If you’ve followed me for any time at all, you likely have guessed that I love birds. Their songs wake me in the morning and draw me outside during the day. In the middle of a walk or hike I’ve been known to stop in order to peer into the trees at the sound of a new voice. It shouldn’t be a terrible surprise to learn that I’ve been playing around with the idea of a bird house:
This is my first attempt but I can assure you it’s not my last – I have a lot of ideas in my head! I wanted to see what worked in terms of construction techniques and proportions. I’m not sure I would make another bird house this large, but then again, I surprise myself sometimes 🙂
I used both the Woodgrain Background stamp and the Wood grain TIEF to create, well, wood grain (um, I think that’s a giant DUH.) I used the stamp on the walls of the house, but for the roof I wanted more texture. The Texture Boutique Embossing Machine made short work of adding wood grain texture to my card stock. (I’m sorry to say that this product was available for a limited time, and will not be available again until June 1.) A little sponging helps that texture stand out even more, and also adds dimension to corners and openings.
I added a few of the tiniest butterflies from the Beautiful Wings Embosslit to the front, and rolled up a sliver of card stock to create a perch at the front door. (The photo above is just crooked enough to make me a little dizzy!)
There will be more bird houses! I’ve got a lot of ideas and a few adjustments to try. I would LOVE your constructive feedback and suggestions, so comment away!