Friday, 25 March 2011

Mini Bird House

Di sent me some more Tando Chippie to play with the other day including this fantastic Mini Bird House.

First thought on seeing it, Ring Box.  OK so it is a tad deep but with a handy cushion (round makeup sponge) the ring can just peep out of the little hole.

Cut down some paper to cover the roof attached to the roof sections with a strip in the middle to make a hinge.   Slotted the 4 side together and painted them with acrylic and then when dry watered glue and more acrylic while that was drying decided it was too pink and loud so added a thin coat of sludgy green and then wiped all the sides with a baby wipe.   When it was all dry stamped and embossed the walls then outlined the design with Sakura pens.   A Stainless Steel washer stuck on the front arount the hole, and gold pen over all the edges.   The butterfly was stamped onto the roof and then onto vellumn cut out and just the body attached to the roof.    DI inks were used on the roof to tie it into the body of the box.   If you look you can just see the glint of a ring inside.

A new challenge to me is Tuesday Throwdown, not sure how these ladies feel about a distressed grungy look but as their challenge this week is anything but a card am entering my Tando Chippie Mini Bird House.

Moving along with the times have a theme of precious metal, the stainless steel looks like silver and theres lots of gold like gold leaf on the edges.


  1. How gorgeous is this!! Love it to bits, it looks so much like weathered wood.....beautiful!!

    Ali x

  2. OH WOW!!!!!

    Just too cute for words...
    Well done you!!!!

    Huggies Angel

  3. Love the colours and that butterfly. The silver and gold are perfect for my challenge at MAWTT so thanks for sharing this with us all.
    Happy friday and have a great weekend.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  4. wow what a stunning project . I love it .. the colours, the little butterfly .. so pretty
    Thanks for joining our precious metals challenge this week at MAWTT
    Lisa x

  5. You have done a terrific job with this Zoe, am so loving it. Annette x

  6. Wow this is amazing, I love it all!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at MAWTT this week. Good luck. Pami x

  7. Ooh Zoe this is fabulous ! I've just been checking out your last few posts, I particularly like your stamping with Gesso. Sue C x

  8. You've done a brill job Zoe, love it, x

  9. Lovely colours, stunning!! xx

  10. Oh, it's precious!!! and I just finished a birdhouse last night, so we're thinking alike!

    I hope you have a beautiful weekend!

  11. Oh I love birdhouses!!! I love the butterfly, add such a nice touch!!!

  12. Very cute! Love those layered butterflies! Thanks for joining us at MAWTT! x

  13. oh adore bird houses hun and this is brilliant just love,the colurs you have used on this,perfect hugs cheryl xxxxx

  14. WOW how cute is this and the butterfly on top is perfect! Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week and good luck with the challenge
    Hugs Laurie x

  15. LOVE your birdhouse, Great distressing and is that a washer for the opening? very creative!
    Hugs Lynn

  16. You have been busy. What a gorgeous bird house, but that feather outside is a bit suspect hope the entrance is big enough so they can get in unscathed !



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