Monday, 17 February 2014

Watch the Birdie

My turn this month to set the challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and I chose the theme of 'Come Fly With Me '.
I'm wanting lots of you to join in so get making anything that has a focal point of birds, which can also include birdcages and the like.
Our sponsors are the fab Hobby Art Stamps and Di's Digistamps.

I bought  a birdhouse shape at the beginning of last year, then took it apart and kept it to use as a template - I had a lot of fun making this little birdie house as I used lots of different stuff for this and made a lot of mess (as usual!).

Used thick brown kraft card to cut out all of the pieces. Gesso'd all the shapes and punched out the circle for the entrance before assembling into the 'house' then used a mix of papers and DI to cover the 'walls'.

A teeny piece of bamboo skewer used for the perch.

The roof was simply cut from the same thick brown kraft card and then strips of frilly lace stuck on it.
The branches and the birdie are Chipboard shapes from Maya Road. Gesso'd these then painted them with DI.

The 'Home' jigsaw piece is from a large box which I bought when a craft shop was closing down.
Finished it all off with a few leaves and punched out flowers and a teeny bit of flower flocky stuff  (this made most of the mess as I decided to open the window a little and forgot I had not put the top on the jar.........)
Birdie House now hanging in the craftie space!

Other Challenges -
Eclectic Ellapu -  Anything But a Card
Quirky Crafts - Pile it High, Layer It up and 3D
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Anything MM Goes
Crafty Creations - For the Birds
All Crafts - Anything goes

Hope you like birdie's house and thanks for calling in. I've spent the last week feeling very sorry for myself - the pair of us are still full of coughs and sneezes - am hoping that I can catch up with you all over the next day or so - just my headache keeps returning with a vengeance so sitting in front of the pc is probably not the most sensible option! Have a great day. x


♥Gemma♥ said...

Wow i am loving this little birdhouse, its beautiful!!
hugs and xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Viv, what a great code word and a fabulous bird house, it looks so realistic I love the peeling pain and the clever use of lace on the roof. All of the elements are amazing ( love the jigsaw piece) A truly inspirational creation.


brenda said...

This is great Viv, you have created a wonderful rustic feel to the birdhouse.

:) :), but guess we can put all our focus on the top 4.

B x

Irish Cherokee said...

I am impressed. Perfecto! Right down to the peeling paint on the birdhouse. Great job.


Hope you're feeling better soon Viv.
The detail on your bird house is fabulous - the Gesso gives it a wonderful rustic shabby-chic look, and what a great idea to use the jigsaw piece for the sentiment! LOVE it!
Sylvia xx

Elaine’s Card Crafting said...

This is great - love the birdie! Thanks for sharing with us at Eclectic Ellapu!

Elaine (DT) xx

Lynne said...

Wow this is fabulous Viv. Aren`t you clever?
Lynne xxx

Sue said...

WOW!! This is wonderful Viv, such a fabulous design and your beautiful attention to detail.
I hope you are feeling better soon.
Sue xx

Kathleen said...

Fabulous creation, love the little bird.
Hope we get some in our birdhouse this year.

Kath x

Meggymay said...

A great challenge theme Viv, I love your sweet bird house.

Unknown said...

wowow this is gorgeous...hope your headache is

Sandra Wright. said...

Your birdhouse is just gorgeous,I love everything about it...

Thank you for joining in with our challenge at Rhedd & Rosie's...x

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Viv,I love it!!
Kevin xx

Di said...

Oh Viv, this is fantastic! You really are a clever little sausage.

Just spotted your playground comment and am so sorry you're poorly. Hope you're up and running again soon - we miss you!


Di xx

Jackie said...

Oh wow, this is superb, I love it :o)
Jackie xx

Sammy said...

How utterly adorable! Just love it! Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

Stamps and Paper said...

Such a lovely project Viv and love how you've embellished it


Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Wow Viv this is spectacular. The detail is fab and what a great idea. Hope you start to feel better soon, hugs Susan x

vic said...

This is just gorgeous :) I hope you feel better soon
Vic x

Jules said...

Hi Viv

Just visiting the sick bay .. .. hope you are feeling a bit better now.

Your bird house is amazing! Love it!! Tweet, tweet my lovely!!!

Love Jules xx

My name is Cindy said...

Wow this is a great little project! I would never have guessed it was made from kraft card - just love the grainy effects you've achieved. Fantastic project and theme this time round Viv, just wish I had had a bit more time to do it justice!! Soon..........
Cindy x

JD/ Jill said...

Wow! This is fabulous!

Darnell said...

This is incredible, Viv, just incredible! What a wonderful creation with so many sweet details! I'm very sorry to hear that you both have been so, so ill and you're right, sitting at the computer is the last thing you need. It's just been a nasty winter everywhere between weather and infectious bugs and everyone is sick of being sick! I do hope you finally feel 100% very soon! Hugs, Darnell

Crafty Judith said...

wow what a stunning project love it thanks so much for joining us at Craft my Life All Crafts Challenge - very good luck hun and have a great day x

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous project. Thank you for joining our Challenge at Craft my life this month.

Hugs Erin DT x