Friday, 26 October 2012

Design Team Project #3 .... Distressed Old Bird

Hey Snazzy followers it's time to share my third and final project this week using the Christmas Cottage Collection by Teresa Collins .... meet the "Distressed Old Bird"


For todays project I started out by using the Studio 490 Birds With Wings Art Part Set which has been covered with the Medallion cardstock from the collection, I then stamped the "music notes" from the Christmas Cottage Clear Stamp Set in Archival Ink (Coffee). I adhered the paper using Cosmic Shimmer Glue


I inked the cog which is from the Steampunk Gears & More Art Parts Set with Distress Ink Festive Berries then stamped the star image from the Christmas Cottage Clear Stamp onto the brad which is from the Decorative Brad Set. The hat is from Blossom Bucket Embellishments by Studio 490 which I have coloured using Treasure Gold (Onyxite).


As with the steps above I used the reverse cardstock from Doily Trees, stamping the "25" image again from the Christmas Cottage Clear Stamp Set this time using Archival Ink (Jet Black) then adding some Tim Holtz Ideaology.

For the legs I cut out cardstock from the collection (Countdown & Tiny Flowers) again adding some Tim Holtz Mini Gears. The wooden base was inked with Distress Ink (Gathered Twigs) and highlighted with Treasure Gold (Renaissance).

I hope you have enjoyed the christmas decor ideas this week, don't forget to leave a comment HERE if you want to be in with a chance of winning this months random comment draw prize.

Until next time stay inky. X


13 comments:

Hels Sheridan said...

WOW, he is SO COOL!!! Love what you have done with the gorgeous papers hun x Oh and his hat, toooo cute !x

craftimamma said...

Lovely, fun home decor piece Gillian. I specially love his eye and hat, lol! These fab papers lend themselves to such a variety of projects and styles and this is a brilliant example.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Rea' said...

Cool bird, love his eyes and wing details !

Buttons said...

Now there are days when I feel like a distressed old bird, and if I looked half way as good as yours that would be a fab thing! Loving your choice of papers for this one. Hugs, Buttons x

inkypinkycraft said...

now he is one cool birdie! love him!!! trace x

Astrid Maclean said...

What a cool out of the box idea, fab bird and the hat just lends him that special touch!

Minxy said...

Aw he's fantastic, love the gear eye and top hat, What a fun project x

anon said...

Love it Gillian!!!! Sooooo cute!! xx Fi

wendy vecchi said...

what a cool piece of ART!
I adore him!

butterfly said...

Love the steampunk bird, but of them all this week, it would have to be the Christmas Cottage that wins (oh, and the reverse side of the hanging - totally gorgeous!!) for me... thanks for so much great inspiration all week!
Alison x

Carol B. said...

Fantastic bird. Love his top hat and wing gearage. Makes me smile.

hazel said...

Your bird is wonderful and I love his hat.
xxx Hazel.

Aquarius said...

How did I miss this one - a gorgeous 'distressed old bird' - love it and the title too!!