Friday, 12 December 2014

Christmas Canister Bird House

Morning all, hope you are all enjoying the festive month of December. I took some time out to use one of my newly acquired dies from Eileen Hull, the Canister Die.
I am also joining in with the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge which this time around is Woodlands and Tinsel Twine and all the techniques are available in Tim Holtz book. There is also a fabulous prize on offer of $50 from Inspiration Emporium and their are fabulous projects to inspire you from the Curiosity Crew.
I die cut Eileen Hull's Canister from mountboard and used Tim Holtz Sized Circles to cut an aperture in the centre. I then used Wendy Vecchi's brick wall stencil and applied Crackled Texture Paste over the stencil and then set aside to dry. Once completely dry I sprayed the canister with Vintage Photo Distress Spray Stain along with light touches of the Tarnished Brass Spray Stain.
This picture gives a little more details of the fabulous crackle. I love texture in my pieces. I placed the birdhouse onto a base covered with Snow-Tex adding tinsel twine around the outside edges.
I die cut four mini reindeers from mountboard and adhered them together and then spritzed with the Spray Stain, adding touches of Snow-Tex to the top of his body and head and also adding tinsel twine around his neck. I also included a mini sledge. I love the small touches of red in my design.
I added a metal trim around my birdhouse given to me by my blogging friend Suzz, I knew I would find a use for it one day! I also added 5 woodland trees to my design along with faux Christmas lights around the edge of the birdhouse.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend. Tracy x x x

21 comments:

Dianne said...

This is just stunning Miss Tracy, the crackle is fantastic, a Royal bird house, thanks for sharing, hope ou have a wonderful weekend...

Tracey Sabella said...

Wow!! Tracy, This is just amazing and every bit filled with lovely details!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Garden of Grace

Terry said...

Oh my goodness! Tracy, this is gorgeous! I love your birdhouse with the crackled brick and all the festive trimmings! This rocks! Enjoy the weekend!

Redanne said...

Tracy, this is fabulous!! What a great way to use the canister die, I love your bird house, the metal trip is just perfect, it has a regal feel to it and the crackled faux brick walls are fantastic. Love, love, love this gorgeous creation! Hugs, Anne xx

Hels Sheridan said...

bravo Tracy, this is amazing, so much to look at and admire... love it... Thanks for playing along with the CC3 Challenge again x

Jools Robertson said...

Beautiful bird house, love the crackle bricks and metal detail
So pretty, love the super snowy scene

Jools x

Candy C said...

Tracy, Tracy... This is amazing! There is so much detail in this glorious vintage Christmas home decor piece. I totally love the embossed brick on your "birdhouse". It looks so weathered. Love the ornate house top, too. The reindeer, the trees ...it is all simply lovely! Thank you so much for entering our challenge and sharing your art with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

massofhair said...

The new canister die is so versatile, great to see how you have used it here Tracy. Lots of tiny details add texture and opo to your wonderful 3D xmas birdhouse:-) xxx

Karen Garrard said...

Beautiful piece Tracy! I LOVE the bird house and the gorgeous elegant deer watching that cute little bird. Brilliantly done! Karen.x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Tracy, this is spectacular! I just love the amazing texture of your brick work and the fancy gold border is such a great contrast to the rustic chimney! Such a well put together project, I just love every detail! hugs :)

Julia Aston said...

What a great use of this canister die Tracy! love all the wonderful textures on this festive Christmas decoration - the layered deer and turned over sled - the brick - the sweet bird - beautiful!

Carol Q said...

woo hoo absolutely fabulous Tracy!

GracieRhae said...

This is darling. Thx so much for sharing with me your blog address for instructions. I will be following steadily now, if you're okay with that. Well done Tracy. TFS, LYNDA

butterfly said...

Oh, wow, wow! So glad to have the chance to catch up - and very glad I caught this!! Adore the crackly bricks and fab snow... and the little deer is so sweet with his tinselly scarf. What a brilliant fairytale tower.
Alison xx

Annette Green said...

You may or may not know of my fondness for birdhouses, but either way I am in LOVE with this sweet scene, Tracy! Love that crackle brick technique and the snowy effects throughout. The woodlands trees work perfectly with your scene. Love it!

wendy vecchi said...

this is...
FABULOUS!
I love all the little details!

Susan said...

This is such a beautiful piece, Tracy! I love the birdhouse and the brick texture on it. The trees and tinsel were all done very well and add such interest to this darling scene! Thanks so much for playing along with us!

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful Tracy! What an amazing keepsake to treasure and obviously made with a whole lot of love! The brick texture looks fantastic and I love the gold trim! Happy Holidays!

Anita Houston said...

How amazing is this scene! LOVE the deer and bird house! Just a wow! Thanks so much for playing along with us on the Woodlands and Tinsel Twine challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

Marjie Kemper said...

What a beautiful winter scene, Terry! Lovely in every way. Thanks for joining us at CC3C!

Juliz Design Post said...

What an amazing winter scene and your bricks are fabulous.
Julie x