I am very late in finishing up this project for Say It With Letters but I'm finally ready to post it. Look at this cute Nesting Collection - a cute little egg, bird and birdhouse. The birdhouse is one of my designs - a bit whimiscal and fun! :) I used the Spring Fling paper collection from Pink Paislee for my shapes and added some real birch bark to the birdhouse for something a bit different.
Before anyone gets too worried, my birch bark came from our woodpile - no live trees were harmed in the crafting! :) It was actually pretty easy to cute the bark in the shape of the roof and I left the edge jagged where it had come off the log. The tree on the side is from Maya Road - covered with more dp and the trunk was painted with a crackle finish.
For the little sign I peeled another piece of bark off very thin and then stamped directly on the bark. I used a few strips cut from the bark to make a "frame". The final touch was a little wreath added to the roof. I was a punch out shape that I cut the center out of to make a wreath.
I left the bird rather plain since there was so much going on with the birdhouse. I painted the edges, covered it with dp and added a punch-out shape for the wing. For one final thing I used another thin piece of birch bark and die cut it in a flower shape using my Cuttlebug.
Finally, for the egg I again painted it with a crackle finish - can't get enough of the crackle! I then cut a flower and some grass out of one of the papers and adhered it to my egg. The sentiment and butterfly are Cosmo Cricket rub-ons - a nice easy way to dress up the shapes!