Tuesday, February 8, 2011

SUOC12 Stampin' Around!

Good Morning, Everyone!

Today's challenge on SU-Only Challenges is to use any Stampin' Around wheel on a project. I love these challenges, since they are so non-restrictive. You can go in so many directions.

I started with Music Notes wheel, pairing it with the bird image from Nature Walk. I created a bird house by altering an existing template. The sentiment is from Cheep Talk... a special note of thanks... get it? LOL!

There is a lot of sponging to dress up this birdhouse. The roof was created by sponging a Scallop Trim punch-out, the edges of the house are distressed, and the bird was colored by sponging as well. There was so much vintage-y brown going on, I dressed up the sides with leaf branches and flower punch-outs. The pearl jewels dress up the flowers sooooo much!

Edit to add steps to create:
1. Create birdhouse with Crumb Cake cardstock using this template. I altered it to have straight side walls.
2. Stamp bottom of birdhouse with Music Notes wheel in Soft Suede ink. Punch 1-1/4" circle in birdhouse front wall. Punch a small hole in front wall for placement of wooden skewer bird post.
3. Assemble birdhouse and sponge edges with Soft Suede ink.
4. Create the roof from 3-1/4 x 6" Soft Suede cardstock, punch edges with Scallop Edge punch, and use a Scallop Edge template to sponge scallops on roof in Soft Suede ink.
5. Punch two holes in center of roof with Crop-o-dile to run ribbon through before attaching roof to birdhouse.
6. Stamp bird from Nature Walk, sponge with Soft Suede, Marina Mist, and Peach Parfait, cut out and attach. Color a wooden skewer by rolling in Soft Suede ink, cut to size, and insert into birdhouse. Use a little bit of Tombo multipurpose glue to keep in place.
7. Decorate with Old Olive Little Leaves die-cuts and Marina Mist Itty Bitty flower punches, curling up edges of flowers and attaching Pearl Jewels.
8. Stamp sentiment on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out by hand. Attach Very Vanilla piece to Marina Mist cardstock and cut out by hand. Attach to birdhouse, along with a Marina Mist flower and Pearl Jewel.

Stamps: Nature Walk, Cheep Talk, Music Notes wheel; Paper: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Old Olive, Marina Mist, Very Vanilla; Ink: Soft Suede, Marina Mist, Peach Parfait, Soft Suede marker; Accessories: 1-1/4" Circle punch, Scallop Border punch, Itty Bitty punch pack, Sponges, Pearl Jewels, Old Olive satin ribbon, White gel pen, Wooden skewer, Little Leaves die, Big Shot.

Thanks for stopping by!

15 comments:

Adriana Benitez said...

This is adorable! Love the sentiment (lol) and all of your beautiful details.

Melina said...

This is a darling project! Beautiful :)

Ellen Pruett (aka Chipper) said...

Oh my gosh! This is so cute!!!

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

The notes on the birdhouse are just inspired--what delightful whimsey!

Yapha said...

Oh my goodness! This is a fabulous! What a great combination of images!!

Cindy said...

The coloring on your bird is awesome! What a wonderful little TY gift for someone special!

Cindy Major said...

That's gorgeous, Heidi! I love the use of the music sheet wheel and the beautiful shading on the bird!

Cindy

Kandi said...

I saw this on the SUO blog this morning - LOVE it!

Tanya Boser said...

This is so darn special!! I love it!! Those little blue flowers really take this project to the next level, just perfect.

scrappychica said...

I saw the picture on SCS gallery, I came over here to see more info and hopefully a tutorial and to my delight there is one. I absolutely love what you did! the musical notes is "right on" I would love to see a bunch of these on string hung banner style....hmmm got me thinking...
p.s your blog is lovely

Holly said...

Speechless!!! This is awesome!

Mickey Roberts said...

Wow! This birdhouse is awesome! A really special way to say Thank You, that's for sure! Love it!

Sunflower Stamper said...

Oh-so ADORABLE!!!! Love it!!

PocketsOfInspiration said...

Super cute!

Marilyn said...

First Thanks for adding a link to the template I am so excited to try it!

2nd your birdhouse is so pretty! Nice Job!