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Sunday, 23 September 2012

Alter Something at Fashionable Stamping Challenges

Hi there folks, we've got a new challenge starting at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and this time our theme 'Alter Something' has been set by my lovely teamie Silvia. As always we've got a great prize up for grabs from our lovely sponsor Marina at Cottage Crafts.


I've altered a  little chipboard bird house that I received from another of the lovely talented ladies on the FSC DT, Paula (thank you Paula). We've just decorated the dining  room (well thats a royal we as my son has done the hard work lol) and its got a bit of a birdy theme going on so I thought I'd make a little something to put on the wall. 

I painted the bird house with cream acrylic paint and then added colour with violet and extra dark magenta PanPastels and gave it a spray with hairspray to seal the colours. I'veused stamps from Stampers Anonymous, firstly stamping the text in Rich Cocoa Memento ink and then with versamark embossed with a scrummy sparkly gold EP. I've added some more of this EP around the edges of the bird house. I've popped on some glittered acetate butterflies, some purple ribbon , a key and some gorgeous beaded lacy trim (also thanks to Paula). The die cut bird has been blinged up with some Cocoa glimmer glam paint and a purple radiant rain dabber,

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
Anything but a card challenge: Anything but a card
Charisma Cardz: Things with wings
Crafting for all seasons: thing with wings
Fab'n'Funky: things with wings
Love to Create: things with wings
Simon Says Stamp: embossing
Twisted Tuesday: Something that flies plus at least 3 different embellies
Unique Crafters: Anything goes

If you've got a minute, do check out my DT sisters' blogs as they have some gorgeous inspiration to share with you again this week. 
Thanks for popping by
Claire xx


24 comments:

  1. Hi Claire! What a gorgeous bird house! Love that you used PPs too! Your dining room must be a dream. Hope all is well. Best wishes, Yvonne

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  2. This is gorgeous Claire and going by the colours scheme I think your living room decor will be right up my street.
    Beryl xx

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  3. A beautiful birdhouse Claire and gorgeous colours.
    Have a great day.
    Hugs Brenda xox

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  4. Hi Claire, I was just thinking to myself, I'm sure I've got some of those bird house blanks LOL! You have altered it to perfection, I do love purple but never think about using it in my crafting, thanks for the inspiration. Have a lovely day. xx

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  5. Oh this is to beautiful Claire! I loooove the colours that you have used. It just has a real gentle feel to it I think. The sparkly gold EP's gives it a stunning finish.
    Dot x

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  6. Striking colour combination - love the soft feminine lacey frilling.
    Paula (PEP)

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  7. Hi Claire, This is gorgeous. I love the shade you have used with the gold EPs and your little bird is so sweet.
    Avril xx

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  8. A totally gorgeous altered creation Claire. The colour is beautiful and the little bird looks very at home.
    I have some of these bird houses and really must get them out soon - thanks for the inspiration.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  9. What a gorgeous project!! Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week, good luck!!

    hugs Vicky xxx

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  10. Lovely project Claire, the purples and the gold are great together. Sue C x

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  11. Beautiful Bird house, love the back ground stamping and those birds.
    Yvonne x

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  12. WOW!!! Stunning!! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Love to Create "Things with Wings" Challenge!

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  13. What a stunning project! Love your purple and gold color combo - so regal. :) Thanks so much for playing along in the 'Emboss It!' challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog! xo

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  14. A fabulous idea, your altered birdcage is a fantastic piece of art. Great details, love the colors.

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  15. Love your altered chipboard birdhouse, how cute! Love that it's purple too, great job! Thanks for playing this week at Twisted Tuesday Challenges!

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  16. I love your altered bird cage with the purple and gold and your stamped background. Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!!

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  17. Very, very pretty!! I really love this! Thank you for playing along with us over at Twisted Tuesdays! :)

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  18. Now this is pretty in purple! Love this altered birdhouse and the stamping is divine! So cute is the bird! Have a lovely week!

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  19. What a fun project! I like the embossed details and the frilly ribbon at the bottom. Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

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  20. lovely project
    Thank you for joining us this time at Charisma Cardz
    Love Jan
    xx

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  21. Ooh this is just scrumptious! I love the purple and gold. It really looks classy and invites you in to take a better look.

    Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges.

    Rachel x

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  22. LOVE that little birdhouse! too cute!!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Anything but a card.com :)
    Sammi
    xx

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  23. so cool! Love the colors and the glittery butterflies too!
    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

    Hugs, Alica ;)

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  24. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining us at CFAS this time. Carol DT x

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