After another exhausting week I have reached the half way point of my summer labours. I’m not sure how I have managed it but somehow I have survived. I now move on to a new location for the remainder of the summer. I wish I could tell you it was somewhere glamorous – but alas not, this time I shall be just down the road in Chesterfield. I do get a couple of days grace in which to turn everything around which is a huge relief as for the past two days I have been beyond doing anything more than lifting food and drink to my mouth and times even chewing has seemed like a step too far. Actually, that’s not quite true as on Friday morning I had to go an renew my first aid certificate and managed to bruise my hand whilst practising CPR – honestly, you couldn’t make it up!
So having spent the last two days in the recovery position, and with the rain hammering down outside, today seemed liked the perfect time to ease myself back to normal with a little light crafting.
I’m sharing this little house over at City Crafter Challenge Blog where you have to use a house in your project. This was cut from chipboard using Tim Holtz’ Artful Dwellings die.
I ‘ve covered it with a piece of card and then applied distress inks – Shabby Shutters for the body of the house and a mix of Picked Raspberry topped with Festive Berries for the roof. Then I’ve stamped using a dictionary page and script stamps. I’ve also used a Dylusions border stamp to create a shaped edge for the roof. I’m sure there is a technical builders term for that but I’m off rooves right now as ours continues to leak despite a million visits from our roofer and what seems like almost as many pounds!
I’ve used a Memory Box starry stencil and applied some Tumbled Glass, the black dots are also a stamp and I’ve added the white circles. The door was cut freehand from some scrap paper, as was the heart which I then stamped with black dots. The flower and the home sweet home are both stamps.
The finishing touch was to edge the house with black Distress Stain and then add white highlights.
Thanks for buzzing by.