Monday, February 6, 2017

Birdhouse Cuckoo Clock

My project this week is a birdhouse cuckoo clock. I like this one very much. It ended up looking more like what I envisioned than the clock houses usually do. I used some Stampendous Stamps for the birds and made the birdhouse out of the same pattern as I made the doghouse in the previous post. I'm experimenting with texture and color so this one is much brighter than most of the things I make.



I put it on a blue cardboard background cut from the Sizzix Tim Holtz Plaque and Postage on the edge die.  The house itself I covered with a texture fade die that I colored with the Tim Holtz crayons. The color is so nice and smears so nicely. Smearing color is always fun.

The large trees are from a classic Sizzix Christmas tree die and the small ones are from a new Hero Arts Christmas die.

The weights at the bottom of the clock always end up being a challenge for me. I thought about making some hearts to hang below but then I thought that was too cutesy. I considered flowers, but I didn't really have any dies that I thought would work. My friend, Alison, has a great design sense and suggest pine cones which is what real cuckoo clocks have hanging down. She thought a real pine cone would be good, but I am committed to my cardboard to I drew and cut out an abstract pine cone shape. I think that works too.

I made this house with the idea of several of my favorite challenges in mind. I'm sharing with the following online craft challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - The Color of Love

Creative Carte Blanche - Love is in the Air

Mixed Media Mojo - Love is in the Air

Stamps and Stencils - Texture, Crackle and Paint 

14 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, Lucy, this is amazing! What a wonderful entry to our challenge! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  2. Oh how sweet and what a great idea to compose such a nice coocko clock birdhouse. I like it much. The colors are very nice.
    Greetings
    Sabine

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  3. Very cool! A good baby gift idea!

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  4. This is so pretty Lucy, I love that you added clouds in the sky and trees, it makes such a lovely scene. I didn't know that about the pinecones, they are a great finishing touch! Anne x

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  5. What a splendid "love" project! Those "love birds" are so sweet and I just love the colors you chose. Well done and thanks for sharing with us at Creative Carte Blanche!

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  6. Lucy, this cuckcoo clock is so adorable! What a unique idea and you've pulled it off beautifully! Love the Christmas trees in the background. Those frame your darling bird house perfectly. Your Stampendous birds are so cute! Love how you've colored them, too. This clock reminds me of ones I saw in Germany a couple of summers ago. Thanks so much for showing us some "love" at Creative Carte Blanche!

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  7. Lovely project! Thank you for playing along at Mixed Media Mojo and good luck!

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  8. What an adorable cuckoo clock! You made it so much fun with the addition of the love birds! Great project! Thanks for joining us at Creative Carte Blanche!

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  9. This is amazing! They look like little love birds! :) Really incredible project! Thanks for sharing with us at Mixed Media Mojo Challenge!

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  10. What an amazing birdhouse! LOVE what you did. Thanks so much for playing along with mixed media mojo!

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  11. So cute birdhouse!! Thanks for joining us at Mixed Media Mojo Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!!
    HUGS!
    Ann DT
    http://anncard.blogspot.tw

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  12. beautiful birdhouse - looks amazing and I adore the colours! Thanks for joining us at Stamps and stencils! Hugs rachel x

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  13. Beutiful bird house! Thank you for joining us at Stamps and Stencils! Branka DT

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