Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Paper Crafters Sampler Birdbath Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Paper Crafters Sampler Birdbath Blog Hop!  I hope that you enjoy these amazing little birdbaths.  With the exclusive template available in the April issue of the Paper Crafters Sampler, they are simple to put together and your imagination will know no bounds when it comes to decorating these little beauties!  

Since you are here at my blog, I'm assuming that you hopped on over from Melanie Schulenberg's lovely blog, Pockets of Inspiration.  Click on the button below to go to Heidi Baks' amazing creation on her blog, RunningwScissors.

I based my birdbath on the standard cement models that you see in many gardens.  I used Sahara Sand for the birdbath and quilled the "cement" embellishments around the base and the top rim of the birdbath.  Then I sponged everything with Sahara Sand, using a little Close to Cocoa and Always Artichoke in the deeper "crevices."

The climbing vine was made using the Little Leaves Sizzlit in both Always Artichoke and Pear Pizzazz.  The flowers were punched with the Flower Trio punch out of Pretty in Pink and Melon Mambo.  I used Cherie Franklin's tutorial to make these fab little miniature roses -- check it out!  You'll find her tutorial in the left column of her blog, Stamp Crave.  

The two little butterflies were cut out of Baja Breeze, using the Beautiful Wings Embosslit.  The smaller butterfly layer is vellum, to give the butterfly and "airy" look.  The body is suggested with Pearl Jewels.  The water in the birdbath is blue and green ultra-fine glitters.

Paper:  Sahara Sand, Always Artichoke, Pear Pizzazz, Baja Breeze, Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Vellum

Ink:  Sahara Sand, Melon Mambo, Close to Cocoa, Always Artichoke

Accessories:  Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Little Leaves Sizzlit, SU ultra-fine glitters, Flower Trio punch, Basic Pearl Jewels, sponges, Aquapainter


Heidi Baks said...

Beautiful! I love the water layer!

PocketsOfInspiration said...

You're a quilling queen! Love what you did with this, esp. the water.

Vicki Burdick said...

This is amazing, love what you did with the template!!!

PocketsOfInspiration said...

You should post this to the NING! Such a beauty.