Saturday, December 8, 2012

taking on a challenge ...

I decided to participate in the Simon Says "house rules" challenge.  I have never done a challenge at Simon says before, but hey, you know me, if it says "house" ... I'm all over it!

I just have an affinity for houses, birdhouses, homes ... all things home ... and yes, I am a Cancer and that is my little "homebody Cancer self" talking ...

This is what I started with ... a 2x4 cut as a picket ... a basic house shape!


Here is the "almost" finished project ... sitting on red cardstock and waiting for the glue to dry!

A little detail ... used the Tim Holtz Philosophy tag and dabbed on some Adirondack Snow Cap  paint, also some burlap ribbon and some wonderful vintage seam binding.

 This image is from Graphics Fairy, I muted the colours a bit, the bling is and old button by Bazzil, and the clear flower shape is from Pink Paislee.

The roof is made from shipping tags that have been resized, inked, stamped with a Tim Holtz "Letters to Santa" image.  I added lace to the front edge of the roof

And voila!  Here is my picket house, finished ... and standing close to house I made a few weeks ago.
I used another Tim Holtz stamp for the background trees and a french script stamp by Stampin Up ...

I had a lot of fun with this project ... I can't wait to make another, and another ...
Thanks so much for stopping by and taking peak!






18 comments:

Kathy said...

Oh my gosh Jo! Your little house is stunning! I can see why you would become addicted! It's gorgeous and I can't wait to see the whole little village that I just know you're going to create!

Redanne said...

Hi Jo, I love your little picket house, all the details are so beautiful, love that image and the blingy bits too. Beautiful. Thanks for your visit and comment on mine too. Hugs, Anne x

Izzy said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Can't wait to see more creations :)

butterfly said...

So gorgeous, what a wonderful transformation of an unpromising chunk of wood!!
Alison x

Ana K. said...

Stunning creation and stunning blog!
Hugs from Slovenia

Jan Hennings said...

An amazing altered art piece :)

Tracey said...

JO this is one FABulous little house!!! LOVE the tone on tone colours, and the glittery effects! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show :)

Anita Houston said...

Following you and pinning this beauty! Gorgeous House! Love the make shift angel! The trees and snowflakes are perfect! Absolutely stunning work! Glad to know you! Thanks for visiting!

Candy C said...

Jo...love your picket house! It's such a beautiful piece! Love the script in the background. Love the "25" plaquette. Love your snow angel and the beautiful bling and old button that she is holding. Love the burlap at the bottom held together with the satin ribbon and "Breathe" Philosophy Tag. Beautifully done! Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh my Gosh Jo!!! Fabulous ,stupendous, gorgeous. I just can't say enough about your Wonderful Christmas house.
Pinning for sure!
hugs Lynn

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Jo your house is gorgeous, love the subtle colour palette, very elegant. The angel is gorgeous and the perfect image for your house. Love the added plaquette too and the philosophy tag. Beautifully decorated. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. We look forward to seeing you again. Tracy x

Marlena M. said...

Your project is GORGEOUS Jo! I love all the details~

Cheryl said...

This is beautiful. It looks great next to the other one. (Wish I could see a bit more of that one. It looks equally detailed and lovely.)

Jenny said...

Wow. This is amazing.

Wow.

I can't believe you got to there from that plain picket!

Renee said...

Love your little house and that one in the background too!

Caro Prescott said...

What a beautiful house really charming.

Maura said...

Congrats at SSS!

Jen said...

Love this house. I want to make a village of my own. Will check back here for ideas. Thanks for the inspiration.