Sunday 5 June 2016

2016 #11 Bird House {by Clare Lloyd}

 2016 Topic 11: Our House

Hi Clare Lloyd here. Tonight I'd like to share with you a little bird house project I have made.

I have had this blank little wooden bird house since I designed my bird girl stamp set and have been waiting for a project theme to fit our house was the perfect chance! But who knew when I started the project I would end up with my head in the clouds?

Step One: I painted the wooden bird house blank using China Fresco Paint, stamped a pattern using images from ECL09 and a denim blue dye based ink pad.


Step Two: When playing around with ideas I spotted a flower in my upside down cloud stamp from ECL10 and I added some sketch lines using a Pigma Fineline pen. I coloured my newly found flowers using alcohol markers.

Step Three: I created foliage by double sketching through the clouds and leaves on my PS028 stencil; plus I stamped and coloured the birds from ECL010 using alcohol markers.

Finally it was time to piece and layer all these images onto my wooden bird house using foam pads. I also stamped a little quote around the bead which was added to the string hanger.

Why not take a look at your stamps and stencils. Rotate them, flip them...what new images will you find? Create a sketchy look by double drawing through stencils, just move it a tad and don't be too neat! 

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Oh clever little clouds turning into flowers, they actually look like they were always meant to be that way.  I love to see stamps used like this. Those birds look so happy Clare, in their new house. Perfect pops of colour for summer. ~Darcy

We would love to see how you interpret this House topic by linking what you make to our 2016 Challenge #11: Our House, on this page HERE.
All of our bloggers love to see your twist on their ideas,  particularly if you were inspired directly by their post. 
All links go in the draw to win a £50 voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. The Our House link will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, June 12th 2016. The winner will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00.


Helen said...

fantastic project, love the bright colours and the birds are fantastic.

Anonymous said...

Hi Clare, this is gorgeous...I may just have to 'borrow' your idea for making the flowers out of the cloud it! x

Anneke said...

Love your flowers, great idea! Fabulous project!

Julie Lee said...

Lovely, so bright and summery! xx

Ruth said...

Gorgeous, bright fun project! Ruth xx

lbwright22-loopylou said...

Brilliant project Clare. Love the vibrant colours

Kathyk said...

This is so pretty and a fabulous choice of colours


Miriam said...

Fantastic house - love your project!

Lucy Edmondson said...

What a great idea to turn the clouds into flowers!

Lucy x

Lauren Hatwell said...

Love, love, LOVE your fab cloud flower project. Kicking myself for not spotting it myself :oD Lx

Cocofolies said...

Doing a bit of catching-up on the blog tonight, and starting with this little house, so cute :)
What a great idea to turn some clouds stamps and this PA stencil to make flowers!! Very clever Clare!
Coco x

Debs M said...

Great idea with the clouds, fabulous project x

Etsuko said...

What a lovely house Clare. Fabulous bright colours and pretty your birds. xx

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Loving your bird house, great idea. Happy crafting, Angela x