Monday, December 19, 2011

Mystical Magical Wonderland Birdhouse....

Stained Glass Fairy Flitting on Her Abode
(Sorry it's a long post, but this one took flight....some pun intended)
This was a BLAST to create!

Altered Image of Original Silhouette

I am so honored to have won at
and my prize is...
to Guest Design for this challenge!!!
So, thank you to the very sweet and talented ladies for allowing me 
to craft with you!

Today's Challenge is...

The amazing Sponsor for this challenge is

Be sure to click on the 
Paper Creations Ink Icon 
to go directly to the challenge
and see the entry rules.
You won't be disappointed!

Once I so graciously received the image and paper samples to use for this project, I immediately went to my Summer Template Pack and got out the birdhouse and made this in black cardstock.  Placed a roof on top from my scrap bin.  Then I moved along to the image.
The silhouette is called 
and I really wanted her to stand out.
So for my "Something Old," I used one of my favorite old techniques.   I printed her out on clear acetate paper, cut out the design, flipped it over and highlighted her with a range of blues and mild yellows in Copics.  Once finished, I cut a square of aluminum foil and crumpled it up and then flattened it back out and adhered it to the back of the image.  Flipped it back over and now she looked beautifully stained glass.

When I went to figure out where she was going to go on the house, I realized she was waaaay to big to place anywhere in the front, so I knew I would mount her on the roof, sort of flitting on the roof of her home.

I printed out the gorgeous winter papers, also supplied from Floppy Latte's and tore strips of each of them as well as a few papers from my stash, to make the 'shingles' on the roof.
I cut a slit in the roof and secured the fairy in position.
From here, I placed glue ALL over the roof and sides of the house and went completely nuts with glitter. I will be digesting it for months to come!

I then took small strips of vellum and secured them to the roof as well, punched out snowflakes from more of the sponsor's papers and taped them to the strips of vellum for a "falling snow" appearance.

I added a ledge under the window, a frame around the window and some faux moss to bring more nature into the project.

For my "Something New," I used some feathers that my Grandmother gave me over Thanksgiving and thought, 'Well, birdhouse? Makes sense!"  So I placed a few on or around the window and then decided that if it is the fairy's home, she should have feathers too.  So, I cut little slats where the original printed image of her wings were and slid in a few feathers to substitute.

Phew.....if you made it all the way down here, 
I'm done now! 

CRUD...I'm not done...
I thought it was adorable, but had no idea what I'd do with it.
I took a break and came back to it.
Here's what I came up with...


I'd just like to say thank you again for this wonderful opportunity and 
THANK YOU for all of you who encourage me on a daily basis.
I truly enjoy the interaction and the inspirational "fix" that I get from all of you!

Go check out 
and have a BLAST with this challenge.

Hugs and Happy Stamping!
Lisa xx


Chrissy said...

Congratulation on your GDT, so well deserved.Such a stunning project Lisa, gorgeous, and with the light at the end.. just beautiful.
The snowflakes are gob smacking gorgeous as is the fairy with her feathery pretty.


Lisa Jane said...

oh wow .. this is fabulous .... i love that silhouette and the cute little bird house . it looks wonderful with the little candle inside ..
Lisa x

Shirley-Anne said...

OH MY GOODNESS! how awesome is this .
hugs Shirley-Anne

Nicecrane Designs said...

Absolutely Stunning Lisa,,,, I am really inspired on how you used the silhouette digi,,,,,,it is really a very creative technique OMG I love your bird house,,,,,simply PERFECT,,, no more words are needed.

Marjorie said...

Oh Wow!! hun this is just stunning, you are so creative..I love the silhouette, and the light in the bird house is such a brilliant idea...stunning!

Mary J said...

Oh my, this is AMAZING Lisa! So totally gorgeous!!

Marjo said...

Deliciously gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining us a GDT for this challenge at Paper Creations Ink.

xoxo Marjo

Marie-Louise said...

Absolutely marvellous.

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Q
You have made a wonderful and inspirational piece of work here.
I am totally impressed by the abundance of materials that went into creating this masterpiece.
I can well understand why you "had a blast"making it.
The bird house is impressive and when you extended the ornament into a light it added another dimension, my only concern is that it may catch on fire!!!!
Congratulations on your win too.
Smiles:) Onion

franzesjoi said...

gorgeous!! congrats to you :) u deserve it...

Miranda said...

wow awesome birdhouse Lisa, I really would like to move in if I were a bird....gorgeous
and I love the technique you have used for the BG of the fairy, fab must try it myself
it's great to have you as our GDT this challenge

Mitralee said...

Rock Star!

Congrats on your win!

Totally love your creation! Little snow fairy!

And those feathers are adorable. Tell your Gram thanks for me for inspiring you!

Arts by Sara said...

Lisa... You have done an amazing job with birdhouse!!! I just love it and all the added little surprises... I love that you can put a battery tealight inside!!! How cool!!! I wanted to "Thank You" for being a part of our Guest Design Team... You are a wonderful person!!! Hugs and Happy Holidays!!!

Margaret said...

Congrats on the guest DT spot!! Glad that others realize how awesome you are too!!!
This birdhouse is leaving me speechless...(a first for me, right?!) OK, I think I've recovered! The stained glass fairy is amazing and her house is completely worthy of such a gorgeous creature! LOVE the feathers!!!!! Adds that bit of magic as to where those little feathers come from!

Shirley said...

Congrats on your DT spot and I love your birdhouse! How creative and beautiful too!