Sunday, June 9, 2013

Susan's Garden Rounded Birdhouse

I can't believe it was so easy to create this darling little birdhouse.  Before I tell you about it I want to thank all of you who sent me get well wishes.  I didn't expect to hear from so many of you and  all your get well wishes have me feeling better today.  I still don't feel like doing much, but I had this cute little bird house about 95% completed when I got too sick to complete it.  Today I put the finishing touches on it and thought I would get it posted. 

I used the Susan's Garden Rounded 3-D Birdhouse die by Sizzix shown above.  I decided to create a birdhouse that had stucco on it.  I used Liquitex Modeling Paste on the outside after I had the body of the house put together.  Once the  Modeling Paste was dry, I sponged on a variety of Distress Inks until I achieved the color I wanted, then sprayed it with "Cappuccino" Perfect Pearls to blend all the colors together.  I was very pleased with the outcome.  I used a toothpick, that I colored black, to press in the small hole in the front for the perch.  

For the roof, I attached the three pieces together  leaving flat, then used Black Distress Crackle Paint to coat the top side.  I put it on pretty thick because I did want a lot of "crackle" in the paint.  Once it was completely dry, I attached the two sides to form the roof.  There ended up being lots of crack lines where the paint cracked all the way through to the base, but I loved the look because it gave it a more weathered look than just the "Crackle" from the paint.

I created a lot of different flowers using the Susan's Garden flower dies and attached dogwoods to the roof along with some packaged moss.  Along the bottom I have a sprig of "Forsythia", "Mini Lily",  a few "Violets" and "Quince".  My friend Pat gave me the tiny little birds and they are just perfect on this cute little birdhouse.

Here are a couple of other pictures I took.  The first has no flowers around the base and the next one has a few less than the picture on top,

I loved working on this birdhouse.  There are so many different ways you could decorate it.  

Products used:

Sizzix, Susan's Gardens Rounded 3-D Birdhouse (658424)
Susan's Gardens "Dogwood" (658405)
Susan's Gardens "Forsythia" (658406)
Susan's Gardens "Mini Lily" (658408)
Susan's Gardens "Pansy/Violet" (658419)
Susan's Gardens "Quince" (658410)
Susan's Gardens Flower Tool Kit by Sizzix (658437)
Crafter's Pick (Ultimate Glue)
Liquitex Modeling Paste
Distress Inks
"Cappuccino" Perfect Pearls 



Rita said...

What a darling little birdhouse Selma. It really is the sweetest thing and the flowers are absolutely stunning. The tiny birds give it the really birdhouse look. You are so clever. Hugs Rita xxx. Ps. I forgot to say I'm glad your feeling better. Take it easy though. X

Olga said...

I love the birdhouse, it's priceless, so glad to hear you are feeling better, just don't over do!!!!

Romantyczka said...

coś wspaniałego, praca bardzo mi się podoba..

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

I think you made a marvel out of that little paper die cut!! My second love is miniatures so this beauty really appeals to me on more than one level. I know it is so frustrating when you don't feel well and your creative mind is still running on... I so looked forward to this weekend and spent the whole time in bed. Besides feeling sick, I was annoyed because there was so much I had planned to do in my craft room!! Let's both get back to it as soon as we can...

Frann said...

Glad to hear that you're on the mend. Your birdhouse is beautiful! About how big is it?

Anonymous said...

Dear Selma, I think you make the most beautiful cards I follow you I am so sorry you have been sick I pray you well and hope your recovery is quick take care God Bless Vicky

Carol Tummon said...

Hi Selma,

Glad to hear you are feeling better. But do take it easy until you're back to full health and vigour!
This birdhouse is just so fabulous! I am always amazed at your lovely creations. Just fantastic!
All the very best.

Anonymous said...

My bird, Babe, would make herself right at home in your cute bird house. How adorable! Pat Montgomery

Anonymous said...

Hi Selma

Please to see you are back to your creative best – hope you are feeling much better

Marie Hopkins

donna sherman said...

Sooooooo glad to see you back with your most beautiful and awesome creations! I am sooooo glad you are feeling better! Blessings

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh Selma ... I am SO, SO glad you are feeling better and up to crafting again! This birdhouse is ADORABLE ... I just LOVE IT! Your creations are always such an inspiration! HUGS to you my friend!!

Anonymous said...

Selma so happy to see you back,
we all enjoy your cards so much
get well soon. thoughts & prayers
Lorene Schneider

Anonymous said...

Hello Selma.
I am happy you are bac again.
Hope you feel goed love you.

April said...

Absolutely fantastic!

CraftinGranny said...

This is gorgeous Selma! So glad to see you back but please don't over do it. It's not hard to relapse if you don't rest and relax. Sending you hugs and prayers. Carol

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous birdhouse Selma!!! Don't be afraid to take the time you need to get back to yourself.
We can wait, since your Art is worth the wait!!!
Sheila Bartlett


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