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Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Try it on Tuesday - They Who Have Wings

Good morning everyone, hope the wind didn't get you last night! Our new topic at Try it on Tuesday is a Spring-like - "They Who Have Wings", so plenty of scope if you join in! (this includes fairies of course!) The Design Team have included all sorts of winged creatures so please do take a look here.
I had my Grandaughter in mind when I made my birdhouse hanging
I coated everything in Paper Arstsy Fresco paint then a layer of DecoArt crackle paste that I mixed with PA Orchid and Snowflake Frescos -I wasn't too fussy about mixing thoroughly as I wanted a weathered look - then left it to dry

I rubbed some ink (Brushed Corduroy and Tumbled Glass) into the cracks and sanded some of it back
Next I made some faux wood paper to go on the eaves by painting craft card with PA Snowflake and then dry brushing with some brown distress inks and drew planks with a Pitt pen
Next my flowers - cut out of a patterned stiffish paper in oranges and pinks - rubbed inks over my mat - spritzed and ran back of flowers through it - went out and left them to dry naturally as that were a bit wet and I was worried they might tear! 

The ends of the petals had a quick pinch before layering them and finishing off with a stamen made from a cheap punch from Hobbycraft (I think it's supposed to be a snowflake!)The smaller ones are from a Papermania set of sunflowers - I just cut away some of the petals and turned up the remaining ones
The leaves are Petaloo that I've had for a while.

The house was randomly stamped with one of my favourite stamps from TH 

I added a ladybird onto the eaves and made her shine with glossy accents, a bee came along to the nectar on the flowers and a little bird is peeping through the hole
The back is some paper I got from HomeSense and the bird(who had his back stamped over and over with a text stamp to make feathers) is from my MAMBI paper from TKMaxx ages ago!

My GD hasn't seen this yet so it will go along with her Easter Egg next Sunday!

I do hope you will have a go at this challenge - any kind of project as long as it fits the theme.

Thanks for looking, Chris  





22 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Love your tweet little house, Chris, great idea. Hugs, Valerie

Valerie-Jael said...

Love your tweet little house, Chris, great idea. Hugs, Valerie

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Cute gift for granddaughter, love your pink textured birdhouse!! It it unique...

sirkkis said...

Wonderful project, Chris. Love your cute house,
hugs xx

chrissies said...

Such a wonderful way to decorate your bird house and I love that you did the back as well.

Chrissie xxx

chrissies said...

Such a wonderful way to decorate your bird house and I love that you did the back as well.

Chrissie xxx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Fabulous Chris! Your crackle is amazing and your flowers are so vibrant and lush! Beautiful birdhouse! hugs :)

Lucyna Marynowska said...

What a beautiful birdhause! One can really feel the spring here!

Lucyna Marynowska said...

What a beautiful birdhause! One can really feel the spring here!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

An amazing project - it's just BEAUTIFUL!
Happy Easter !

Meggymay said...

A fantastic way to decorate the bird house, loved the bird peeping through the entrance. Your granddaughter will love this.
Yvonne xx

Margik said...

What beautiful bird house, Chris! Love the lovely flowers and the cute design. Great idea!
Hugs, Mar

Helen said...

Your GD will love it!! Great crackle, and love the flowers.

Sarah Anderson said...

Fabulous colours on those flowers, what a great project

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous little bird house,great colour and gorgeous flowers. Love the bird peeping out and the ladybird is so cute. Your GD will love this
Avril xx

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous little bird house,great colour and gorgeous flowers. Love the bird peeping out and the ladybird is so cute. Your GD will love this
Avril xx

Nikki Acton said...

Wonderful Chris - fab crackled texture and love how the bird is hiding. Nikki xx

Nikki Acton said...

Wonderful Chris - fab crackled texture and love how the bird is hiding. Nikki xx

massofhair said...

Lovely Easter pressie for your GD Chris, love this little bird house. The crackle is wonderful as are the flowers and the hidden bird :-) xxx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

OMGosh, Chris. I can see why you didn't have time for tea this week. I turn my back and you have done it again. Not sure how you get these projects completed so quickly, but I am in awe of the entire project, right down to the way you included the back. This is beautiful. BTW, in America, we call them Lady Bugs!

butterfly said...

What fabulous weathered crackle and the flowers are just stunning... what a wonderful extra Easter gift - she'll love it!
Alison xx

Juliz Design Post said...

What amazing crackles Chris and a super weathered look. Love you brightly coloured flowers so pretty.
Julie x