Sunday, 19 December 2010

Tando Birdhouse

This little birdhouse box was great fun to decorate and slot togather.  It is of course a Tando chipboard box. You can buy Tando chippie at Bubblyfunk and Angel Crafts and Craft Barn for inspiration check out the Tando blog

For this box the walls were stamped with a woodgrain stamp that Andrew at Tanda Stamps made for me it really came into its own here. The walls were then painted with watered down acrylic paint and the front tabs hole punched to take a small wooden dowel. The sides were then glued to the bottom. For the tile effect roof the scollop edge was traced down each side in black pan, once again watery Acrylic was painted over and when that was dry ProMaster cool grey #4 marked out the patten again. There is a pair of hinges holding the two roof parts togather. Once assembled wire stemed paper flowers decorate the front and some Reindeer moss is poking out of the hole in the front. Finally some distress is achieved with Viva Craco on the walls and Viva ferro on the roof.   Makes a useful little storage box.

14 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful! I love that wood grain stamp!

    Sarah x

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  2. oh wow hun this is amazing gosh really love this hun,stunning wow hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

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  3. That is lovely - and that stamp is so perfect - off to look at what Paddy has got as she stocks Tanda.

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  4. I've seen other people try to pull off a Japanese looking birdhouse and it didn't come out so well. I think you hit it spot on. Your birdhouse is very pretty. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Wow Zoe what a great project ! The woodgrain stamp is fab ! Sue C x

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  6. Super cool Zoe... love the woodgrain effect. Fabulous project missus :D
    hugs
    Chris xx

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  7. This is gorgeous Zoe, love the colours you've chosen to decorate it with, it looks so rustic xxxx

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  8. Zoe wow this is just brilliant I love it

    Hugs jackie x

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  9. It's beautiful! Thanks for my lovely card - it arrived yesterday morning x

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  10. its as precious as precious can be! any bird would be lucky to live in this grand birdhouse!

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  11. Wow Zoe - love your bird house the colours are fab and that stamp - perfect - need to get some of this Tando stuff early in the New year and have a play x Hilda

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  12. great project Zoe ! :)
    Von x

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  13. What a fab ickle birdhouse, you did a crackin job x

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