Hello everyone! I was very happy to make samples for Eileen Hull for winter CHA, using her Sizzix Picket Fence collection. I have been wanting to share these projects ever since then, but decided to wait until the dies were available. You can see the whole wonderful Picket Fence collection here.
First up is a cute birdhouse:
Bird stamps are of course perfect for a bird house. The Dylusions birds were stamped and cut out, and the branch, from Tim Holtz Urban Tapestry set, was stamped with Archival Jet Black ink.
On this side of the house, I stamped a small bingo stamp, which was just the right size, also with Archival Jet Black. The ticket was stamped on a scrap piece of ledger paper and cut out. I also added two game spinners, simply because I love arrows. The house was embellished before assembly, making it easy to add brads and staples.
The back of the house, with two sweet Dylusions birds white embossed.
The roof of the house has a really nice texture. I first painted it black and then covered the whole roof with embossing ink. It was sprinkled with Ranger's Cement embossing powder and then I flicked it quite hard at the back, so that some of the powder flew off. Melt the powder with a heat gun. The roof was embellished with more birds, and a heart ribbon.
Thank you for the visit!
Dies: Sizzix 3-D Birdhouse
Stamps: Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz: Going Somewhere, Urban Tapestry, Mini Muse; Dylusions Dyan Reaveley Birds on a Wire
Surfaces: Sizzix Little Sizzles mat board white 6 x 13; 7 Gypsies Lille ledger 8 x 8 paper pad
Ink: Distress Ink: Barn Door, Aged Mahogany; Archival Ink Jet Black; Ranger Emboss-It Dabber; Versamark
Paint: Adirondack Pitch Black
Embossing powder: Ranger: Cement Embossing Antiquities, Seafoam White
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Game Spinners, Long Fasteners; Studio Calico wood veneer Birds; Panduro heart ribbon; pearls