Tuesday, February 19, 2013

IHP February Guest Designer: DT Challenge

Hi Everyone!

Today over at i {heart} papers blog is the monthly DT challenge - and I am so excited to participate along with the wonderful IHP DT  this month we are all making projects using the 12x12 collections that Kate has in the store. I got to use the lovely Lucky in Love (12x12) paper pad from My Mind's Eye which comes with so many  lovely designs and a beautiful stickers accessories that coordinate with all the papers!

One thing that I love to do is to hit garage sales over the weekend and find something that I can do a little makeover too - and this weekend, I found this cute little birdhouse and I suddenly just imagined it all decorated and couldn't wait to get it home!

I sanded the birdhouse and then applied an acrylic coat of blue paint - waited for it to dry and then painted it again - and then one more time.Once it was painted, I decorated the roof with some chevron patterns that are in this DP along with cutting out the scallop pattern in the DP for some scalloped roof- liners (I know that's not even a word, but it was fun to type :) After I finished both sides of the roof, I added some bling to the roof and then added some bling along the sides of the birdhouse and also a little bling with a bow in the center of birdhouse.

One of the sentiments in the sticker Accessories sheet had the sentiment: "I Love You" on it - and I loved the font and thought it would be perfect on the front of the birdhouse - and then added some vertical lined sticker sheet strip along the sides of the birdhouse. After everything is finished, I added a little ModPodge to seal the papers. 

Project Ingredients:
Papers:Lucky in Love (12x12) paper pad from My Mind's Eye - sentiment from the sticker accessory sheet
Accessories: bling, dimensionals, Best Glue Ever, red ribbon from stash and some liquid pearls and Blue Acrylic paint - Birdhouse from Garage Sale find.

I had so much fun looking at all the different patterns in this DP set and picking out papers to decorate the birdhouse and I can't wait to see what all the lovely women on this wonderful team have created with all the lovely sets of 12x12 collection of designer papers!

Please check out all the wonderful creations here:
    The i {heart} papers team:
      Thanks so much for stopping by today!
      Big hugs,
      Sankari :)


      Unknown said...

      Cute idea!

      Deb said...

      Gorgeous, Sankari! Absolutely gorgeous!

      whoistracy said...

      Oh my gosh- this is amazing!!!!

      i {heart} papers said...

      Look at that! So stinking adorable!!

      Lori said...

      This is awesome! Love how you "renovated" the birdhouse!

      carole (TruCarMa) said...

      So cute! I'm always impressed at your ability to alter things to a 't'! You make everything look easy - boggles my mind! :)