Well it is a while since I entered a challenge where there is a prize on offer but when I saw the challenge over at Simon Says Stamp and Show and saw all the inspiration from the design team I thought I would have a go. The challenge this week is - house rules. The prize offered by Simon Says Stamp is an amazing $50 - who wouldn't love to have that just before Christmas!
I have had a wooden birdhouse for about a year now, just waiting to be altered but I have never had the inspiration to get me going on it before now. So, here is my entry:
As I said in my last post, I was so lucky to win the monthly kit over at Snazzys. The kit contains Teresa Collins beautiful Christmas papers, stamps and embellishments. Since I have made all my Christmas cards for this year I wanted to use the papers to make something special to keep.
The base is a wooden bird house from the Craft Barn. I covered it with Gesso and then painted the bottom section and the little step with white acrylic paint. The walls are covered in the gorgeous TC papers. For the roof I wanted a corrugated look and I used my ribbler to 'corrugate' some silver mirror card. I used the roof as a template and cut pieces for each of the four sides and glued them down. I added some glue and some Polar White Flower Soft to give a snow like effect. Here is a close up to give you a better view of the roof and snow.
I also covered a little bird with the TC paper and inked the edges with distress ink and added wire legs. Putting the bird on the little step was just a bit too much, but I didn't want to leave him out - so he is sitting at the side of his house, just for show!
Finally, I added the number 25 brad which is also from the TC kit.
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