Wednesday, May 29, 2013

I See You!

It is hard to believe it is already Wednesday! The last two days have been so windy and dusty here again. In the sixteen years I have lived in the desert, I don't recall this kind of dusty wind and we do receive some might strong winds. Not easy to take pictures in wind whether inside or not due to obvious movement and light fluctuations, but finally! Being Wednesday, I have also posted over at Artistic Outpost if you missed my previous blog hop post for the new Boardwalk release and through June 8th, all stamps are 15% off!  Now onto this tag!
Simon Says Stamp and Show is taking us "Into The Woods" and that is the inspiration behind this one! IRL this has a little more green. The backgrounds were inked on manila card stock with Distress Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters, Forest Moss and a touch of Wild Honey, shaded with Vintage Photo.  Some Spritz and Flick action along with thinned splats of Wild Honey inker.  Tim's wood grain background stamp was inked with Archival Coffee for both the tag and birdhouse.
The birdhouse was cut from manila card stock, chipboard and corrugated cardboard. The corrugated cardboard roof and base from the third cut was covered in areas with Fresca Finish, Hey Pesto, left to dry and areas covered with Rock Candy Crackle and then inked with Wild Honey Distress Stain.  I inked a little twig from the yard and mounted it under the "eye."
Don't you just love that "eye" which is from Tim's new "Classics 5." This was stamped using Archival Coffee and with an applicator I added a little Shabby Shutters to the eye and eyelid and cut to fit the opening! The Funkie Junkie Challenge Blog is wanting "Holiday Destinations Through a Window" and most of my holiday plans will be at home in my most favorite room in the house!
One of my favorite quotes from another Tim stamp and will fit perfectly over at Inspiration Journal's "Don't Quote Me," as will this one!
Well I am off to visit my blogging friends and find out what you all have been up to. Thank you for visiting me today and I hope you are having a fabulous week!

36 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Love your bird house! Hope the winds don't get too bad! Valerie

wwilloww said...

Too cool even if the eye is a little freaky... LOL... I love the texture you created and the colors you chose!!!

Netty said...

loving the atmospheric scene you have created in your tag Terry, hugs Annette x

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Krisha said...

LOL!! I love the bird house, BUT the eye is the clentcher for me!!

cheryl Baker said...

oh hun,this is just brilliant,you always come up with the most amazing ideas,and your detail is always first class hugs Cherylxxx

Buttons said...

This is so clever Terry. Love the idea of your bird home being a favourite place. It seems for so many home is definitely where the heart is, even when we need a break. Thanks for joining the Frilly and Funkie challenge this time with your wonderful tag. Hugs, Jenny x

Marjie Kemper said...

How cool is that eye peeking out of the bird house? Love your woodsy tag, T!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Gorgeous creation...that eye is a real eyecatcher :-)

kind regards Alie

inkypinkycraft said...

A really cool make !! Fab ideas as always xx

Redanne said...

I really love this tag Terry - very clever, love the eye and the stamped sentiment is perfect. Hugs, Anne x

2amscrapper said...

love the eye in the middle of the birdhouse and your interpretation of the window challenge.

Jessica Sporn said...

this is so inspiring. I love the eye -- reminds me of "Series of Unfortunate Events!" Beautifully done!

Anita Houston said...

The bird house is wonderful, and I love every grain in all of this wood! The ever knowing eye sees all! Love it! Thank you so much for taking a walk with us through the woods this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

Brenda Brown said...

Eye see you too lol! What an inspirational interpretation for the theme, a real woody home perfect to live in especially the little birdhouse. The eye is a fabulous addition.
Hope the wind has died down, guess what weather we have? Yep you guessed it, more rain, but supposed to be sunny again tomorrow.
Have a great day.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Christine said...

Love this!!! So clever!

Talis Bastelballon said...

Love your bird house!
Wonderful tag !

LG Petra

Pam said...

Very cool birdhouse tag, and love the sentiment too!!

butterfly said...

Fabulous tag... do hope the winds die down (and you don't get dust in that beautiful eye!). Great make, Terry!
Alison x

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning make, it so looks like real wood! Great idea to put that eye in just there!!

Hope the winds die down a bit, climate change seems to hit us all no matter where we live....

Ira Huberts said...

Brilliant tag Terry, love the wood effect and the eye looking out, so mysterious! Hugs, Ira xox
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Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Amazing creation Terry and i love the way you used the eye.
Greetings Janny

Sharon said...

What an amazing creation terry love the wood textured look!

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Terry...I love this! Especially the eye!
Dot x

Michele said...

this is incredible! really gorgeous Terry. xo

Michele said...

oh, stay safe in the winds!

1CardCreator said...

What a great birdhouse, love the eye Terry! Love how you photographed it too! ~Diane

Vada said...

Oh Terry, Stunning Bird House Tag.
I'm Loving It!
Vada

Karin said...

stunning creation, love it!
Groetjes Karin

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Wow, this is so super cool! I love the wood grain and that eye adds such a striking effect. You really rocked it Terry! xxx

Anna-Karin said...

Gorgeous birdhouse! Love the mix of stamps you used to build it and the textures are great. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Here's looking at you, Terry, with such a wonderful tag! Love the twist with the eye looking out - very cool. The woodgrain stamp combined with the corrugated cardboard is fantastic. So great to have you joining our fun over at Filly and Funkie!

Hugs,
Linda

Sandra said...

Wow Terry, this is amazing! Love the birdhouse with the woodgrain! And that eye in the peephole is such a beautiful touch! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

Chris Warner said...

Very eclectic Terry, very unusual, love it! Chris xxx

Terry said...

Hey there Terry, here is the other Terry, loveeeeee your project, fabulous colours and wowwww love it. Thanksss for playing along with the DT from Frilly and Funkie. Hugs Terry xxxxx

Donna Gibson said...

Hi Terry, I love this birdhouse! I can see the green hues that you described and I love how you overstamped with the woodgrain pattern! And the eye peering out is so cooooool! Thanks for playing along with us at Frilly and Funkie!

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