Saturday, April 3, 2010

and this time I am late!

after my gaff Friday! I am days late with this post. I am catching up tho'!! lolxx

Over at Vanilla Sugar this month its time to create some birdhouses....bird and bird themed pieces are everywhere at the moment, so it wasn't too hard to get hold of a birdhouse to alter, this one started off as wood....and here's what it ended up like this:-

and a side view:-

and the other side

The bird house was first painted with distress paint - bad move! now, has my paint gone off? or is it coz I'm used to and prefer the viva crocco? either way, wasn't impressed, and a la Carol it got changed!! lol I daubed distress ink over it to try and hi-light the cracks and add some depth of colour....then i stamped onto the piece with stamps from technique tuesday. The bottom and roof were coated with ferro gold iron and then stamped into whilst still wet, acryllic paint was daubed on when dry to make it look realistic (you know what I mean!!! roflxx) Grungepaper was coloured with distress inks and spritzed with glimmer mist and then birds from the Rhonna Farrer "nautre stamps" cut out and adhered, using silicone gel, to the box. The butterflies are by hero arts and were stamped onto white card and cut out, using my spray booth (aka old cardboard box) they were coloured with glimmer mist, tiny beads added to form the body and a bit of glitter finished off the wings. The side was adorned with a painted heart and a key!

Take a visit to the Vanilla Sugar blog and see the other birdhouses - they are totally gorgeous and perhaps you'll be able to join us this month.



Gez said...

Stunning Carol & well worth the wait.xx

Kaz said...

That's just gorgeous Carol xxx

Janice said...

It's lovely Carol, I need to get one of these and do some altering.

hotpotato said...

ooo Carol I love your birdhouse, it looks really lovely.

Karen said...

The best was last Carol! Its stunning my lovely!!! Gorgeous card too XXX

tracy said...

i really like that carol :)

Chris said...

OMG Carol your birdhouse is just absolutly STUNNING!!
Love all the different elements you used to decorate
Chris xx

Crafty Dawn said...

Oh I love this the roof is fantastic (like the glitter realistic bits lol)

Love Dawn xx

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous, knwo what you mean about Distress crackle compared to Croco guess Viva spoils us for anything else :)

Angelnorth said...

This looks fantastic Carol! Love the butterflies and the texture on the roof looks great!

Chriss Rollins said...

wonderful, I love it x

happy easter

Chriss x

Sue aka Greyhound Lover said...

Fantastic birdhouse Carol! love all the different techniques you've used.

Hope Josh is okay xxx

See you Sat.

Jaqi said...

Love it !! Its fab, Jaqi

Sharon said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

melody said... that bird KEWL chickie! wuv wuv wuv it!