This week the challenge at PaperPlay is to make a card using this great sketch designed by Sandie.
The prize this week has kindly been sponsored by Meljen’s Designs.
I made a new home card using one of Meljen’s Designs' adorable digital images called Garden Bird House. Now this is the kind of birdhouse I’d love to have in my garden, little love birds and vines included!
Stamps:- Meljen’s Designs (Garden Bird House), Hero Arts (Flourish Background & Clouds)
I coloured the image with pencils, added glossy accents to the ladybird, gems to the flowers, a heart pearl to "HOME" and touches of diamond stickles here and there. The “tweet home” is a Word font – Comic Sans MS. The Flourish Background is embossed in white on the white background.
I printed off the Garden Bird House image in a few different sizes and for my first attempt at making a little mini book used one on the cover. Instructions on Japanese bookbinding can be found in Lisa's video here on the Hero Arts blog. It’s fun making these little mini books and hopefully next time I won’t have to keep starting and stopping the video as I go along!
Stamp:- Meljen’s Designs (Garden Bird House)
I'm using the book to house information on our home. It contains\will contain information on each room (floor size, window size, amount and colours of paints used etc) so instead of having to measure up and estimate quantities any time we decorate, the info will always be there in this book.
I’m sure you’ll have fun with Sandie’s sketch and am looking forward to seeing your creations!