Sunday, 31 August 2008

FINAL VERSION OF BIRDHOUSE






Well I finally got the birdhouse worked out! Unfortunately it's a rather dark day for taking pictures and the result is rather more "golden" than it looks here, but you get the idea ...

The roof and sides are covered in various scrapbook papers, and the eaves are done with Distress Crackle Paint in Antique Linen, slightly rubbed with chalk inks. I found the rub-on word sing among my stash and just had to use it.

The eggs are from a Paper Whimsy collage sheet, and the large letters and tape measure are Tim Holtz Distressibles. I made the nest with twigs from the garden, binding them together with cotton thread - the resulting assemblage is actually fastened to the box with a small tack, and I painted the head to match.

I hand made the bird and mounted it on blocks to give a really 3D effect. I've got plans to make a nest and bird for the inside later, but haven't quite figured out how to do it, so it's empty for now. I'm SO pleased with how this turned out - not pretty like before, but I do love it, and to my pleasure and amazement so does my husband!!

13 comments:

Chriss Rollins said...

wow wow wow Rosie this is soooo you... IT IS JUST GORGEOUS.
thank you for sharing such a wonderful peice with us.
have a lovely day and the atc below is stunning.
welcome back to vintage and grunge however please keep showing the pinks too.
chriss x

Rosemary said...

I liked it before but I love it now - really came out nicely. Why don't you sew a sweet bird for the inside?

Lana said...

Oh this is so beautiful! I just found your blog through TGIF and was iterested by the titles of your posts to have a look around! I have to laugh at your bird house and the trashing of it as I too have one that I have cast aside for now as it wasn't quite going right! (I was and am going for a shabby chic look but it just looked shabby without the chic! lol)

Ruth said...

how clever to put the little twigs on like that--looks great Rosie

Linda said...

Its adorable!!!!!!
You clever girl - you've got it just right. I especially love the nest!
LInda xxx

Nancy Dooren aka Nans said...

Hello Rosie,

I love your blog!!! And your artwork!!! I hope it's okay with you that i put the link from your blog on mine?

Nans

pammyjo said...

Oh Rosie, I really like it! It is just awesome. I liked it before too, but this is really pretty.
You have the neatest ideas.

Kaz Scrapz said...

Wow Rosie - this is so beautiful. I loved the crackle roof of the previous version but congratulations on being brave enough to trash it all(it is so hard taking apart something that you have slaved over but your bravery has paid off - this new version is just perfect).

LazyKay said...

That's A MAY ZING - I love it. The nest is great, love the 3d effect.

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She said...

Beautiful :-) xxxx

Sarah said...

it has been interesting seeing this evolve :)

Jorunn said...

Beautiful!!!
Love the colors!
Great work!!!

Melissa Bove said...

Your birdhouse is stunningly beautiful! Awesome work! Congrats on being featured over at the Inspirational blog!! Well deserved! Hugs...