Thursday, June 23, 2011

Ellen M. LIFE AT WALNUT HILL ~ GUEST DESIGNER DAY 4

Welcome to day 4 and WOW...this week is going fast!

Today my project is a wall hanging and I hope you like it because I had such fun making it.

But first....

...a little bit about me ~ my family lives in a circa 1855 house on 5 1/2 acres.  I have 3 children ~ oldest daughter just graduated from SUNY - Oneonta (education major), my son is a computer engineering major at the University at Buffalo and the youngest will be a junior in high school in the fall and then there's my husband who is THE BEST!  We celebrated our 27th anniversary on June 1st.

We have a dog, 3 cats, a turtle, a bunny, 2 goats and about 20 chickens. 

When the COUNTRY LIFE cartridge came out, I just had to get it and I'm so glad I did because I just love this hen.

The eggs are cut from DOODLECHARMS and the numbers are from BIRTHDAY BASH. 

First I took a piece of very heavy chipboard then glued a piece of burlap to it.  I printed out the title, inked the edges then crumpled it up a bit.  I attached it to the base paper with foam tape and made it a bit wavy.

She needed something at her neck (the cut from the cartridge just has it plain) so I cut another one of the tail feathers, cuddlebugged it with the swiss dots folder, inked the edges and turned it upside down so now she has some neck feathers.


For her wing, again I used the swiss dots embossing folder and I layered the two cuts with pop dots so you'd be able to hang the eggs....like this  (I hot glued an opened paperclip to the back of the eggs for the "hanger")


But the best part about my girl is her super cute eye.  I used the CRITTER FACES - EXTRA LARGE (PK-756) but masked it so I had only one eyeball.  Then I stamped it again on the beige paper and cut out the eyeball then pop dotted it on top.  I think this is my favorite PK "eye"!! 

Hope you like it as much as I do.

Come on back tomorrow for the FACE IT FRIDAY challenge and don't forget about the giveaway (thanks to PEACHY KEEN STAMPS) ~ info and rules can be found on my DAY 1 post here

PEACE,

EllenM

21 comments:

jessica said...

OMG!! I am in love!! I have chickens also and this is so GREAT!!! Thanks for sharing!!
Jessica
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Josie0602 said...

Great home decor piece!! We live in the country in a 5+ acre wooded area and LOVE it!!
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Donna said...

Very nice wall hanging. So creative with the eye stamp!
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Cathy said...

Awesome project. I love the chicken too, don't have the cartridge but hope to some day.
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Lucy said...

What a great project! Love that idea. Especially take a number :)

Martha (Sissy) Speed Ramey said...

Great wall hanging. Love the chicken :)

Maria said...

Love the chicken wall hanging, Great job

mamawcindy said...

How Cute is that!!!! I have never seen a Card Like this. I need to make my Kids a Card like this! :0)
Great Job!!!
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Luv Scrapping Together said...

What a great homedecor project! Love all the new ideas!

Hugs,
Saundra
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CRAZY4CHRIST said...

This is so cute and funny!!
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Heather said...

Love it!
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littlen said...

great project. so cute. tfs.

Glora said...

Awesome wall hanging. Great idea. I LOVE how it turned out! Hugs- Glora

sweetlilscrapper said...

cute idea!

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McVic said...

Great hen! Love her!
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Percilla G said...

Perfect wall hanging for a farm house
Lovely
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Lisa R. said...

Awe so cute! Love the sentiment. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

K Andrew said...

HA! Ellen this is adorable; can you make me one for my door? lol!

Big hugs,
Kristal

Babe O'Mara said...

This is so cute. Perfect for a farm house.

Babe
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BunnyFreak said...

Love the wall hanging. What a great idea.

Sue D said...

This is so cute--we raise a lot of animals too including chickens.
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