Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Birdhouse Travel Resort for CHA

Oh, the fun I've had making Tim Holtz Projects!!!!!

His new Idea-ology pieces are to die for!!!

The Paper Stash papers are from the new Destinations. They were full of vintage pictures of travelers, airplanes, trains, ticket stubs, travel schedules, and much, much more!

FUN, FUN, FUN to play with for sure!

So here I used the papers to cover all the sides of this 3 room birdhouse.

It then becomes a Travel Resort of sorts with little upside down Label Pulls as roosts for them to perch on.

The Cash Key is hanging from a Screw Eye and piece of chain.

I used the very cool File Tabs to designate the 3 different "rooms" in the resort.

The larger Mini Rosette was perfect with a Travel Sticker in the middle.

I layered several stickers all over the Resort. They added some great color.

You really can't see the little Screw Eyes that are hanging the little sign on the eve with chain links.

See the tiny travel picture in the keyhole?

Really like the wings with Alcohol Inks!

I love the 6x6 paper sections with the Clocks. Perfect for a Clock Tower.

The Traveler sign is cut from paper and has Glossy Accents all over it making it stand out.

Some stamping and embossing give a bit of depth here and there as well.

And of course, the really challenging part was becoming a roofer!

Bill, bless his heart, made the little cupolas on the rooftops for me.

The Grungepaper is covered with Metal Foil Tape and cut with the On the Edge Mini Scallop Die.

There are a couple of papers from Lost and Found to add just a bit of bright colors.

Personally, my favorite is the License Plate paper in the 6x6 on the tallest tower.

Which new product is your favorite????

Have fun, Create ART, and be good to each other.



  1. Oh my that is the most fabulous birdhouse/resort EVER! I collect birdhouses and none of mine are this gorgeous! I think my favorite part is the perches...such a clever idea!!! I love it!!

  2. I love it! Every detail is fantastic!

  3. This is GORGEOUS!! I noticed it immediately in pictures. Fantastic!!

  4. There is NO doubt, every ooo and awww was well worth it. that is the most awesome bird house I have ever seen. The wings with alcohol inks are amazing, did you just do inks or is there a mixative in that formula also?
    Very, very awesome.

  5. Woo Hoo, I'm glad we got a look at the other side of it too. I'll be studying this for days just to take in all the items. My favorite new product has to be the markers, and I love the screw eyes too, are they new?

  6. I am in love with this birdhouse project! So cute and I can't wait to get my hands on some of these new items. I can't wait to try out some alcohol ink on some wings!

  7. That is, quite possibly, the most wonderful thing I have ever seen. It's completely gorgeous.

  8. OH wow Hun this is just incredible,gosh every aspect of this is just amazing,I so so admire your talent Hun you sure are an inspiration to us all,fantastic,work hugs Cherylxx

  9. WOW WOW and then WOW! what a very desirable residence!!

  10. OMGoodness Wow and Wow again I'm speechless just want to go and look again!!
    Thanks for sharing your great art


  11. What a stunning piece of art! Great details! Love everything about it right down to the foiled roof! You must have spent alot of time and effort on this...it shows. Are these three seperate bird houses or one? I would love to try my hand at one of these. Your are so inspiring!

  12. What a hoot !!! Something to tweet about!!!

  13. This resort is right up there in my top ten favourite designs EVER ... it is stunningly gorgeous ... you clever clever clever girlie you!

  14. I love this fabulous creating. Totally fabulous!

  15. Linda, every time you post a new project, I think it can't be as good as the last one. How wrong can a girl be?? They just get better and better, this is just outstanding!

    With much love and admiration,
    Lin x

  16. OMG, Linda... this is amazing! I love every single detail. Can't believe the pulls as perches! What a totally spectacular project. I think this one is my new all-time fave!

  17. Linda, If you can't find a spot in your home for the bird house or gypsy wagon I have the perfect place in my house. Just to let you know.

  18. This is so stinkin' cool and creative! Are the houses actually wood? The details and how you used the ideaology is just amazing!

  19. I want to move into that 3 bedroom house Linda - LOL! WOW! You are one super talented lady! This is just amazing, what a masterpiece. And I am in love with how the wings turned out! They are beautiful! Thank you for posting these photos, we really love looking at your work.

    Elaine Allen

  20. Wow! Love to be the lucky bird to live in that bird house. You do beautiful work!


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  22. Oh, my. You have definitely outdone yourself. How absolutely beautiful. Love it all. When are you going to come to Indy to teach a class? Lol. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  23. How kewl, now you have the perfect place for your Gypsy wagon to visit!
    hugs Lynn

  24. If I were a bird....

    Linda you really showed your skills off in this piece of art.
    WOW! Just beautiful, Bill did a great job on the cupolas. Every detail is perfect!

    Thanks for sharing!

  25. What a great project! Thanks for inspiring us all!


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