Pinch and a punch, it’s the first of the month and a happy St David’s Day! The start of the month sees a new challenge over at Anything But A Card and the theme for the next three weeks is “Green with Envy.” You can interpret this however you choose as long as your project is anything but a card (tags and ATCs are fine!). For my DT piece I went with a little altered house shrine:
I’ve taken “green” in the literal sense and also through the little garden scene that I have created. However, I was also thinking of the saying – “the grass is greener.”
To create the house I used my Alterations Dies and chipboard. First I cut the house shape using Altered Dwellings die and then cut out the opening using a Movers and Shapers rectangle die. I cut two more rectangles the same size, cutting one into strips. I then used the strips to build up an open box shape which I then attached to the back of the house. I covered the whole thing with torn book pages and then coloured it with Distress Inks – Mowed Lawn and Forest Moss.
I’ve used an image from the Gecko Galz In the Garden collage sheet, one of this months new releases. I used beeswax over the edges of the image and sprinkled on a little mica glitter.
I also applied beeswax to the outside of the house, building up the wax around the edges.
The fence is a piece of corrugated card that I dabbed with Picket Fence distress stain. The sentiment is from the Gecko Galz Beautiful Words collage set.
I’ve added organza rose trim around the inside edges of the box and paper sunflowers to the outside. The finishing touch was to sprinkle a little flowersoft here and there.
Make you buzz over to Anything But A Card and check out the fabulous work the other DT members have created.
Thanks for buzzing by.