Out of the depths

Okay – if you don’t want to see a little house project then look away now!


I really did try to do something different, especially as this is for Sunday Stampers and my last two entries were house based. The theme this week is to create depth and I played around with all sorts of wooden bits and mdf bits and canvases and then I put the tiny canvas on top of the house shape and that was it!


I used chipboard and the Sizzix Artful Dwellings Alterations die to make the house base and then covered it in card. I swooshed on some distress inks – Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers and a smidge of Mowed Lawn. Then I used my fancy script stamp and some more Peacock Feathers over the top. The mini canvas got exactly the same treatment.


I originally intended to use texture paste through a stencil but having mucked it up once, I decided to heat emboss instead. Now you may think I have mucked this up also but the slightly smudged effect was intentional. I came across this technique over at The Artistic Stamper. In that project, the embossing powder was just applied randomly. I didn’t think I could successfully pull off random, so instead used a stamp, added gold embossing powder and then spread it out with my fingers before applying heat. Love the effect it created.


I glued the mini canvas to the house and then made a matching butterfly. The little green roses were tinted with a touch of Peacock Feathers. dipped in gold embossing powder and then heated. I brushed some of the embossing powder off before heating.


The finishing touch was to add the little red heart. It’s a wooden heart that I coloured red and then topped with a layer of Crackle Accents. Once it had dried overnight I rubbed in some Walnut Stain distress ink.


I’m scheduling this post for Thursday – the final day of my summer work project. Tomorrow I shall mostly be lying in a collapsed heap wondering how I managed to survive!

Thanks for buzzing by.



Out of the depths — 12 Comments

  1. Yes, I want to see more little houses, especially such a beautiful ones like that. Loved the way you created dimension, the stenciling, the butterfly, but my favorite this time is your heart, Lisette, that’s a fabulous altered heart!

  2. Absolutely love this little house… I want to move into this one now!!! The heart is darling, you have a bottle of Crackle Accents??? Tis discontinued so lucky you!! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

    • Ha ha – move right in – although you might need an extension for your crafty stash! Wish you hadn’t told me about crackle accents, there is only a iddy bit left 🙁

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