Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Spring Chickadee

I think it’s pretty safe to say that we’re all ready for Spring, 
so I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to make something fun and “springy”
 with the beautiful Prism Collection by 
BASIC GREY


  I often use chipboard album pages to create things other-than albums. 
For this project I have taken a 6″X6″ decorative piece of chipboard and transformed it 
into this adorable “Happy Spring” chick wall/door hanging.

First, I traced the shape onto a sheet of the yellow patterned Prism paper and then cut out. 
 The edges were distressed in a walnut ink. Two 1.5″ circles were punched from a 
sheet of pink 6X6 paper and then attached in place of the cheeks.

The beak was made from two 1.5″ squares of orange paper that were glued 
 together and then folded in half at an angle.  Just the bottom portion of the beak
 was glued to the center of the cheeks.  For the wings, I die-cut a roof shape from
 a piece of chipboard and then layered it with a piece of matching yellow paper. 
 The roof was cut in half and inked around the edges.

 Next, all of the pieces were glued to their matching chipboard pieces and assembled. 
 A banner die was used and the chipboard alphas from the collection were used
 to spell out “spring”.


Small holes were punched along the tops of each banner and a piece of white twine
 was stitched through so that the banner pieces could hang in a row.  To the top, two holes
 were also punched and a strand of rustic wire was threaded through to create a hanger.
 

3 comments:

  1. Absolutely adorable!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Millie
    Crafting With Creative M

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  2. What can I say??? I LOVE THIS!!! It is bright, happy, chirp-y and makes me totally think Spring!! So well done - love the sponging and the colors you used all compliment each other very well!!! You are such a whiz at making things to decorate with scrapbooking products - YOU are amazing and I hope you have a lovely day!!!

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