Sunday, April 27, 2014

Live in Color Birdhouse

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today and I am thrilled to be the guest designer this month for Susan K. Weckesser.   When I first saw Susan's papers and stamps, I fell in love with them and knew I wanted to design with them.

I found this wood birdhouse and knew it would be perfect for the Live in Color Collection.

These papers are wonderful with their whimsical look and soft color palette.  I used different papers for each side of the birdhouse, cutting them slightly smaller than the birdhouse because I wanted the edges of the birdhouse to show. 

Each paper was inked with ColorBox Chalk Ink in Harvest before adhering to the birdhouse.

I used Mod Podge as the adhesive and since the papers are heavy stock, they adhered to the wood smoothly, with no wrinkles.

For the front and back roof lines of the birdhouse, I die cut several Spellbinders ovals and cut them in half.  Each was then inked and  added to the roof creating an over-hang. 

The overhang helped covered the areas where the paper was a little short since the birdhouse is about 14" high at the point.

The roof shingles were created from assorted papers using Spellbinders oval dies, inked with Harvest Chalk Ink and then adhered in layers to the roof.    I spritzed some water on the shingles to make them more realistic.

The birds are from the stamp set -  at Ground Level.  There were stamped in ColorBox Archival Ink in Mudslide, fussy cut, and placed atop some moss which I put inside the birdhouse.

This was an amazing project to create made that much better by the wonderful papers I was able to use. 

Thank you to Susan K. Weckesser, Inc. for giving me the opportunity to be a guest designer this month.  And thank you for stopping by today.



  1. Steph this is such a cute project! Great use of the papers!

  2. Steph you did a fabulous design using those yummy papers. Always enjoy all your projects. Glad you were a guest.


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