Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Not So Scary Haunted Birdhouse

When I saw that the challenge at "Something Completely Different" was a birdhouse, I got the idea to make a haunted birdhouse. It took a while to gather my materials, but I think it was worth the wait. I found the perfect birdhouse at JoAnn's. It was only $3 with a half off coupon. You know how I love bargains! I painted the birdhouse with acrylic paint, and then covered it with DP from the "Indian Summer Stack" DCWV. The Boo stamp and stacked pumpkins are digi images from Dustin Pike. I hand printed the "Beware" sign, then cut and colored it. The mummy stamp is Recollections. It was in the dollar bin at Michael's. Whoo! Hoo! The spiders (one on each side) were stamped using an Archiver's exclusive stamp. I added copper wire that I twisted into legs. I know spiders have eight legs, but mine only have six. Please forgive me! I then attached them with thread so they would dangle. The roof is Bazzill CS that I embossed with a Fiskar's folder in my Cuttlebug. I then rubbed over the embossing with white ink. I made the scalloped "gingerbread" trim with a Fiskar's Threading Water punch; one of my favorites! The little dragon patrolling the house is also a Dustin Pike digi image. The witch and cat on a broom are Dustin Pike digi images. I colored them with watercolors and then embossed the witch's hair and the cat. I cut a large yellow circle from yellow Creative Memories CS. The bat stamp is from Dimension Crafts. I used pop dots under all of the images except the spiders. I am so happy that my finished project actually looks like the vision I had mulling around in my head all week! This project meets these challenges: 1. Something Completely Different- birdhouse 2. Pile It On- Round 3. ABC- C is for circles 4. Stamptacular Sunday Challenge- scallops 5. Stamp Something- animal somethings 6. Whimsey- touchy, feely 7. Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge- Flights of Fancy 8. C.R.A.F.T- anything except a card

27 comments:

  1. You have been busy! It's so cute! Love all the details.

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  2. brilliant creation for the flights of fancy challenge, love the colours and wonderful details.
    Debby

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  3. Another fab creation Cat! Love the Halloween elements, great idea! Thanks for joining in at Whimsy! :)

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  4. what a gorgeous birdhouse - do love these 3d creations - thank you for joining us at SCD...

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  5. Wow !!!!

    Stunning work !!! Love it.

    Thanks for joining us at CRAFT Challenge.

    Peggy xx

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  6. fabulous

    thanks for joining us this week on SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x

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  7. Wow, this is an awesome creation, you have obviously put A LOT of work into it, but it is so worth it. Thanks for joining us at SSC.

    Liza x

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  8. Goodness what a beautiful birdhouse. Thanks for joining us this week on Something Completely Different.

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  9. This is such a brilliant creation for our flights of fancy theme this week, I love all the halloween images, such a fun project! Thanks for joining us at SCSC :) Donna x

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  10. This is just adorable, beautifully presented, thank you for joining us this week at CRAFT Challenge, hope you'll join us again next week.
    Good luck in the draw.
    Suzi x

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  11. This is so adorable! I just LOVE it. And I love a bargain too so kudos to you! Thanks for playing along at SSC!

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  12. Fantastic spooky bird house, great detail.

    Thanks for joining us again at SSC this week.

    Joanne x

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  13. This is amazing, thanks for sharing suh a fabulous creation! Jo x

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  14. Lovely creation, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck!

    Jo.

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  15. Stunning project, love it. Thanks for taking part in the CRAFT challenge. ANesha

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  16. Wow - love it!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge this week!
    Helen x

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  17. Yowser, Cat, this is amazing!!! You really rock these 3D projects. Love, love, love this one! You should submit this to a magazine... seriously!

    Hugs,
    Lisa

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  18. oh wow, this is a GREAT project! Lots of love went into this project!

    Amy -- Pile It On DT

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  19. Wow, this is adorable! Great job!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular this week! Hope to see you again soon!
    Dee

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  20. Beautiful ;0)
    Thanks for joining us at SSC this week.

    Janneke X

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  21. Absolutely fantastic!!

    Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On!!

    ~Vicki
    Owner

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  22. You are too creative to make a haunted birdhouse - cute idea! Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On!

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  23. This is such a beautiful creation i just love it !good luck with the challenge and thanks for joining us at the CRAFT blog.
    hugs judex

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  24. I love this, it's great, I love all the detail in it! Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T this week, love Rose x

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  25. This birdhouse is great. Good luck with the challenge at CRAFT.

    Donna

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  26. What a fab fun project - thanks for playing along at C.R.A.F.T. this week. Cheers Claire x

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  27. Congrats on the Sweet Sprinkles Award!!!

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