Thursday, May 30, 2013

Making a DIY Bird Nest Embellishment {With Bo Bunny}

Last month our family was invited by a friend to join in a photo contest/party they were throwing, we were given 6 photo catagories to enter our photos into, one of which was 'Words'. I saw this cute idea of using shoe laces to create a word on Pinterest, so we made our own 'Family' photo using the laces from our running shoes (and the girls even coaxed our puppy to add her paw to the family photo (top left corner :)
 
I used the new midseason release by Bo Bunny called Anthem to make up this page, mixed with a little bit of C'est La Vie.  The zippers are all Dusty Attic chipboard pieces (I didn't even have to cut up old jeans for this one lol!).  Here are a few close-ups of the page elements.... 
 
I made this little birds nest design using a little burlap, hemp/twine and some Bo Bunny adhesive pearls.  Here is an easy little step by step on how to make this nature embellishment....
 
DIY Birds Nest Embellishment 



NOTE: I used Tombo liquid adhesive here, you just apply it to the burlap and let it begin to dry and get tacky, when it starts to get clear you can add the next step without getting your fingers covered in a lot of wet glue. 

Add Bo Bunny Adhesive pearls as 'eggs' and your nest is ready to apply to your page as an embellishment.

Supplies:
Patterned Paper - Anthem (Celebration, Nation), C'est La Vie (Panache)
Cardstock - Island Mist Dot (matting and for butterfly)
Jewels - Prairie Chic, Blitzen
Trinkets - C'est La Vie
Brads - Welcome Home
Blossoms - Denim Blue Zinnia
Other - Hemp twine, burlap, texture paste & mask
 
We had so much fun taking the photos for this contest, ....don't even ask what we did for the catagory 'Fire'!  Let's just say that 2 nights before the photo's were due we were out on our sidewalk with a bottle of nailpolish remover, matches and a camera!  Here are a couple of the shots we came up with...

Hope you give the birds nest embellishment a try, it's eays to do! xo

17 comments:

Sheila said...

There are so many great things on this page, I don't know where to start! Love the photo, and the zippers, and the bird's nest....

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Gorgeous like always! The zippers are so fun!

Heather Jacob said...

perfection plus,a totally outstanding and magical creation x

Romy said...

It's such a gorgeous, vintage lay-out and a beautiful quote as well!

Irene said...

I agree with Sheila, there are so many great things in this post. The best one to me was beginning with the dogs paw. Very clever photo. Ending with the fire photo is super hot.

Kimberley Werezak said...

I love the zippers! Your page is gorgeous!

Karen Otterbacher said...

This looks like it was So Much Fun to do! What a beautiful mix of texture and color! Awesome l/o! Thanks so so much for the tutorial - I actually have some hemp twine so I want to try it this weekend!
Appreciate your creativity and inspiration Gabi~~

Gary Rose said...

This is such a Cool layout. I love the zippers and all your other fun embellishments.

pattyo said...

Love the details on this layout. You certainly are creative in coming up with ideas for the contest! Now, did you win?

Danoesja said...

Hi Gabrielle

It looks great, and there are so manny gorgeous details, i love the zippers, and this is a nice family photo.

Hugs, Danoesja

Cindy Gay said...

This is so nice. . . and a little different for you. . . always the best work Gabriella!

phamil said...

Gosh Gabi, you're always coming up with new techniques!!! This is beautiful, I love the birdnest! I also love the photo!!!! Beauiful work as always! Oh, the zippers too!!! How cool!!!

Lizzyc said...

This layout is gorgeous.. I love the photo and the feet... and the birds nest is so cute!! the colors are wonderful too.. another fav!

Svjetlana said...

Your blog is fabulous and all your pages. Thank you so much for sharing the birds nest tutorial, I will definitely give it a go and refer your blog :).

artoutwithyourheartout.com said...

Such a beautiful layout--like everyone else I love the zippers, the birds nest is utterly clever, and so many layers! Great photos of your creative fire!

Jacqueline said...

Hi Gabrielle,what a wonderful page,with so many beautiful details, ,your photos are wonderful and the birds nest is so cute ,great tutorial too.Jacqueline.S

reneabouquets said...

Wonderful layout, and I so have to give that little nest a try! Thank you for sharing your talent and for the tutorial ;)

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