Urban Mermaid Designs

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Altered Birdhouse Mother's Day Gift

 I wanted to make something special for a Mothering Sunday gift this year. I had a chipboard birdhouse in my stash for a while, so as my mum has lots of birds in her birdhouse in spring, I thought it would make a lovely gift.

I was inspired by the Prima  and Agiart "Air" March boards as aqua and peach is such a gorgeous combination and I love the flowers and soft tones.
I cut the scalloped orning from some chipboard I had in my stash and heat-embossed it several times with Mint Macaroon WOW! Powder. This colour is translucent, so needed a few coats. I would recommend priming chipboard/greyboard with white gesso first.

I used the Prima Finnabair stencil with Finnabair Art Alchemy Paint in Rose Gold to create the roof tiles.

Prima March Challenge - Featured

Prima Fairybelle Papers
Prima Leaves Dies
Prima Flowers - Fairy Belle and other Prima flowers
Prima Stencil by Finnabair
Prima Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint in Rose Gold
WOW! Embossing powder - Mint Macaroon, Vintage Romance
Chipboard Bird House

Inspired by these Challenges:
Creative Embellishments - Spring - A home for the nesting birds of Spring 30/4
I Kropka #43 - Spring Chipboard (house) and Green


Beverley Lowe said...

Hi - what a beautiful project! Bet your Mum was thrilled with it. Great use of colour & I love all the elements.
Thanks for joining us over at Creative Artiste this month. Hope to see you again - good luck!
Bev (DT) x

A Pink said...

What a lovely altered birdbox to gift your mum. Wonderful . Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey x

Darlene said...

WOW ... just beautiful! SURE to bring a smile! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Things that Fly’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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Vicki robertson said...

Gorgeous altered birdhouse! Wow, the pastels are beautiful. Thanks for joining the Double D, "Things That Fly" Challenge.

Yume Art said...

Beautiful! Thanks for joining I Kropka challenge.

ScrappingGoat said...

Wow;) wonderful

Cindy Catania said...

Great ! Thank you for joining us for the challenge I Kropka;)

Vintagehandmade said...

Super gorgeous bird house! Thank you for joining us at Stamps and Stencils! Branka DT

Team Clark said...

What a beautiful altered bird house! A perfect gift any mother would love. Beautiful embellishments and color palette. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Stamps & Stencils. Hugs, Autumn

Habka said...

Lovely! Thanks for joining I Kropka challenge.

Marci Bensing said...

This I beautifully done! Thanks for joining us at CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS!

Shona said...

that is so pretty! wonderful piece. Thanks for playing with us at Creative Embellishments!

LisaM said...

Very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Creative Embellishments!

France Ringuette said...

This altered birdhouse is amazing, thanks for joining our Creative Embellishments challenge.

Maggi said...

oh my goodness, your birdhouse is amazing, I love it!! Thanks for joining in our Creative Embellishments challenge this month.

Nanne said...

wow.. what a beautiful project..Thank you for sharing with us ladies over at Creative Embellishments..

Doris Widder said...

This is so awesome! Love the beautiful colors, flowers, and sparkly details! Thanks for playing along with the Creative Embellishments April Challenge!

Nadine Carlier said...

Wow, this is fabulous! Thank you for playing along with us at Creative Embellishment.
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