Saturday, February 15, 2014

Homespun Birdhouse

Hello again!  I always look forward to my weekend workouts, but the last three Saturdays it has snowed and I was unable to get to the gym.  I decided to use my time crafting away instead.  I got on the computer and looked around at the various challenge blogs.  I found a sketch at Cardabilites that would work great with my MFT Homespun Birdhouse die-namics.


Can you believe this is only the third time I have used these dies?  Why?  I have no idea!  I really need to start looking through my dies to see what I have neglected to use.  I was inspired by the distressed look with a little bit of script peaking out, in the sketch photo. I stamped the script from Pretty Poppies on grapesicle cardstock.  I then used some gesso to give it a white washed effect.  I was going for a little more of a distressed look, so I took my Tim Holtz sander and went back and forth over the dried cardstock.  I like how it took off a layer of gesso in some areas.


Even the little birdie got some script stamping on him.  I wish I had added a black pearl to his eye so it would stand out better.  He looks like an eyeless bird.  Ha!


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Here is the sketch at Cardabilities.


Thanks so much for stopping by,
Heather

22 comments:

Lisa said...

Very cute Heather, love the little bird! Your card has wonderful layers and textures!

Lynnda said...

I love this card!!! The birdhouse and the leaves diecuts!!! Awesome.... and you add on the button complete the whole card! You are amazing Heather !... Beautiful card! Hugs....x

Ros Crawford said...

Fabulous!! I love your birdhouse and the print on the little bird!

Maria said...

So clever and beautiful, Heather! Love the bird house and bird! Lots of pretty layers and dimension...love it!

Davi said...

Wow love your awesome card Heather!! I love your birdhouse and the burlap roof! Lots of cool dimension to it making it look real ;)

Leslie Miller said...

I love Cardabilities sketches but I never get around to them. This worked perfectly for you! Love the dies. So cute, Heather!

Stella said...

Love the way you created the background. The gesso really adds a bit of interest besides stamping. (which is great too) The birdhouse is so cute Love your bird; even without an eye:)
Hugs!

Katie Sims said...

This is so charming, Heather! I love your sweet die cuts, your wonderful background and the script on that darling bird! The textured burlap roof is perfect to complete your little scene! :)

Sara CC said...

Lovely card!
Love the colours and house of birds!!
Really lovely =)
Congratulations,
Sara
Bee Happy Scrap
http://beescrapbooking.blogspot.pt/

Wendy said...

Gorgeous GF!

Marsha J Reed said...

This is beautiful, Heather. Love the birdhouse.

Stacey Schafer said...

gorgeous, Heather! love that sweet birdie and house with the pop of teal!

Ганна Грудень said...

So cute card! Love your color mix and the details! Thanks for playing along at Cardabilities!

Ganna)

Rose said...

super cute!! love the birdhouse :) Thanks so much for joining us on Cardabilities.

Monia - Monika Jakubowska said...

Beautiful bird house, I love it :)
Thanks for joining us on Cardabitilites!

Жанна_А said...

I love this card!!! Beautifull!Thanks for joining us on Cardabitilites!

Cataleya said...

Heather, what a beautiful card! :)I love every sweet detail! Thanks for playing along with us at Cardabilities!
~ Olga Kovalchuk

CraftyMomOf3 said...

Unbelievably beautiful!! Stunning texture and detail!!

Crafty Hugs!
Meredith

Teresa said...

What an adorable idea to use the birdhouse, it is so cute. Thanks for playing along with us on Cardabilites this month :)

jan said...

This card is awesome!! Great details and layering!

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