Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Birds and Birdcages Blog Hop -Day 1

Hi everyone welcome to the Birds and Birdcages Blog Hop hosted by Sandra www.365daysofcricut.blogsp​ if you are here from Dee then you are in the right spot! If you just arrived here and would like to start at the beginning please start at Sandra www.365daysofcricut.blogsp​ . Sandra is having us all make projects with birds and/or birdcages and some of us will be posting on both days Wed/Thurs. So please come join the fun. 

For my project I made a bird house and bird. I picked up the little wooden bird house at Michaels for 10 cents and my niece Kiara insisted I use her ceramic bird, so I did just that.  

Without further ado here is my project,

Here is my supplies, I forgot to include my bird and house. 

For my little house I used dark green acrylic paint for the roof and the base. I then used extreme glitter in green to cover all of my dark green with glitter. after that I used brown acrylic paint and painted the bottom, window ledge and awning. I glued a half pearl in the center of the awning. I used my irock and attached a gem to the 8 swivels of the awning. after that I glued 2 blueish colored dragonflies to it. At the corners of the bottom I glued a red silk rose.

For my ceramic bird I used acrylic paint in dark blue and light blue. I painted the body with dark blue. Had to give it several coats and a little of the white still shows thru, but it looks nice that way. The head I painted in light blue, gave him 2 black eyes and a orange beak. I took the light blue and made a few wing and tail lines on my birdie. Then I took the dark blue and made a few lines on his head.

I really like how my little bird and his house turned out. Do you like it? If so leave me a comment and become a follower I will pick a number on the 15th and you can have them as my blog hop candy. :O)

Here is my project together. 

Here is a list of the line up in case the awesome projects carry you off track :O)

1. Sandra  
2. Ashley
3. Nadia
4. Yolie
5. Celeste
6. Mel
7.  Monica
8.  Amy
9. Corri
10. Sylvia
11. Brynn
12. Jess
13.  Pam
14.  Laura
15.  Dee
16.  Blue Crayons  <-- you are here

Thank you all for taking the time to hop with us and I hope you all were able to get some inspiration with Birds and Birdcages!!!

Oh yea, please stop back by tomorrow to see my second bird project.


  1. Oh your birdhouse turned out so beautiful! What a bargain for .10! :)

  2. Very cut idea. Thanks for sharing
    mimicaro9650 at yahoo dot com

  3. ohhhh your project is fabulous

  4. Love it!! You did a fab job on the house and bird!

  5. How cute! I used to love painting like that, your project has inspired me to start doing it again.

    Smiles Sher

  6. great project, I just adore the little house. I am your newest follower. Stop by and see me sometime, I love to make new friends/followers too.
    Eva :0)

  7. How sweet, I love them.
    mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

  8. I love your project. It is absolutely beautiful.

    TFS, Dee:)

  9. great bird house and cute bird!great job,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

  10. What a lovely birdhouse and bird!

  11. Cute birdhouse! The bird is pretty nice, too.

  12. cute projects

  13. Love the birdie and house.

  14. Love the bird house! Can't wait to see your next project!

  15. Love your bird house!!! Great job!!

    Glad to be on this hop with you!!

  16. What a cute project! Both the bird and the birdhouse are so cute!

    I'm a new follower.

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

  17. Love the birdhouse you created! It's really awesome and you did a great job painting it. I'm a new follower.


  18. Love the birdhouse.
    Katsews at gmail dot com

  19. Cute 'glammed up' birdhouse and birdie! I am a new follower...
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

  20. thanks ladies.

    took me a few days to decide on how i wanted it. i started out thinking halloween, black and purple. but then i was thinking of my bird blu who past so i did it in remembrance of her. she was different shades of blue and white.

  21. Oooh, did I hear that right? This is the blog candy as well as the project? I love it! I would love to win that. It's so adorable. I can't believe you got the house for 10 cents and how sweet is that little birdie? :0) I'm already a follower. Thanks for the chance to win!

    XO ~ Amy Jo
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

  22. What a perfect set. Your niece will be happy with the results

  23. This is such an adorable project! It would be a perfect gift to give to someone, I love that birdcage! Thank you so much for joining me!

  24. Cute projects. Nice being on the hop with you.


I love hearing from you so please leave me a message. :O)