Mondays Are For The Birds

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.

LinkThanks 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!

Tanisha

8 comments:

  1. This looks fantastic! hugs marley

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  2. this is beautiful! Love the roof and all the little details.

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  3. Wow, this is sooooo cute!! I love all of your details, you rocked this project!

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  4. magnificant project my dear..
    You did an awesome job....luv it..

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  5. Lot of work- but the best ever result!

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  6. Very unique and beautifully designed! Love it all!

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  7. Tanisha, this is just so elegant and so very clever. Love the fence and butterflies on the back.

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  8. Oh Tanisha, it is sooo cute and adorable!
    Love from France, Kianel.

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