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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

I've been busy

The end of the summer is near. Fairs are everywhere so the kids are all visiting for the last hurray before school starts. Between visitors I also have swaps to complete and challenges to finish. Busy, busy
Art For The Creative Mind has a Altered Birdhouse swap. I decided to do  a fairy house. Drilled holes and then sanded each to custom fit a glass nugget. Pulled a piece of an old bed headboard  and attached it to an old Westclox face as a base. Painted the house with silk then coated it with Goldens Molding paste, embedded some gears, a fairy, some spiders and chain, then painted over it with more SILKS. For shingles a punched out some scalloped circles and put them on as you would any shingle. Really liked the result, put some paste on those as well to look a bit like moss.
House in early stages..

Finished and ready to mail to my partner.
IN my group MixedMediaStudio we have a TP roll exchange...this is what they looked like while I was working on them.
That's before hinges and embellishments. We also have an altered bird challenge...
another WIP. Should be cute when finished. She is my Black Winged Redbird.
Of course in between G-Ma's playing, Krista wanted to paint my nails. Since I LOVE minions, we figured 'why not?' This is the end result.
Like I said 'I've been busy!'....Life is just too much fun. Lots of WIP's so stop on back ya hear?
Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Hi Sweetie,
    I AM BACK! :)
    Wow I love that birdhouse! Your challenge bird is beginning to look really cute.

  2. Oh, forgot the nails...............Love them! :)

  3. Love your birdhouse Kathie and your altered bird doll is looking amazing already! The nails are hilarious! Enjoy your company :O)