Did you remember to put your clocks forward last night? I have to be very strict with Mr Beez as he has a habit of messing with the clocks long before the moment when they change. Although I enjoy long sunny summer days, the sun is often absent here in the UK and, personally, I prefer dark winter nights accompanied by burning fires and candlelight! Anyway, not only is it the start of British Summer Time it is also the fifth Sunday in the month and therefore we have a week long mini-challenge over at Anything But A Card. You have a week to link up any project that isn’t a card and that links in some way to the number 5. Here’s my DT project:
I know I’ve done little houses before but when I realised that there were exactly 5 cute little houses on my fabulous new Stampotique stamp it seemed rude not to use them. I stamped the houses twice before colouring them with Distress Inks. I’ve tried to create an “ombre” effect using blues and pinks. For the blues I used Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Salty Ocean, Stormy Skies and Faded Denim. For the rooves I used Picked Raspberry and Mixed Berries and simply adjusted the amount that I used. I pay pieced the rooves and the doors. I decided to reverse the “ombre” for the doors, going from dark to light.
The base is a piece of driftwood that has been painted with Dylusions paints, then I’ve added some little clay flowers to give a spring type feel. I know they are out of proportion with the houses, but this is a little fantasy piece so I think it’s allowed.
The title comes from a film that I love which starred Dame Anna Neagle and Michael Wilding. Sadly it hasn’t been shown on TV for decades but I managed to secure a copy via Amazon.
I am also sharing this over at City Crafty Challenge Blog for their “Go Ombre” challenge.
Thanks for buzzing by.