Saturday, March 9, 2013

Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Challenge

This is my entry into the Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Challenge.  I tried to used the Tattered Floral die on just about everything I could think of on this piece.

The bird house and circle base was first painted with the Juniper Adirondack Paint.  I then covered the main part of the house with the Melange Tissue Wrap.  I distressed the edges with the Vintage Photo ink.  The opening is framed with a gear with was cut from the Gadget Gears die.  I had to cut out the middle of the gear for the opening.  The gear was painted with the Silver Adirondack Paint.  The ruler tape (which for the life of me I can't remember the brand) was used on the birdhouse base and well as the stand to tie the two together. 

The roof was shingled using the Tattered Floral die also.  I used Grunge Board covered with Terminology Tissue Paper.  I colored each flower using the Vintage Photo ink.  I then cut each petal off the flower.  Before applying them I covered the edges with Peeled Paint.  After the shingles were on I used some of the Ripe Persimmon, Peacock Feathers and Squeezed lemonade to color them.  I was so happy with the outcome.  Think this came from my doll house building day.  LOL

The birdhouse is topped with a finial also made using the die.  I covered grunge paper with the Melange Tissue Paper colored with the Peacock Feathers and Ripe Persimmon.  It is top with a wooden finial colored with Ripe Persimmon and Squeezed Lemonade misted with Kraft Glimmer Mist.

The butterflies are also made from the petals of the flowers including the body. The body was misted with Pop Rocks Glimmer Mist and Stickles Diamond on the edges for some sparkle.  Some wire made the antennas and Glossy Accents on the body to give it some depth. 

The flower are all cut from canvas.  I liked the texture that is added to the piece.  After cutting the flowers out, I sprayed with Ripe Persimmon and Squeezed Lemonade and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists Verdigris, Peach Delight, Party Pink and Dragon Fly.   Topped them off with colorful button brads.

The stand was made by combining the candlesticks and wheel.  I used the Ripe Persimmon, Peacock Feathers and Squeezed Lemonade with light mist of the Kraft Glimmer Mist to tone down the color.

Added some chain around the bottom of the birdhouse for some additional texture.

Hope you like my Tattered Floral Birdhouse.  Got my fingers crossed it is a winner!

Supplies Used:
Wood Birdhouse from Michaels
Wood Circle Base
Two - Wood Candlesticks (1 7/8 x 1 ¾)
One - Wood Wheel
Tim Holtz Alterations Sizzix Dies-Tattered Floral and Gadget Gears
Tim Holtz Grunge Board
Tim Holtz Grunge Paper
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Tissue Wrap-Melange and Terminology
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads- Ripe Persimmon, Peacock Feathers, Squeezed Lemonade, Vintage Photo and Peeled Paint
Adirondack Paint Dabber-Juniper and Silver
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist-Kraft, Pop Rocks, Verdigris, Peach Delight, Party Pink and Dragon Fly
Claudine Hellmuth Multi-Medium
Spare Parts Button Brads
On-a-Necklace-Medium Curb Chain
Glossy Accents
Ruler Tape


  1. how gorgeous is this birdhouse... love it!

  2. This is absolutely gorgeous! I love how you've used the petals to make other elements, very clever.

  3. Congratulations on your most deserved win! Love your birdhouse, it is so pretty,and love all the trimmings!

  4. I absolutely LOVE that you made the roof, butterly and roof top decoration with the florals too. This is such a beautiful birdhouse!

  5. I love it! I collect birdhouses along my travels and that would definitely be in my collection! Thanks for sharing, congratulations on your win.

  6. This is an amazing project! I love birdhouses and have a few unpainted ones from Michael's to decorate but never thought of doing anything this wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing your work and congrats on winning a great Tim Holtz gift!

  7. Very creative! I think your Dollhouse building days did help you win the well deserved top 5 in the challenge~ CONGRATULATIONS! Beautiful....

  8. Congratulations on your Tim Holtz win! Beautiful creation!

  9. Awesomeness all over the place. So beautiful! I love it.

    Congrats on your win.

  10. WOW!!! This is beautiful. Congrats on your win from Tim Holts! I do agree that you deserved to win. I love the birdhouse.

  11. Congratulations on your win! You were thinking out of the box!

  12. Congratulations on your win! This is a really beautiful project.

  13. Congrats. This is a very lovely project and I admire your creativity. Well done!

  14. Congratulations-- just lovely... really amazing use of the dies outside of the box. Love your work! Well deserved win!

    - Jennifer Lynn Newcomb

  15. This one happened to be one of my favorite entries!! It is sweet and beautiful!! I use to collect bird houses to alter, so this one is an inspiration!! Your use of the die is just awesome!! Congrats on the win!! Well deserved!! xo