Happy Sunday Everyone,
Today I’m going to share another altered art project I finished a couple of days ago for the a Stampin’ Up! Challenge for the Late Night Stamper’s Group. This was an unpainted wooden tray I bought from the Dollar Tree to make into a wall hanging. I sanded, painted, and distressed it first. I wanted to use the bird made from the Elegant Bird Bigz Die from Stampin’ Up (125593). I love birds and I love using this die to make them! There are two cut-outs on the die, one for the bird’s body and one for the wing. This makes it so easy to use different colors of card stock or designer paper for the the body and wing. The bird’s body in this piece of art is Cherry Cobbler Card Stock (119685) that was embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335) using the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439) and the wing is from some designer paper my daughter-in-law gave me. I also used a piece of an old broken necklace around its neck and added a small scrunched flower to it. The flowers were made with Very Vanilla Card Stock (101650). I punched out 6 pieces using the 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch (119854) for the small flower, and 6 pieces using the 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch (118874) for the larger flower. I scrunched up all 12 pieces of the punched scallop circles, flattened them out, and sponged them lightly with Cherry Cobbler Ink (126966). I put the 6 small scallops together, placed a brad in the middle, and scrunched them up again. I did the same thing with the larger scallop circles. To make the petals, you simply unfold each layer of card stock and shape them to look like a flower. It looks harder than it is! I also used stems and leaves punched out with the Bird Builder Punch (117191), the bird cage image from the Nature Walk Stamp Set (wood-121925; clear-121997), and Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon (120992). The small blue bird is a stamp from a retired set and the stamp used for the quote is one I’ve had for several years and I don’t remember where I got it. These are so much fun to make! Hope you like it as much as I do!
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