Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Steampunk Birdhouse Clock


When I brought this house I got two of them, as I was sure one would not be enough to play with. I am so glad I did as they no longer seem to be available anywhere and this is now my second one used, so if anyone does see them can they let me know.
It's a larger size house standing about 12 inches tall when finished.
I covered the sides of the house with dies cut cogs using Gadget gears and the movers and shapers dies. When all was dry I aged it all with copper paint and an ageing solution.


my flowers are cut with the tattered florals die using metal, which I then embossed, aged and sanded before assembling into flowers.


I added the flowers to wire wrapped around the house.
I enlarged the hole on the front to insert a clock movement which is assembled onto the clock face that I stamped onto directly onto the metal, layered with more cogs and then held onto the outside with foam pads so it can be removed when the battery needs replacing. I finished by adding wooden bun feet added to the bottom and a reclaimed propeller to the roof.

I am entering this into the following challenges. Tim Holtz Tattered Florals challenge,  the new steampunk challenge that starts this week, (its now accepting 3D items on a seperate link)

Thank you for visiting my blog today, Carol x

15 comments:

Mandy Chilvers said...

you are so creative Carol. I was just looking at some birdhouses on Baker Ross, not as big as this one of course. Lily still has the Alice birdhouse you made her years ago hanging in her room.

Gibby Frogett said...

Absolutely stunning - love the colours. So glad there is a 3d section for challenge now.. Gill x

Rosie said...

Wowowowow, this is gorgeous, love every detail on your birdhouse. It is outstanding.

Marie R said...

Fabulous, You are so talented.

Marie R said...

Fabulous, You are so talented.

die amelie said...

I am so glad to see your awesome project linked now to our challenge, Carol!

I understand why you bought two of them (and that even two of them are not enough)...
Your tattered metal flowers are absolutely brilliant - love the patina surface a lot as it matches the colour of the roof perfectly!!

Thank you so much for sharing this with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!


Greetings from Vienna,

die amelie x

Ellie Knol said...

LOVE this Carol, you might want to make your own little houses!?

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous Carol, beautifully adorned and wonderful colours.
hugs {brenda} x0x

WaldfrauAlexa said...

great idea with the flowers, very beautiful house...

butterfly said...

Completely gorgeous, Carol! LOVE the colours, and the coggy texture all over - and as for those totally stunning flowers... this is a huge WOW from me!
Alison x

Elly said...

Gosh, your birdhouse is so romantic and aged with perfection.(:o)

BA said...

wow amazing
xoxo BA

Christy - www.hokiecoyote.com said...

Very cute. I think you need to go into business with these beautiful creations!

Martina2801 said...

Carol, your art blows me away. This is a beautiful piece...every detail is perfect. Standing O from me!

Diana said...

I love your bird house. I am going to be teaching a "SteamPunk" class in June. One of my class examples will be a bird house. Love yours.