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Friday, 5 June 2015

Let's Celebrate - Special Delivery !


Hi Everyone, lovely to have you stop by my blog today. Over at A Vintage Journey we start a new challenge for the month of June hosted by the uber talented Sandy called Celebrations. Please hope over to the blog HERE to find out all the details and see what everyone in the team has been making.

I love these crazy bird stamps and the antics everyone gets them up to. With Sandy's theme and it being Spring Time I thought it apt for these little birds to have some babies, so we could celebrate their new arrivals.


I love to feed the birds in my garden and have a lot of empty coconut feeders, so I thought rather than put them in the bin to upcycle one into a little feature home for my birds. 


I started by giving the inside of the shell a coat of Gesso and once dry I added a layer of TH Tissue wrap. Sanding around the outer shell once the Tissue Wrap had dried.


Next I added some Distress Paint.



My larger birds were stamped on Watercolour Paper and using a Waterbrush I shaded them with Distress Ink and added Glossy Accents to their beaks and eyes to help them pop forward.


The baby birds were stamped with Stazon Ink onto Shrink Plastic. I then coloured them with Prismacolor Pencils, trimming around them and shrinking in size with my heat gun. Aren't they cute !


My nest was some Hay spritz with Distress Sprays and dried with my heat gun. Although I wouldn't recommend doing this as I couldn't believe the smoke I had made in the house doing this LOL !


I added some little oval beads as extra eggs and some moss and feathers into their nest.


Special Delivery was stamped onto a Coffee Stirrer and shaded with Distress Ink and a couple of brads added to it.


Well I hope I have managed to inspire you to join in this months challenge and the winner will receive at £20 voucher to spend in Countryview Crafts where you will find a fab selection of Tim Goodies.

Looking forward to seeing your entry in our challenge. 

35 comments:

  1. OMG!! Julie!! I ADORE this!! I thought that was a coconut shell!! This has got to be the cutest bird family ever!! And they all look so darn worried with those great big eyes! Just the sweetest Celebration ever!! This is indeed a very special delivery and such a remarkable inspiration piece for S@ndy's challenge this month!! I'm in love!! :) :) Happy Friday!! XOXO-Shari

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  2. This little coconut nest is just TOO creative Julie! what a sweet little bird family - I was wondering how you got the little ones - and your nesting material and eggs look SO real - love this! Julia xx

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  3. I can't get enough of these crazy birds and I simply love the way you have used them here Julie. Too stinkin cute for words.

    S@ndy xx

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  4. WOW!!! What an amazing project Julie!!! Your creativity is mind blowing!

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  5. GENIUS!!! Totally LOVE the idea of the coconut nest - perfect for the quirky family. Jenny x

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  6. Good morning Julie what a delightful little nest of birds. Such a brilliant idea to shrink the babies.... it looks fab. Nearly the weekend...enjoy xx

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  7. Oh Julie this is beyond clever! The moment I saw this project I wondered how you had achieved the baby birds, - shrink plastic of course... duh.... So brilliant!! The whole project is just adorable, love how you made the nest and the stamping on the coffee stirrer is just the perfect finishing touch!!

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  8. Such a creative idea Julie and how happy everyone looks in their new home. Very tweet..

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  9. This is so fun! I live the birds & have been having fun since mine arrived on Saturday LOL.
    The babies are very cute & id been thinking shrink plastic before I saw yours...nice to see them in their lively nest.

    Sally

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  10. Oh wow! Great idea and your little nest is fabulous!! X

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  11. This is one of the best uses of the crazy birds I have seen so far Julie! I love how you created a 'home' for the babies and parents - so inventive! These birds always make me smile - thank you for giving me a much needed big smile today.... Hugs, Anne xx

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  12. Wow...with a empty coconut! Thats funny! I love the crazy birds stamps on shrink plastic and glossy accents, adorable effect! Lovely creatie...I've Enjoy this! Have a nice weekend! xx Gerie

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  13. How amazing Julie!! I just love the entire scene you created and what a lovely little home you built for your baby crazy birds!! Love the coconut feeder base, genius idea!! Love it! hugs :)

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  14. Ha ha great idea Julie, there's nothing these crazy birds can't do!
    Lovely weekend hugs
    Donna xxx

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  15. What an inspired creation! Just wonderful Julie - never would have come up with that one. Nikki xx

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  16. Now this is really for the BIRDS! Oh I just love your altered coconut feeder and think that is such a clever idea! The crazy birds and chicks are just amazing and all the details are such fun! Love this and Happy Weekend to you!

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  17. What a fabulous project,love the birds.xxx

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  18. Love, love, love this Julie, such a clever and inspirational interpretation of the theme. A very clever idea and design.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

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  19. What a lovely celebration. Loved the coconut feeder and the lovely family residing there ! Brilliant idea with the shrink plastic Julie. Hugs.

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    1. I just saw this beauty at Rhedd's Creative Spirit! Good luck and thanks for sharing this Julie.

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  20. This is THE cutest little birds nest eVer! The birdy babies look so happy! Chrisx

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  21. I am so with Redanne's comment Julie! This is totally fabulous and so clever! Thank you for joining in at Rhedd's Creative Spirit challenge this month.

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  22. What a clever idea making a nest from coconut shell and making baby birds with shrinking!!! Clever and lovely!!! Congratulations!!! It became one one of my favourites!!!

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  23. This is so super cute Julie x I love those birds and you have made a stunning project here !!! Great idea to use the coconut and the inside details are amazing....love those sweet little baby birds.....such fun !!

    Best wishes
    Annie x

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  24. What... How... I can't even convey in words how clever this is! You're a genius hun!! Those little birds are soooooo cute, well done on getting them shrunk with the shrink plastic and what a perfect little nest!! This looks like one heck of a fun project!
    Hugs
    Georgie xx

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  25. GENIUS, GENIUS, GENIUS... you deserve at least 3... one for the shrinked baby birds, one for the coconut shell and one (or even 100) for your PURELY DELIGHTFUL CREATIVITY. OH my... this is FABULOUS. It has to be one of my favorite projects ever seen. It makes me HAPPY and it is definitely a CELEBRATION. Just MARVELOUS Julie. So glad you included Rhedd's Creative Spirit on your challenge list. This was soooo fun to see. j.

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  26. Such a fun piece and a great shadow box. Thanks for joining in the challenge at The Mirror Crack'd and happy crafting, Angela x

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  27. Oh my gosh Julie, this is inspired! I adore those crazy birds and now you've made them into a crazy bird family, I love it! Great piece, thanks so much for sharing it :O)

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  28. This is never seen before Shadow box, Julie, very unique and very interesting. Crazy birds look awesome in your coconut shell nest, fabulous creation. Thanks so much for joining us at Mirror Cracked challenge this month.

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  29. Hi Julie, wow that coconut shell is genius for a birds nest. I love the colours and those cute birds. Great idea to use shrink plastic for the little ones. The birds and the nest made me smile! Thank you for joining in with my challenge this month over at Our Creative Corner. Hugs Jan x

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  30. I must try this it has all the things I love shrink plastic, tissue paper, stamps, distress inks! Oh my how marvelous! Thanks for sharing with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month! ~Nanette, DT~

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  31. Fantastic piece! I'm speechless, love it so much! Barbarayaya

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  32. Wow, Amazing! Ive never seen anything like that. Amazing!!!
    Thanks for playing along at Altered Eclectics,
    Lisa Altered Eclectics DT

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  33. How fun and marvelous this project is Julie, this is so cute!!!!!! I couldn't leave you today without writing it!!! This is so brilliant and amazing! :D
    Hugs, Coco xx

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Julie x

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