Saturday, 31 October 2009

LITTLE BIRDHOUSE


I am just crazy about birdhouses, and rarely come back from my visits to the USA without another one to alter. This is just a tiny one at 4" tall and I originally did it all pretty in pink and green, but although I liked it the more I looked at it the less it seemed like me.

So I gave it the grungey vintage treatment and now I like it even more! You will spot Distress Crackle paint on the eaves and perch, not to mention all kinds of stamped and collage sheet images. You can see it very well, but the wording around the opening says "Take Your Wings and Fly". I did the sides with wood effect paper and rubbed all the edges with chalk ink to distress it, and finally gave the finished product a coat of Mod Podge to protect it. If I say so myself, I think its CUTE!

7 comments:

ooglebloops said...

I like the distressed look too - it's very cute!!!
Drop by my blog - a matchbox full of teeny things.

pammyjo said...

I like the distress. Very nice. Your new granddaughter is beautiful. Congratulations and best wishes. Precious, just precious.

Lynn said...

Love your little bird house Rosie, great look you gave it :)

bloubell said...

Love the birdhouse. Yours is so sweet.

Ed said...

It's gorgeous Rosie - I love it, and the photo of your new grand-daughter is beautiful, what a little treasure :-)

Linda said...

It looks great Rosie... but I was very surprised when you said it was 4" tall; it looks much bigger somehow!
PS Is the G for grungy? I'm still pondering over that one......

Heather Robinson said...

Oh Rosie, I've so missed you and your artwork. I'm so sorry to hear about your recent scare. You inspire me to try altering birdhouses because yours are always so intriguing and beautiful.