Good Monday morning, Cheery Lynn Designs Blog readers!! It's Tanisha Long here with a gorgeous (if I must say so myself) altered project created using Cheery Lynn Designs dies. I purchased this unfinished wood birdhouse quite some time ago from AC Moore. I was cleaning out my scrap room yesterday when I "rediscovered" it. Don't you love when that happens? I decided to give it an overhaul using Creative Imaginations luminarte paints, IOD Devotion and several dies and an embossing plate.
After painting the edges of the birdhouse, I cut panels to fit the 4 sides. Before adhering them, I embossed each using the Bricks and Stones embossing plate to give the walls of the birdhouse a textured look. Next, I cut the Border Carnivale several times and then layered the trimmed strips to the roof to form the shingles.
I cut the Victorian Picket Fence from chipboard and cardstock, layered the 2 for sturdiness and then adhered to the back of the birdhouse. I embellished the fence with the Grass Border and Exotic Mini Butterflies.
Here's a close-up of the one of the sides. You can really see the layered effect that I created using the border carnivale die.
I added a little shimmer to the edges of the shingles by painting each with luminarte paint in oyster.
Here's a close-up of one of the mini butterflies. I really like this size because you can add several of them and still have room on your projects for other embellishments.
Here's a close-up of the grass border and victorian fence. These 2 are an amazing pair!!
I added strips of glittered dome pearls to the bottom of my project to finish it off.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope this post has given you a few ideas for ways to incorporate CLD dies on projects other than layouts and cards!!
Have a great week and be sure to stop by everyday for lots of wonderful inspiration from our DT!