3.16.2009

SNR Blog o Log


Hello and so happy you stopped to check out my project for the Scrapbook News and Review Blog o Log I am excited I was able to participate in this event and thank you Anne for making this happen!


The focus is on Spring, which I can't wait to experience. A time of renewal for me. Warmer weather brightens my mood and inspires me to be more active. The project below was inspired by a blue bird that frequented my front porch last Summer. Yes, he made a mess all over but he was a beautiful site. I would watch him from the window and he was extremely regal with his head held high while perched on the rail. He would sit for ten minutes sometimes on "guard". It became a ritual for me to look for him throughout the day. when the cold weather started to set in, he moved on sadly. So I am hoping he will be back this Spring. Kinda an ode to the bluebird I guess.







Bird House
Supplies:
Michael's wood bird house
Me and My Big Ideas 12 x 12 paper
Apple Barrel warm white paint
Pink Paislee red glitter
Tattered Angels khaki glimmer mist
Jo-Ann's pearl strand
Wright's red satin ribbon
Melissa Frances door lock
Silk flower, blue bird, key and paper shreds form craft supply
Coffee and nail file to distress
Tombow adhesive
Paint brush
1. Paint house with paint.
2. Cover house with paper when paint dries.
3. Distress with coffee and nail file. *Paint coffee on for a subtle aged effect.
4. Add glitter to scallop edge, sides, and back of house.
5. After glitter dries, add paper shreds for nest and blue bird in opening.
6. Center and glue door lock above opening.
7. Tie ribbon on and apply flower to center.
8. Wrap pearl strand around flower and attach key with floss.

Card:
Supplies:
DCWV red card stock
Me and my Big Ideas pattern paper
American Crafts chipboard butterfly
Kaiser Craft flowers
Heidi Grace stick pins
Stampin Up Close to Cocoa ink
Apple Barrel warm white paint
7 Gypsies "friends" stamp
Staz-on black ink
Jo-Ann's red tulle
Button from craft supply
cardboard-recycled
Nail file for distressing

1. Make standard card size from red card stock.
2. Cut pattern paper half inch smaller and mat on top. Distress with nail file.
3. Paint strip of cardboard lightly.
4. When paint dries, tie red tulle around and attach to lower right side of card.
5. Stamp "friends" on butterfly with Staz-on ink.
6. Ink edges of butterfly and card.
7. Attach butterfly as shown. Add two stick pins for antennas.
8. Layer two flowers and add button to center. Ink edges of flower and glue to tulle as shown.


Thank you for coming by and hope you are inspired to make a bird house of your own.

4 comments:

whoistracy

What a gorgeous birdhouse!

Ivon

Oh Amy, this birdhouse is just adorable. What a beauty! I can't wait to try it out myself.

Lucy Chesna

just gorgeous

Melanie Baldry

very pretty, love it

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