First - thanks for the get well wishes for my cold, several of you left on my last post! I finally went to the doctor on Wednesday and she diagnosed sinusitis - so I'm on antibiotics, Sudafed and Flonase nasal spray. I'm feeling a little better and hopefully with 7 days on the antibiotic it will all clear up.
I wanted to share a project I made as a fund raiser for my church. We recently had 26 new windows installed in several rooms of our church and, although we got a partial grant from our diocese, we still had to raise $500 for each window. People have been donating and we have about 2/3rds paid for - but I had this idea when I saw the wonderful little church die from Papertrey Ink.
First I must give credit - my design was totally inspired by Amy Sheffer's project using these dies here.
Below is my finished little dome scene.
I made 12 of them - using the PTI Scene It Basic Backer Die with the Spring Rain, a slightly smaller Nestability circle with the Spring Moss and Rustic Cream with the Petite Places Church dies, and the Pop Up Tree dies. So here are all the pieces cut out.
Our church is cream and brown - so I stamped the Petite Places Church stamps in Rich Cocoa over the Rustic Cream cardstock.
I easily assembled each little church using Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive on the edges - you could also use something like ScorTape. See how tiny it is in my hand! LOVE IT!!! You can punch out each pane of window - but I left mine intact.
I hand drew a little walkway out of the Rustic Cream to fit the space I wanted and adhered that and the church onto the Spring Moss Circle. I also layered some of the green under the circle to cover the holes left by the trees when you pop them up.
Here is a photo of our church - St. John's Episcopal, Saugus, MA
I purchased some greenery used for miniature railroads or scenes at a local art shop - called Foliage Clusters/Bushes by Wee Scapes to use around the church. PTI sells something similar here - but I wanted mine more dense and I like how it worked out! I just spread some Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive around the church and trees and pressed the greenery onto it. I added some flower sequins I had in my stash to the bushes for spots of shimmer and color.
Here are several of them on my work table - I just love miniature things!
I adhered the clear dome over the scene by running the Scotch Quick Dry adhesive along the edge of the dome and carefully placing it over the scene - outside the green edge. I typed what I wanted on the tag on my computer and printed it on the Rustic Cream cardstock. I used the Key Tag Punch from SU, punched a hole on the side and looped some Cappuccino Twine through the tag and then tied it in a bow through the loop on the dome. I then layered the whole thing to a slightly larger scalloped coaster I had in my stash.
And here it is - how cute ??!!
Here are the 12 - all completed - even MORE cute.
A view from the back - sorry for the glare - it's really hard to get a picture of these!
A view from the sky...
Thought I'd also share the poster I made for the window campaign. I die cut 26 Poppy Stamps windows and 26 small suns from Lil'Inker Designs. Whenever enough money is collected to pay for one window - they stick a sun on that window - we now have suns shining through the top three rows of windows!
Now I hope they sell!
Thanks so much for stopping by today - I hope you are having a great weekend! I'm looking forward to hosting my sister's 65th b'day party tomorrow with the family.