Today's project is one that I made with my Mum in mind. This post is dedicated to her as well, as she has recently bought a Nexus tablet and loves it to pieces ! Now that she has the technology she can visit my blog so this is a little surprise for her !
This project is also my DT piece for Frilly and Funkie where the current challenge is the 'Warmth of Winter' which was chosen by the lovely Rebecca.
Here's what Rebecca has to say:
This time of year, we can bring warmth to
those who are feeling the chill! Create a card or project that will
warm the heart of someone dear to you.
I started by painting this little wooden house with Sage Fresco Finish paint. I then mixed some Wendy Vecchi embossing paste with Hey Pesto Fresco Finish paint and used one of the Prima masks.
I then painted the top part of the house with Crackle Glaze and brushed Hey Pesto Fresco Finish over the top. When it was dry I then sanded it slightly to give it a shabby look.
I painted a piece of card with Honey Dew Fresco Finish paint then used the background stamp from the Wendy Vecchi Heirloom Art set and more Hey Pesto FF and stamped onto the card. The sentiment is also from the same stamp set and is stamped with Fern Archival ink. (Can't wait to get my hands on the new Archival inks!) This is then mounted onto a piece of card that I've stamped with the Wendy Vecchi Reverse Dots background stamp, again using Fern Archival ink.
I die cut loads of flowers using the Tattered Flowers strip die and painted them with Fresco Finish paints, I also painted the lace with the same colour. The leaves have been cut using the Tim Holtz Spring Greenery strip die and I've painted them with Fresco Finish paint too. I've added little dots to the centre of the flowers using a Viva Paper Pen.
I've used a filigree metal corner in the apex of the roof and rubbed some Treasure Gold around the edges and over the raised surface of the embossing paste.
As the house had a hole in the centre I've covered the back with some card that I've stamped with the Wendy Vecchi Mesh background stamp, again using Fern Archival ink. You can see the join, unfortunately, in my stamping but as it's on the back I didn't think that was too much of a problem. What do you think Mum ?
I hope you get chance to join us for this challenge and do make sure you hop over to the main blog and check out the rest of the DT's fabulous projects.
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