Saturday, March 20, 2010

A little birdie told me it's Springtime!

For those of you observant enough to notice the mini gold birdhouse on my desk this week, here is the finished piece. I love these mini birdhouses, and I rubbed onto it, some of the Inka Gold Cream. This is a waxy type cream that if you can put on with a sponge, and when it is dry , polish it up with a dry cloth to a shine. The pot will last for ages :).
I then used the new Large lace stamp and stamped in Black Archival ink on the roof, and stamped"branches" round the sides from one of Tim's mini stamps.
The clock face is an old one with one hand still attached, and these often come in my vintage watch bags. The spring is also from the same bags. My favourite bit is the little idea-ology charm from Tim, and these will be available shortly from the shop. I pinched this one from a make and take I did at CHA. I added a tiny bit of gold dabber to him and wiped off when it it was almost dry. Apologies for the photos, have you ever tried to photograph something that swings in the breeze? lol . For size this whole piece is about the length of my finger.. truly tiny :)
I am hoping this qualifies for the Lots to Do challenge which starts today called Springtime!  spring...birdhouse...watch face..time? get it? sorry brain is running away with me here! This was actually just a lucky break as I saw the challlenge and thought this would fit perfectly.
I haven't forgotten the winner of the Alice stamp either, and this week's giveaway is one of these mini birdhouses, all you have to do is comment on any post.
So step up... ANN   Congratulations, and please email me your addie.
Off now to put my feet up...mmmm don't think so, but one can live in hope!
Hugs

41 comments:

Laura said...

These mini birdhouses look fab. I could certainly enjoy playing with one of these.

Anonymous said...

that is so good. I made one awhile ago but not a clock. Made a clock for our Daughter. It's in my blog
http://www.SparklesSimpleStuff.blogspot.com

Barbara

Ang C said...

This is fab! What a great piece - love it!

Lisa said...

Oh how cute is this? I could happily alter one of those!! thanks for sharing. Lisa :)

Nicks said...

Blimey I cant imagine it being that small, you have so much detail on it.... mind you, You may have very long fingers!!
Love it!

Lucy Edmondson said...

I adore this Jennie!

Also I adore your new stamp with the Mad Hatter trying to make tea out of a sleeping dormouse! I couldn't remember where I had seen this image until now - I love these Mabel AIW stamps,

Lucy x

Paula said...

fab altered bird house

crafty creations said...

Gorgeous Jennie - I've bought a couple of these houses from you but haven't as yet done anything with them - plan too over Easter weekend

Thanks for joining the Lotstodo Challenge xx Hilda

Hels Sheridan said...

Tweetingly sweet :O))

June said...

Oh thats gorgeous. I love the gold cream finish. will have to look for some of that now
hugs June xxxxxxx

Lorraine said...

well done anne on winning. love the birdhouse with all the watch attachments

Calv said...

What a great bird house Jennie, i love that huge spring on the front of it. That lace stamp is just great isn't it? Evereyone should hve one as part of their background collection.

The Inky Minx said...

Love what you've done, very cool indeed :)

Kaz said...

Wow that is fab, love the goldness of it! xx

Janeyc49 said...

How have you managed to get so much on such a small piece ! it is lovely. I love the gold finish. :)

Janet x

Sid said...

Gorgeous springy birdhouse ! Love it !

Chris said...

What a gorgeous birdhouse. Love that gold cream and the lace stamp looks fab on the roof.

Sarah Anderson said...

how on earth did i miss the mini birdhouses on your desk...i luuuuuuuuuuuuurve birdhouses, and mini ones are even cuter :)

2amscrapper said...

So sweet--perfect for spring!

Helen said...

I love this and am going back to the workdesk to look again!

Lynn Stevens said...

Ohhh, It reminds me of a mini cockcoo clock, Adorable Jennie!!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

This is just amazing, what fun GF! Happy "spring", and Spring!

Angelnorth said...

Fun little piece, love the spring and charm!

mommabear said...

It is brilliant I love the bird on the spring

Artyjen said...

Your birdhouse looks fabby. :)
xoxo

Suzie said...

What a wonderful idea, love everything you have done to this piece. Thanks for sharing.

Daniele said...

Hi Jennie just loving your altered birdhouse just wanted to ask you whether you recieved a tag that I masde you with the stamps that I won at Ginger snap creations have a good weekend hugs

Yogi said...

cute. Yup it's springtime when the birds start checking out the birdhouses. BIG GRIN

Crissi Harvey said...

Aww thats so cute LOVE IT.

Christine said...

This is great! I love all the details!!!

Blessings,
Christine

patcrafts said...

I love your mini bird house sooooooooooo cute.
Pat

Linda Ledbetter said...

Holy cow, that's AMAZING!!! Great job, Jennie!

Lori said...

Wonderful piece Jennie! Love it!

Amy said...

love the bird!

craftytrog said...

This is fabulous Jennie! xx

Anonymous said...

Ooooh I luuuurve that birdhouse! Aren't you clever?!

Lynn Wild

Ann said...

Gorgeous bidhouse Jennie, love the colour & ickle birdie swinging in the breeze :D
And wow - I WON!!!! ***Does a Happy Dance around the room** Thanks so much Jennie - have sent you an email with my details & a wee order in shop too :D xxx

Neet said...

Love your take on "Spring" - real clever and a delightful piece. Don't know how you managed to work so small - brilliant!

Shar said...

OMG you think of the coolest things! Fabulous!

The Scrappy Tree said...

How utterly darling :) I love reading about all these new supplies I'm going to have to try!! :)

Lottie said...

Wow the mini house is gorgeous, what a great idea to use the lace stamp for the roof - and those clock workings - how envious am I!