Friday, 20 March 2009

Birdhouses

My challenge this week on our blog Rosie and Linda's Big Art Adventure is to make a birdhouse. It can be flat or 3D...we like lots of variety! I made one from a plain little box 3" tall (thank you Chriss!) I cut into the sides of the lid, in the middle, and bent it to make the roof...easy!! I found the little 1" nest in a craft shop for 30p and I made the eggs myself. From my craft room window I can see the blue tits and coal tits visiting our nesting box on the garage wall. I hope we get permanent residents by Easter - I'll be able to keep watch on their progress.



My second example is VERY lime I'm afraid - but it is my current favourite colour! My DH cut the shape out of wood for me - I'm thinking of asking for some smaller ones now. (Wonder what his answer will be?) Most of the images I have used for these projects are from Vintage Moth - Abbie kindly gives away her pictures for free (and they are lovely).
I love the song 'Make a little birdhouse in your soul' and whilst searching for it on YouTube I found this very funny version with illustrations. The sound quality isn't good but its still worth watching.
Have fun!

20 comments:

Sanja said...

just awesome,Linda!
have a nice weekend!
xo
Sanja

Stempelchaotin said...

Linda your houses are extraordinary. So fantstic design and colors. I love them.

Have a great weekend.

Jaqi said...

Absolutly stunning, and WOW, the new blog look is great, its wonderful. I LOVE VISITING YOUR BLOG YOU ARE SUCH AN INSPIRATION, Jaqi x

Anne said...

Positively stunning! Gorgeous! :-)

My Journey to Hope said...

I love it- the blue, and the lime green. I like the brightness of it. Have you ever done a how-to with your collages? Maybe show us the process of the different stages? I'd love to see how you end up with these fabulous pieces of art! Just a thought...

-Michelle

Lynn said...

Like I said on ABAA, I just love your birdhouse box Linda, and I really love the one your hubby cut from wood for you :) Great inspiration!

Gillian said...

Fantastic work Linda, hard to choose a fav, love them both:)

The Joy of Nesting said...

Hi Linda,

Both houses are adorable and you have planted a couple of seeds of inspiration with their diminutive size :) Be sure to share you pieces with Abbie she loves to see what we create with her clip art!!

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

Rosie said...

They are both wonderful, but I especially like the blue one. I just love the way you paste layers together, something which doesn't seem to come naturally to me, but the effects you achieve are so good!!

LaY hOoN said...

Gorgeous !!!!
You have a pair of creative hands.

Jackie said...

You really are incredibly talented. To think you spent all those years in teh classroom and look what you can do now!

LazyKay said...

What a brill idea and beautiful piece, totally in keeping with the theme - I luvitt!

xxxxxxx

sesga loves 1950s said...

I Adore you little bird houses they are stunning .
I also love that song ,I have not herd it for ages .Build a little bird house in your soul what lovely words .
Thanks for sharing
Love from sesga xxx

Heather Robinson said...

Oh Linda, both of these bird houses are divine....so beautifully designed with lots of delicious details!

Rein said...

Gorgeous art work!

Diane said...

I love this little piece...just fabulous!

My Journey to Hope said...

Thanks for your encouraging words on my blog! It's always nice to have feedback.

:) Michelle

Shashi Nayagam said...

These are absolutely gorgeous. Your colour and layout sense is amazing.

Crissi said...

wow Linda there both gorgeous


crissi xx

Dot said...

I agree with Jaqi that you are such an inspiration. Love your birdhouse (and enlarged every photo so I could see all the details).

The images from Vintage Moth are lovely. And how clever of you to make the eggs!

Lime is one of my favorite colors too!

Dot xx