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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Cheery Birdhouse.

Octobers Challenge has started over at Altered Eclectics...and I was in two minds what to alter as my design team project..so off I went for a root around in my stash.
I had completely forgotten I had this birdhouse..it's actually quite large..6" (15.5cms ) wide and 9.5" (24cms )  high.
The colour of the birds determined what colours I was going to use for the birdhouse as they are so bright I needed colours to compliment..so I went green and white..love this shade, DoCrafts's Pistachio..fab isn't it.



After sealing the wood with gesso I painted it with acrylic paints..I found a wooden candle stick that was perfect for the stand so I paint that to match the house. I then papered the sides of the house and added the bingo number that I had also painted, I used a black sharpie pen to go over the numbers.


I stamped a couple of "Bird" sentiments to the front of the birdhouse and added the lace along the base edge. Then I spent a while die cutting and rolling up the flowers, using the same paper pad...once made I added them to the candlestick and to the birdhouse itself, also adding some die cut leaves.


I found some flower wire and made a few coils to add with the flowers.....


To finish I added the birds..originally I was only going to use one, but playing around I thought the 2nd bird looked great sat on the roof.



Why not pop over to the challenge blog and have a lookie at all the other gorgeous projects by the design team..you can find the challenge here at
                                  Altered Eclectics.


4 comments:

Sammy said...

This is so beautiful Sandie! Just gorgeous. Love the colours x

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Wow I love your birdie house and love the colours you have used which makes it so bright and cheery - something we all need from time to time. And you know I always adore your art hun xx

Judy McKay said...

Sandy your bird house is beautiful Love the colours and design. Judy

Zoe Sanderson said...

I've been admiring this hadn't checked to see which of the team made it but think it is gorgeous. XOXO