Nov 17, 2012

Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

At FSC this fortnight we are celebrating the "Home"
This can be any home you like, from under the sea, to bird houses, to animal habitats, to lighthouses guiding ships, to even an actual house!
The interpretation is up to you, and Marina from Cottage Crafts is offering an online voucher to the lucky winner, runner up and spotlights are also chosen along the way.

I have made a bird house.
The idea is from Joanna who made a beautiful one recently here.
And the free template for it, if you would like to give it a go,
is here.

I thought it would be fun to go with bugs...
Dragon flies, spiders, and geckos are the stamps this time around.
I don't seem to have many suitable bird stamps
so I improvised.

To finish I used leaves as my decoration -
bare branches, ivy and gum leaves.

My final embellie is a grouping of gum leaves,
dangling from rings on the roof... 
it just seemed to tie everything together I think.

Pop on over to Fashionable Stamping Challenges and 
have a look at some of the awesome creations
that the stampettes have come up with.
Their imagination and talent is amazing and you might be tempted to join in the fun
of "Home Sweet Home"


Terry said...

WWOOWW!!! What is left to say, seriously? Dot, bird house is exquisite! Love all the images and colors! Did I say, "WOW?" Happy Weekend! Hugs!

Ephemera said...

Ooooh Dot fantastic bird house, the colours are so beautiful and loving your variety of stamps (especially the gecko) love those dangly leaves at the back too. Have a great Sunday. xx

brenda said...

Your birdhouse is totally awesome Dot, the fusion of colours beautiful and very effective stamping.

I'm just about to write have a good Sunday but of course I imagine it's evening there by now.

B x

Buttons said...

That is SO clever Dot! Love the colours (perfect for a camouflaged bughouse)and so many beautiful elements to it. A joy to behold. Hugs, Buttons x

Sue C said...

Gorgeous work Dot ! You really nailed this one ! Absolutely beautiful ! Sue C x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, Dot, I'm really missing words, your house looks wonderful. Fantastic color and stamping - I just love it.
Have a wonderful sunday.

Fliss said...

OMG Dot! This is totally awesome! I'm amazed you made it from scratch as I thought it was altered.
The colours and background effects are so gorgeous and all the stamped creatures look fabulous (makes me think of our I'm A Celebrity... too - not that I watch it!)
Hugs, Fliss xx

Sue said...

WOW Dot this is amazing. I love how you have used your nature stamps, and what gorgeous colours. Thank you so much for joining us at Stampotique Designers Challenges. Sue xx

Meggymay said...

Awesome birdhouse, love all the stamping details and colours.

Mrs.B said...

WOW Dot, this is fabulous, and I LOVE the stamps you've used, so original!
Great colours and details.
Avril xx

lynne said...

Hi Dot
A fabulous idea for the Home theme. Beautiful inky background and the stamping is sensational.

Pat said...

This is fantastic Dot, great house and such beautiful colours.

Pat xx

Netty said...

another wowee from me Dot your bird house is superb and loving all the fab stamping. Hugs Annette x

Sandra said...

This artwork is beautiful. I love its background, and stamping, and colours :)

Claire said...

Gorgeous Dot, it certainly does have the wow factor with such beautiful stamping and the stunning colours.
Claire xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow gorgeous birdhouse Dot. Love the colours and the beautiful stamping. Shirleyx

Gez said...

Very pretty house. Thank you for joining the Stampotique Designers Challenge this week. Gez

Shar said...

Absolutely stunning! Too gorgeous!

Thanks for playing the UnCard Rebel Challenge on RRD!

Ellie Knol said...

WOW, beautiful house, it makes me long for spring!

tampatha said...

This is amazing! wow! what gorgeous colors. Thanks for sharing it in our AG challenge this week at Penny's Paper Crafty.
Tammy DT

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous home and a great interpretation of the theme. Your colour choices are superb and I just love the hanging gum leaves.
Have a great week.
hugs {brenda} xox

DesignerDiva said...

This is so inky and gorgeous!!
Thanks for playing along at Diva's this week and good luck in the challenge
Hugs Laurie x

Melanie said...

This project is fantastic!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything goes" challenge & good luck in the draw…
Hope to see you again in our new challenge on Wednesday.

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

♥ Mys ♥ said...

Your bird house is fantastic:)
Love it so much.
*Hugs, Inger*

Julia S-W said...

I saw this a few days ago and didn't have time to comment but I've come back to say wow!! I love the colours, the stamped images and those leaves hanging at the back.

maria's knutselplezier said...

Very beautifull nature house , I really love it, beautifull colours use, and what a creativity!!!Well done!!!


ARTFULwings said...

OMG - This is really amazing - love how you have created this piece. Thank you for joining in with us over at Stampotique. Polly x

Debi said...

Dot, this is so cute and pretty, love the colours and all the stamps you've used, thanks for playing the RRD Rebel Uncard challenge, debi x

Colleen said...

Beautiful bird house! Great nature elements, I love the hanging leaves. Thanks for playing with us at Rogue Redhead Designs :)