Wednesday, April 4, 2012

CHA Spotlight: Pretty Parrots

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Hey everyone!! Are you having a great week?? I sure am :) Things are busy around here with Easter around the corner. Now that Spring Break is over, my boys are on a countdown til the end of school! There is never a dull moment when you have little boys around you...oh and one big boy, oh I mean my husband :)


Today I want to show you one of the stars of our CHA booth, the gorgeous parrots! Have you seen these beauties?? I have some photos so you can see how they were created.


The parrots body is sculpted out of styrofoam with a tool that we can't figure out a name for :) The long metal piece heats up and makes carving the styrofoam a breeze.


The parrots feathers were cut out with an electronic cutting machine and layered on the body. Have you noticed how much patience it takes to make a piece of art like this??


The beak is hand beaded with tiny beads and placed on the foam perfectly! Wow, talk about a steady hand!


After all of the many steps and time, this is how the finishing product looks like. Aren't they adorable?




Another example of DCWV having the most creative and hardworking team in the industry!! I have never seen creativity like this, it's amazing!

I hope you enjoyed these photos! Tonight I am off to judge a local beauty pageant! Kinda random but the 12 girls have to create a scrapbook explaining their platform so that's how I got roped in :) Should be a fun night!

I'll be back on Friday to show you the happy SPRING wreath that is on my front door. Have a fabulous day!

73 comments:

  1. Wow! I can't believe the amazing creations people can come up with!!!

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  2. That is awesome!!! Takes a very talented person to come up with that!!! That sounds fun for you to judge and perfect!!!

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  3. Oh my gosh, those are AWESOME! I love the colors too!

    Stacy

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  4. Love the parrots! So creative!

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  5. Wow, this is taking paper crafting to a whole new level! Amazing! I don' think I have that kind of patience! LOL

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  6. Incredible! I just can't stop looking at the parrot!

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  7. That is fabulous! So seriously, I'm curious, how long did it take and how many people were involved putting together the elements/decorations for the booth? They are so detailed!!!

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  8. Wow! I can't believe the amazing creations people can come up with using paper and foam!!!

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  9. That is amazing and way more work than I would do.

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  10. Wow! What a unique and amazing use of DCWV products!

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  11. Another absolutely gorgeous creation! How do they come up with these ideas? I am just amazed at the patience these people have for creating these masterpieces! And people think I am crazy for putting together 20 little pieces from a Cricut design :)

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  12. This is truly an amazing project, Erin!! Great job!! 'Love the colors, too!!

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  13. I retweeted this to all of my followers so they could see this incredible work of art!!

    Thank you so much,

    Renee craftymom123

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  14. These are incredible! Working with beads like that takes a whole lot of patience and a super steady hand. Way to go designers!

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  15. That is so pretty. I love it. The creativity in this is great.

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  16. I am impressed! These are wonderful! Such patience indeed! TFS!

    Julie

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  17. Amazing work. I love the parrot with its wings spread out, absolutely beautiful. Can't imagine the amount of patience it took...

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  18. Gorgeous! I don't have that kind of patience. Really stunning work.

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  19. SO cool! And the hand-beaded beaks are incredibly impressive!

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  20. Beautiful! Truly a work of art!

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  21. Wow this is really neat. Love this kind of art work. Thanks so much for sharing....Wow

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  22. I was so amazed at all the "sculpture" are you had in your display at CHA! They are amazing!
    Thanks for sharing such great paper and a wonderful blog site!

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  23. WOW!!! Can't beleive all the work that went into the parrots. I am amazed at things that DCWV comes up with.

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  24. WOW! So much time and talent. Thanks for sharing :)

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  25. I definitely do not have the patience to put on all those feather and don't even think about the beaded beak!! It is gorgeous though!

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  26. I'm totally in awe of people who can do this type of thing. WOW!
    Thanks for sharing that. It is truly amazing!
    Penny
    redheadworking at earthlink dot net

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  27. These birds are aMAzing! So much time and dedication - not to mention talent...to create these wonderful pieces of art!
    Now I'm wondering what you do with these masterpieces after the shows are over?

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  28. These are amazing! Not only are the colors beautiful, the shape and detail is perfect! I have two parrots, and these creations remind me so much of them! So creative!

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  29. Beautiful parrots. Thanks for the tutorial.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  30. Beautiful birds. Thanks for showing us the photos of how they made them. It looks like it took a lot of time and patience, but they came up with a beautiful project to be enjoyed by many.

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  31. OMG the parrots are beautiful. Thanks for showing us they ae made.

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  32. WOW! I love your parrots. But , how did you put the wings on? What beautiful colors and such a fun idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. What a beautiful creation. I love the beads it really brought that project out.

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  34. WOW!!! Thats awesome!!! I love the parrots! Beautiful!

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  35. The parrots are so gorgeous. What an artistic project. This is getting pinned!!

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  36. Beautiful! very creative! But you had me the day of the dresses! TFS
    Jess

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  37. Cannot believe what your team comes up with!

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  38. Oh my goodness...spectacular!!!!
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com

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  39. There is no end to artistic ability...evident here for sure!! BEAUTIFUL!
    Claire S.
    www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

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  40. Perfection. Patience. Pretty. Absolutely fabulous!
    kosec@sbcglobal.net

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  41. it is so amazing to find out what you can make with paper and bling!!! love it!!

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  42. Wow, these are gorgeous!!!

    Leslie

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  43. I think it amazing that people can create such beautiful things as part of their JOB! What a great way to spend your working time. Looking forward to the Spring wreath!

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  44. Incredible! It is just amazing that this is foam and paper. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful piece of art!

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  45. All I can say is "WOW-WOW-WOW-WOW-WOW-WOW-WOW-WOW-WOW-WOW"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Talk about paience, "THAT", is patience beyond belief. I am so very impressed, especially with the parrot in flight. It is unbelievable. Perfect.

    Dianne Bell - Sewpro02@aol.com

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  46. Wow Wow OMG this is so Very beautiful Never would have thought to make this and the Details are so Awesome. love the beading. you have done an Amazing job.
    thanks for sharing this.
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  47. I pined it its on my Board for DCWV
    thanks for sharing
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  48. Oh a hot knife! I considered one of those once and decided that I could create much damage with one of those. Your parrots are just so... wow! Indescribably awesome!!! The details and the work that went into them. I can see why they are the stars of the show!

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  49. Beautiful and amazing! Such talented people!

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  50. These are phenominal! I already pinned on Pinterest!!!

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  51. That is beautiful!!! It is just amazing...thank you so much for sharing this!

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  52. WOw tedious work!!!! Gorgeous!!!

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  53. Unbelievable! These parrots are so incredible!

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  54. Absolutely amazing. Such talent.

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  55. Wow! This is incredible! And I really need one of those tools. Thanks for sharing the process with us.

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  56. Oh my, that is beautiful! What an artist and yes lots of patients. TFS

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  57. DCWV creations are amazing! I saw the peacock in person and was blown away!

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  58. These parrots take my breath away! Shared on pinterest and facebook.

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  59. Amazing birds....truly a work of art, love the colors!

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  60. The bird is gorgeous! Thanks for the tutorial.

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