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Saturday, 1 August 2015

New Challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit *

Hi all - I cannot believe we are in August, time is running away from us. Nearly the C word again lol.

It is time for our August challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit and for my DT piece I altered a cheap 99p birdhouse.  

I took the house apart to make my reconstruction easier.  I painted the whole thing first and then covered the main part and base using papers from Indigoblu Euphrema collection. The wiped the edges using black soot DI. 

I had recently munched my way through some pistachio nuts and saved the shells to use at a later date lol.  They came in useful as I used them to cover the roof lol.  I colored them using adirondack colour sprays and then inka gold them.  

I used a fence from Fernli designs also covered with inka.  I used a tree also by them.  For the other tree I used a piece of old artificial christmas tree and placed a lil birdie on it.  .  For the window a film strip wooden shape (FD again) came in handy for the frame and then clumsily tried to make something that resembled curtains using a scrap of gold satin. 

I stamped, cut out, coloured and shrinkled 2 of the crazy birds by Tim Holtlz and place one in the window and one on the fence (could not get a decent pic of them but hope you can see them)

I reassemble the bird house and voila all done and dusted.  Now for copious amounts of pics - I forgot to take a pic of the original piece but am showing you a similar house.


 




 

  

I do hope you enjoyed your visit and call in again sometime.  Why not head on over to RCS and join in with this months - you know you want to lol.

Hugz Elaine aka Ellapu xxx

28 comments:

  1. wow.....what a great birdhouse ! And I really like your little Tim Holtz bird :)
    Thanks for playing with us at Fussy and Fancy ! :)

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  2. Gorgeous Elaine and love all the pictures. Love all the added elements you added to the house, you outdone your self on the roof wonderful job. Thanks for sharing your bird house on Twisted Thursday.
    Hugs, Pat♥

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  3. Absolutely wonderful!!! You are very talented...thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner.
    Amy-DT

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  4. Fabulous Birdcage love the backing papers. Thanks for joining us at CHPPC good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

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  5. Thank you for taking part in our art by miran challenge,
    I very much enjoyed looking at your project and all
    the time and detail you put into it, good luck hugs tracy

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  6. Wow what a stunning make, amazing..Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Friday Challenge. Good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy x

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  7. oh wow, this is amazing...so many fabulous details...looks GREAT! I am thrilled you played along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

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  8. Simply incredible piece of art! Fantastic colors. The details are amazing and I love the end result. Thank you for sharing with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Anything Goes Challenge

    Tamie DT

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  9. Utterly gorgeous Elaine...I have always admired your work, so just adore this little house.
    Great idea for the roof...I'd never have guessed what you had used for the effect,very clever...
    Hugs xx

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  10. This is such a fantastic and detailed make, Elaine! You've even put in some curtains to make it cosy! Love it.

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  11. Brilliant altered birdhouse love all the details-great fence and the roof is absolutely inspired
    carol x

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  12. Hi just popping back to say--Thank you for joining us at Crafting With an Attitude
    Carol DT x

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  13. Great birdhouse!
    Thanks for playing at PDE Linky Party!
    DT Janis

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  14. This is fabulous, your attention to detail is wonderful.
    Thank you for taking part in a Gem of a Challenge.
    Sue xx

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  15. This is such an amazing transformation! I love the pistachio roof!!! Genius use of some nuts. Haha! Gorgeous color palette and such depth created with the inks. Wowzers! ~Niki

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  16. Awesome make! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

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  17. Fabulous transformation! this caught my eye over at Rhedd's, and I just had to come by for a closer look! Pistachio nuts!!!! I will never throw out another shell! I love the Halloween-ish look to this, and you have got me SO inspired! Those Tim birdies never looked so good! Bravo!

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  18. Fabulous transformation! this caught my eye over at Rhedd's, and I just had to come by for a closer look! Pistachio nuts!!!! I will never throw out another shell! I love the Halloween-ish look to this, and you have got me SO inspired! Those Tim birdies never looked so good! Bravo!

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  19. What a wonderful creation! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at PDE Anything Goes Linky Party. Hope to see you again soon :)

    michelle (PDE DT)
    Purple Monkey Moments

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  20. Oh wow, that's AMAZING!! The details - so amazing!

    Thank you for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity!

    ~Michele, DT

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  21. Love the vintage tones & attention to detail. Thanks for joining us for our 'Anything Goes' challenge #37.
    Alicia (Art by Miran DT)
    MaxiBelle Studio

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  22. I'm pretty sure I mentioned this already, but... This. Is. Stunning! Just wow. x

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  23. what a wonderful transformation of your bird house - love the crazy bird in there

    thanks for joining us on Mixed Media Mojo

    Barb Housner (DT)

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  24. Great project thanks for joing us at sisters of craft . Good luck .
    Caroline dt

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  25. Great project thanks for joing us at sisters of craft . Good luck .
    Caroline dt

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  26. A fabulous transformation, I love the roof, thank you for sharing it with us at Mixed Mojo.
    xxx Hazel.

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Hugz Elaine xx

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