Monday, January 13, 2014

Birdhouse Valentine Ornament #4

Happy Monday!
I accomplished nothing that I had to do, but boy did I procrastinate like a champ and had fun crafting instead.
Here is my Valentine ornament #4 in a set of 8....little birdhouses.

I began with black cardstock and cut 4 houses out and then painted them in white acrylic paint.

Once the acrylic dried, I coated them with crackle.
While the crackle dried, I thought it would be fun to recreate a metal roof for a couple of them so this how I did that.
I used a piece of metal tape that I cut to fit the roof, folder embossed a design and then inked it with Adirondak inks.
Once the ink was dry, I painted on a light wisp of white paint and then filed it off in places for the very old and weathered look.

Birdhouses need little eggs and I didn't have any so I created hot glue dots and then gave the dots a coat of white paint. Once the white was dry a light splatter of baby blue ink added as well. 
 Viola, baby bird eggs.

  Hand rolled roses, little banner cut from the Silhouette machine, a little bit of moss from the Dollar Store and those fabulous pink gems from my blog buddy Mitra; THANK YOU!!  
They look so perfect on these houses.
There are little holes on the top of the roofs so that these can hang from lights and illuminate through the little door and cute!

Thank you so much for all the very sweet comments of encouragement and thank you so much for stopping by.
Hugs n' Happy Crafting,
Lisa x


Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW such stunning creations.Love the way you made the eggs and the touch of moss is simply fantastic!!
Dr Sonia

Sandy said...

I love bird houses and would happily cover a whole tree in them. Delightful Lisa - very sweet and pretty!

Chrissy said...

Oh! These are just adorable Lisa..I love your little birdhouses and the moss and very the metal roof too..gorgeous.
Thank you so much for my card..I loved it and the


Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Q
These little cute bird houses are gorgeous, you are excelling with multiples at the moment, you must be on a roll with your creativity, which is very much to every-ones benefit.

Tammy said...

More wow-ness from you! Each day they become more incredible and beautiful! Love the eggs!

Marie-Louise said...

Gosh Lisa these are stunning. I absolutely love them.

Karon said...

OMG these are stunning. I love how you did the metallic roof and then those little eggs, genius!! Fabulous.

SD pooja said...

These are so adorable !

Mitralee said...


Isn't metal fun to play with all embossed! My favorite technique of all time! Glad you enjoyed those gems!

I saw them on pinterest all lit up! SUPER COOL!

Pia S said...

Again, I'm speechless! Love those little bird houses! So delicate and fabulous detailsM

Lori said...

Good grief! Seriously? Could you be any smarter? Glue gun baby bird eggs!! What adorable birdhouses!!

Tracy said...

Oh I want to make some of these! SOOOO stinkin cute!

Jeanne J. said...

I bet your house has gorgeous little beautiful things every where you look. These are drop dead gorgeous and amaze me that they are made of paper. You always have the most amazing details and are so creative. I'd be searching for bitty eggs high and low and ou just made your own. So pretty Lisa - I love these!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oh Lisa, these are just the cutest things EVER! What a lot of work and super attention to every small detail. Love the eggs - these totally ROCK.


Jill Norwood said...

Love these! The roof textures are incredible as well as all the sweet details!

Nicecrane Designs said...

OMG Lisa this is a ture play of art my friend,,,,,,,,

Margaret said...

These are amazing too! I especially love the sweet little bird eggs! I have got to get some of the rust ink too! The roofs looks fabulous!