14 December 2010

Katzelkraft Christmas Bird House Gift Box

Hi everyone! A little bird house gift box to show today for the Katzelkraft blog using the stamp plates  Noel Blanc,Santa KTZ 46,   Arbres 02 and Vu d'ici.

The bird house was cut from an SVG file on the Cricut and then I misted it with blue glimmer mist and on the roof with bronze blush cosmic shimmer mist. I dried the shimmer mist with a heat gun and then stamped the bird with coffee Archival ink and the christmas baubles with spun sugar distress ink and another layer over the top with stormy sky distress ink. When the ink was dry I used the snow stamp and white acrylic paint to stamp randomly over the bird box. The roof was stamped with the tree stamp and coffee Archival Ink and again over that I sponged some white acrylic paint.

When everything was dry I glued the box together, sponged the edges with Walnut Stain distress ink glued on the embellishments, added the ribbon and embellishments to the roof before gluing down and finished off with a blue pearl pen and some shredded tissue tucked inside.

I'm entering my bird box into the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge this week and theme is to use a Tim Holtz technique. As I've been following along with the 12 tags of Christmas I used his technique for stamping snow with acrylic paint. I've made a few of the tags but didn't manage all of them and I'll show those soon. I'm also delighted to say that I won the Simon Says Stamp tag Challenge last week and have my new blinkie to display :). Anyway, lots of inspiration over on SSS&S from the team as always.
Enjoy your day and I hope you're nearly ready for Christmas :D!

Enjoy your day and I hope you're nearly ready for Christmas :D!


LynneForsythe said...

A-Dorable......where did you get the file from?? toooo cute!!

thanks bunches for playin' along with the DT and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge blog!!!

Sharon said...

Wow Chris, this is beautiful, I love it. Hope you are keeping well.

jude said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!
hugs judex

whyducks said...

This is just gorgeous Chris, I love it.

Renkata said...

Such an elegant beauty!

Netty said...

Beautiful work Chris. Annette x

Riet said...

So gorgeous Chris,I love your papers and the colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Nannieflash said...

Oh wow Chris thats stunning, love it. With love and hugs Shirleyxx

Minxy said...

Totally gorgeous! :D

Anke said...

Absolutely stunning Chris, so beautiful.

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow!
Chris this is utterly divine!
kim x

Pam S. said...

shabby chic sweet! so charming! love it Chris!
Pam Going Postal