Saturday, December 26, 2009

Gone to the birds...

Well, not really, but this is a gift for a special person, our daughter! She says she wants something I made so this is what I came up with! I purchased a plain wood birdhouse from Michaels a couple months ago. I used my paints and made it bright! I dry-brushed white gesso on the roof to try and make it look a bit "aged". Hubby really likes that! After painting and stamping I did put on a couple coats of glossy spray varnish for protection before adding the rhinestones, flowers, and butterfly.

I stamped a small flourish on the front and a larger one on the back from the Swirly Gig set using
Noir PH ink. Hubby drilled the holes for the flowers. I used Ivory Cardstock Strips and green rhinestones around the base.

On this side I stamped a phrase from the Be Still set.

And here I stamped a phrase from the Beyond Measure hostess set.

How do you like the "visitor"? I purchased him in a pack of 4 and decided to use orange because the dots in the swirls are orange.
I have to admit it was a real bugger to paint the swirls. I used a very fine tipped paint brush. The dots were created using a tooth pick!

I hope to hear from the daughter soon as to what she thinks of this. I may have to make another for me!! Did you have a good Christmas? What a blessed week I've had! My brother and sister-in-law were here and we had a good time! My sil sang at our local church along with a few others on Wednesday night - tremendous blessing! I praise God for family!!


Barb said...

An adorable birdhouse, Carol!

KellyRae said...

I think it's marvelous and I love all the different sayings and flourishes you used.

Anonymous said...

Carol - this is absolutely positively fantastic!!! What a wonderful gift. What great details! rita w