Friday, March 28, 2008

The Pink Palace ~ Birdhouse Blinging with Beth & Karla

Here's my "Pink Palace". I bought 2 bird houses to paint quite a few years back. I started painting them & hated it. So, they sat for awhile (years). When I started blogging, I got back into collaging & found one of the old bird houses. It was still ugly & really dusty. It had moved maybe 5 times with us. She survived a few stints in storage & I thought it was time to rehab.
She got a generous coating of gesso then lots of pink acrylic in different shades. After that, I went crazy; scrapbook paper, rub-ons, rubber stamps, German scrap, & a cute pink bird I bought from a clearance bin. Of course, at the time I had NO idea what I was going to do with it. I seem to do that with good buys all the time.

These pics aren't the best & I couldn't take any new ones. I don't know where the poor palace is. It's still packed somewhere from our move. We just decided not to unpack everything since we knew we were moving again this summer. I took these before I started experimenting with taking pictures. I'm not any sort of expert now, but I don't take crappy ones like these anymore.
Go visit Beth & Karla to see our birdhouse hostesses & visit the flickr group.
Brandon wanted to join in on this one too. Here's a few shots of him painting his own. He borrowed one of my shirts for painting & it looked like a dress. He got the second of the ugly needed to be rehabbed houses.

14 comments:

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I love the way it all came together, what a great mix of goodies on that house. And your little helper is pretty cute too.

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

I flew over from Karlas blog! I love the pink palace and that bird is so sweet! All the more sweeter when you finally get to see her again!

bluemuf said...

Love the birdhouses both yours and Brandon's are so sweet.

Karen

Linda said...

Hi Nerissa,
I love the pink birdhouse, you can never have too much pink, great job.
Cheers Linda

Beth Leintz said...

Cute house- I love black and pink together!

I'm so glad Brandon joined it!

Stephanie/Doojies said...

Well you sure got your groove back on with this challenge. I love, LOVE your birdhouse. Pink, come on, never wrong with pink. I can't wait to cop...umm...use your idea as inspiration on my next try! Thanks for sharing!

Siobhan said...

BELLA birdhouses!!! Just love them!
Siobhan xo

LW said...

wonderful colors and pretty birdhouse.

your little guy did a great job too.

Louise

Kelley said...

Love the PINK so fun!

Jeanie said...

The pink houses are so springy! Love 'em!

Stop by and visit my birdie neighborhood if you haven't already!

Annabelle said...

Luv them both and how nice your son got inspired to create as well; and a fine job as well!

Marilyn said...

Lovely pink birdhouse! Your son's birdhouse is great too--how fun that he wanted to join in!
Marilyn:-)

Rachel Whetzel said...

Your house is so cute, but what I really loved is the photo of your son!! For a moment, I thought he had fallen asleep painting!!

cindy said...

Looks like creativity runs in the family! : ) All the birdhouses are adorable!

c