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.
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.
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.
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!