My shining star

My shining star

Monday, 27 January 2014

Chocolate Baroque Birdhouse

Hello Lovelies! How are you today? I hope you're all well and good. We had a nice family swim yesterday - I managed 20 lengths in total this time so things are improving!

Today I've got something to show you that I've made for me ..... its a money box to help me save up for some new trainers - running shoes are around £100 for a decent pair so it will take a while before I get them!!! But if money is in my bank it disappears onto craft - lol!!!!! I've used  two stamp sets from chocolatebaroque(Live out -Loud--Fly-Away-with-Me) to make this plus a script stamp from crafty individuals and a swirl stamp from sheena douglass.


The box is from the MDF man and I started the process by painting with gesso and then antique white acrylic paint. Next I painted the roof and added the tiles with a pen. Then I stamped the script and left everything to dry.


Whilst everything was drying I used distress inks (forest moss, shabby chic, crushed olive, )on some plain paper - then stamped and fussy cut the birds and stamped and cut the saying.


I thought this saying was particularly appropriate as when I'm running I often think about stuff - craft or otherwise.  Once the birds were sorted I did the scrolls by stamping in versamark and heat setting with holly green WOW powders. Finally I made the flowers using the Hels Sheridan method with the 6 petaled flower and then dipped them in the melt pot to give them a faux porcelain appearance. 


Finally I assembled everything. I'm very pleased with this - I do hope you like it too!

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Our Creative corner ourcreativecorner6- shopping our sins - these bird sets from choc baroque were bought over a year ago and this is the first time some of the stamps on the sets have been used!
Country view craftscountryviewchallenges: Monochrome
The ribbon Girltheribbongirlchallengeblog: AG
Crafty Catzcraftycatzweeklychallenge: Monochrome

Thanks for dropping in today - big hugs to you! Hope to see you again soon!

Rachel xx








25 comments:

  1. Rachel great money box, love what you have done with it. I save my £2 coins for little extras, when we decided to go Canada over three years ago that's when I started and we managed to cover the cost of our hired car while we were there last year, Hazel x

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  2. Rachel this is just beautfiul....gorgeous colour & the saying is lovely! Hope you're all well & warm...woken up to more this morning :(
    hugs Jo x

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  3. This is just beautiful Rachel, it's one of those things I always plan to make but never quite get there.

    Glad you had a good swim, another thing I don't do as often as I should, mind you we were pretty close yesterday, as predicted it poured and the wind blew on a very open track and it's a long while since I felt that cold.

    So in dreadful running conditions there were no PB's and my boy came in 14th subject to official placings and was far from happy with that. Me telling him there were a good few hundred behind who would love to swap did nothing to pacify him.

    B x

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  4. This is stunning Rachel, such love fresh colours. What a great idea to have a money box for something you really want. Glad you enjoyed your swim yesterday, all too soon your girls will be grown up and won't want to do things like that.

    Sue xx

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  5. Great idea Rachel and it looks fabulous! Good idea to save up for trainers. My DH buys me a scratchcard each week and if I win I keep them and save them up for a Craft Show! You are really coming on well with your swimming,way to go! Susan x

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  6. It looks so beautiful Rachel..the green flowers and the beautiful birds perched atop

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  7. Well done on the swimming Rachel, you are doing so well! This money box is fabulous, I love how you decorated it, the swirls are wonderful and the flowers look amazing. I bought one of these for much the same reason as you..... I save £2 coins and it is amazing how quickly they build up. Not long now!!! Hugs, Anne x

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  8. How remiss of me! Just back to say thank you for joining in at Our Creative Corner with your wonderful birdhouse money box. Hugs, Anne xx

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  9. I LOVE those (faux) porcelain flowers and your birdhouse in whole! What a lovely makeover! And great to see your gorgeous bird stamps finally used too ;)

    Thank you for sharing it with us at OurCreativeCorner!

    Claudia x

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  10. Wow Rachel I love this, will have to look for one when we go to another craft fair

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  11. This is so beautiful Rachel. I love all your detailing and gorgeous colours too.
    hugs Sue xx

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  12. Good morning sweetie, I just love your creation, big hugs love Pops x x x

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  13. Just fab Rachel !! That quote is great and hope it's soon full of the pennies you need for your running shoes sweetie !!

    hugs Diane xx

    PS phew 20 lengths.....

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  14. This is absolutely gorgeous Rachel. Just love everything about it ! The rose is beautiful too! Hugs Jennifer xx

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  15. This is brilliant Rachel, gorgeous colours and fabulous verse.
    Good luck with the saving.
    Pauline
    x

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  16. Oh Rachel this is just so beautiful, how talented you are. Love the images and colours you've used and the sentiment is lovely, good luck with the saving, hugs Kate x

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  17. This is a wonderful creation Rachel! hope the pennies grow to pounds for you quickly and you can get those new trainers :)
    Hugs
    Dawn x

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  18. This is just fabulous Rachel - love the papers you have used and the fab sentiment. Hugs, Claire x

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  19. This is fabulous Rachel, love the stamps you have used and the sentiment is brilliant, love the colours too.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  20. This is gorgeous love everything about it and a great idea
    Carol x

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  21. Beautiful bank, great incentive to save!

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  22. What a great idea Rachel, and it looks beautiful :o) Hugs, Lisa x

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  23. Wow, this is gorgeous Rachel. It looks beautiful, Hope you manage to get your new trainers soon.
    Mags
    x

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  24. this is gorgeous , a really fab make and love all those little details x Thanks for joining us at CountryViewCrafts challenge this month, hope to see you again x Trace x

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  25. A gorgeous project. I love your attention to the detail. Stunning, stunning, stunning. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

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