Monday, June 10, 2013

June Guest Designer... Christine Slak!

Hi Quick Quotes friends, Christine here and what an exciting day it is for me!  I can't describe how thrilled I was to be asked to be a Guest Designer on the Quick Quotes Blog for the month of June.

I've been a huge fan of of all the Quick Quotes products since I was first introduced to them when taking a Workshop taught by Patsy at a Scrapbook Expo.  Last year I also had the opportunity to attend a Quick Quotes Private Reserve in Palm Springs, CA.  If you ever have the chance to attend one of the events, I highly recommend it.  I had to ship my clothes home from the event because I had so many projects and giveaway products the filled the 2 suitcases I brought with me!

When I received my box of Guest Designer goodies, I spread them all out on the table and looked for inspiration for where to start.  I stared out the window watching all the visitors to our bird feeder with the lilacs blooming in the background and instantly the idea was there.  The Dusty Road Paper Collection was a reflection of all the colors I was seeing outside my window!

 
I started with an unfinished bird house from a local craft store and painted the entire thing with black acrylic paint.  To give the piece some added height, I glued an old candle holder to the bottom of the bird house.  The Dusty Road 6 x 6 Paper Pad had the perfect small-scale and variety of prints I needed to cover the piece.

 
The bonus with Quick Quotes paper pads is that not only do you get a great variety of prints and matching solid papers, you also get coordinating quotes and journaling cut outs.  The Want2Scrap - Say it with Pearls were just the right touch to add to the ends of the perches and floral centers.

 
I shingled the lower roof with 1" punched circles that were cut in half.  The upper roof was done using strips of paper with randomly cut strips.  The dimension and shape of the shingles really came to life when they were inked with Java Powder Puff Chalking Ink.
 

 
I love to make paper flowers and almost went overboard since the papers were so easy to work with.  All of the flowers and leaves, except for the plaid daisy, were made using dies.  The daisy shape was a punch.  Everyone of the flowers was inked using a variety of my favorite Quick Quotes product, the Powder Puff Chalking Inks.  A small touch of Stickles was added to some of the flowers for a bit of sparkle.
 
I can't wait to get back into my craft room and start my next project!  See you again later this month and keep on crafting!!
 
 
Products Used:
Other Items:
  • Wood Bird House - Michaels
  • Black Acrylic Paint - Craft Smart
  • Pearls - Want 2 Scrap
  • Bitty Blossoms Die, Carnation Creations Die, Rose Creations Die - Spellbinders
  • Circle and Daisy Punches - Fiskars
  • Brads - Oriental Trading Company
  • Stickles - Ranger
  • Adhesive - Beacon's 3 in 1
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26 comments:

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Gorgeous work!

Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

Wow! Love this!! I can't wait to see more.

JAVAGIRL said...

Great paper to work with.
Nice project.
Looking forward to the rest of the month.

Barb Craft said...

Wow! This is spectacular!!!! I love all the texture and dimension you added with the shingles and flowers!! This is absolutely beautiful!

barb :)

Rhonda Van Ginkel said...

Welcome Christine! We are super excited to have you join us this month! What a spectacular project! The details are amazing!!!

Karen M. G. said...

Beautiful work!
love the shingle detail
Thanks for sharing

Karan said...

welcome to the blog Christine, nice ot have you here with us, what an awesome project you have created with the Dusty Road Line.

Chris Archuleta said...

How creative you are. Terrific use of Quick Quotes paper and you really know how to make the small embellies pop. Thanks for sharing-Cant wait to see whats next....

sammies02 said...

Love the colors and the bird house. So cute.

angeland said...

Wow welcome. This is an awesome project. I look forward to seeing more of your creations.

jcobb said...

Welcomw Christine! What a fab project!

Dawn Carlyle said...

Great project! I love birdhouses - beautiful.

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Wow... It's Beautiful!!! I love the colors. Wonderful job. I cant wait to see what you create next.

barbara macaskill said...

This is SIMPLY DIVINE! I love the colors and all the little details are darling! I have a few (ok, maybe more than a few) of these prebuilt birdhouses hiding out in my packed boxes! I may just have to go and dig one or two out and give this a try! We are so close to moving that I should wait but don't think I will be able to after seeing this lovely creation! TFS!

SuziQinTX said...

This is amazing! Wow betcha didn't know you were a roofer huh? Love the pearls on the end of each perch, kinda makes it a luxury hotel for birdies Ha!

Beverly said...

This is really lovely, I love you steps with detailed pictures.

Barbara said...

Welcome Christine! I adore the bird house that you created. I love that particular paper set, too, and it is perfect on your project. Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation to inspire us!

Mallory said...

Beautiful! I love the flowers. =) very inspiring.

maria zelinski said...

what an awesome project I would love to have this in my home. thanks for sharing

Cathy said...

Christine, this is phenomenal worK! Love it! Looking forward to more creations!

Beatrice Lawson said...

What an incredible project! Stunning and original.

Kelly Sas said...

The shingles, pearls, flowers all make your bird house so inviting!!!

Angelica Chambers said...

Your bird house is sooooo beautiful! I'd love to have one just like it! Thanks!

Katie said...

This is amazing! Can't wait to see what else you have in store this month.

Terri H. said...

Birds are such an inspiration for me. When I hear the chirping it reminds me to thank God that I can hear (was almost deaf at one time). This project is so beautiful and the detail is awesome. Love the setting for your photos, too. Thanks for sharing and making my day. :-)

sharon g said...

I love the whimsical look. I have several bird houses, and bird feeders, but none are this cute!!