So, started on Christmas cards when we got back and while looking through my stamps -PING! - I got it into my head to make my own little village.
Of course I had loads of corrugated card so what better than to use some up and take the pile down a little. I started the first house in a bit of a rush and of course it came out a bit wonky (I know - embrace the imperfection, it has stayed wonky!)
The next one I made just using what was left from the first bit of card so that came out a bit small - that's ok too, none of the little expensive villages had the same size houses.
I carried on and eventually made five little houses.
All were gessoed then painted with Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Snowflake and Sky - not very neatly as this was what I wanted
|Some texture through a Dylusions stencil using|
some leftover Dries White (glue I think, didn't bring it home)
When that had dried I painted over with Silver Adirondak Dabber
|A couple of leftover sticky back pearls|
|Dries White through another Dylusions stencil|
|Crackle glaze over part of a wall|
Hearts cut freehand from some old painted scraps of Dictionary paper
|Some scraps and more stencils|
|A large die cut snowflake originally destined|
for a Christmas card
|Lace, snowflakes, ripped mop up baby wipe, button, snowflake cut from more dictionary paper|
I've decided to enter a few challenges
The Artistic Stamper Creative Team blog challenge - Christmas
4 Crafty Chicks - Christmas
and although there isn't a lot of stamping I'd like to enter
The Fashionable Stampers challenge - Shabby Chic Christmas
Thanks for looking, Chris