Thursday, April 11, 2013

Daisy Days Blog Hop with The Robin's Nest


Hello everyone, and welcome to The Robin's Nest Daisy Days Blog Hop.  You will not only find a ton of inspiration from each of the designers, but there are also tons of prizes being given away this weekend.  The Robin's Nest is generously giving away a prize "Daisy Package" from each blog, valued at $15.00, which will include tear drops, paper, and embellishments.  In addition, The Robin's Nest blog will be giving away one Grand Prize worth $25.00 towards purchases from their online store.  All winners will be posted on The Robin's Nest blog on Sunday, April 21st.  In order to enter for a chance to win, you will need to leave a comment on each blog with a way to contact you, and like The Robin's Nest facebook page.  

Obviously, the theme for our blog hop is daisies.  Therefore, I decided to add a ton of daisies to my altered wooden birdhouse.  This is just a flat, laser cut, wooden shape that would make a wonderful Spring addition to your home decor.  



Below is a picture of the bare wooden shape.


1.  Paint edges of birdhouse with acrylic paint.  

2.  Trace, trim, and adhere Red Glitter Sorbet CS to cover the top portion of the birdhouse, as shown.  Ink edges with Festive Berries distress stain.

3.  Trace, trim, and adhere Kiwi Glitter Sorbet CS to cover the bottom portion of the birdhouse, as shown.  Ink edges with Shabby Shutters distress stain.



4.  Trace, trim, and adhere Blue Raspberry Glitter Sorbet CS to cover the birds on each side of the birdhouse, as shown. 



Round his little body at the bottom.  Ink edges with Faded Jeans distress ink.  (NOTE:  Turn bird house over, right side down, on top of reverse, unglittered side of CS.  That way, your pencil marks will not show.)  Add two mini dew drops from the Halloween collection for eyes.



 5.  Trim 1/2" strips of chipboard and glue to top edge of roof.  Miter the top corner.


 6.  Edge punch 1" strips of  Shocking Pink Glitter Sorbet CS.  Ink edges with Festive Berries distress stain (or ink).  Glue to chipboard strips.  Miter the top corner.


7.  My birds need a way into their home, so I found these wooden shapes at Michaels.  I believe this one is a thought bubble, but I saw it as a cute hole for my bird house.  All I had to do was trim away the excess with a craft knife.



8.  Ink the opening with Shabby Shutters distress ink and glue to center of bird house.




9.  Adhere yellow diamond drops from the Sunset collection to the roof, as shown.


10.  To make tiny wings for the birds, punch a scrap of Aquamarine Glitter Sorbet CS with a small oval punch.  Cut in half diagonally, trim one of the sharp corners.   


Adhere to each blue bird with a 3D glue dot or foam dot. 



 11.  Paint wooden bird on branch image with Distress inks in Faded Jeans, Shabby Shutters, Forest Moss, and Walnut Stain.  I used a small brush to paint the branch, leaves, beak, and feet.  



12.  Glue wooden bird to bird house opening. 



 13.  Die cut fence piece from chipboard. Paint with light ivory acrylic paint.  Distress with sanding block.  Adhere fence piece to bottom of bird house, as shown.


To make the daisies:

14.  Color a 12"x12" piece of Leopard Silver Glitter Print CS using multiple colors of distress ink, as shown.



15.  Die cut multiple sizes of daisies with the bloom nesting die.  Fold and manipulate each petal before layering each progressively smaller petal and offsetting the petals for more fullness.  



16.  Arrange flowers and leaves as desired.  Add amber and yellow dew drops from Halloween collection to flower centers.  I also added a black dew drop to the wooden bird's eye.



Supplies Used:

Light Ivory acrylic paint (Ceramcoat)
Distress Stains (Festive Berries, Shabby Shutters, Faded Jeans, Forest Moss, Walnut Stain)
Small oval punch (Stampin' Up)
Bloom Nesting Die (Lifestyle Crafts DC0074 )
On the Fence edge die (Sizzix-Tim Holtz)

I hope you are enjoying our blog hop and that you will take some time to visit each blog and leave a comment for your chance to win.  Also, please leave a comment at The Robin's Nest blog, The Chattering Robins, to enter to win the grand prize.  And while you are there, check out their fantastic products and sales items in their online store.  Sorbet glitter cardstock is a whopping 20% off this month.  

I want to thank you for stopping by today.  I would love for you to follow my blog, but it is not necessary to win.  A list of participating blogs is shown below, with a direct link to each.  Enjoy the rest of the hop, and good luck on the giveaway!

Barbara



39 comments:

  1. This is so fun, I love all the ideas you have shown here.

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  2. Oh wow!!! I love the birdhouse!!! Super gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for sharing :-)

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  3. Ooh Barbara, Again an Awesome Project. You are Amazing

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  4. what a cute little bird house! :)

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  5. Oh, how sweet is this project! Thanks for the how toos! I love the use of the diamond drops too!

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  6. The way you doctored up that leopard print paper is AMAZING!!! Wow..I'm impressed. I am now tempted to be some of those ink sprays. haha.

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  7. Love your project - thanks for sharing!

    Dianne W

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  8. So Sweet Barb! Perfect for spring~ very pretty!

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  9. Okay, I am properly blown away! Not only do I adore your project ( I love birds and bird houses more than just about anything else!) BUT, your instructions are beyond excellent! I feel like I could sit down and do this project easily...even though it looks complicated when you first see it!!!

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  10. What an absolutely gorgeous project!

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  11. Very pretty!! Love your project!

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  12. I keep going through the hop - thinking I must find at least one project I don't get inspiration out of...nope, THIS IS AN AMAZING HOP!!!! I have found so much I want to do and thank you for the inspiration... Love the flowers, the birdhouse -the whole thing!

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  13. Thank you so much for the detailed tutorials! I love your birdhouse!

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  14. Oh...This is Beautiful. I love everything about it. Thanks so much for the tutorial too. I keep learning something new everyday...

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  15. Great project Barb, love, love those flowers...very clever on how you made the wings for the bird also. I love birdhouse so this is just up my alley. TFS

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  16. anything to do with birds...I love! and this is just beautiful!

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  17. Darling. I love how you altered the speech bubble to fit your project.

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  18. Awesome birdhouse!! I love the bling and the wooden bird!! A W E S O M E!!! "Happy Spring"

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  19. Wow! Love this bird house you made. The daiseys are beautiful & the birds, well, I have a thing for birds. :)

    TFS Janis

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  20. Such a cute idea! I may have to scraplift this one. :)

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  21. Barbara this is fabulous. I love the way you have incorporated both the sorbet papers and leopard print into your design. Such a sweet birdhouse and adorable birds! xx

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  22. absolutly stunning. this would look good on anyones wall. i have a soft spot for birds .

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  23. Awesome...beautiful work and so creative!

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  24. Your birdhouse is so very pretty! Love the colours, the flowers & the cute birdies!!
    Hugs
    Rene

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  25. This is a very appropriate project now that spring is finally in the air (just wish it would stay). Love it.

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  26. Love the birdhouse. I haven't seen my first comment so I'm re-doing it and leaving my address. Spring is in the air and this is a very appropriate project.
    txmlhl@yahoo.com

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  27. Oh my!!! At this point in this blog hop this is my favorite!!!

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  28. Ive tried for days to leave a comment,and I finally am able too?? Anyway-Yea!! I love the bird house and especially the wooden bird!! So Awesome and beautiful! Thanks! "Happy Spring"

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  29. I forgot to leave my contact information...lol.. debralovell@att.net thanks again!

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  30. OH MY GOSH!!!! How sweet is your birdhouse. LOVE LOVE LOVE all the colors... FANTASTIC flowers... SO many DETAILS... there is a lot of work here.. AWESOME!

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