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Little ol' me back again to share with you my latest piece of creativity! This month I decided I wanted to join in with A Vintage Journey challenge as I had in mind an idea that I thought suited the 'Spring colours' theme chosen by the the very talented Astrid who's work you can see here
I chose to work with a colour palette of delicate tones of yellow, blue, green n creamy browns as they for me are what come to mind when I think of 'Spring colours'. I have also aimed to retain a crisp, clean fresh to my little project that I personally think comes with 'Spring'.
I created a bird house using Tim Holtz Vintage Cabinet Card dies (Bigz and Mini) and two side panels that I created freehand so the birdhouse, when built would stand independently.
A few of the die cuts were adhered together for sturdiness n left for inking later (the back wall) Taking one of the dies I emboss it using Tim Holtz Wood Grain embossing folder n then adhered it to another . I created an aperture in them using the mini cabinet card die making sure it didn't cut perfectly down each side. I scored down each side to create two doors. ( the front)
All the die cuts n side panels were inked lightly using Antique Linen , Scattered Straw , Gathered Twigs Distress Inks. I stencilled n stamped the back wall using Tim Holtz dots layering stencil, a number stamp from the Tim Holtz Bitty Grunge stamp set and a speckle n script stamp using DI's (bundled sage, scattered straw) n archival inks (cornflower blue n black).
Before constructing the birdhouse I needed to find a resident n there was only one place to look - the fabulous Tim Holtz CraZY bird stamp set. I opted for the one that's won many hearts over out there I'm sure - the cute little chubby bird with the little curly tuft !
I stamped him using Black Archival, painted him using DI's ( squeezed lemonade, tumbled glass) n dropped some glossy accents into his eyes to make them shine. I then cut him out before stamping my sentiment.
I die cut one of the leaves from Tim Holtz strip die Spring Greenery n painted that using DI's ( Bundled Sage,Cracked Pistachio,Mowed Lawn n Gathered Twigs adding some fine detail to the leaves .
Now it was time to build! I created a perch for Mr CraZY using a wooden skewer cut to size n inserted into holes that I'd made in the two side panels. Mr CraZY was positioned on his perch to get comfy . I then adhered the panels n die cuts together n positioned the sentiment in place, before adorning the birdhouse with the leave die cut, some blue gems n a metal flower and finally making two door handles using washers n brads.
Do hope he's gonna enjoy his new humble abode as much as I did creating it for him!
Thanks so much for stopping by - as always your visits n all your lovely comments mean alot. Until my next post which I hope will be sooner rather than later I wish you all a lovely weekend n if ya here in the UK a lovely Spring bank Holiday .
As well as entering this project into
I would also like to enter it into
Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge: X, Y, Z… ( CraZY bird n Y= yellow)
Hope to see be back soon but until, then
keep on the happy side