Thursday, 20 June 2013

Tim Holtz Birdcage Tealight Candle Holder

 I started this project last night - just felt in the mood for fiddling around with chipboard, and wanted to use these lovely Tim Holtz Box Feet.
  I cut four birdcages and a square base, and painted them first with Tim Holtz Distress Paint, and Stains, (Bundled Sage, Brushed Pewter and Frayed Burlap)
and then covered them with a mottled layer of Distress paints (Picket Fence and Antique Linen). I used quick drying glue to join the edges, and then painted in the edges which got missed, with an artists brush.
The leaves are cut with Sizzlits Branch with Leaves, inked with more Distress Stains (Tumbled Glass, Bundled Sag and Frayed Burlap.) I also used these three stains, diluted with some sprayed water to colour the Tim Holtz Crinkle Ribbon, and the paper flowers.
 The birds were cut with Marianne Design dies, and inked with the above Distress Stains, then coated in Ranger Crackle Accents for one, and Thick Embossing Powder for the other.
I used a battery powered tea light candle inside - I wouldn't recommend using a live flame!! I put the tea light inside a tube of pale blue vellum to diffuse the light a bit.
The challenge at Country View Crafts, is to use Die Cuts, so I am entering this project..


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12 comments:

  1. Oooooo Helen, I love your creative imagination! What a stunning project, beautiful! Chris xxx

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  2. You are too clever, this is stunning!

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  3. Oh this is SO lovely. I keep going back and looking at all the pictures with the detail shots. So creative and lovely. LOVELY!
    Cheers, Karen

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  4. This is amazing and so creative. I love the colours and the arrangement. You are one very talented lady! Gee x

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  5. a really clever and super creative piecex. what a great use of the die cuts! x
    thanks for joining us at country view crafts challenge x Trace x

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  6. Yes, it's beautiful. I love it very much.

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  7. Helen, I have this die for ages - and rarely use it. I never managed to glue these pieces together, so that they had a firm hold. Your tealight holder looks so stunning. What are the "feet" made off?
    Love, Nessie

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    1. The feet are solid metal - just sold in packs of 4 by Tim Holtz. They are lovely. I also find that a really good glue to use is Beacon's 3-in-one glue. It's not that easy to find over here, but there is some around on ebay etc. It's like using a glue gun, but with cold, very fast drying, strong, clear glue.

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  8. I love this! The birds are perfect.......what die are they from. They look too small to be the bird in the cage die. It also looks like there are two different birds.

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    1. The birds are from a set of dies by Marianne Designs.

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  9. When I saw this beautiful creation, I just had to make one! So clever! Well one turned into 10 now all different themes, colors, textures etc. Everyday I come up with another idea! Thank you for your inspiration - I am having a ball! Linda W.

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