Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Is it Springtime yet?

I'm super excited to share with you a project I created with a few friends over the weekend!  We each started with the same Prima metal birdhouse, but each of us have totally different finished projects.  I just loved seeing what each of us created, as we all have our own style!  Too fun!
I decided to begin my project with a color scheme in mind.  I chose pink, brown and cream.  My idea was to create something that could be out all spring for a new decoration in our home.  First, I decided to use a tan and cream print for the background which I topped with a die that is supposed to give the illusion of a gate.  Hope you can see that??!!  I created a little banner on top of that with some antique music paper.  I rubbed on the words, "Live Simply" on top of the banner.  That was pretty much it for the backdrop. 
 Inside the birdhouse there's several things going on.  There's a bird's nest with three speckled eggs, a mini flower pot with pink and cream flowers, a little vial of bird seed, a picture of my honey and me and a little fence that I distressed.  On top of the fence is a paper flower with a spring sticker on it.  Can you see my little birdie?  It's from Two Paper Divas "Sing Like a Bird" stamp set.  I stamped him in brown and added Wink Of Stella to part of him.  He glistens so perfectly inside the birdhouse (he's on a metal pin to raise him up a tad)!  A perfect addition for my spring project!  
Moving up the side of the birdhouse are several paper rolled flowers in browns, tans and pinks.  Linda was a good sport and brought twigs for us to use on our projects.  Thanks Linda! :)  I added a double layer butterfly with pearls and a seam binding bow with a heart charm. 
 At the top of the house, I glued a pink burlap flower and a metal "Authentic" sign.  One of my favorite parts is the battery operated lantern that I glued to the front.  Isn't it sweet?  I wanted to complete this project by having a fence go from the front to the back, so I did just that and added a cream tree.  The final part of my project was to glue moss to the entire bottom.  
I sure hope you have gotten a little springtime inspiration from my birdhouse project.  It was a blast to create with Melissa, Cyndy and Linda.  Thanks girls for an oh so fun day of crafting, laughing, chatting and eating all those goodies!

Make sure you check out Two Paper Divas on February 5th...they will be releasing several new stamps.  Believe me, you won't want to miss these!  Also, Two Paper Divas has some new designers that just started this month.  The ladies are so talented and have amazing creations that they post each week to their blogs.  You can click HERE and check out what they have done.  I'm learning a lot from them as they have all kinds of techniques that I haven't tried before.  

Make it a great day!


  1. Wow that was a huge project. I got lost early on but thought it turned out awesome hoping to get to see it soon.

  2. Awesome project...looks like you had a great time! And all my favorite colors!!!

  3. So adorable. Love the soft colors.