Sunday, August 21, 2016


 Here is my project for this week's Stencil Sunday at STAMPlorations

Check out the current mixed media challenge. We would love to have you create and link up non-card mixed media projects. Remember the theme is always anything mixed media goes except a card and you must use at least one stencil (any brand) in their project. Linky closes at the end of the month.

Prizes: $15 gift certificate OR choice of any 2 ARTplorations stencils to the winner

choice of 1 ARTplorations stencil to the top picks

Here is my project for this week's Stencil Sunday

ARTplorations- Honeycomb delight stencil
STAMPlorations- Trendy Birds 2

I started with a brown piece of cardstock that had a script
On the back of the cardstock I traced a little bird house template. I have had this template so long, I don't remember where I got it. I had even forgotten that I had it. I found it while cleaning through my scraps this week.

I cut it out and scored it with a stylus.

I took the ARTplorations Honeycomb Delight stencil. I traced some guidelines. With a mouse pad underneath to give it cushion I embossed the roof panels using the stencil and a stylus.

This is how it looked right after I embossed the roof panels. You can see the embossing, but it wasn't very pronounced.

I took gold metallic rub and I rubbed over the  embossed areas.

This photo shows how the metallic rub really made the embossing stand out.

I added some distressed ink over the metallic rub to add extra texture.

I die cut a circle for the door to the birdhouse.

I glued the house together. I put a bamboo skewer through the bottom of the house  I added some floral filler and quilled roses around the house.

I stamped STAMPlorations Trendy Birds 2 with black stazon ink onto red cardstock. I fussy cut out the birds and glued them to the outside of the birdhouse.

 I had a blast making this project. I hope you enjoyed it. I made this collage photo to show you different sides and angles of the birdhouse.


  1. What a beautiful project MariLynn - love the texture you achieved by embossing the stencil. You never cease to amaze me with your creativity.

  2. Great idea to make you own and then emboss it! Love the rubbed gold touches especially!!

  3. This is so cute Marilynn. Love the embossing and how the gold rub brings out the dimension. Love it!