Sunday, 15 March 2015

Birdhouse Makeover


I bought this blank wooden birdhouse on a whim months ago, thinking I would alter it one day.  It's finally got its day.

I stamped a large text stamp (Tim Holtz) in white Distress Paint onto the base, then sponged Distress Inks over the whole birdhouse.  The paint acts as a bit of a resist - you'll be able to see better in the next photo.  I stencilled some modelling paste over the top, added some bead texture gel to the bottom and to the roofline, and stuck buttons into the roof section.  Added a diecut foiled kraft bird, tucked a flower behind its ear and added a few more flowers at the base.


I'm entering this into the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - Birds of a Feather,


Simon Says Monday Challenge: B is For - Bird.  And Birdhouse.


Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Things That Fly.


9 comments:

  1. So pretty, Shirley ... and so much dimension and texture ... definitely touchable! Anita :)

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  2. Love the fun, citrus colors! And the buttons bring a lot of charm. Adorable! Thank you for sharing your work with us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.
    ~Michelle

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  3. Wow Shirley....this is so 'tweet' (sorry, couldn't resist!) Definitely some amazing texture AND color happening here! Love the buttons and LOVE the bead hanging on the twine!

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  4. I Love your adorable birdhouse Shirley - everything that you have done looks amazing! xx

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  5. Oooh - what a fabulous creation - love your take take on our "things that fly" challenge.
    Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge,
    Hugs,
    Caryn x

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  6. Love your bird and birdhouse! So sweet! Thank you so much for playing with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!!

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  7. What a great altered bird house! Love the texture you added with the harlequins. Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

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  8. Love your bird house! Wonderful colors and love the buttons! Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

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  9. such a sweet little bird house! the buttons are so cute! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!
    -Rachel
    rwkrafts.com

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