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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

ANOTHER WEEK BITES THE DUST..



Hello Everyone..

Another week gone by...where is the time going...

Have a bird house to share today...

Was going through some craft magazines and came across this template, so thought I would have a go and just printed it on plain white card..you know, just to see if I could do it or not..




So there it is..the roof went a bit crooked..so I punched out heaps of  1"circles and tacked them down like tiles..they were crooked too..but I was still playing and not sure if I would even share it.



The tiles then all started to lift... so had to go over it with matt medium and that stuck the little suckers down..they weren't moving now!!


Now I had a white boring birdhouse that was crooked with a heavy well glued roof...so out came the masking tape...again.





On went the tape..and this actually made the house stronger..





Then the painting procedure started...I love the painting bit...paint and water...more paint and water until it looked like bark...




Then came the splatterings of white paint...holly dies and berries, and the lovely little bird made out of hessian and calico..with some snowflakes glued on for good measure...



The thick crunchy sparkly roof was coconut and glitter and lots of glue....



And there's a shot a little bit closer...not too close as you will see my glue oozing..lol..

A lot of fun to make and may even make more for different seasons...

Challenges to enter.....

Crafting from the Heart   [Anything goes]

Craft your Passion   [Anything goes]

Crafting with Dragonflies   [Let it snow]

Crafting with Friends  [anything goes]

Crafty Catz   [Winter]

Left of Centre Creative challenge   [Things with wings]

Anything but Cute challenge  [It's Ornamental]


So there we go...thank you so much for stopping by and all the wonderful comments you have left over my last few posts..really appreciate them all so much..

No chocolate tonight..having withdrawls already...may have to eat cheese or something, with crackers and tomato..maybe marmite or vegemite under it all..mmmm...crackers...that will just have to do..

luv CHRISSYxx












42 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant birdhouse Chrissy, a rocking robin awesome creation,xx { aNNie}

aussie aNNie said...

Not sure if my other message went through as Mr robot cut in....but this is a rocking awesome creation. Brilliant display, love it.x
{ aNNie}

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion, good luck!!! Amy DT

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is fabulous. I love how you started with problems, overcame them and produced such a beautiful make.

Squirrel x said...

Now that shows determination missus! I would have run away screaming at the first hurdle, but oh no, not you. I could not believe it as I scrolled down the photos, what dramatic changes - honestly, the finished box really does look like wood! You are so clever, and patient, and I absolutely love this. Well done you! Hugs xx

Janette said...

Oh this is a fabulous creation Chrissy, don't you just love getting all painted up and messy....ha....you must be very happy with it...xx

Chris said...

Who would have guessed how this gorgeous little birdhouse started life! It's fabulous Chrissy!
Chris
x

Veerle said...

Super gorgeous Chrissy.
Hugs, Veerle x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Amazing birdhouse Chrissy! I love the vines and all the added snow! Your texture turned out incredible, what a gorgeous wintery decoration! You should totally enter this into our It's Ornamental challenge at Anything But Cute this month, it's a perfect fit! hugs :)

http://anythingbutcutechallenge.blogspot.ca/2015/11/challenge-7-its-ornamental.html

Sue said...

Love how you carried on and I just love your fabulousbird house,hugs xx

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! this is awesome Chrissy!… SO sweet and beautifully decorated… and I love the techniques that you used to achieve this… thanks for sharing how you made it… you are so talented! :-)
I had to work a small ration of chocolate into my diet!! that way I get my choccie fix every evening… but cheese crackers are nice too… hope you enjoyed them! and now I'm hungry with talking about my fave foods! Lol
Hope you have a good day!
Big hugs, Sue B xx

Dr Sonia S V said...

The masking tape idea is so clever and the result gorgeous
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Heather said...

An amazing creation Chrissy, I love the techniques used to create it and so beautifully decorated!!#

hugs
Heather xx

Lorraine said...

A brilliant birdhouse Cathy, love the texture.
Lorraine x

Tammy said...

The process is incredible to follow along! Such amazing results, just beautiful!

coldwaters2 said...

WOW Chrissy I absolutely love, love, love this awesome birdhouse, wow, it looks so realistic and beautiful with the die cuts and snow effect, I am in awe of your creativity both on your previous post and this one, your place is going to look fantastic at Christmas time wish I could join you and enjoy your wonderful creations.
hugs
lorraine x

Sarah said...

Love this birdhouse Chrissy the bark looks incredible you clever girl xx

Pia S said...

What a great idea to use circles to make the tiled roof. And seriously, you've created something magical with the masking tape, it looks like real wood, wowzers!!

Cec said...

Fantastic transformation of white card stock into a home decor item for your Christmas holiday home. I loved reading your post - you sure aren't a quitter :) Love the bark look you created and your roof shingles are perfect. That little bird is so sweet and the flourished holly and snowflakes make a great addition. Thanks for joining us at Anything But Cute.
Hugs!
Cec

crafty-stamper said...

Absolutely brilliant love the effect with the masking tape and all you fabulous details
carol x

Carol S. said...

WoW!!! This birdhouse is absolutely amazing. Fantastic effect with the masking tape and all the holly and bird just make it amazing!! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Susan Hogan said...

Amazing project - so cute. Love your persistent and creative approach. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies.

happyglitzygirl said...

A very beautiful creation, thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

pinky said...

Love how you show the development of your projects Chrissy, this one is just amazing!! Wish I had your brain!! Is the chocolate out the window then, what happened, did I miss something lol? Hope the crackers satisfied the craving!

chrissy xx said...

Yikes! Chrissy this is one really 'cool' birdhouse..LOve your step by step Tutorial. Great colours too. Me thinks it could look nice with a battery tea light in?
Chrissyxx
WHAT!!!!! No Chocolate..What ever next x

*Vicki* said...

Chrissy, you are such a talented crafter!! I just love amazing details you've added to this bird house including that cute little bird with the button!! The extra snow on top really adds a wonderful touch too! :) Thanks for sharing! Be sure to stop by my blog today for a chance to win a Whimsy Stamps card kit of your choice!
Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
My Blog: Stamp Smiles

Lisa S. said...

Adore this Chrissy!!!

Mad Moose said...

An amazing project. Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x

jimlynn said...

Holy Moly!!!! I know one thing......if I was a bird I'd be looking for a mansion just like this one. GORGEOUS and a work of art!!!!
Lynn

carol said...

ooh wow Gorgoeus creation, thanks for joining our winter challenge ...
x Carol DT CRAFTY CATZ

Kat W said...

Sorry I've been a bit AWOL again and I can see I've missed lots of amazing projects on your blog. All your festive makes are gorgeous and your mixed media pieces are such stunning pieces of art. I love that a simple little birdhouse template could set you off on such a wonderful journey of experimentation to the final stunning creation...amazing and I love seeing the transformation :-)

Big hugs, Kat xx

Pawsitively Creative said...

Determination cultivates into a rock solid (pun intended) transformation of paper and masking tape! Awesome sauce and splendid design! Your coconut roof had me at hello dearie. Stunning hollies and berries and your roof is glorious! What a wonderful birdhouse!

Thanks for joining in our "It's Ornamental" challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugz. ~Niki DT

Lisa Minckler said...

From paper to pizzazz!!! You have turned recycled tree back into project that looks like wood. This is WONDERFUL Chrissy. You're fabulous.
I'm so sorry for not visiting more, but you understood why and I also wanted to say that your comment about your son making you look like a cougar had my whole family laughing when I read that out loud!! You're a hoot and I'm so happy to know!
hugs to you,
Lisa x

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow,, this is such a fun and awesome birdhouse, Chrissy. Love all the beautiful details you created. :)

TRACEY MO said...

So cool birdhouse, great idea & super extra bits!

Thanks for joining us at crafting with friends

Tracey dt

butterfly said...

What a fabulous ornamental little bird house. I adore that masking tape texture - a great bark look - and the dainty die-cut leaves and snowflakes are wonderful against the rich woody browns. Brilliant!
Alison xx

Samra Leshinski said...

Fantastic work! Thank you for joining our It's Ornamental challenge at Anything But Cute!
Samra DT
Paper Talk with Samra

Susan Renshaw said...

Fabulous!!
Thank you for sharing with Crafting from the Heart!
Susan
DT for Crafting from the Heart!
Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

Steph said...

What a wonderful birdhouse, I love the texture and would have never guessed it was made of paper. Thanks for joining us at LOC.

Alma said...

Chrissy! This is soooo stunning! I Love it!

Strangely Creative said...

Hi chrissy! Wow what a brilliant birdhouse! I love that you have taken plain card and made it look so full of texture and the wood effect is perfect! its great! Cxx (FA for November at Anything but cute)

Pamellia Johnson said...

Chrissy, Congratulations on your Honourable Mention at Anything But Cute!! Your project is amazing! Thanks for all your support, don't forget to drop in and pick up your winner's badge! hugs Pamellia DT :)