Bird House In My Soul

Ok so I’ve probably broken some rule of blogging by using a similar title before. But I do kind of like it and I think it kind of fits my Creative Expressions make this week.

A little Birdhouse Shrine to Found Objects.

I’ve used a few different stamp sets in my shrine, can you guess which ones? 

When first of all there is the Creative Expressions Sam Poole’s Umount Birds set which is the DT stamp set this month.

But I’ve also used the Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 The Voice Of Art Stamp set.

And Creative Expressions Sam Poole’s Umount Vintage Typewriter set.

The found objects are some Hessian and cardboard recycled from packaging, an old book page, a watch front and an old key that I recently rusted.

Oh and if any of you guys like your sketching and happen to be in London today (and not visiting me at Hobbycraft in Woking of course!) then pop up to Cass Art in Islington for a free event launching The Art Of Urban Sketching book, which is proving so popular that they had to reprint it – they ran out of the first run that was released in February 2012! I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this book and I would be at the event myself if I wasn’t demoing in Woking, I’ll just have to do some Urban Hobbycraft sketching!

Have a lovely Saturday.


Kim Dellow

Kim Dellow is an artist–designer–film-maker living the creative life in London, UK. She’s a freelance creative for the craft industry and others, and she loves to share her art-ventures on her blog.


  1. 19 May 2012 / 7:12 am

    Well, I shall be singing that sing all day now! 🙂 And then I expect I'll be back looking at this A.Mazing project several times too. Wow. xx

  2. 19 May 2012 / 7:40 am

    …gorgeous birdie house Kim, loVe the natural elements and especially that key!…Mel 🙂

  3. 19 May 2012 / 8:15 am

    Hi Kim

    This is just amazing!!!

    Love it very, very much.

    Old keys always intrigue me and I can't help wondering what they might unlock!

    Have a good weekend. How the demonstrations go well (which I am sure they will). Wish I lived nearby!!!

    Love Jules xx

  4. 19 May 2012 / 8:37 am

    Fabulous Kim, love the colours and details and especially the rusty key!!!

    Hugs, Irene

  5. 19 May 2012 / 9:09 am

    I love all these elements used on this shrine. How did you rust the key, did you just leave it in some water for a while?


  6. 19 May 2012 / 10:05 am

    All my favourite elements are here! Greatly presented by the way, hee-hee! Love this, Kim!

  7. 19 May 2012 / 10:10 am

    Wow Kim this is incredible.
    Stunning piece of art. Love the old rusty key.

    Have a lovely weekend my friend. xoxo

  8. 19 May 2012 / 10:39 am

    Fabulous bird house Kim! Love it to bits, it has so many interesting details.

    Warm hugs

  9. 19 May 2012 / 12:10 pm

    oh this is fab, the color are rich and yummy and I love the way you used that key, hugs

  10. 19 May 2012 / 1:00 pm

    Very creative use of the stamps Kim, love it, so natural looking and the rusty key is perfect. Tracy x

  11. 19 May 2012 / 5:18 pm

    A fabulous birdhouse Kim. I love the contrast of the red with the browns and black and the way you have used your elements to create the look is so appealing.
    It was fabulous meeting up with you today at Woking and to have a chat. I am looking forward to playing with my watercolour markers.
    I hope you had a good day and have fun at Staples Corner tomorrow. xox

  12. 19 May 2012 / 6:46 pm

    wow your bird house is fabulous ! love the 'rusty' key too 🙂

  13. 19 May 2012 / 9:33 pm

    You mean there are rules to blogging…oh heck!

    Love the key, rusty metal is one of favourite things.

  14. 19 May 2012 / 9:35 pm

    i found you via La-De-Dah. i'm a new art journaler. i love your art.

  15. 19 May 2012 / 10:11 pm

    Absolutely fabulous Kim, love the rusty key.
    Wendy xx

  16. 19 May 2012 / 11:09 pm

    Wow, everything looks fab together!!!

  17. 20 May 2012 / 9:01 am

    This is fabulous Kim – so creative, I love it.
    xxx Hazel.

  18. 20 May 2012 / 4:34 pm

    Fab project Kim, I love the colours and textures. Hope you're having a good weekend. Wedgie xxx

  19. 20 May 2012 / 7:33 pm

    Hi Kim this is stunning x

  20. 20 May 2012 / 8:07 pm

    WOW! You always create such original art, Kim! lvoe this honey!

  21. 20 May 2012 / 8:10 pm

    Kim, I just love this bird house and all of it's charm! The rusted key is not only clever, but so awesome! Hope you are having a great Sunday!

  22. 20 May 2012 / 8:42 pm

    WoWzA, this is a truly FAB-you-lous creation!! So creative and cool … and very inspiring!

  23. 20 May 2012 / 9:13 pm

    Hi Kim, your bird house is absolutely gorgeous with all the amazing stamping and detail.
    Many thanks too for your lovely comment on my steampunk creation which I really appreciate – so kind of you.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  24. 21 May 2012 / 12:22 am

    Love the birdhouse! Fab colors, wonderful rusted key embellie!

  25. 21 May 2012 / 1:16 am

    So glad you visited my blog so I could find yours. I love your bird shrine. The colors, the design, and the texture from all the elements you used are wonderful. Birds are one of my favorite images to use in my art. Look forward to following your journey!

  26. 21 May 2012 / 4:20 am

    Lovely birdhouse!
    I browzed your page and saw that you are making so much beautiful artwork!

    Have a nice day!

  27. 21 May 2012 / 5:28 am

    Just blown away by your talent… beautiful, gorgeous work as always. Thank you soooo much for the lovely comment you have left on my blog xxx

    Eileen xx

  28. 24 May 2012 / 2:18 am

    OOOH! Kim, I just LOVE this! That bird and the house are amazing and that key is a true find! FAB creation!

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