Friday, July 18, 2008

Winner "Overall Favorite" EMA for the Birds Birdhouse Challenge

I could not believe it when I got the news this morning from Kathleen(artsy) that is in charge of the birdhouse challenge. I won Overall Favorites in the EMA "For The Birds " Mosaic Birdhouse Challenge. I am tickled pink . I honestly must say I was shocked to find out the news. And I want to thank all of the folks that came out and voted for all the birdhouses in this challenge. This EMA group has some wonderful ladies in it and to be among those that love to do mosaic art like I do is a real pleasure. Thanks again to Kathleen(artsy), Judy(Red crow), Betsy(GG) and Smashgirl for all their hard work .Thank you !

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Voting begins for EMA for the birds Challenge

EMA team on started a challenge June- July 11th . Voting started today July 13 th and ends 16th.
Take your pick lady's and gents, it is time to vote for the EMA FOR THE BIRDS CHALLENGE on 25 lady's stepped up rose to the challenge. All make their birdhouses into wonderful pieces of art. Each gave their birdhouse their own personal touch..

Click on the link to vote for your 3 favorites.

EMA for The Birds Birdhouse Challenge

This is the start of my birdhouse I used in the EMA for the Birds birdhouse challenge that ran for the month of June - July 11 th, 2008
This is where I started gluing down my handmade roof tiles. I had to tape them down with blue painters tape to keep them from sliding.
Here it is with parts of the back tiles and parts of the side done, notice the blue painters tape is finally off and they are sticking. It is finally starting to take shape.
This photo shows the finished birdhouse with a closeup of the bird and roses. I added pretty pearls pre strung onto the edges of the roof. Added my hand sculptured roses and leaf's and surrounded the sweet "girl" bird notice I said girl? only a girl birdie would like in such a pretty femine birdhouse.
Here is a full view of the side house. photos are click able for better viewing pleasure. The walls on the center birdhouse is a soft blue, pink and green chintz pattern. The smaller rooms has a rose chintz on them.
This shows another view of the bird house. Pearls pre strung are glued around the entry holes. I have used 3 different styles of bird roof tiles. and Painted them pink for the bottom part . The ground is broken up green handmade tiles and I grouted it a light shade of green.
It was a challenge to grout this piece. but all in all I enjoyed the planning of it.
We are voting on the birdhouses. there are 24 entry's. here is the link for voting.
it is for anybody.