“Let’s go fly a kite
Up to the highest height
Let’s go fly a kite
And send it soaring
Up through the atmosphere
Up where the air is clear”
“Let’s Go Fly a Kite” from the 1964 Mary Poppins Film
This week we were inspired by kites! Have you ever flown a kite? It truly showcases a remarkable blend of artistry and engineering. The intricate design, carefully crafted with suitable materials, allows it to harness the air and gracefully soar above. Getting it off the ground can be a challenge in of itself and then keeping it aloft it’s own challenge if the weather conditions are not just so. But when everything aligns it is almost magical.
While these beautiful mixed media kites are not the kind you can tie a string to and take out into the sun, there is no doubt they are beautiful to look at and a wonderful source of inspiration.
“When I was a little kid, I loved to fly kites in my neighborhood. Sometimes the conditions were just right, but there were a few times when my kite ended up in a tree. Thankfully this kit will never end up getting stuck in a tree!
I combined a couple of different collections for this kite. I cut the sections out of some papers from the Watercolor Floral collection and added some stitching to them. I then piled on some flowers from both Watercolor Floral and The Plant Department collections and tucked in some ephemera as well.
I normally use frame moulds to build on top of, but this time, I decided to use the mirror frame mould to frame some Aquarelle Dreams chipboard sticker sentiment I nestled among the flowers. The mould was painted with Art Philosophy watercolors and some Opal Magic Paint.
The tail of the kite was made with lace and chiffon ribbon. To dress it up a bit, I added a butterfly embellishment from the My Sweet collection.” -Adrienne
Products Used: 651428 Watercolor Floral 12×12 Paper Pad 651534 Watercolor Floral Ephemera 651156 Watercolor Floral Watercolor Sweet Flowers 653088 Watercolor Floral Rose Gauche Flowers 653095 Watercolor Floral Pretty Tints Flowers 653101 Watercolor Floral Tiny Colors Flowers 651572 Watercolor Floral Say It In Crystals 664367 The Plant Department Sweet Blue Flowers 659394 Aquarelle Dreams Chipboard Stickers 997007 My Sweet Metal Embellishments 969523 Finnabair Mirror Frame Moulds 966133 Finnabair Opal Magic Paint Violet-Green 590253 Art Philosophy Pastel Dreams Watercolor Set
The Strawberry Milkshake collection is perfect for projects for little girls. You can create various things like cards and tags with it, and I made a kite-shaped box myself. The layered composition I built consists of resin casts and flowers, while the adorable fox adds a sweet touch that any girl will love. How do you pack your gifts? Let me know ” -Hugs, Ania
Products Used: 998523- Strawberry Milkshake Collection 12×12 Paper Pad 998493- Strawberry Milkshake Collection 12×12 Sheet – Strawberry Fields 998448- Strawberry Milkshake Collection 12×12 Sheet – Strawberry Milkshake 664459-Avec Amour Collection Flowers – Enveloped 664473- Avec Amour Collection Flowers – Endearing Notes 969431- Finnabair Moulds – Pocket Watches 659523- Strawberry Milkshake by Frank Garcia- Flowers Sweet Things 643270- Decor Moulds- re•design – Numerals
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