Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Put A Cork In It!

One of my first assignments as a Biker Chick with 
LITTLE YELLOW BICYCLE
was to use the theme "Put A Cork In It" on a project!  
I knew this would be fun as I'm so in love with any of the Naturals elements.

When wooden pieces go on sale, I like to grab up several different types for creating altered projects.
  For this particular "Put A Cork In It" item, I took a wooden owl shape (from Michael's) and covered it with 
Linen & Lace - Aqua/ Tiny Stripes Aqua from the Just Because Collection. 
 I inked around the edges in brown and then adhered with a high-tac liquid glue.  Next I painted the scrolled frame in red and then made an inset for it from Tiny Blossoms, Birds & Blooms Patterned Paper.  To the back of it I added an extra sheet of cork (from my stash) to make the bulletin center thicker. 
 For the eyes I layered the Canvas Shapes - Scallop Circles with Zig-Zag Round Cork Shapes and then colored in two of the cork circles with black marker for the inner part of the eyes. A couple of the Natural's Zinnia Layered Burlap Flowers dressed up this sweet Bulletin Board Owl! 

To make the push-pins, just take a flat thumb tack, a glue dot and one of the tops from the Cork Hearts Stick Pins.
 I attached the scrolled cork sticker from the Natural's Cork Stickers - Plates & Flourishes along with two of the cute Printed Wood Buttons on each end.  Then, I played around with the LYB Clear Stamps on my little owl corkboard and was able to fit in one of the scrolls from "Vintage Banners" and then centered a sentiment stamp from "Birthday" to the middle of it.  I used a Staz-On ink and it worked like a charm!
**And don't forget to stop by the Little Yellow Bicycle Blog to leave a comment for the prize
drawing, which will happen this Thursday**
Happy Wednesday!

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