Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Birdhouses Hanging on an Ocean Whitewashed Wall/Fence

I had so much fun doing the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday blog challenge #122. Maki is the hostess and asked that we do at least one circle and one square shape on our creations. My circles are the sentiment and birdhouse entrances and the square is behind my sentiment circle.
I'm using the Flourishes Home Tweet Home stamp set. I hung the birdhouses on my wall/fence and stamped a branch.

I wanted to try this technique of direct to paper and make an ocean whitewashed faux wall.  Lydia aka Understand Blue has  a tutorial for this technique on Splitcoaststampers...see Resources.

This is a quick post as I'm being carried shopping by a friend for my birthday to a wonderful scrapbook store and probably hitting Michael's, Hobby Lobby, and Jo-Ann's today. Lunch, also. What a fun day ahead.

I'm entering my card in this challenge: Crafting for All Seasons Challenge Blog #3-Summer-what summer means to you. Summer means being at the beach to me, although  this doesn't show the ocean, I want it to be an outside fence or wall at the beach where I hang my birdhouses for the summer.

Anything Goes Challenge Blog #43 is Here Comes Summer

Recipe:
Stamps-Flourishes Home Tweet Home
Paper: PTI white cardstock
Ink: Memento London Fog, Sea Breeze, and Stampabilities Pigment white
Accessories: turquoise crinkled ribbon

21 comments:

Davi said...

Brenda this is beautiful! I love the technique you used, it is really pretty! Such a soft aged look it made with the cool birdhouses! HAPPY BIRTHDAY have a fabulous day!! :)

Dr Sonia S V said...

Lovely Card and enjoy your birthday shopping!

Emily Keaton said...

What a cool technique, Benzi!! I love the color scheme you used. And you got to use your favorites: birds!! (well, their houses at least) I hope you have a FABULOUS time shopping with your friend today. Sounds like so much fun!!

Pam~ said...

Happy Birthday ... sounds like a fantastic day is planned for you! I'm heading to Once Upon a Scrapbook this afternoon with my daughter. Your card ... omg, Brenda, it is stunning! I love your whitewash background! Have a great day!

Marisa said...

Love the faux wall! Great touch with the cut out branch and added birdhouses. Wonderfully done.

Hussena said...

wow this is amazing love the background and the birdhouse details .have a fun time shopping for craft supplies.

Bonnie said...

Sounds like a fun day. Maybe it will destress you from all the tv,Internet,sprinkler problems. Happy Birthday!

Julie Hoffman said...

First off...Happy Birthday!!!! I hope you had a Fantastic Day!!! This card is absolutely beautiful Brenda! Fabulous job on that background! I love every bit of it!

Carol L said...

I wish I'd known it was your birthday, but I'll have it for next year now! HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRENDA! Your card is awesome with that beautiful background you created! What goodies did you get today? huh? huh?? :)

Shirley said...

Wow! I love the colors and the way your limb comes off the page! Your ribbon is pretty awesome too!

Diane said...

Very unique and beautiful...hope you had a great birthday and got LOTS of new goodies!!

The Rubber Maid said...

Love the technique you used. The softness of the blue tones is really lovely. Happy Birthday late.
:) Pat

Lynne in NI said...

Oh I love it! Your whitewashed bg is fabulous!
Happy Belated Birthday ... sounds like you were in for a fun crafty day - hope you got loads of new goodies!
x

Dawn B. said...

Noe this is cool. What a great look. Love it with this set. Hope you had a fabulous birthday.

Cheryl said...

oh this is just brilliant,love what you have done here,bless you for playing at anything goes,this week hugs cheryl xxx

Joanne (jojot) said...

well, gf...you aced the technique....fabulously done and so artsy in feel

Carol said...

Great technique, love the card. Thanks for joining us at CFAS this time and I hope we see you again soon. Carol DT x

Steph said...

What a gorgeous wall hanging. I love the colours you've used. Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this week. Hope to see you again soon x

Betty Wright said...

Brenda, this is terrific! Love the faux whitewash wall look! Amazing design and look! Thanks so much for playing Flourishes FTTC Challenge!

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Gorgeous card I love all the details! Thank you for joining us at Anything goes
Hugs
Tamara

Jan said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at CFAS xx Jan DT