I'm actually really proud of this one, to be honest. It came out just like I imagined. I got kind of addicted to little shape dies last year, and have been slowly picking some up on sale, or on amazon with my reward points, or just whenever I see one I can't resist. The little birdhouse has so many applications, and doesn't always have to be a birdhouse.
For this project I stamped out images from three separate Mama Elephant stamp sets, including the tiger/cat, the noodle set, and a steamed bun set. I thought it was really interesting because as I was doing this I was watching Tim Holtz's live video and he was saying "it's one of those things where if you like it, you gotta get it, because it's gonna come around where it's relevant again" and it hit me that I've had this steamed bun set for years and not used it. I needed it so badly, was so excited, but I didn't have a project idea and/or time to make something when they came in. But it really goes to show, having the bun set in my collection was a good idea because they were the perfect finishing touch to this little scene.
I used Distress Stain sprays, Mica Sprays, and a little Distress Ink to colour the house and the stamps are coloured with copic markers and then I fussy cut them.