Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Gingersnap Creations Random Redhead Challenge - Crowns

It's time for another Random Redhead Challenge over at Gingersnap Creations, and this month it's GC091 "Crowns".  I had lots of silly fun with this one, as you can see.  I got these glittery birds on wicked sale at Pottery Barn after Christmas, 'cuz they were just so "me."  I knew I wanted to give them all unique little nests, but I didn't know in what fashion.  Enter.... the Gingersnap Creations Crown challenge!

I stamped a crown from 7Gypsies Victoria stamp set three times, making sure to line up the edges just right (the stamps are clear, so this was easy).  I embossed the images in silver, then cut out the triple crown.  I then stamped and embossed on the back of the cut-out, too (it's almost symmetrical, so it worked out beautifully).  A little super tacky tape keeps it together.  I then gave my little Queen Birdie a nest from a 99-cent floral from Michael's, some cute stamped tags (Stampington), and some vintage sheet music and French text strips that I curled and glued into the flower at it's base.  She's going under a small garden cloche on my mantel.  Here's a close-up:
This is a fun challenge - so many stamp sets have a little crown in them somewhere, you might have one in your stash and not even know it.  It's also easy to just cut one out of patterned paper in any size you need, and stick it on any creature you have, LOL!  So come play along and link up your post at Gingersnap Creations. :) 

25 comments:

Lynn Stevens said...

OMG this is so stinkin cute I LOVE it Jean!

donna said...

So sweet! Your little bird and nest are charming.

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Jean hunny - you may have had silly fun creating your little friend but he sure is adorable. Your work always makes me stop in my tracks and this is no different - it made me smile!
Suzanne
PS. thank u for the wonderful comment on my blog.

craftattack said...

What a beautiful little bird!

Jacqueline said...

Oh, I love your bird and so cute with the crown!

Shar said...

Love your royal nest and that bird is definitely regal!

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is fabulous, Jean. Stunning and so imaginative,

Lucy x

Autumn Hathaway said...

I love this bling bird. Great idea for the crown.

Linda R. said...

Oh My Goodness... This is so darn cute.. I just love it.. That sparkly bird is wonderful.. Very creative here..

Hugs, Linda

Trishia said...

Jean I spied this at GSC and I had to fly over and tweet in your ear that this is so adorable. Love the thinking process, completely inspirational.
Wishes
Lynne M

A Vintage Chic said...

GORGEOUS, Jean! Love all the glitz and glitter, my friend!

Julie

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Great score at PB, Jean. The bird is gorgeous -- and you have given it the most fabulous home!

mustavcoffee said...

Totally fabulous, love them:0) xxx

the gypsy magpie said...

Oh my GOSH!!! I am absolutely screaming in love with this project! Where do I start? the little glittery bird. love. the strips of book paper. love. the darling stamped crowns. love.
This has got to be my absolute favorite thing I've seen in ages!!!

Lori said...

How adorable! I love the glittered birdie with his crown! Lovely!

2amscrapper said...

such a clever idea! and so cost effective!

Jules said...

Perfectly lush and utterly lovely

Dawn said...

This is wonderful and imaginative I love all you have done with your little birdie and flower

love Dawn xx

penny4thoughts said...

Terrific nest Jean and that crown is so perfect!!

Jen said...

This is amazing!!! Love the glitter birdy!

Debi said...

I just love your birdie so cute so fun :) and gorgeous x

Colleen Dietrich said...

Jean, this is the cutest darn thing! And it looks to me like something you'd see in an expensive boutique somewhere. So inspiring.

Suzanne C said...

WOW WOW WOW!

Lyneen said...

WOW... how precious... LOVE YOUR CROWNED BIRD!!!!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, how wonderful, your crowned bird is fantastic.