Sunday, 5 January 2014

Bird house wall hanging.

Good evening Followers, Friends and Visitors,

Hope you are all having a nice weekend.   This has been a good time for me to get some crafting done.   The weather in our neck  of the woods has been very dull and wet  today.    Fortunately we do not have any flooding problems as some other areas have.  If you are having problems with flooding my heart goes out to you and I hope things get a whole lot better for you soon.   Well onto my project for this evening.   I say project as tonight's offering is not a card but an MDF Board with charms which can be purchased from Imagination Craft's.   This is just that little bit different, hope you like it.

                                                 Below is the front of the MDF Charm Set

These charm sets consist of a front frame with a square appertue in the centre and a back board along with some charms which include the bird and birdhouse used above and they just pop out so easily.

For the above board I used only the back of the set.   I began by sanding the board lightly with sandpaper.   I then painted it with Imagination Craft's MDF Paint - Limestone.   When the paint was dry I filled a spritzer bottle with water and added some mica powders and spritzed it over the front and back of the board.

When dry I then put the Flower Frame Border  Stencil onto the front of the board and spread the Jade Sea Detail Sparkle Medium over it.    I removed the stencil and left the image to dry.   I then washed and dried the stencil and put it onto some white card and traced around the flowers and leaves, then cut them out and coloured them using mica powder.    I then glued them in position around the oval ( as on the stencil).   I covered a small piece of white card with the Jade Sea detail sparkle and punched out some tiny circles when dry and glued these to the flower centres.

I covered the birdhouse charm with gilding glue and covered with Golden Glow Gilding Flakes.  I added a piece of card covered with the detail sparkle and glued it behind the heart apperture on the bird house.  I cut out  the edges of the roof from white card and coloured them with mica powder then glued them to the roof edge.   Add a small bow to the apex of the roof.   Cover the bird with the purple detail sparkle with a touch of white shimmer detail sparkle..  Glue the house and bird to the centre of the flower frame.   Add a larger bow to the bottom right corner.   That's the front finished.                                                  

Now for the back of the board which has much less detail but still looks pretty I think.   I placed the Spring is Here Stencil onto the back of the board and spread the Jade Sea Detail Sparkle over it.    I removed the stencil and left the image to dry.  The birds on the top left do not show up very well on this photo, sorry.
                                                          This is the back of the board.

This could be made into a wall hanging by punching two holes along the top edge with a Cropodile tool or similar and add some ribbon.   Well that's it folks we're finished.  I do hope you like it.   Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think of my project.   I would love to hear from you.   Until my next post, take care of yourselves and I hope the weather improves for us all soon.

                                                              Love and rainbows,

                                                                Hugs   Jennifer xx



  1. this is gorgeous - I love all your details - beautiful colours too Jennifer - I hope you have a fabulous day! Big Hugs Rachel xx

    1. Hi Rachel thank you very much. Shades of lLilac and aqua are my favourite colours. Big Hugs back to you too. Jennifer xx

  2. WOW This is absolutely stunning! I love the cute birdhouse and your colour combination is fabulous.

    Linda xxx

    1. Hi there Linda, I'm pleased you like my wall hanging. I did enjoy making this, didn't quite know what I was going to do with it, so I decided on the colours and just winged it from there. (oh! sorry for the pun lol !! as this is a bird wall hanging. ) !!.. Big Hugs Jennifer xx

  3. This is gorgeous Jennifer. Love all the sparkle.

    1. Hello there Mags, thank you for your kind words. I love working with sparkle medium and the gilding flakes, even though you can get a little messy with the glue !! Hugs Jennifer xx