Our hostess today is our sweet southern belle, Candace (of "Candid Candace"). I love the scripture she chose for this week...
The challenge is to create a card or project focused on the "home." For example, a housewarming card, or decor for the home.
I've mentioned before that I love birds and I have a collection of birdhouses. In fact, my hubby made me a special shelf above the entrance to our kitchen and added some lattice wood behind it so I can set my collection of birdhouses that he and the girls buy me on special ocassions on. So when I read the challenge to create "decor for the home" I was all over the birdhouse idea.
I recently came across Stampin' Mindy's blog post where she made this cute lantern gift box! So I ran with that idea, made a few changes to suite my purpose and here it is!
Pardon the quality of my pictures. My dd knocked over one of my photo tent "natural light" lamps while it was on and it broke. So some of these I had to set up on the shelf to get enough light and it turned kinda yellowish :(
The black-looking circle behind the bird is actually acetate so you can see the gift inside.
Here is the side of my box. (I am in love with this Mariposa paper pad, did I mention this yet?)
Here's a better picture of the paper inside. I lined the inside back with this teal butterfly paper, and I cut a small square of the many little butterflies to fit down in the bottom of my box. That hides all the c.s. tabs.
To decorate my box, I used my favorite stamps from Layers of Color: Backyard Birds and Merci Bouquet. You can't tell from the pictures, but after I watercolored the images I added clear stardust gellyroll pen to highlight the flowers and leaves. I also cut a piece of brown c.s. and rolled it up and glued it to the front for the birdy to stand on. And lastly, added the verse from this challenge on my fence (Martha Stewart punch).
And wouldn't you know it, our sponsor this week is.... LAYERS OF COLOR!! Laura has sponsored us before and has so graciously offered yet another gorgeous stamp set, called Merci Bouquet...
I am in love with LOC's fabulous high quality clear stamp sets! I was very blessed to have won 5 of them at their new release blog hop a couple months back and let me tell you, the more I looked at them, the more I loved them and it was really hard to pick the 5 I wanted to get, LOL. So go take a look for yourself, and be sure to check out the AMAZING GALLERIES of Laura Campbell, Linda Lucas, Patter Cross, Denise Lynn, and Heather Wombacher!!
Now go whip something up and enter HERE by midnight Saturday, 23rd!! Can't wait to see what you all make *Ü*