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Friday, 18 April 2014

Da Birdhouse.....shabbyish!......D

Spring is finally here so instead of being outside in my garden I decided to spend the afternoon in my craftroom playing about with a cheap 99p birdhouse I had picked up from my local 99p store.  Sorry I forgot to take a photo of the before but believe me it was tacky looking - even had a glitter roof lol.  I will be heading back there to buy a few more for stash.  I will list all ingredients I used to alter it

modeling paste
brick stencil and leaf flourish stencil
white acrylic
wooden birds painted pink
dried moss sprayed with white dylusions
eggs I made from air clay
willow twigs from garden for the roof
lolly sticks bound with raffia and then painted white for fencing
pink and platinum inka gold

Did you notice the birds with moss in their beaks lol - I tried at least!

I threw all the ingredients into a mixing bowl, shook and mixed for 5 mins, did a dance round the room and voila it sprung up and jumped onto the table.

Now for the copious amount of pics... SORRY!

First pic is of a birdhouse slightly similar to the one I have altered

Now for my version

Hope you enjoyed your visit and please call back again soon

Hugz always

This has been entered into the following challenges

a creative need - signs of spring m1
a creative romance - eggcellent spring 25a
bloggers - alter it 25m
craft for the craic - easter or spring 1m
craftitude - ag or spring/easter 1m
crafty catz - anything beginning with B 26a
craftyhands - ag 28a
qkr stampede - spring 28a
simply create too no digi stamped images 28a
4krafty girls ag 28a
eclectic paperiere wood 1m WINNER
its all about the vintage and beauty shabby chic 28a TOP THREE
crafting by design ag 1m
crafty creations - white plus one 28a
creative moments ag/girly 26a
rhedd and rosie ag 26a
simon says stamp animals 27a
a little bit crafty - all about the birds and the bees 1m
animal friends - spring easter 1m
crafting muskateers monochrome 1m
rhedds creative spirit 1m
everybody art - ag 25a
artistic inspirations - ag monochrome 21a
simon says stamp monday challenge winged things 24a
613 avenue create - ag 23a

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  1. PRETTY bird house! LOVE the fence detail, too! THX for playing with us at eclectic Paperie's ePlay Wood Challenge!

  2. Oh my goodness!! This is so pretty and lovely!! Love the details, the little fence, everything!! Thanks for joining my shabby challenge over at It's All About The Vintage & Beauty Challenge! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine

  3. Wow this is amazing Elaine, you have done a fabulous job xx

  4. Fabulous project love all the texture and details love the fence and roof -love it
    carol x

  5. Wow, fabulous. Love the texture and detail. Very creative, im now off to see if I can find a 99p birdhouse!!

    Thanks for joining us at Rhedds Creative Challenge.

    Moira DT xx

  6. This is perfect for our challenge. I wish you had the "before" shot too - but I am imagining the "tacky" roof! Really creative Elaine! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful project & creativity at our house!
    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave Create:
    #68 ATG [with optional "Reuse or Recycle in honor of Earth Day"]

  7. Fabulous altering...I love it...we have those glitter roofed bird houses in our 99p shop too.You really have transformed this one...
    A great entry for our chellenge at Rhedd's Creative Spirit...xx

  8. Beautiful project! It's certainly not tacky any longer! You've transformed it into something wonderful! Your attention to detail is amazing. Thank you for sharing your work with us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

  9. Beautiful project. Thanks for joining us this week for our "Spring Celebrations Challenge." Come back to join us again and good luck.
    Karal QKR Stampede DT

  10. It´s a very very beautiful project.

  11. Yummy textures and such a beautiful bird house!
    Thank you so much for joining us for the ePlay challenge.

  12. Lovely bird house! So many pretty details! Thank you so much for sharing with us at A Creative Need!

  13. Stunning Project Hun, thank you for joining us last week at Artistic Inspirations (sorry I am late commenting don't know where the time goes) Hugs Tania (DT)

  14. Elaine, We're thrilled you joined our Simply Create Too "No Digi or Stamped Image" Challenge #59. Your birdhouse is beautiful.

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  15. Stunning, stunning, stunning. What a fabulous project. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

  16. what a wonderful apartment birdhouse ! love the wonderful roof and brickwork - thanks so much for joining in the ePlay wood challenge!

  17. What a great piece of art! So much work and care and attention to the details. amazing

    Thanks for taking part in the Craft for the Craic challenge with us.

  18. Wow, absolutely love what you did with this bird house. The texture is fabulous!!! Awesome!!!! Thanks so much in playing along with us in our ePlay April Challenge.

  19. Absolutely fantastic, great work. Thank you for sharing with us at ALBC this month & very good luck. Jane x

  20. Trying to imagine the tacky roof, but it's difficult when it looks so amazing now! Thank you for joining the Crafty Girls Challenge, hope to see you again soon.

    Victoria DT

  21. Oh this is gorgeous Elaine! you really do love that brick stencil, don't you? Can't say that I blame you when it always looks so lovely!
    Thanks for playing along with the current CraftyHands challenge. Sammy-x

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  23. Oh, wow great Projekt and so beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing with us it's all about the vintage.

    Gr. Meggi

  24. What a stunning project. I'd love to be a bird living there! Thanks for joining the fun at Simply Create Too with this beauty!

  25. Beautiful, thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog this month, Fran (DT) xxx

  26. absolutely exquisite! I love the design and texture! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes or Spring/Easter Challenge this fortnight at Craftitude!


Thank you for your comments. I really do appreciate them and they make my love of crafting much more worthwhile.
Hugz Elaine xx


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