Fridays are always good in my book and to top it off we have a Crafty Secrets Design Team Challenge, YIPPEE! I always look forward to these challenges and seeing what the girls come up with. Sandy & Vicki wanted the challenge to be birds, do anything we want with Crafty bird stamps, cuts, scraps etc.
I bought this wood house frame at Hobby Lobby, I think it was, and I've been moving it around on my table wanting to do something with it. This was the perfect challenge for it, my bird house frame. That's my grandson West or JR, that's what me and pop call him Ü on his first merry-go-round ride. That look on his face....makes me laugh.
I painted the edges of the frame with acrylic paint. I covered the frame with Birds and Blossoms Creative Scraps. I cut out each scrap I wanted to use and trimmed them to fit the frame and adhered them with Mod Podge. I traced each scrap with my tracing wheel to look like it was sewn or quilted. The scalloped edges on the roof, the 2 birds and the circle frame at the top are chipboard pieces from the Sweetchips Chipboard Little Folding House. They are covered with paper from the Radiant paper pad. I put Ranger Crackle Accents in the circle at the top of the frame. All the edges are distressed with Ranger Distress Vintage Photo ink and a blender tool. The buttons on the scallops & bird are from my vintage stash.
See the TWEET, those are some kind of wooden Scrabble cubes, I think. They are shaped like dice with the letters on all sides. I dug into my game piece jar and found the letters to spell TWEET. I was going to go for CHIRP, but, decided I liked the TWEET better - like, oh how tweet, you know in baby talk or what a bird does? LOL!I got the button trim that's across the bottom at Hobby Lobby.
Here's my game piece jar. I pick up the game pieces at flea markets mostly. If I'm lucky I'll find an old game at a yard sale for real cheap!
Make sure you click on the other DT members blogs to see what they've made. It's Marisa's turn to have the $30 gift certificate give away, and Sandy is doing a bird themed give away on the Heartwarming Vintage Blog, you could be a winner!
Vicki Chrisman Heidi Blankenship Marisa Grosson Michele Kovack Linda Duke Michelle Van Etten Florence Teixeira Guest Designer Melisa Waldorf Heartwarming Vintage Blog
Well, tomorrow night is the big spooky night!
Be safe and watch out for things that go bump in the night......