I have wanted to decorate a birdhouse for a while now....and I found some in The Range - what would I do without that shop!! I have gone for my usual shabby vintage style....with some favourite patchwork.
My Melissa Frances papers were a wonderful purchase! I have used them for so many things - and I save every little scrap cut or torn, because I can't bear to throw even the tiniest scrap away! I think I will be buying more on my next crafty shopping spree! Here I used my 5th Avenue set which are so gorgeous. They fit perfectly with my usual vintage style - the only problem I usually have is choosing which one to use. Here I had a fun time! I used bits of all my scraps that I have been collecting!
I painted the house with Stone Fresco paint over some crackle glaze that had been thinly applied over some Taupe Fresco paint. I dabbed the paint on with a sponge so that it gave a very delicate cracked porcelain effect.
I cut out random sized squares of papers and edged each one with Frayed Burlap DI and stuck them onto the roof and sides of the house. I then added some faux stitches with a dark grey/brown pen.
I painted some diecut flowers with Bora Bora Fresco paint and some Victorian Velvet DP - both diluted a little with Snowflake Fresco paint. I created some flowers, glued sets together or left them single and centred them with buttons or painted brads. The diecut leaves were painted with Toad Hall Fresco paint.
The roof was edged with beige crochet lace and a twine bow was added to the front.
And there you have a very simple, but cute creation - My little patchwork birdhouse.....I did make a little patchwork bird, but it flew away for now.....perhaps it might come back and sit on another creation in the future! LOL.....;o)
Thanks for peeking at what I have made! Hope you like it!
See you soon!
I would like to enter this in the following challenges -
Simon Says - The Button Challenge
As you like it - Favourite papers
Craftroom Challenge - Here comes the summer
Everybody Art Challenge - Scrap Paper
Love to Create Challenge - Vintage or Shabby