Friday, July 8, 2011

Bird Watching & Happy Birthday to Me!

Hello, all! Today is my birthday! I'm 34 years old today! And I have some wonderful news to share! I have been chosen to guest design for Punky Scraps for the month of July! I've been a follower of Punky Scraps for a while now; ever since I found them and saw what fun challenges they hosted and the inspirational projects they share! Today is the first time I am sharing a layout for Punky Scraps. Punky Scraps is hosting Challenge #21, which is to use tissue paper on your pages. Here is my take on this challenge.

Bird Watching layout. The photo is of two of my cats. They always rushed to the back door to look out at the birds that would stop by and eat at my birdfeeder. The first step I took for this page was to decide how I wanted to use tissue paper on my page. I had left over tissue paper from gift wrapping and so I decided to fold different colors of it a few times and run them through my Vagabond. I used my Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die and put about 7 layers of tissue paper for each flower. I stuck the layers together with brads. I added some stitched flourishes and layers of papers from K and Company's Lofty Nest Collection.

Bird Watching Close Up 1. For the chipboard birds and cage, I decoupaged some chipboard (an old cereal box) using Modge Podge and white tissue paper. I misted the piece of chipboard with some of the same mists I used for the flowers (listed below) and I let it dry. I then ran the piece through my Vagabond with the Tim Holtz Caged Bird Sizzix die. I added rhinestones, liquid pearls, and pearl embellishments as well.

Bird Watching Close Up 2. I misted the flowers with various mists from Lindy's Stamp Gang. These mists are phenomenal! I used Tibetan Poppy Teal, Witch's Potion Purple, Alpine Ice Rose, Yellow Rose of Texas, and Ponderosa Pines Olive Starburst Mists.

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  1. Happy Birthday!! Have A Good One!! XO

  2. Happy Birthday Celina! Big congrats on the design team! Beautiful layout here! Love it!

  3. Hey! Great Page...just happened to click on your blog...happy I did, now following!

    I am hosting a scrapbooking/card blog hop on Wednesdays....would love for you and your fellow crafty bloggers to join in!


  4. Feliz CumpleaƱos a ti! Happy birthday Celina! I hope you had a great day!!!