Thursday, November 22, 2012

Maya Road Chipboard Shadow Box

Happy Thanksgiving ! Since I couldn't think of anything whimsical to create with a turkey,  I am bringing you another fine feathered friend of mine. It's our very own Big Pink Bird! I've had this Maya Road chipboard shadow box that has been crying out to be used in a not so conventional fashion, so I thought what better way to transform it than turn it into a Flamingo Bird House.

The house comes in two pieces, this is the back. You can see the roof portion and then the bottom of the house. I was SO excited to start this project that I forgot to take pictures of the bare chipboard in separate pieces. You can find this adorable item at , but hurry ! Supplies are limited and you won't want to miss out ! The new Flamingo Scraps store is opening SOON at so make sure you subscribe to our blog and follow us on to stay in the loop for the grand opening dates.

I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist for the bottom section and a different color for the top. I didn't worry about the entire roof since I was covering it with Mistable scalloped trim. The actual house is not as shiny in person, it's just the lighting. Be sure to color the sides as well.

The Mistables scallop trim has been Glimmer Misted with the "Starfish" shade. I layered the trim from the bottom up, alternating where the scallops fell. I then used the beautiful pearl swag trim from Flamingo Scraps for decoration. The Flamingo in the middle is actually a pin that I bought in 1985, and why I remember that I have no idea, but I have been dying to use this on a scrappy project.

I love the flamingo cameo, which is from the Websters Palm Beach Collection. The palm frond is Fab Scraps while the flamingo and buttons are from my stash. Yes, I have flamingos in my stash. Doesn't everyone?

Four square inserts came in the house, so I covered them with washi tape. The white floral paper you see in the corners is actually part of a Prima pack that I cut to use as a frame of sorts for a photo, or not. That's the beauty of this little shadowbox. It has endless possibilities.

And there you have it my fellow flocksters! My birdy contribution to a day where a bird is the star. While you might not be able to eat this particular bird, I can guarantee it won't ruin your diet, and it will put a smile on your face!!

The FABULOUS Flamingo Four, headed up by Cindy deRosier, will make their blog debut NEXT FRIDAY, November 30th. The gals have great projects using four Flamingo Scraps products and their individual creative flare.The Flamingo Four will be featured the fourth Friday of each month, with the exception of this month due to the holiday.

Don't forget to check back on Monday to find out more about the UStream project Tonya Gibbs has lined up for December 2nd at .  Remember, Tonya airs the first Monday of each month, and the following Monday will be a Q & A about the previous UStream.

Have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving !!


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