Friday, 26 October 2012

Dovecote decoration

Stamps: Teeny Trees (WM)
Ink: White Pigment (Studio G)
I have very few original ideas.  By nature, I am an adaptor rather than an innovator - I make changes to other peoples ideas to make them my own.  But this dovecote is all mine.
I created a cut file in Silhouette Studio for the main body, then cut it out of a manilla folder from Staples (good source of cheap kraft paper!).  Before assembling, I stamped the birds on both sides & added the gingham sills.  The floor & roof are simple strips of red from the scrap box.  The hanging loop was added before sticking the roof on.
This looks great hanging on the Xmas tree.  I made a whole bunch of them last year & sold them for the PTA.  If you would like the cut file, let me know & I'll send it to you - I haven't yet worked out how to embed things in Blogger for downloading.
Linking to:
CAS-ual Fridays: CFC76 ~ Kraft On



  1. This is just adorable! I love your description of yourself as adaptor vs innovator - I feel the same way about my work. Nothing scares me as much as a blank page, but when I do come up with something all on my own, I feel especially proud, as you should about this birdhouse - take a look at CASual Friday - the challenge is to use kraft paper!

  2. So cute!!!! I love it. I think you are a true innovator, your ideas are always "outside the box". I don't have a Silhouete but I'd like to have the file or at least the measurements. Thanks for your generosity in sharing all your creations.

  3. This is just stunning and so clever. You should feel proud!

  4. Lovely! I keep eyeing the Sihouete and other electronic diecutters... so tempting! :)

  5. This is just so sweet ... I love it, definite innovation! Anita in France

  6. Love your birdhouse. Thanks for playing along with us @ CAS-ual Fridays:)

  7. You should be an innovator more often this is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week :)


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