Thursday, 3 April 2014

Botanical Tea Birdhouse time to wallow in my disappointment...I'm going to crack on with some more Graphic 45 projects. My first one uses the Botanical Tea paper collection which I love - it has such a great colour palette. I spied this abandoned bird table in the school garden... I went to see the teacher who runs the gardening club who told me that it had been donated by another teacher who no longer wanted it and that he had no plans for it either. He said it would most probably be thrown away.

So...I rescued it and decided to give it the Graphic 45 treatment and turn it into a sort of bird house - complete with nest.
With the addition of some Clematis twigs from my garden, polystyrene balls, florist's wire, wooden dowel, Spanish moss, hot glue, green ink and several hours of fussy cutting...this is what I came up with...

and here's the other side...

I have tons of photos, so rather than put them all on here, I have put them into a video which includes a small amount of info on how some of the different parts were made...enjoy!

I'm thinking of doing a tutorial for how to make the 'aliums' (the ones that look like big lollipops!) - they were great fun to do.

I hope you liked my project - I'd love a comment if you have time.



  1. Well Jane I can only say it again - G45's loss is our gain! This is just amazing x

    1. Thanks Karen - very sweet of you to say that! Jx

  2. It is fabulous Jane!

  3. Absolutely beautiful cannot believe they haven't grabbed you whilst they can!

  4. You have re-defined the term fussy cutting my dear. This is a stunning, jaw dropping project and the music fits perfectly and setts the mood of the slide show beautifully.

  5. Jane - I am in awe of this project - it is the prettiest use of Graphic 45 papers I have ever seen. It is supremely creative and I love the fact that you used items from your own garden. The music calmed my soul- it was a beautiful presentation! Thanks for sharing.


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