pillows are beautiful...truly a work of art! Thanks for sharing them at my Show & Tell party.


claudia b said...

gorgeous, I love the prints!

Little Bit said...

Thank you for sharing this great idea. I'm pinning it. Little Bit from

Peggy57 said...

Thanks for the info Peggy that really helps. Have a great weekend.

Katalina Jewelry said...

Love your birdy pillows! I'm a new follower!

Angie said...

Wow - you did an incredible job! Love it!

Angie @ Knick of Time

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

This is such a beautiful project! Thank you so much for taking the time to share it with us!

Aimee - said...

Megan, Your pictures are DARLING! I'm so LOVING these sweet birds!!! Great texture, too!!! Thanks for sharing them at my party. I'm SUPER excited to be your newest follower!!!

XO, Aimee

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Peggy, I love the graphics and the pillows turned out wonderful! Thanks for linking to the Open House Party this week xo, Sherry

Pieced Pastimes said...

Your pillow turned out wonderful. The graphics fairy always has such lovely designs. It's hard to choose!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Peggy! Love the script you used on both. I have saved them ~ thank you for sharing!

Mandy said...

Peggy, your pillows are so cute. When you say "photoshop" do you mean Adobe photoshop?

I'd love to see a tutorial on how you did this!

PS I'm your newest follower!

Pamela A said...

Peggy-love your blog. I love your pillows, I just got some light transfer paper to try something sweet from the Graphic Fairy. You mentioned that you used Photoshop. I have never used this software, is it user friendly if I decided to buy? Would appreciate your feedback since your know what your doing with great success. I would love to try this!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing.......LOVE these.......and I see some pillow-makin' in my future.


Linda @ it all started with paint said...

These turned out great! Love the Graphics Fairy graphics ...

So very, very happy that you linked up to our Pillopalooza slumber party!



Kirby Dunton Carespodi said...

Visiting from Pillowpalooza--love these graphics!

thistlewoodfarm said...

What a pillow collection! Love all the graphics!

Thanks for linking up to Pillowpalooza

Have a blessed and wonderful day!

Highland Monkey's said...

What a great way to use the graphics.

Tee said...

just found you via Funky Junk. Thanks so much for the bird postcards!! My biz partner just asked me to make some birdie burlap pillows.
It was creepy-cool ro not only find that Funky's theme this week but then to find your link.