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Topic: Little Chapel of Love - Birdhouse for my Valentine  (Read 6595 times)
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« on: January 14, 2008 07:25:25 AM »

My challenge entry was inspired by the little bronze birdie you see below; I bought him at a thrift shop and he needed a home. All of the sheet music I had was romantic, so that inspired me to make it a valentine, too.

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Corrugated cardboard from a banana box
sheet music
stamps
ink
paint
rub-ons
glitter
rhinestones
embossing liquid
ephemera
wooden skewers
tiny feathered bird



The base is made entirely of corrugated cardboard so it would still be a paper craft (!), covered in sheet music from a German love song (since hubby and I spent so much time there I thought it was appropriate), and embellished. When you look inside the hole, there is a heart shaped photo of us and the lyrics "True as the stars above..." Here's an in progress shot where you can see it:



The roof is removable, so I can put a battery powered tea light inside so that it lights up the picture. It will also be filled with little love notes, perfect to keep and read later when we get cranky with each other  Smiley There are a bunch of detail shots on my flickr if you are interested. Hope you like!
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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2008 07:32:07 AM »

This is too cute!  What a great job you did!  I'm going to have to try this for sure!
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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2008 08:27:00 AM »

Now that is cool!  Superb job!

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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2008 09:13:59 AM »

Wonderful!
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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2008 09:58:10 AM »

That is adorable! It would've been really cute just as a ready-made birdhouse like I assumed that it was, but you actually MADE the structure, and that just piles on the greatness of it! Well done, banga...Don't let the tealight catch it on fire, please!  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2008 10:06:01 AM »

What a wonderful valentine-so personal,too!!!
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« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2008 10:17:38 AM »

That is adorable! It would've been really cute just as a ready-made birdhouse like I assumed that it was, but you actually MADE the structure, and that just piles on the greatness of it! Well done, banga...Don't let the tealight catch it on fire, please!  Smiley

Don't worry! It's a tiny LED light and it doesn't get hot!

Thanks for the compliments everyone!
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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2008 04:56:31 PM »

Wowee! This is fantastic.

I'm especially taken with the glittery perch.

I'm sure this valentine gift will be very appreciated.

Wonderful work.
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« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2008 05:01:20 PM »

Excellent job, and this is a sweet idea for love birds! Smiley Way to combine Valentine's and a challenge.
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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2008 10:22:48 PM »

I really like that you built the entire thing.  Great work, really sweet!

Did you give it to him yet? Smiley
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