I love it when you just sit down and play with an awesome pile of supplies with no clear direction or goal and end up with a happy little creation. That is what this project is, a happy little creation. I so wish I could show it to each and every one of you in person because these photos just don't do it justice in how it turned out.
I started out with two fun chipboard house shapes from Red Lead. I covered them both with "Morning Poetry" from Prima's Shabby Chic collection. I covered the houses so that one side featured the front side of the paper and the other featured the back side of the paper. I cut an opening in one so that it would be a window. I covered the back of the solid house with white cardstock.
I cut a thin piece of plexiglass to match the chipboard shape. I also cut a piece of foam core to match the house with the window.
I stamped the awesome A Bird Sweetly Singing image using Stazon ink on the plexiglass. I turned it over and painted the branch, leaves, and sky with alcohol inks.
I adhered the plexi piece to the back of the house with the window (stamped side up). I then added the foam core piece under the plexi and then the solid house with the script side facing the plexi.
I stamped the image again on white cardstock. I colored the bird and branch with chalks and then cut them out. I adhered the bird with adhesive foam squares to the top of the plexi piece lining up the images.
I wrapped the edges in aluminum foil duct tape (like this type, available at hardware stores) to create a faux soldered look. I then finished the piece of with a cluster of Prima flowers glimmered up with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist and velvet leaves.
The foil wrap on the back is not as smooth and even as I would like. Next time out I would cut my aluminum strips a little thinner so that there won't be as much on the back. All in all though, I am very pleased with how the project turned out, especially for one made on the fly with no plan!