And I happen to know that Kelly collect's bird houses. So I thought - what a cute idea....turn this purse into a bird house.
So, the purse is "mobile" as you can take it with you....and it's a home for birds....a bird house.....so, it's a "mobile home" for birds!
Now you know why Kerry was laughing! LOLOL!!!! We do have fun around here!!!
So, taking a closer look - I drilled a hole in the middle and outlined it with layers of nestabilities cut dies. Once I added the brown, I knew I had to go back and add some brown penwork and distress the edges. It didn't look right as pale as it was.
The little bird is just a cheap (3 for $1.99) white feathered bird from the craft store. BUT.....I watercolor painted the thing. How cute is that? Added a doo-dad tape measure (Design Originals) and wire to the top of the wing. A ring thru the nose (did you know bird's have nose rings?) and a key hanging from that.
On the head is a watch part and on the back, a bead, a watch part and a Tim Holtz spinner. Beyond words cute!
I covered the wood beads on the handle with paper.
Bought a grapevine wreath, soaked it in water (underwater basket weaving 102) straightened it out and hot-glued it to the box along with moss and fern.
Literally went out into the back yard and broke off a tree limb then cut it for the bird perch. You can see from this angle that the's plenty of depth - but I think it will look just fine as a birdhouse.
Fine detail of wire wrapped around a do-dad ruler. About time I started using up some of my really old stock. "Borrowed" the concept for this idea from Nancy - one of the members of my yahoo group. Thanks for the inspiration Nancy, but I still like what you did a whole lot better....I just don't do birds! LOL!!!
From this view, you can see how I used the brown pieces of scrap for the inside edges of the house. I did a colorwash using turquoise acrylic paint on the wood before I started.
I still just crack up when I think "mobile home"! LOL! But I am totally in love with the cricut and what you can do with it. And remember, I made all this on my 2nd time using the machine... it sure is easy and not much of a learning curve at all!
So, with all the cricut diecuts, ink, penwork, and embellishments....I think I did a pretty good job of turning this heart shaped purse into a "mobile home" for birds. Oh me! I hope Kelly loves it! It's certainly brought a lot of laughter to our house this week!!! Maybe sometime I'll share the story about the 5 drills that got reduced to 2 drills yesterday!!! But hey! I can now drill a hole in anything!!! LOL!!!