This week the Theme at Try it on Tuesday is "Easter" or "New Life/Spring" they go together so well. I chose more towards spring as I had wanted to make this for quite a bit now but did not have the theme to fir it to and spring I though would work well. I cut the box from card/folded and put together to form a 3D birdhouse. Before taping it together I stamped on the sides with Tim Holtz stamps. Once together I added some Flowersoft to the stamping and then some paper Prima flowers and leaves. The gems were a final touch to the flowers. The birds are from an old stamp(the name is worn off so I am not sure who made them but I love them.) I stamped and cut the image separating the doves. I put one on the perch and the other inside with some feathers and cut up sewing pattern paper .
The roof of the house is done by cutting up bits of craft card and gluing them down(no need to be precise as it adds to the effect). To get it to look like real wood planks I brushed with a sponge in a downward motion with Brushed corduroy distress ink. I love how it turned out. Finally I added the lace trim. I used a light grey Promarker to create soft lines in the white card before my stamping to create the effect of planks.
Here is another view. Now if you head on over to the Try it on Tuesday Challenge Blog you can see some more great inspiration from my teamies and then join in the fun. Hope to see you there. Thanks for popping in and have a most wonderful day. Angela