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Thursday, 16 May 2013

Steampunk Birdhouse

Good morning friends, today's project is a bit of recycling featuring the fabulous new 'Punky Flowers' stamps from Chocolate Baroque, combined with the beautiful Steampunk Butterfly.

I picked up the bird house from the pound shop, it was bright green and had some chipboard flowers on it so I eased them off and gave it a coat of white gesso, followed by a coat of cream acrylic paint. I painted the roof and around the base black and then added some gold highlights.

I stamped the cog trees from Punky Flowers on tissue paper using  Stazon ink (red, black and gold), cut them out and created a cog forest by attaching the 'trees' using matte medium.

I stamped the flowers on red and black card, embossed with gold and cut them out, layering them up on the bird house. I did the same with the butterfly and added some red seam binding ribbon,a button and a little twine bow to finish off.

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
Anything goes: shaped but not square
Country View Crafts: how does your garden grow
Craftroom Challenge: stamp your own background
Natalie and Amy's: things with wings

Thanks for popping by, if you've got a minute do pop over to the Chocolate Baroque DT blog as my teamies have come up with gorgeous projects with these beautiful new stamps
Claire xx


  1. Wow, what a fun and funky make, you certainly are creative!!

  2. A really stunning creation Claire. Such beautiful stamping and love those rich colours.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  3. What a fabulous makeover you've given this birdhouse Claire. It's gorgeous.
    Beryl xx

  4. That's a spectacular transformation & I just love the reds with the golds against the blacks. The butterfly looks super perched so as to echo the ribbon bow show below it. The back looks intriguing & I love how the butterfly is hovering over the whole.
    Paula (PEP)

  5. You've made a grand job of altering this bargain birdhouse into a thing of beauty - will be looking out for something simlar in my local pound shop where they often have nice alterable photo frames. Love the steampunk style

  6. Stunning makeover - very classy colour scheme too :)

    Thanks for joining in the WOW! Embossing Powder May Challenge and good luck!


  7. Beautiful, love all the flowers and the background looks like reall flowers. WELL DONE!!

  8. What a find that nesting box is certainly your transformation of it is stunning. thank you for sharing with us at Craft-room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  9. WOW !! This is stunning, thank you so much for sharing with us for our Anything Goes Challenge anything but a square xhugsx Nikki

  10. Such a beautiful bird house love it thanks for joining us at L.T.C. this week hope to see you again Hugs Sandra DT x

  11. Wow!!! Love this!!! Hugs Juls xxx

  12. How beautiful this is! Inspired, a great project. Thank you for sharing it with us this month at Country View Challenges. Chris xxx

  13. Oh Claire darlin this is just fabulous. Love how you picked out the flowers and made them 3D. Thanks for joining in with our Seeing Red challenge at OLL this time.
    Dawn xx

  14. What an AWESOME project. love everything about it. Thanks for joins us over at WOW EMBOSSING POWDERS

  15. Fabulous creation Claire, so different, thanks for sharing at Ooh-La-La x

  16. This is a very cool Claire, love the colours and those steampunk flowers, thanks for sharing with us at the Craft Room Challenge, Debi x


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