Monday, October 29, 2012

Happy Halloween!!

So, while Hurricane Sandy is storming around me, I have created a darling birdhouse for Halloween! I had a lot of fun with this! I painted my birdhouse (purchased from Hobby Lobby) with two shades of acrylic orange paint, including the roof. Next, I added Crackle Medium to the roof, let it dry to just tacky, and swiped on black paint which gave it a fantastic aged look.

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Once the paint on the roof was dry, I cut and embossed Spellbinders™ Spider Web in black cardstock and adhered the web to the side corners and under the eaves of the birdhouse. I used the Persian Accents border for my fencing around the bottom, and my sentiment "Something Wicked" from Quietfire Design was stamped on Romantic Rectangles which was stamped and stenciled with black and orange ink. 

I added Spanish moss and twigs I had sprayed with black paint, and topped it off with a black bird I found at Michael's. My final touch were the spiders that come with the Spider Web die which I had cut, embossed and added orange rhinestones for eyes. Here's a close up look of the crackle roof, spider and bird:


  1. This is just so AWESOME Darsie! Thanks so much for using the stamp! I'm glad you're having fun, in spite of everything - including a hurricane. I guess you won't forget this year...

  2. Wow Darcie, this is amazing! I love the way you used all those dies to decorate the house.

    I hope the hurricane isn't too terrible for you.


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