Wednesday, 23 July 2014

CC3C challenge 7

Hi All

This challenge is the painted industrial from page 46 of the compendium of curiosities.  I really enjoyed this challenge and came up with something whimsical...a birdhouse!

I stuck some self adhesive metal sheet to some kraft card and then die cut the roof using the Sizzix die Susans' Garden.  The other elements of the birdhouse were cut from kraft card.  I then followed the instructions on page 46 to prepare my roof.  The walls of the birdhouse were embossed with the Sheena Douglas embossing folder wood panel.  I then used a little vintage photo distress ink to bring out the wood grain.

I had cut the bird from the Tim Holtz die caged bird but then spotted the bird on one of the quarter size papers in the wallflower paper stash and decided to use him instead so I stuck him to the die cut bird and trimmed the excess, to give him a little more strength.

The roses were made from the rest of the quarter paper from the wallflower paper stash using the reverse side, a little worn lipstick distress ink and the tattered pine cone die.  The leaves were cut using the garden greens die and grunged a bit with walnut stain distress ink.

Every self respecting house needs a chimney and in keeping with my woodland theme (?) I decided it would be a toadstool.  Just a roll of kraft card for the pipe, painted with picket fence distress stain.  A circle cut from kraft card and stained red with festive berries and some white spots drawn on then made into a cone and stuck on the top.

Thanks to Linda for all this crafty fun doing these challenges and to Inspiration Emporium for sponsoring this challenge.  Hope you like it.



  1. Love your bird house and little chimney!

  2. WOW!!! What a roof! I wish I had that on my house! Your birdhouse is wonderful! Thanks so much for playing with us at CC3Challenge on this awesome Painted Industrial technique!!!

  3. What an absolutely FUN birdhouse!!! So clever!!! Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C!

  4. THIS is a cute idea! I love your painted industrial roof on your birdhouse. So original and a fun little "tin" roof idea! The mushroom-ish chimney and sweet little flowers are a great touch, too! Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C. <3 Candy