Sunday, 24 April 2011

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Some days no matter how hard you try putting something together nothing works, 
Then there are other days when you're just pottering, you maybe start to have a little tidy up, you find this and that and suddenly things just falling into place with one another, before you know it you've made something.
Well this is one of those pieces, It started when I rediscovered a little wooden box {it's actually one of those magic boxes with a hidden way of opening it that my OH found and brought home for me {bless him}
When I held it to the side it reminded me of a nesting box and the idea kinda grew from there.
While tiding I also found an old cardboard book page project I had done nothing with, so I repurposed it by cutting out the heart. I made a rose from kraft glassine and found a little feathered bird i'd had for ages
  I painted the box with the lush new Fresco paints by PaperArtsy, using the crackle glaze in between old gold and toad hall

I used some old packaging string to make a nest and placed it inside the hole.
 The thing that really made the piece work for me was the tree trunk,
I used the inside tube from my recently used up canvas roll, I cut a segment away to allow the box to fit snug, cut 3 half segments for the tripod style base, then covered it all with more kraft glassine, but i scrunched it first which gives it the fab textured effect.
I think the only thing that would make this better is to have maybe added some faux eggs to the nest, but hay i can do that later.
Oh I almost forgot...durrr..
This is my entry for the Happy Daze current 'Wood' themed challenge hosted on facebook HERE
♥ HUGZ ♥
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18 comments:

Gillian said...

Fantastic project Minxy, it's gorgeous, love the shabby/muted tones, the Fresco layers are fab and the trunk is just genius, love the us of the glassine:) x

Lori said...

This is fab Minxy, love that tree trunk! It looks so real! Very cute Spring decor!

craftytrog said...

This is just awesome Hun! Love everything about it! xxx

papillon said...

wow, that looks sooooo sweet! must say the trunk looks awesome as does the nest. Ading eggs would finish it, as you said. Great entry!

Lynn Stevens said...

Does this say spring or what! Darling birdhouse, have a wonderful Easter!
hugs Lynn

Judie aka Craftymess said...

that is fab, love it so much xx

sam21ski said...

What a lovely make for Easter xxxx

Dallying Debz said...

I wondered where you had found such a perfect stand for your project until I read the bit where you had made it!

It's such a cute spring project.

CuddlyBunny said...

Absolutely unbelievable! And perfect for Earth Day/Easter weekend!

Sherry Goodloe said...

Really sweet Springtime creation Minxy! xo
ps I'm doing quite well - thanks for asking sweetie :)

Kirsten Alicia said...

That is so cute & an ingenius idea.

Heavens2Betsy said...

This is amazing! Such a cleverly put together piece. Penny

Terri said...

Totally adorable! I know what you mean about stumbling upon an idea. Your muse really came out in this sweet birdie house!
Hugs,
Terri

Paula said...

I love it when you have a good day and things just work...this is a stunning project - very original.

Scrappy~Sarah said...

gorgeous piece of art :) love it

Angelnorth said...

Cute project, love the scrunched glassine textured tripod base!

Chicken Licken said...

Ooo very lush! Love it!

Gillian said...

Can't say anything else, but what an amazing piece of work, just love it Minxy, clever girl xxxxx