Friday, April 3, 2020

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!

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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