After a day like today Spring is definitely on it's way.
It was sunny, there was heat to the sun, the birds were chirping, the snow is melting and it was a true gift from God.
This little matchbox is for a swap themed birds over at our Monthly Matchbox swap on FlickR.
I painted the matchbox Trail Tan inside and out. I added some burlap from my stash to the top.
I made a gold wire nest, made some polymer tan coloured eggs then used a toothpic to add a few dots in brown ink to make them look more natural. I didn't have any feathers so I made my own. I drew a feather shape onto white cardstock, coloured with 2 different browns and a tiny bit of black pencil crayon then I used a craft utility knife on my cutting mat and sliced thin slits. Some chunks of paper sort of came off but then I didn't mind it as they acutally looked like real feathers so I added them and stamped a little tag with a birdie and attached it with some fine gold thread to the nest.
I can't show you the inside as it is packed with birdie goodness for my swap partner.
Sure hope she likes it. This was fun and got me in the spring mood.
You should click on the link provided to visit our group to see all the creative matchboxes.
Everyone is doing their version of nests, it has really caught on to everyone and each one is so different and very beautiful.
If you want while you are there, sign up, everyone is welcome.
Good night all.