Thursday, July 23, 2009

Backyard Blast - Day 2!

Backyard Blast Blog Hop
Day Two!
Our theme this month is Backyard Blast! While we are all enjoying our families, backyard gardens, BBQs, pool parties, picnics, camping, and outdoors this summer the IT Girls were challenged to create an outdoorsy/ summery creation using the wonderful sketch below designed by our fellow IT-Girl Christine! Didn't she do an amazing job?! I love it! This month you have a chance at winning a prize pack consisting of American Crafts Backyard products! These products are so much fun, you don't want to miss the chance to win these!!! In order for your chance to win you just simply have to make a creation with the above sketch, and upload it in the Embellish-Online Gallery with the keyword BLOGHOP1.

In case you missed Day One you need to hop back over to the EI Blog to start out the hop!

Now onto my project! I used papers from the American Crafts Backyard Collection to alter this adorable birdhouse and make a matching card. Since I made a card instead of a scrapbook layout, I changed the 3 images to just one. :)I absolutely adore the American Crafts Backyard Collection paper! It's beautiful! I have used the Boing and Splash sheets on my creations and the blue and brown go together so perfectly!
A close up of my Bird House stamp. I love the flower soft addition to this!
And here's my birdhouse! When I was walking through JoAnn's and saw this on sale I knew it would be so cute altered for my backyard project! I am very pleased how it turned out. I used a taupe color metallic paint to finish off the exposed wood. It added just enough sparkle and shimmer.
And the back of the finished birdhouse.

Don't forget you can get 20% off of your total purchase over at the Embellish Store. Just click on the link in my sidebar and use the code: GLITTER to receive your discount.

Thanks for stopping by!
I hope you enjoyed your stop here along the hop!
Now head on over to Julie's blog for some more fun!

: Bird House Stamps an oldie from the DOTS days! It was from my Grandma (Thanks Gram!)

Inks: Momento Tuxedo Black, Copics
American Crafts Backyard Collection
Tools: EK Success Parisian border punch, Nesties Label 4, MS Butterfly & Leaf punches
: Flower soft (spring mix), diamond dust Stickles,
May Arts 1/2" Ric Rac, May Arts 1/8" Ric Rac, Imaginisce Wild Things Brown Baboon flower, other flowers, ribbon and mini pearls are from my stash, .



~Michelle~ said...

Simply GORGEOUS, Kim! I love the color scheme and all of the flowers! :)

Paper and Petals said...

beautiful! what a cute, adorable birdhouse and gorgeous card to go along with it!

SMK said...

oh my goodness, sooo cute! love the lil birdie house and the card is wonderful, great take on the sketch!

Mothermark said...

Now this is just a crazy amazing awesome and wonderful little card and bird house! I love the fun little brown and white patterned paper! You did such a good job on this! Awesome girly!

dannisdoodles said...

wow, wow, wow, love these!!!

Christine said...

Wow, your project is gorgeous!! I love your take on the sketch and the colors and papers that you chose. Brown and Blue are some of my favorite colors together. Your work is awesome!
xoxo, Christine

Dani said...

Kim! Oh my gosh! This is FABULOUS!!! I am so totally in love with it!

CraftyC said...

Wow Kim, these are stunning, fantastic colours that combine so well and I think they are both beautiful!

Camilla said...

This is just AMAZIIING!!! Love the card and the birdhouse!! And what a match! Gorgeous colours aswell:) Good luck in my candy:))
Have a wonderful weekend Kim!
Hugs, Camilla.

BettyBee said...

Wow! This is my first visit to your blog, and I absolutely LOVE this project! This birdhouse and card are too adorable for words... love the dots, the background paper, the flowersoft, just everything!! I will definitely be back often!


cats whiskers said...

Oh Kim this is awesome dear, just breathtaking I love the colour combo and that gorgeous birdhouse, wow terrific!!!! can you tell I like it. Cannot wait for you to have more time to create dear looking forward to seeing what you ahve in store for us
Hugs Jacqui x

Latisha said...

what a beautiful project and card!!

Bev said...

Wow, wow and WOW again!!! OMW this is so totally stunning sweetie, my chin hit the deck !! xx

Christi said...

Wow Kim!! This is insanely gorgeous!!!!!

Kim Piggott said...

Kim wow!!!
What amazing creations!
kim x


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