Thursday, March 27, 2008

Bling Your Birdhouse

Today is the day to unveil our blinged birdhouses. Karla and Beth are hosting a challenge to take a birdhouse and bling it up. Then post a comment on one or both of their blogs including your blog address.

I had started painting about 5 different bird houses and then decided to just work on this bigger one. I haven't decided where I'm going to put it yet, but it definitely won't be going outside.

I tried a new technique (for me) of using one ply of a paper napkin with Golden gel. It didn't turn out too bad, but I did have a backup plan if the napkin didn't work. I also didn't have enough pink paper roses so I used white and highlighted them with pink pearlescent ink.

So here is my contribution for
"Bling Your Birdhouse"

birdhouse
I had a wonderful time decorating this little house

KarenXO

63 comments:

PAINT MINE PINK said...

Oh Karen i love it ! it reminds me of a Carousel a bit too. A Birdhouse Carousel!
You did a beautiful job (and i think we used the same glitter too) LOL.

Shann xo

She'sSewPretty said...

Karen! That is just beautiful!!

Beth Leintz said...

You did a great job with the napkins- they are so tidy and even and smooth. I love that shade of pink- is it something like Bubble Gum pink or Poodle Pink? I was picking out craft paint the other day and laughing at the names of some of the colors.

Jeanne said...

Beautiful Karen! I especially love the pearls!!
xo
jeanne

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

I love this. Just my style and my favorite paper roses too. fly on by and visit me @http://pawshpoodle.blogspot.com

Sabii Wabii said...

My computer acted up when I sent this the first time. Don't know if you got it. Great blog and great house! Isn't this all too fun!
Terisa

Alison Gibbs said...

That is beautiful. Great job with the napkin
Alison

MarĂ­a Elena said...

It is lovely!

Lori said...

Karen, i love your bird house!!! the pearl swags are TDF sweet!!! please pop over and see mine:)

Emma's Paper Patch said...

beautiful! i really love the pearls...i will have to show this one to my daughter when she gets home from school...pink is her color.

Kari & Kijsa said...

Beautiful job!!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Siobhan said...

Hi Karen, Love your sweet pink birdhouse! Siobhan

Jen r. said...

Very pretty, it's really sweet!
Jen R

Scrappy Jessi said...

holy smokes!
this is the most beautiful bidhouse i have seen!!
lovely!
oxoxox,
jessi

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

You can't beat pink and pearls! That's so pretty. I once decoupaged a table top using one ply tissues. It was tissues with hydrangeas on them. A lady bought it for her little girls bedroom. ~ Lynn

jennalee said...

Love your birdy housey.

LW said...

What a beautiful birdhouse , I love the rhinestone opening….

Gorgeous !!!!

Louise

Amy said...

Thanks for visiting me today. I love, love, love your birdhouse, especially all the pearls. Such a romantic touch. Have fun at the birdhouse bling party! Amy

Joy said...

Hi Karen,

How sweet! I just love the way you draped the pearls!!

Joy said...

Hi Karen,

How sweet! I just love the way you draped the pearls!!

sammy said...

this is just simply adorable! love the colors and the pearls!

KarenHarveyCox said...

This is the most stunning birdhouse, it reminds me of a gazebo with the pearls strung so lovely. I am in love with this. Thank you for stopping by my post today. Blessings, Karen

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I don't know how you got your tissue to lay so smooth. What a gorgeous house this is- perfect!!

love of yellow roses said...

gorgeous! i love the shimmering roof and the drapping of the pearls. i have some napkins that i bought some time back, i feel a little inspiration coming on! thanks for your kind comments on my blog. have a great day.
Sonya

LiLi M. said...

I love that birdhouse! It just looks gorgeous!

Elly said...

It's beautiful!!! Love the color, the pearls and the sweet roses!

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

So lovely! I especially love the faerie-dusted roof! =)

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

So lovely! I especially love the faerie-dusted roof! =)

Jeanie said...

Karent, this is so pretty! I can see why you concentrated on this one -- love the pearls and it's very ethereal! I'm looking forward to coming back to your blog and looking down deeper!

jeanie

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

what a unique idea! I love it! Thank you for visiting me today!

Debbie said...

I've been wanting to try that technique. It looks beautiful.

Valerie said...

I love the effect of the paper napkins you used - great and
the clever use of white roses - that is really being creative.

Tara said...

KAren

what a great job you did-gorgeous!

Artsy Etc. said...

Very pretty! I love the beadwork. Now that I've seen everyone else's, I may have to go add some to mine and make it fancier. Love this one.

Maija said...

Your birdhouse is gorgeous!!

cherished*vintage said...

Beautiful! I love the pearls and the pink highlights on the roses. It's really pretty!
-Karoline

http:/blogcabinfever.typepad.com said...

That's a NAPKIN on there??? Wow, how pretty. You did a wonderful job. That's a happy little birdie indeed:-)
Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog.
Hugs,
Pam
http://blogcabinfever.typepad.com

Cami said...

How quaint--my goodness!

http:/blogcabinfever.typepad.com said...

Hi
I forgot to mention that I am doing a Link Swap- so if you'd like to swap links that would be great:-) Open to all.
Pam

Nerissa said...

Karen
Thanks so much for visiting my blog.
Your birdhouse is beautiful. I think I'm still trying to pick my jaw up off the ground. I love pink too :) I love everything about it. Thanks for the info about the napkins & gel medium. I keep forgetting to try this technique.

Take care
Nerissa

Linda said...

Hi Karen,
Love your birdhouse the pearls and roses are just beautiful.
Cheers Linda

The Rose Room said...

Hi Karen, no photos showing, something wrong at my end. Just wanted to let you know I have called by! Will call back when I have sorted out the problem. I ran out of time to make a birdie house with all the wonderful recipes you sent me! Saving them for another day! Take Care, Rachaelxo

Carla said...

Karen, Thanks for stopping by my blog. What a pretty birdhouse you've done. Ir reminds me of a very gracious gazebo.

Mary Isabella said...

I could live there!!!! Stuning....

Rachel Whetzel said...

Your house is adorable!! Thank you so much for visiting my blog to see MY house!! I notice yours is PINK!!! (your profile says this is your favorite color!)

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Oh La La! Love that pink, all sparkly.

Marilyn said...

Hi, Karen! Thanks for stopping by my blog and your sweet comment. I LOVE your little birdhouse--the pearls and rhinestones are beautiful!
Marilyn:-)

Adeline Country Cottage said...

Hi Karen, first thing that comes to mind Carousel, fantasic job, easy to use napkins isn't it I used the same one on a suit case I did, I just love how the roof sparkles, Gorgeous! and thank-you for your kind words and visiting my Blinged Birdhouse.

Hugs
Kirstie.

M.KATE said...

this is awesome!! trust me, we dont have anything so beautiful here, fantastic and love it :)

Amy said...

oh that's so pretty Karen! I love the pink glittery roof and the bead decorations :-)

Kelley said...

I am a pearl and pink and rose girl so I love it. Perched birdie is pretty cute too.

Sugar Bear said...

Gorgeous sparkly fun!
Karla

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

Just wanted to Thank you for the comment yesterday and invite you back to my blog. I am having a give-away. A little bit of all that I love. It is in honor of my grand opening. Hope you visit soon. Sheri

Melissa said...

Wow, look at your draped pearls too! Your birdhouse is so sweet. Thanks for the comment on my site as well. I guess we both have a thing for pearls.

Melissa

Annabelle said...

Very,very cute.Luv the garland of pearls,the roses and the aqua bling entrance.

Mary Isabella said...

Just wanted to visit this beauty one more time!!! Wishing you a wonderful weekend...Mary

Miss Sandy said...

Karen,
Your sugary pink pearl rose covered cottage is so sweet! I love the jewels around the door, lucky little birdie!

Fete et Fleur said...

Wonderful bird house Karen! It's so pretty!!

Hugs! Nancy

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Karen,

Surprise! Back home for a while and just flying by to say hi! Your birdhouse is truly beautiul, love pearls! And the roses, so pretty! Have enjoyed catching up on your posts, love the sound of the The Dutch Mill, our kind of place! Hope you had a lovely Easter. Mrs Bunny is a beautiful lady :)

Hope you have a great week, we are thinking of you and will fly by whenever we can :)

Jenn and Jacqui
xo

PAINT MINE PINK said...

Hi Karen, Theres something for you at my blog so hop on over!

Hugs,
Shann :)

Bejeweled said...

Oh I just love those pearls!!! Love how you've festooned them especially. I'm not familiar with the napkin and gel technique, but this is just gorgeous!

And you have four more birdhouses? How fun! I'd love to see what you do with the others. This one is just great!

Vale said...

Hi Karen!
Before I head to bed I wanted to stop by and see your birdhouse. It is absolutely stunning, Karen! What a lovely piece you've created!
Hugs, Val :)

Rosemary said...

Hi,
Thanks for visiting my blog, and thanks for sharing your pretty dolls.
Rosemary