Monday, October 17, 2011

SIZZIX FRESH VINTAGE BLOG HOP - SCOREBOARD BIRD

Welcome to the Sizzix Fresh Vintage Blog Hop!

I am always so honored when Eileen Hull asks me to participate in her new release hops and this time around is probably the most exciting one to date! The new Fresh Vintage line is a fantastic series of dies - I honestly don't know how Eileen keeps coming up with these amazing ideas. Today's featured die is the Scoreboard Bird. It's a fun, trendy 3D bird that can be cut out and put togehter quickly from a great variety of surfaces!



I received a box full of product from Melissa Frances which inspired me to put a shabby chic spin on my design.



I carry a sketchbook around with me every where I go to jot down ideas, insiprations and sketches that eventually morph into more formal drawings and finished designs. Here is the sketch that inspired my project today.



Now on to my project!



Start with a 12" Styrofoam wreath form. Cut twelve 1" strips from Melissa Frances Simone, Alma, Esther and Anastasia papers, so you end up with 48 paper strips. Crumple the strips, straighten them out then sew all strips together (end to end) while folding the paper to create one long paper "ribbon".



Glue one end of the paper ribbon to the wreath and wrap completely until fully covered. Wrap sections of tulle, Melissa Frances ball fringe and crocheted lace randomly around the wreath.



Cover two 5 1/2" by 5 1/2" piece of ivory mat board from the Sizzix Little Sizzles Mat Board Pack with Mod Podge a layer of crocheted lace, let dry. Die cut bird twice, once with lace up and once with lace down using the Sizzix Big Shot machine, punch out pieces.



Cover a 3" Styrofoam ball with vintage atlas paper, let dry. Cut a 20" piece of heavy wire, slide through the Styrofoam ball, then glue bird bodies together with wire in the center. Use a button at the bottom of the Styrofoam ball, looping the wire back through the button hole to secure. Insert wire through the top and bottom of the wreath and bend back in a "U" to secure.



Create a "PEACE" pennant with Melissa Frances Attic Treasures sticker book and glue to back of bird by beak. Create a "ON EARTH" banner and glue to the front of the Earth. Die cut a Sizzix Originals Die - Mistletoe from silver glitter paper and color with green Copic Marker, then trim and glue to beak. Embellish with Melissa Frances Resin Crown and Pearls.



Would you like a chance to win the Fresh Vintage Flower Layer #9 die? All you have to do is head over to the Oh My Crafts! Blog and answer a question about today's blog hop to enter! It's that easy! To continue on the Fresh Vintage Blog Hop, please use the widget on my right sidebar and click Back or Forward - you will continue along through the other designers' blogs that are highlighting this fantastic Scoreboard Bird die. Join us every Tuesday and Thursday until November 3rd for tons of great ideas from a talented group of Designers. Thanks to the incredibly talented Eileen Hull for putting together such an inspiring hop!

Thanks for stopping by! -Beth

16 comments:

Eileen Hull said...

Beth- cute cute CUTE! Love how you cut and sewed the paper into a stril; and wrapped the wreath! What a great Christmas wreath or keep it up all year. Love the crown- thanks for hopping with us :-)

Cindy Rippe said...

Really nice Beth. I like the crown on the bird too.

Karen B said...

So many great techniques in this beautiful project! Love it all!

Eva said...

this is awesome and so creative!!!
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craftsncoffee said...

Beautiful, Beth! Gorgeous details, too, from the paper ribbon to the lace on the bird.

Miriam Prantner said...

What a great idea!

Roxi Phillips said...

I love birds. I love peace. I love vintage. I love wreaths. So, I really love your project! Great job!

Rhonda said...

So creative. I'm just loving all the talent!

pfry said...

Really nice..love the shabby chic..
pfry@highland.net

MORMOR said...

Oh, this is so perfect for my house. So many great ideas,so little time. This one moved to my top 10.

KimberlyRae said...

Wowwww!
Your wreath is just
A M A Z I N G!
Hugsss and Blessings,
KimberlyRae
http://kreationsbykimberlyrae.com/blog
kreationsbykimberlyrae@hotmail.com

Mylene said...

Great wreath Beth. Love your creative solution for suspending the earth in the wreath... very clever!

Anita Braddock said...

Wow Very Beautiful wreath love how you have made this and the colors so great. I can smell christmas in your project. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
abbraddock@msn.com

Julia Cheang said...

I like your shabby chic touch. The crown on the bird is so cute!

Jonathan F said...

Beth, I really loved seeing your creative process here. So great to see how you started off with the sketch, and then how it became this gorgeous wreath.

gscrapbooks said...

This project is amazing! Wow! Love that you shared the sketch, I sketch just about everything out too!