I purchased two wood houses, painted them off white, and set them on my desk to brainstorm as I went by. My desk is actually my floor. I don't enjoy sitting at my desk(s) too much. I grew up working with my mom on the floor and that way I can spread things all around me, and trust me, I do.
When on my usual trips to the craft stores, I would see items I might use... papers, wooden shapes, etc. But is was a huge, and I mean past month huge, process. I can't tell you how much time I spent on my home, but in between my other projects, or when the mood hit me, I would create. Once the idea was in my head, I had to complete it.
It can't be a birdie home, without a little birdie tea party inside complete with a picture on the wall and a pretty little carpet.
German glass glitter and mica flakes were some of the "bling" items I used. I also added bling with rhinestones on the door, door knob, and "hinges". The flowers in the pot are beaded onto wire, but I purchased those already made. I cut out a little pot, added some rickrack and another rhinestone.
I have always loved Fleur de Leas, and it wouldn't be a birdhouse of mine without a little Parisian flair. Wait until you see the back.
This is a window that I drew inside of this pretty floral pic I got from the magnificent Graphics Fairy ( see link under "favorites" to the right). I LOVE this woman! I used Crystal Effects on the actual window to give it the appearance of being... a window. I found this window on an old Victorian home during my research and tried to recreate it. My husband had no clue that it was a window, but I hope that you will.
I love vintage sheet music, so I had to include that on my home. I also love Parisian looking patterns, and have recently enjoyed black and cream patterns.
NOW THAT'S A RHONDA HOUSE! I just had to add a little Eiffel Tower. And if you know me, you completely understand. You know how, years ago, people would sometimes put their last name's initial on their chimney? I drove by a house like that the other day and instead of adding it to the "steeple" I put it on the back inside some scalloped ovals.
An old local home I love has bottles on the window panes all the way across. It looks so wonderful on an older home from the outside. My home isn't old, but I have done the same thing with my collection of clear white, purple, and pink glass bottles. Again, I added the Crystal Effects to make it seem like windows. I didn't draw this one though, it is an actual picture.
So there you go. I hope that you enjoyed my bird house. I have worked long and hard on it and I will miss adding to my little treasure. Well, my foot high treasure. I purchased two homes at the time, so guess what a future project will be?
If someone wanted to buy my home, I would be so honored and feel so wonderful that someone loved my work. I haven't decided yet. I think I might enjoy it for a bit. If someone was interested and contacted me, I would consider. Or, I might list it in my Etsy shop down the road. I haven't thought about it as much as I should. I have just been so busy creating it and getting it ready for today, that I haven't crossed that bridge yet. I guess if you are interested, just let me know.
I would LOVE to hear from you if you have time to comment. Thanks for visiting and come back soon.
Thank you so much also to the amazing Karla and Beth for hosting yet another grand and wonderful event! You have both helped me to become more creative and artistic by giving us all this wonderful challenge. Have fun exploring more homes and have a great day! Now go and Bling something!