My latest project is a bird house centerpiece for my monthly CYI group at For Keeps Sake. The group is a great place to be encouraged in the craft; idea sharing abounds.
When I start a project, I often feel that it takes me a while to find the end vision. It's like someone took several glorious puzzles and threw them together in one box. Which one is the one? Like my deceased sister-in-law: sometimes I take pieces that didn't belong in the original puzzle and hammer them into place and the original puzzle is changed.
Pictures of the birdhouse project
I'm starting with my favorite picture first (because I can). I got the Hope stamp at a place called Melange http://www.melangeofstegen.com/ ,the proprietress is an artsy gal who is always willing to share techniques.
I found a wooden birdhouse and first tried gessoing embossed paper to the cylinder. Oops, the paper did not hold the emboss (perhaps too thin) and it detracted from the finished product. So with emphasis, I ripped the paper from the birdhouse. : >'
I looked through my stash again and found other paper strips, attached them with tape, and ahh it was so much better.
BIRD and Sun and Moon STAMP
Nature is my muse and birds are very conversant and willing to share.
Gotta go, resume disbursement is calling.
See you soon.