Sunday, October 30, 2011

Holiday Birdhouses

I have been busy busy busy working, but I'm making time to make some Christmas gifts.
One of my projects are these little holiday birdhouses. They're not done, and I'm not sure where I'm going with them from here. But I was anxious to share ;)
 I hate to say it, but Martha Stewart kind of rocks! 
These little birdhouses are from Michael's. They're a buck, and unfinished.
I painted them white, then Mod Podged the paper (Basic Grey) on them.
This is where the magic began! 
You mix it with a small, and I mean very small, amount of paint. You brush it on, then wipe it off before it dries. It leaves your project looking old vintage ;) 
My husband and kids say they look old, so I guess I did it right ;)

 I'm not done with them, and I'm not sure what I'm going to add yet. You can bet it'll be cute though ;) I'll share the pics of the finished products as soon as I finish them.
I have other projects I've finished too, so I will be back this week with more!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Halloween Unity

I made it back into my craft room! Busy craziness lately! I started working at Michael's, and sometimes it kicks my butt! I have to get back in the swing of things ;) So here's my creation of the day!
I made a gate-fold card for a Unity World Card Making Day Challenge.
I combined two challenges. One was to make a Halloween card. The other was to dry emboss the base using colored core cardstock. I didn't want it on the outside, so it's inside. 
I stamped the broom and witch hat on the front. I then stamped them on white c/s and colored them with Copics. I cut them out and attached them over the stamped images. 
I wanted it to look like big doors, so I colored these clear rhinestones with a black Copics and attached them like door handles.
The swirls on the sides are rub-ons.
 Below is the inside of the card. I love it! It's like a little surprise. I embossed it in my Cuttlebug, then sanded it lightly to bring out the detail. So creepy! 
 Thank you for stopping in! 
Have a fantastic day!