Thursday, March 7, 2013

A House For A Friend (and one for me)

Heidi Ho bloggies! Ok, I feel a little giddy today. I just finished up a project that I got to do for a friend of mine named Val. She is actually the one that designed this fantastic art on my blog. I'm am SO excited that I can give back to her and make this house for her Cabin wall. Thanks again Val for all your help with my blog. :)
So for this project, I wanted to make one for Val and one for myself and since Val send me the template I simply cut out one for me as well. The houses I created are almost exactly the same but mine has a different saying and hers has a few different elements. 
I also would like to enter this project into the following challenges:
Stampotique Designers Challenge - This week they are doing "Song Inspiration" I used the song "Home Sweet Home" by Carrie Underwood on my house.
Our Creative Corner - Their Challenge is "Shabby Chic" and they wanted you to include a crown on your project. I used the beautiful colors from the photo on their blog and added a crown to the charm
Eclectic Paperie - Their Get Altered Challenge this week is to use some sort of fabric in your project.
Here are my finished projects:

This one is my friend Val's House
(Hers says Be A Designer Of Dreams, the ribbon was blocking part of it)
I will show a picture of mine at the end.....

Here is how I did the houses

Using the cardboard cut out I first painted them with cream colored paint.

 I then used the Liquitex modeling paste and a brick stencil to make the brick on the roof.

Laying that aside to dry I then used burlap and muslin to cut out some flowers with Tim Holtz Tattered flowers die

I sprayed the muslin flowers with Ranger's Color wash sprays in cranberry and Stream I also sprayed the ribbon on Val's house in the cranberry color as well.
(sorry, forgot to picture this)
While those were drying I went back to the house and used distress inks in Vintage Photo and Aged Mahogany and a distress tool to color the brick.

I also stamped the house background with one of Wendy Vecchi background stamps and a Memento stampin spot in the color Desert Sand. It all blended in nicely.

Once that was done I edged the houses with black marker to make them pop a little more and put them all together.
The little Stampotique girl with purse is by designers Jill Penney and Daniel Torrente.
This is Val's house, I like the way it turned out, I hope she likes it.

These are pictures of my house (which I used the Song Title)
I took the pictures before I added the ribbon to mine.

Hope you have enjoyed my little house post. :) I was running short on time but will definitely add finishing touches to mine tomorrow :)
Good Night!


  1. Oh I love your flowers. Love how the burlap adds texture. Great way to use burlap and muslin. Thanks so much for playing along in eclectic Paperies Get Altered challenge. Wonderful project.

  2. So much fun! I love your house, with the brick on the roof, great idea! And the burlap on the flowers is outstanding! Thanks so much for playing along with the ecelctic Paperie Get Altered challenge!

  3. Great House, with wonderful embellishments, any little girl would love this.
    Thanks for joining in at OCC this week.

  4. What a fabulous project, Claudine. Love all the beautiful details and your steps for creating this card. Thank you for sharing with us at Our Creative Corner this week.... ^_^

  5. Love all this Wendy goodness to make this cool house! Awesome flowers! Very cool!

  6. Love your houses, Claudine. I got mine mostly finished today. One of my favorite palettes. Great job - I can't wait to see pics of all Val's houses.


  7. Really cute - love the brick detailing, and lovely flowers. Great to have you play along with us at eclectic Paperie!
    Alison x

  8. Both are beautiful houses, I love those flowers. Thanks for making them for Stampotique this week x

  9. Looove your houses Claudine, from the bricked roof all the way to those stunning flowers!!
    She is going to looove it.

  10. Love your little house, so many techniques and details, lovely work x

  11. absolutely fabulous beautiful. Patty

  12. Very sweet with lots of lovely details. Thanks so much for joining in with us at Stampotique this week.

  13. Both are great houses, Claudine, and Val will be so pleased! I don't yet (emphasis on "yet") have that TH die, but its definitely on my wish list! Love the burlap!

  14. So Much Fun.... The tag too.
    Thank you for joining us at Stampotique this week.

  15. Those flowers are great. And I LOVE that girl stamp. Wonderful piece!

  16. Gorgeous project Claudine! Love all the details. Thanks for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner!

  17. Love your fun house, especially those tiles on the roof. Thanks for playing along with the Stampotique Designers Challenge!

  18. so stinking CUTE! Love what u did and love that you joined in at the Stampotique challenge blog!