Monday, 22 September 2008

13, Art Apartments

Hello again,

I have made another house for the Little Houses swap I am hosting.....five down and five to go now...I really should get my builders hat on cos the swap closes soon :O))

For this house, I used a piece of textured card and cut the shape of the house out twice, then cut a separate chimney. I then cut an aperture in the middle of one of the shapes and scored the sides of the square rather than cutting them out, so I have a pair of patio doors. The stamp across the bottom of the doors is meant to be a balcony, I know, it is naff but it was worth a try LOL

I coloured the house shapes using Scattered Straw and Pine Needles Distress Inks. These two really are my fave combinations of colours!! I stamped the Grumpies as I call them, onto a piece of white cardstock. I masked the stamped image off and then coloured the card to match the background of the house. I used a waterbrush and Distress Inks to colour in the Grumpies, I gave them both pink hair - how they would love that.....not!!

For the stamping on the house itself I used a selection from Inkadinkadoo, Stamp Bug, Lost Coast Designs and Paper Bag Studios.

Finally, I added a couple of eyelets to the doors and then used Jute to close them together.

Thanks for looking

Hels x


Dan said...

Absolutely lovely :)

Andrea said...

thats just brilliant and love the old couple, they are fun x

craftyscot said...

great house Hels, love your patio doors

Hels said...

:O)) Thanks peeps xx

CraftyC said...

Oooh, I like that Hels!!

Linda Elbourne said...

Absolutely lovely Hels XXX

Anonymous said...

Definitely not naff in my opinion! Love the colours, and your patio doors & odd couple are brill! xx

Hels said...

Thanks!!! :O))

Craftyideas said...

Gorgeous house love it xx

Joy said...

I love love love it! Gorgeous colours,I'm so sorry Ive had to pull out of this swap

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