Saturday, 21 March 2009

Bird House







Created for the ABBA Challenge. I stated by making a box using a piece of strong card and a card scorer, using the box lid for the roof of the birdhouse. I sponged the card with a layer of gesso, then sprayed it with aqua colour wash. Next I added bits of text and music sheet paper, then stamped bird images onto tissue paper and applied these to all sides including the roof. over this I sponged a little Vintage Photo Distress ink, and stamped a crackle randomly too.

The nest was made using shredded paper & some fantasy fibres (coloured with gesso and aqua colour wash spray). The eggs were made using white fimo clay, and after backing, adding some speckles of Vintage photo ink to them. The bird is a collage image which was added to the nest. Finally, some braid and a grungeboard letter were added to the top.

12 comments:

Rosie said...

I love this! What a wide range of techniques you've used to make up all the layers. Great work and thanks for taking part in our challenge.
Love
Rosie ABAA

Maureen said...

Absolutely lovely!!

Kimmie said...

Amazing job! Fabulous elements!

Linda said...

Fabulous! I love all the techniques you've used - sounds like you had fun making it.
Glad you joined in Rachel...
Linda :-)
ABAA

Amy said...

Love it!!! Great for spring decor for the home..it is absolutely lovely!

AliMayes said...

That is so pretty and so much work too!
Ali xx

ooglebloops said...

Beautiful - I love it!!!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

I certainly am having a fun visit :) Great birdhouse, wonderful details!

*jean* said...

oo your birdhouse is beautiful and i love that quote! wonderful!

Lorraine said...

this is excellent great art love the colours and thanks for your great comment on my blog

RubyMay said...

wow...what a wonderful birdhouse.. and such a lot of different things used to make it!
I love the tissue stamping you used and the eggs are brilliant x

Jaqi said...

What a lovely birdhouse, its so sweet, and the little eggs in the nest look great, Jaqi