Saturday, December 8, 2012

Altered Birdcage - "HOME"

Hi everyone!!

Today I wish to share with you my birdcage to showcase some of the gorgeous Manor House Winter Collection flowers. As with all of the flowers from the winter collection which are all beautiful it would be hard to pick favourites but luckily for me I found a few that I just adore and today i will be showing you just what they are.

If you were to walk into any home decor shop at the moment the first thing that you will see would probably be bird cages of many shapes and forms, so today I have created an altered magical birdcage to share with you.


Can you tell yet which flowers I adore? Maybe a another close up will help..

The "WINTERS SONG"  collection of flowers are beautiful.  The frosted edges on them give them so much texture, yet they are soft enough to mould into shape. I have pulled the larger pink Winters Song flowers apart to allow me to have 2 larger and 2 smaller flowers. From the larger parts of the pink flowers, one has been made the bottom of one of the nests while the other has been scrunched to make another flower and placed inside the cage. I scrunched the large white Winters Song flowers to make tighter smaller dimensional flowers to allow more to be placed on the cage.

The "MITTENS" flowers are a smaller version of the bigger Winters Song flowers and have the same textured petals. I removed the centres from the mittens flowers and scrunched to make more dimension flowers and have sprinkled these around the cage.

And then we come to the "PETITE ROSES" which just quietly I love!.  With the petite roses some were left the beautiful soft pink marshmallow while others I misted with Pink Bubb Glimmer mist to co-ordinate with the colouring of the pink Winters Song - Ice Crystal & Embers flowers. Light green small Manor House leaves have been added through out the cage to add some lovely leafy foliage.

The beautiful Hatpin on the top of my cage and beading around my cage were handmade by TLC Papercrafts. A new papercraft store that will be opening online very soon.

MHC Materials Used - MHC Leaves - Light Green - Small, Winters Song - Ice Crystal, Whimsy - Baby Pink, Winters Song - Embers, Mittens & Petite Roses - Marshmallow.

Twiddleybitz materials used - Antique Bird Cage Large - BCLGA001, Bluebird Silhouettes - BIR006, Vintage Keys Inscribed - VTG006, Twiddleybitz Minature Houses - TMH001, Chicken Mesh Wire - WIR002, Detailed Window Frame - FRA007 & Grapevine Border  - BOR026.

So there you have it…..a magical birdhouse packed with Manor House goodness and a place where little birds and fairies call "HOME"

Thanks for dropping by


Hilary said...

ohhh this is just absolutely divine! You are so talented Jo :-)

Bea said...

wow!! beauty!

Mrs Frizz said...

seriously ... ooh-la-la ...