Sunday, October 17, 2010

Altered Bird Cage Home Decor



Good Morning Papercrafters.  Today I am thrilled to have participated in the Stampin' Sisters for Christ Challenge.  I just love this challenge blog and wish I had time to play along more often.  These ladies are so very special in what they do on their challenge blog.  Each Sunday they provide a bible verse to inspire us!  In addition they have wonderful sponsors each week and this week the sponsor is Layers of Color!
Today's verse is ...
Matthew 6: 9-13 "This, then, is how you should pray: 'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one."
And the challenge is ...
Make a card/project that features prayer; either someone praying, or a verse about prayer, or a greeting that lets someone know you are praying for them.
I had so much fun with this project.  My guest bedroom (when we get our new house in the spring, is going to be shabby chic).  I have already bought the bed linens and I want to fill the room with shabby pieces of art.  So here is another project for that room ...







I had so much fun creating this one.


1. Spray metal birdcage with white spray paint.  After this is dry, apply crackle paint.
2. Embellish with pearl trim (Hobby Lobby).
3. Add a branch (purchased in the floral department at Hobby Lobby) to the inside of the cage.  To make it look more realistic paint it brown and add brown crackle paint.
4. Add floral embellishment to outside of cage (Prima).
5. Stamp butterfly images, color, and trim. Apply black glitter with a glue pen.
6. Adhere to outside of cage.
7. Type bible verse and print.  Trim to a banner.


Aren't these butterfly images gorgeous??  They are from a Layers of Color set called "Flutterescent"!

You can view all of my Altered Projects HERE


Don't forget to hop over and play along with Stampin' Sisters for Christ this week!!

Have a blessed Sunday!

21 comments:

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

That is very cool! I bet it looks great in your rrom.
Deb :)

Patti J said...

Can't wait to see photos of your new house in the spring!!! Beautiful project Melisa! Those butterflies are just gorgeous! Thank you for joining in the Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge this week! Hugs!

P.S. You are going to LOVE your ATC's!!! Can't wait to get yours!

Jan said...

Melisa,
LOVE your shabby chic bird cage! Colors are so tranquil :) Can't wait to see some pictures in the Spring :)

JaniceAileen said...

Melissa, this is AWESOME! I just love it!

Shelly Schmidt said...

WOw- this is beautiful Melisa! I love the pretty pearls and the butterflies. What a pretty accent piee for your new home!

Olga said...

That bird cage is drop dead gorgeous!!!!

Lovely Linda said...

Oh my giddy aunt Melisa - you have taken your artwork to a whole new level with this amazing project - I wish I had made it! LOL! Gorgeous on every level Melisa - Thank you Melisafor your gorgeous inspiration and for supporting Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week!
Linda LOC & SSIC Design Teams

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Wow! Melisa you are opening up new horizons for us all! What inspiration! I love your thinking outside the box! Totally fabulous!! Fabulescent!!!

Velta said...

My goodness girl you have created a masterpiece!! This bird cage is simply elegant to the max!!! Thank you for your inspiration on this one...another idea you have passed on to your fans...me, being one of them :)

Jennie said...

Beautiful bird cage Melisa! The butterflies just come to life flitting all around. Also fabulous job on the Trigger Tuesday challenge, beautiful design and love the pop of pink!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh wow, this is so beautiful, love every bit of it, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Grace said...

Absolutely gorgeous Melisa! I love bird houses and you have made this one so beautiful!!! Love the butterflies all over the branch and the cracked paint! Love your card too! Great colors for the Moxie Fab challenge! Thanks so much for your support of Stampin Sisters in Christ this week! You really showed this fabulous set to the full!!!
Hugs,
Grace

Ros said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Love your bird cage and your card ... thanks for sharing it at CCCB

Cath said...

Hey Melisa! What a pretty approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the luxurious fun! :)

Rosanne said...

Very pretty creations! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon!

MaxineD said...
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MaxineD said...

These are both wonderful creations - the card is really dramatic, but the 3-D piece is amazing!!!! Thank you for blessing me by sharing these.
Maxine

Cheryl Nelson said...

Oh so gorgeous!!! Thank you for playing along at CCCB!

Kelly said...

Your bird cage is stunning. Congrats on your win! (:

Sylvia said...

Gorgeous birdcage, Congratulations on your win!

Betty Benton said...

The butterfly cage is going to be perfect in your shabby chic room! Have you found the house yet? Having it built? Let me know!

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