Thursday, 5 December 2013

A Bird In The House...

...and indeedily he is!   Cor blimey and THRICE!  What magnificent shows I had yesterday - thank you all for your support, the emails, Tweets (sorry, I am rubbish at Twitter but I thinks I managed to reply to you...) and messages too... you were all lurving the MDF blanks muchly.  And I do too... especially this 3D birdy house.  And why do I loves it?  Well, a lot of MDF/Woody things are already assembled, which is fab, it saves you the job... but that then has its own probs because you need to decorate it... and that can be difficult if the thing is already put together.  So, the cool thing with these MDF shapes is that you assemble them yourselves.. and it is a doddle to do too.  I wasn't kidding when I said about the chest of drawers with the dodgy front you know ;o))



The assemblage part of this bird house took place after I had done all the decorating... except for the roof, that was done once it was glued together.  Starting by covering the sides and front and back with the lush Teresa Collins Creative Expressions papers.  Remember not to cover the little insert tabby thingy and you won't have any probs with the assemblage.




I added some stamping to the sides using that gorgeous big 490 grass stamp... stamping with Flake & Glitter Glue and then gilding... and then burnishing to make it shine.  I did that on both sides and then set about decorating the front.  I used Jet Black Archival and a flourish stamp (loving those pretty flourishes) and stamped up from the bottom and down from the top of the front as I wanted the flourishes to pop out behind my embellies.



And now for the roof!  Well, I had this idea I would make it look a little snowy... so I slapped on a big dollop of Gold Pearl Texture Paste and patted it out so it was peaky... and then set it aside to dry.  Well, it did take a couple of hours to dry as that is a thick layer but I think it is worth it.  Just think, how pretty would that be if I had sprinkled glitter onto it too!  *wish I had now!!!*   



The flowers are stamped from Live & Make Art onto more of the TC papers and to make them more 3D I cut out a petal and pulled the flower around on itself to make it one petal less and more depthy.  (mmm, new word there!)  The ickle pearl was fixed in with Cosmic Shimmer glue - in fact all of the gluing is the Cosmic Glue - tis my FAVE!   I didn't have any leaves to play with so I mades my own just by cutting into the papers and then creasing them for more depthyness (mmm, another new word!)



On Tuesday night I couldn't get to sleeps... I was all exciteable (I usually am before a show) and I kept running through my demo's in my head... I can't switch off you see.  Anyways, that resulted in just 2 hours sleeps.  And I was up at stoopid o'clock to get to the studio's so yesterday afternoon, I got home and decided being as Grim is on nights and fast asleeps, I too will go and get some snoozles.  Which is what I did.  FOUR hours worth!!!  Anyways, after Grim had gone to work I was watching the tellybox and started to nod, you know that head dropping to the chest thing that is really annoying cos it wakes you up?  So I decided to stagger off to my bed and sleep. Which is what I did.. for nearly 10 hours!!!  And when I awoke this morning I seem to have had visitations from the *Goblin That Lives Under The Bed And Attacks With Mega Strength Hair Gel*... for my poor old barnet looks like it has, indeedily, been attacked with mega strength hair gel.  Also, the *Goblin That Lives Under The Bed And Attacks With A Sink Plunger* was also having a partaaaay too cos I look like my face is made of an inside out rubber glove... and with that rather gorgeous image, I shall bid you a goodly day and say... Thanks for looking!   TTFN

Hels x

24 comments:

Pat said...

I love to read your blog Hels. You really make me laugh. I know exactly what you mean about hair and face after a good night sleep. Especially after a few nights of suffering. Loved your shows on Wednesday great samples and demos. Take care and don't overdo things.
Pat xx

Mary Elizabeth said...

Wowwww!! So love this birdhouse Hels!! The texture paste on the roof is wonderful and gorgeous stamping! -- Mary Elizabeth

Kathy Eddy said...

This is just gorgeous Hels! Great job on it!

craftypam60 said...

Stunning, gorgeous little bird house! Loved your shows xx

nannapat said...

Great bird house - fabby roof - and loved your shows Hels.

annekescardart said...

Love the birdhouse. So sweet, so cute.
Thanks for showing Anneke.
www.annekescardart.blogspot.com

Moira Gray said...

Gorgeous bird house.

Moira xx

Stella said...

Wow Hels this is lovely. Haven't watched yesterday's shows yet. Hubby working this evening so will catch up then....I will have the remote controls to myself...luxury ! X

Helen said...

What a beautiful bird house! Sounds like you needed the sleep, that is one looooonnnnng sleep!

Anita Houston said...

What a treat!!! Love this little house! The music sheets really are fabulous walls!

Shazza said...

ha ha ha great image Hels..... I love this bird house, gorgeous. Never got to see the shows yesterday as was a busy bee :-(
x

carol edwards said...

Hi Hels this is stunning. I love it all, thanks for inspiration and all the techniques. Sounds like you needed all that sleep. X

LoraineC said...

Gorgeous bird house, had to record the shows so just settling down to watch them now x

Helen said...

Love the birdhouse with the snowy roof. The birdies should keep lovely and warm in there (hope they don't have any goblins under their nests though, LOL )

Regina said...

I always know that when I come to visit here that I'm always going to leave with a giggle or a smile (or sometimes even both)

Love the bird house and all of your special touches.

Linda Simpson said...

Kath and I watched the shows Hels as we where having our crafty day. We were in fits of giggles. You sure brightened up our day as always when you are on C & C.

Your bird house is absolutely gorgeous and thank you for your inspiring creations.

Hugs
Linda xxxx

rachel said...

fabulous piece Hels - so annoyed with myself for not taping the shows - but my mum has taped the 1pm one so I'll be able to look at it next week! Yipee!!!! Hope you managed to get that hair sorted - lol xxx

Inkypinkycraft said...

A gorgeous bird house! Recorded shows , not had chance to watch yet but sure they will be fab x hugs x

Mrs B said...

Hi Hels. I may not comment very oftenbut I follow your blog everyday and just want to say that I know you are going to make me giggle at some point and also quite often during the day I will see or hear something that will remind me of you and off I go again. Thank you. A fab way to start the day. Great arty stuff too by the way :) I totally understand you when you talk about face and hair!!! It's not a good look is it, best way is to just get straight in the shower before visiting a mirror! Take care.

Carole Z said...

Hels you do make me giggle! Love this birdhouse..very cute! Carole Z X

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, Fabulous shows, loved all the samples and the demos.
This birdy house is superb, loving the little birdy and the roof is genius, it would have been magnificent with glitter sprinkled into the texture paste. Loving the fern stamping on the sides too. I love it ALL.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Stella said...

Thanks about your kind words about Tiggy .Much appreciated ! XX

Karen Petitt said...
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Karen Petitt said...

Absolutely gorgeous - I've got to get me a couple of those to decorate, I love it! x

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