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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Butterfly House

I had purchased this sweet little bird house at the craft store with the intention of decorating it with my stamps.  When I saw the new hydrangea and butterfly stamps from Stampendous I had a vision of a butterfly house.

 All I did was paint the wooden house white.  I measured the exterior of the house and cut a piece of white cardstock to fit the front.  Getting the circle placed on my cardstock was the trickiest part. :)

I punched out the circle from my white cardstock and then I stamped the hydrangeas around the white cardstock.

I colored them with my favorite watercolor pencils and a waterbrush.

I then applied a coat of glue to the roof and used Stampendous color fragments to cover the roof of my house. I also added it around the bottom after I attached my stamped flowers.

I painted the butterfly with Americana paints and stamped the butterfly over the dried painted background. 

I made a little banner to stick in the top of my house.   I stamped it with a sentiment from the Stampendous Regal Art Stamps
I also had a little canvas:

 I painted the canvas and used the mixed media stamps inked up in paint to add texture. I stamped the image on tissue paper and colored her to decoupage her to the surface. I finished her flowers with a touch of paint.

Products: DecoArts Americana Paints, Stampendous Creative Palette, Stack Arts - Royal Hearts Rubber Stamp , Mixed Media - NK Studio Wired Cling , Lovely Garden dies, Lovely Garden Rubber Stamp,   Floral Lady StampColor Fragments  STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell Watercolor

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Suzz


39 comments:

  1. I love the bird house. I was thinking that a hummingbird could be used on this as well. the lady is so pretty.
    thanks for sharing this week.

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  2. You're killing me here, Sue, with your adorable creations today and yesterday! This is so very sweet, just love it!

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  3. This is so fantastic. You are so clever and this really looks like fun. I think I might have to try this idea.

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  4. I am in love with your sweet butterfly house! LOVE the colors, they are so cheery!
    Your canvas is beautiful! LOVE the detail on the girl's hair! So pretty! TFS!

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  5. Suzz, you always create the prettiest projects! I love your birdhouse, it's so darn adorable. Your little canvas is sooo pretty! I would gladly hang it in my house!

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  6. Nice bird house - will it be a gift? and I really liked the canvass; she is so pretty. thanks, -con

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  7. Love the bird house. The flowers pop out.

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  8. You have been truly amazing this week....another twofer! They are both lovely and I could give them a home lols. Thank you so much for sharing your art this week, it's been great x

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  9. This is just so lovely & summery. Such a great & unique idea & wonderful texture on the roof. Really enjoyed your posts this week

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  10. What a sweet little project. Absolutely lovely! Erin xx

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  11. What a sweet little project. Absolutely lovely! Erin xx

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  12. Wonderful birdhouse. It looks so sweet. Lovely fresch Colors and a wonderful sentiment. Have a goodbweekend Anneke.

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  13. Suzz, what great projects! Your little house is so sweet and the mini canvas is adorable!

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  14. Oh, that's very cute and beautiful!!! I love your little birdhouse and its roof, using the Stampendous fragments, fantastic idea! Thanks for sharing :)

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  15. The bird house is very pretty, I really like it! And your canvas is fabulous too!

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  16. Both are beautiful, love the house !

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  17. I love your projects and thank you for using my Stampendous Wired Stampset on your canvas background- makes me happy to see it used :) Have a great day, nat

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  18. just divine Suzz and aren't both pieces a contrast. love your use of the fragments - great texture

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  19. Your projects are so beautiful!! Thank you!

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  20. Such a sweet little birdhouse and canvas. Very nice.

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  21. This is so cute! Thanks for sharing your work!

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  22. The Hydrangea stamp is just gorgeous. What a great project.

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  23. What a cute new idea for a birdhouse! Thanks for sharing!

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  24. I love the texture the flakes have given the bird house x Very cool way of using them x

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  25. what a great bird house. Butterflies would love it too!!! very pretty!

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  26. All your projects are so lovely, Sue! The birdhouse is sitting on my office shelf right now reminding me that spring and summer are filled with flowers! I really love the Frantage Color Fragments on the roof! They look like delicate eggshell. Thanks so much for sharing this and your Floral Lady Canvas. We've loved seeing your work.

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  27. Such a cute birdhouse and clever to stamp on it...and I love the Frantage for the rooftop....very unique and pretty!! Love the canvas too!!

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  28. Beautiful projects Suzz! I love the butterfly house roof! :)

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  29. Such a sweet bird house and wonderful canvas.

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  30. What delightful projects thanks for sharing...

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  31. Such wonderful ideas. Love your post

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  32. Beautiful projects! I love this pretty birdhouse, the fragments looks awesome and I love the hydrangea stamp! And you canvas is so cool! I love how you used the mixed media stamps here! Great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  33. My birdies want one. Great wonderful art.

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  34. So cute - absolutely love that flaky roof - what an inspired use of the fragments!
    Alison x

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  35. i did not know you could stampe the image on tissue paper and colored her to decoupage her to the surface. Wonderful, love the color combos and the mixed media stamps. TFS.

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  36. I love your painted house but the canvas is absolutely awesome! Thank you for the tutorial.

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  37. Love the texture on the roof and base and the stamps look amazing on your birdhouse!!!

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