Thursday, 12 November 2015

A Little Birdie Told Me Birdhouse

Hi Everyone, hope you are all well and enjoying some creative time. Today I am sharing my DT post with Craft Consortium on my blog and on their Facebook Page. Please pop over to Craft Consortium Ltd on FB and 'like' to be kept informed of new products and regular giveaways.

I have had this Balsawood Birdhouse sitting in my Craft Room for a while and when I saw some of the designs in their Decoupage Papers I just couldn't wait to decorate it using them.

I started by giving my house a coat of Gesso to seal it. I then used a stamp and Grey Archival Ink to add a peeled paint effect to the doors, fence and windows. I used a metal clothes fastener for my door handle.

Next was adding my Decoupage papers with some Mod Podge and once dry I added a layer of Crackle Glaze to the walls and highlighted the cracks with an Antiquing cream.

I used papers from my Gypsy Gypsy pad to add my grass, flourishes and flowers to the roof. 

My flowers on the fence were MDF shapes, I added crackle paint and a Pearl to their centre.

A Little Birdie Told Me was stamped onto a coffee stirrer stick and my die cut bird was shaded with Distress ink.

Finally adding a little lace and pearls to finish.

Please note, I have fallen behind at present with catching up with your blogs after life getting in the way and also being at a fantastic workshop weekend with dear blog friends and the super talented Andy Skinner, so please bear with me getting up to date.

Meanwhile if you're not already linked up to me on FB please send me a friends request ( Julie Lavalette ) so I don't miss any of your posts on your blog, as this way is sometimes easier when I'm on catch up.

Julie xx

Craft Consortium Products Used :

Craft Consortium Decoupage Papers:

Cheery Lynn Dies Used:


  1. Wow, gorgeous Julie! I love the subtle crackle texture and that bird is just wonderful. Your flowers are so beautiful, stunning project from top to bottom. hugs :)

  2. WOW! Julie, this is simply marvelous make! Such a heartwarming little house in such a pretty color palette. Love it!

  3. This house is so gorgeous!! I think every bird would love to live in it!!
    Lia xx

  4. So pretty! Love the details on the roof.

  5. So pretty! Love the details on the roof.

  6. This is just gorgeous Julie! So eye catching with all those wonderfully shabby papers and that gorgeous crackle! Great use of a stirrer stick !!! I might have to borrow that one! Jennie x

  7. Oh my goodness - this is stunning! Love all the papers and fabulous details. Sorry haven't been by in while - seem to be forever playing catch up lately. TFS

  8. It is extremely beautiful rock at 3 D projects since you are such an expert with different media and using die cuts
    Dr Sonia

  9. How beautiful Julie.....the papers are perfect and the bird is just adorable xx

  10. What a sweet little house Julie - love the soft colors on the papers you used! Just adorable! Julia xx

  11. This really is so beautiful! Fabulous colours and decorated as only you know how! I do love visiting - sorry for not doing it very often! Hugs, Chrisx

  12. Oh wow Julie, this is so, so beautiful, the papers are wonderful, the flowers are gorgeous and the lace is just the perfect finishing touch. Gorgeous!! Hugs, Anne xx

  13. SO beautiful!!! Lovely colors indeed!

  14. This is it! x

  15. So, so pretty Julie, absolutely delightful, what feathered friend wouldn't want to move in here? I particularly love the mdf cute. Hugs Ruth xx

  16. Oh, how adorable - I love the weathered crackle over the pretty papers, the finish on the "wooden" elements, and that sweet little bird perched proudly on his homestead.
    Alison xx

  17. Adorable Julie, love the crackle on that pretty paper and the faux paint effect on the windows, door and fence is perfect. Gorgeous embellishments as always, thanks for sharing it! Deb xo

  18. Gorgeous Julie and your finish is always perfection.
    Happy crafting, Angela x


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Julie x


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