Monday, 3 November 2014

Bird House

I had a mass clear out when we moved house last year - and amongst the things that went to the Charity Shop were lots of Christmas ornaments and decorations so I took the opportunity of the challenge to make something which I will hang on a wall somewhere!

I had a devil of a job taking a pic of this.
The birdie house is a wooden template - part of a set of 2. This was the smaller one and it measures  just over 5".
I used up odds and ends of paper scraps and rescued a torn die cut - so entering this into Pixies Playground too.

I painted the wooden base with a white gesso wash then used up an oddment of woodgrain paper (had to join it in the middle but simply ran down the join with a grey promarker to hide it) as the background.
Used modelling paste on the roof and in the hole in the centre, just slapped this on and once dry painted over it again with white acrylic paint and while the paint was still wet threw some glamour dust over it - instant bling!!

The snowflake die was the rescued piece - I had cut it from some thick sparkly paper when making this card here but it hadn't cut all the way through and I ripped it - but thankfully it was just the right size for this.

The holly die was a new buy. Once cut, embossed the berries with red and then ran over 'Mowed Lawn' DI.

The rolled roses were just done from oddments of paper and randomly embossed with silver and the white fibres were from my stash. I stamped a tiny sentiment and embossed in red.
And here is my little robin ready to be placed strategically (!!) when I decide where I'm going to hang his house! 

Challenges - 
Pixies Snippets Playground - week 149
Completely Christmas - Anything Goes /Twist add a robin
MAWTT - Winter is Coming
Fab n Funky - Christmas
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything but Square
CHNC - Anything Christmas Goes
The Crafting Cafe - Not a Card
  Thanks for looking in today Have a great day whatever you're doing. x


brenda said...

What a delight this is Viv, seasonal and vintage all rolled into one.

B x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Viv, a beautiful design full of wonderful detailing.
Sue xx

Sally Dodger said...

What a beautiful ornament, I bet you can't wait to hang it on the wall. The wood grain paper is perfect and I never would have guessed it was joined in the middle. The texture paste and white fibres look great and your holly, flowers and snowflakes are gorgeous. Sally D.x.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful bird house Viv I like all the details and the bird
Kevin xx

Sarn said...

Brilliant birdhouse Viv.

Very creative of you.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Jacee said...

Fabulous project Viv, love it!
hugs Jacee
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Meggymay said...

This looks fantastic Viv. love the sweet little bird as well.
Yvonne x

Jackie said...

What a pretty birdhouse, and little birdie would love it :o)
Jackie xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

A beautiful ornament Viv love the glittery roof and holly leaves. Susan x

Canonbury creations said...

Beautiful piece Viv, such fun, love the snowy vintage feel :-)
Val x

Di said...

Absolutely brilliant Viv! Love all the detail and thought you put into making this - the robin will be well happy!!


Di xx

Karen said...

Oh my that is a really beautiful decoration Viv, absolutely love it! I must keep an eye out for something like this for me to paint and decorate - stunning use of snippets and a quite simply gorgeous creation Karen x

Pia S said...

This is very pretty, Viv! Love the woodgrain paper ( joint can not be spotted) and your new holly die, which looks so decorative on this birdhouse. Depending on how the backside looks I imagine this would look great hanging in a window as well.

aussie aNNie said...

Love your gorgeous card Viv beautiful colours a pleasure to view..
aNNie xxThe Journey is the Start

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge 36 with your lovely crafting - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DT - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too. x

coops said...

so beautiful viv.stunning details and textures and i love the fab holly swirl ;D

xx coops xx

Craftyfield said...

Fabulous festive make! Love the wooden effect (can't tell it's paper) and the glamour dust...

Hazel said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for my CHNC challenge extra for November - hope to see you again soon x

Lee said...


Pat said...

This is really pretty Viv and I love that holly die and I really need one of those. On the last post I meant to say congrats on the bowls award too. x

Dawn said...

Aww Viv, what a sweet little bird house! I'm sure your little robin will be right at home wherever you decide to hang this!
Thanks for sharing your brilliant project with us at The Crafting Cafe in our Not A Card challenge this month!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Dr Sonia S V said...

How beautiful your bird house the colors too
Dr Sonia
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