Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Aspartame and Tuna Cans Birdhouse....

Oh boy have I missed you!
Remember how I said I lost my voice? Well, seems coughing up a lung causes one to be exhausted and I spent an entire week just sleeping; however, I am back up and running.
I'm sooooooo excited to tell you that we (The Technicolor Trio of Tempting Treats; yes, that's our moniker) are together again this year to showcase several projects we've challenged each other to make.
So, without further adieu, I present you with my project A.

Aspartame and Tuna Cans Birdhouse
We (Sue - Onion and Mitra - Mitza Pitza and myself Quirks) all pitched in a total of 24 ideas. We grouped the ideas into sets of 4 that will total 6 projects all together.

Here's what I started out with.
Project A entailed 4 details:

 *Ways to use numbers and letters
* Spoons
*Ruler art
Glued and Gesso'd
The spoons were cut and glued to the can. 
 My attempt at making an inverted pine cone structure with them.
The little house needed to be sturdy with bricks, so metal embossed tape it is.
The process completed and painted with Distress Inks

While the painting, gluing, and designing was going on, I popped 2 clay sculpey birds in the oven to bake until I could paint them and rest them in their new home.

Using numbers and letters. I devised their address as being "established 2014"

All little houses need little windows to look out of.

Here they are again all ready to hang by their ruler hoop.
Just need to figure out the very best place for it.

So there you have it. 3 friends, 4 elements and all kinds of fun!
Now I know you want to pop over to Onion and Mitza's blogs to see what they came up with, so I'll let you go now, but THANK YOU SOOOO much for your visit and now that I am feeling human again, I cannot wait to visit you too.
Biggest of hugs to you and Happy Crafting,
Lisa xx


Mitralee said...

OMG! I got so excited I dropped the bag of trail mix on my keyboard and was transported back in time on your blog MONTHS! THIS IS CRAZY AWESOME!!!!!!!

Marie-Louise said...

Oh WOW. This is superb Lisa.

Words and Pictures said...

Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous! And so happy the terrific trio are playing again... it's going to be a heck of a ride at this rate!!
Alison xx

Anonymous said...

Lisa I am glad your feeling better!
sorry you coughed up a lung! your birdhouse is WHAT THE HECK! awesome xx

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Q
Picture this if you will...Me trying to get down on the floor on my knees to pay homage to my Queen. If I thought I could get up again this is what I would do as I am thrown off balance with this eclectic creation. I have come to the conclusion that you are from a different planet, I am in awe in how you have interpreted this Challenge, I knew it would be out there and it certainly does not disappoint.
Fabulous Q, I am suitably impressed as always.

Tammy said...

Hmm, ah, you are welcomed t hang it at my house! What a fabulous creation! Even the list of elements is amazing! Fabulous! Oh, and glad you're feeling better now keep it up!

Chrissy said...

WOW!! This is awesome Lisa..and I didn't even understand the instructions in the first place..I would still be twiddling my 10 thumbs wondering what to do.
Absolutely fantastic and so glad you are up to par wise.


Dana Tatar said...

Wow! This is awesome! I want to thank you for sharing this piece. It was the only original idea on my entire blog roll today so I just had to stop by and get the details. Truly inspiring! :)

Karon said...

Oh, for goodness sake! This is awesome!! You just blew me away with this. TFS

Unknown said...

SHOCK and AWE Baby!!! You have talent in spades and I'm blown away by another L2 Original piece of art. Tuna cans, who knew???? Brilliant on every level. :)
So happy you are feeling better and glad to see you back in blogland. Have a terrific day L2!! xx

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Tuna can and plastic spoons? YOU ROCK!!! Best recycling ever! So crazy cool!!!

Pia S said...

To use spoons to make a pine cone is so clever! How on earth do you manage to come up with all these fabulous ideas?!? Love your little birdhouse, so unique and beautiful!

Tracy said...

Awww man. I guess you have to put away the cowbell. Hee hee. No joke I'm sure glad you're feeling better. You girls are really stretching your crafty selfs aren't you. The spoons...only you. :-) I can see lots more fun to come. Hugs! H

Marjorie said...

Wow!! I can't believe you have made this wonderful house out of a tuna can and spoons!! You are amazing.. fabulous creation Lisa!!.. Glad you are feeling much better:)
Marjorie x

Meihsia Liu said...

Oh my, Lisa, this project is so creative! Your birdhouse is totally fantastic! Love to see you three are back to challenge each other. You guys are just amazing!

Sandy said...

I have missed you sooooo much and I know this sounds hollow. Several days now I have thought - where is Lisa and I make a mental note to write you. Well you know what they say about the road to hell -----
Wonderfully creative - you just won't listen to me and write your own book!!!! Congratulations on having the THE TECHNICOLOR TRIO OF TEMPTING TREATS back in action!
How is the yard? Has your own private skating rank gone away?
Love your little birds - they do hve a great deal of personality!!
Do you use your real oven or a smaller over that is just for fimo or sculpey? Can I come clean your house - where is Missouri anyway? Lisa your bird house is one in a million!!!!
Sandy xx

Jenny Marples said...

Glad to hear of your recovery, amazed by what you can do with a tin can and some spoons Lisa! Quite honestly words fail me. Your creativity in developing something so lovely and unusual from the unlikeliest of items has me blown away. Hats off to you. Jenny x

Margaret said...

Aspartame and Tuna Cans...sounds like a punk band from the 80's!
But seriously, this is absolutely, without a doubt, a true showing of your endless talent! The 'spoon'cone is brilliant and I adore your sweet, recycled bird house!