Monday, September 26, 2011

Cottage Creation

This month over at Whimsy Stamps a beautiful New set of Birdhouse Cottages were released by Moon Cookie Gallery Digital Collection - illustrated by Natalie Michalski ! With 12 cottages in all you will be sure to find one that fits you!! I had an extremely hard time just picking one to work with so I ended up using 4 different cottages to make up my canvas piece. I chose:
-Cute Cottage
-Dainty Cottage
-Garden Cottage
-Quirky Cottage

I started off with a 12 x 12'' blank canvas piece that I picked up at Micheal's last week at 60% off! Yay for awesome sales! I then re-sized the cottage images to around 4'' wide.

I then picked out my colors and shaded in the cottages using my copic markers. After I was done shading I stitched a border around each image using my sewing machine and a classic stitch. I also did a zig zag stitch around the background border.

After I was done with the Stitching I picked out a sentiment for the middle of the canvas along with some extra buttons I had laying around. The sentiment I chose is by Ann Vento and is also available at Whimsy Stamps!

The last element I added were some felt flowers in the bottom left hand corner. I made them cutting nesting circles out of felt. I added some paper leaves that I also picked up at Michael's and some button centers.

Thanks for looking and check back soon with some brand NEW Whimsy images!



sweet said...

Absolutely amazing. I think it's gorgeous.

Creations by Shirl said...

Hi KIndra~
You really have some fantastic creations on your blog.... love what I see.... and cute pics of your kiddies..... I will be your newest follower and if you would hop on over to my blog and be a followe too...
Have a crafty weekend!