Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Love Fills This Nest...

Here is my third project for the

I made this wall hanging using the
plank in our "A Little Birdie Told Me" kit. 

I painted it a chocolate brown and trimmed
the burlap to fit over the top of the plank.
I then frayed the edges.  To adhere it to the
plank I used some Aleene's spray adhesive.

The Die Cut Tree looked a little like the one in my
yard that is starting to bud. I misted
the tree with Latte Metallic Maya Mist. I used
the Vanilla Cream cardstock
and punched some leaves, misted them with some
Lettuce Color Wash by Tim Holtz .

I ran the bird through a couple of embossing
 folders and inked the edges with some
Broken China Distress Ink by Tim Holtz.

The letters were misted with Blue Hydrangea Maya Mist. 
A small punch by EK Success for the heart.
 And the nest was made from the jute twine in the kit. 
I cut about a 2 inch piece, pulled and unravelled it. 
 I then shaped it into an oval and secured it
with a generous dollop of
Helmars 450 Quick Dry Adhesive.

To protect the surfaces from the elements,
I sprayed a generous coating of sealer.  It will be
hanging on my Front Porch for spring
so that will help to keep the paper from
getting too weathered.

I hope you like my simple little project.




  1. I do like it... I cannot wait to get my kit and do some playin too....yours is so cute.. what kind of sealer would one use for outside?

  2. I love the heart in the nest...

  3. You can purchase a clear sealer at your local home improvement store...just make sure to get one that says Outdoor on it. This will help protect from the elements.

    Great project Rhonda!

  4. Rhonda, your hanging is beautiful and i love the effects with the mists. I just cannot get to grip with misting...i get more on me than the project!! Have a lovely weekend x