Guest Designer Jenn ~ Home Decor Anything But a Card Challenge

Hello everyone! I'm so happy to be back on the blog today with this month's theme of Not a Card.


I created a little piece of home decor—something you could put on a desk or a shelf or anywhere really!
I started with a small wooden pot that I picked up at a local craft store.

I painted it with some acrylic paint in yellow and a sort of raspberry color. I am really into this color palette lately. I like how the colors combine to make orange so you really end up with three colors. (At the last minute, I added some Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink and a little white paint as well. You can see that in the pictures at the end.)
Once the pot was dry, I stamped all sides of it with the gorgeous Fancy Curls & Flowers Flourish Art Rubber Stamp by Terri Sproul. I love this stamp!!

Next, I stamped the Bird Open Wings Patterned Art Rubber Stamp with black ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Once I fussy cut it, I colored it with Distress Oxide Ink in Mustard Seed and Picked Raspberry. I ended up cutting the bird shape on another piece of paper and coloring that with Distress Oxide Ink as well. I needed to be able to hide the wire I was going to use to hold up the bird. (A photo of that is at the end.)

I got a piece of floral wire, cut it to length, and wrapped it in washi tape.


Then I took my stamped, embossed, and colored bird along with my plain bird shape and put them together on the wire using mounting tape. I put a small piece of floral foam in the bottom of the pot and put the wire in.

I added some Spanish moss and dabbed it with some white paint for a little contrast.

Finally, I stamped the Dare to Fly Small Word Art Stamp on white paper, cut it to size, layered it with black paper, and adhered it to the pot.



I really enjoyed making this! It was just the right project to welcome spring.
This is my last post for a bit while I deal with some medical issues. I hope to be back in a couple of months. In the meantime, stay safe and healthy and kind. Remember, we're all in this together!
-Jenn
@littlejennvirginian
@paperchicks


Thanks so much Jenn! All our thoughts and best wishes to you! Please find the link to the challenge either up top or to the side!


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