Friday, October 30, 2009

Crafty Secrets Design Team Challenge

Good morning and TGIF!!
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!
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Well, tomorrow night is the big spooky night!
Be safe and watch out for things that go bump in the night......
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Oh yeah, don't forget to turn your clocks back Saturday night before you hit the sack!
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20 comments:

Melisa Waldorf said...

WOW Pam! All the little details on this project are fabulous!! I love it!

Cammie said...

An absolutely adorable project highlighting an adorable little boy!

Vicki C said...

One word... AWESOME!!!!

trendyscrapper said...

Wow this is just amazing I love all the details great job.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

OMGosh ... this is adorable ... but not as adorable as that baby! What a sweetie!!! Awesome creation Pam ... you always inspire me!

Julie said...

Oh, my! What a GORGEOUS frame, Pam! Can't believe all the fabulous details you added--just scrumptious!!!

Pattyjo said...

I am Vicki's number 1 fan. I follow her blog and droll over her art. Your bird house is gorgeous!
Pattyjo

chelemom said...

WOW!!! THIS IS AMAZING!!!! I can't tell you enough how much I adore this!!!!

debbie k said...

Very cute, Pam. Love the game pieces on it too along with the birds:)

Heidi Blankenship said...

WOW!! Pam, your altered frame is GORGEOUS!! I love all of the embellishments and textures--so much detail going on! Tweet, that is so cute!! Love the button fringe at the bottom! Your grandson is absolutely Adorable!!!

Marisa said...

Just love your project. Especially how you incorporate so many different pieces together to come up with a beautiful project.

NanaBeth said...

Totally adorable!

Anonymous said...

WOW, WOW, WOW!!! Pam, girl this is GORGEOUS!! I love all the details. Linda Duke

lotsa scrap said...

This is beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration! I love all of the details.

Flo said...

waouhh !
so lovely !

Lana said...

GOODNESS GRACIOUS! Pam Hooten you are amazing! I fell off my chair! Your work is stunning!

Conniecrafter said...

Awww the picture of him is just too cute and the frame is just awesome in every way!

cards4u said...

Great project!! Your grandson is definitely a "Tweety"! I just love coming here to see what you have done with your CS goodies! Also love your game piece jar : )

Carol (HB) said...

THUD.


GLG... this is just beyond words. Seriously, I cannot think of a word that fits how fabulous this project is. dang girl.

Lesley said...

What a gorgeous project!!! I love everything about it!

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