I bought this house before Christmas with the idea of making a Christmas decoration. Well, it didn't quite work out, so I thought the first challenge for Frilly & Funkie would be the ideal time to use it.I started by painting the house with Gesso then with blue acrylic paint. I used the crackle glaze by Paper Artsy then did a top coat of white acrylic paint. In the top part of the house I used the TH Doily die, then I added a filigree square, which I distressed with acrylic paint. The roses are made from the TH Tattered Florals cut from Crinoline. The letters are TH grunge board which again I've pained with acrylic paint, sanded them then coated them with Picket Fence Distress Stains.
I stamped the flowers on the side using black Archival ink and I painted them with acrylic paint. The birdcage is tipped with acrylic paint and I added the decoration, which is from an old bracelet. The word Secrets is from an Oxford Impressions stamp set and framed with a TH frame.
I cut a flower from corrugated cardboard and added a bottle cap to the centre. The screen that sits behind the dress form is stamped with Cobalt Archival ink using Katzelkraft stamps. The dress form has also been given the crackle glaze treatment too. The beautiful lace is from Linda's Zibbet Boutique, which you really need to check out. Especially as there's 10% off everything until the end of March ! The string detail is made from some string I rescued from a package at work and the button is from my stash.
The butterfly is cut from Sticky Back Canvas and is tipped with DI. The hearts are also cut from corrugated card board and a little venise lace applique added to the centre. The beautiful wooden flower button is also from Linda's Zibbet Boutique.
Items used on this project from The Funky Junkie Boutique can be found by clicking on the below links. New items are arriving all the time and the prices are very reasonable so make sure you check it out, espcially with the 10% discount until the end of March using the code MARCH10 !
- Filigree Metals
- Tri bud Venise lace appliques
- Natural Jute Twine
- Floral Decorated Wooden Buttons
- Corrugated Cardboard
- Distress Stains - Picket Fence
- Archival Jet Black ink
- Tim Holtz On the Edge Doily Die
- Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die
- Venise Lace Trim
I really hope that you can join us for this first challenge and I look forward to visiting all your favourite vintage projects.
Make sure you check out the rest of the DT's work:
I'm also entering this project into the following challenges:
- Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes
- Creative Craft Challenges - Anything but a card
- Divas by Design - Stamp Something
- For Fun Challenges - Buttons galore - I used 3 buttons.