maandag 21 december 2015

Winter Wonderland with a little Village Dwelling

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Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! It's all about Winter Wonderland this time. The holidays are a just a few days away. It's a two week long challenge!


Are you also in awe of the Village Dwellings die cutting sets? Aren't they amazing? So glad that Tim has made videos about those, which I find much easier to follow then the instructions on paper that are included with the dies. I made this little house in the colors of my interior. Mint green, but sometimes it tends a bit to aqua blue, with warm gray and dark brown. So this sweet house will fit perfectly as a home decor piece for Christmas.



All the pieces I cut out of a sturdy Kraft Cardstock. The walls I painted gray by mixing Picket Fence and Black Soot to make it seem like cement. I wanted mint green stones, and I mixed Texture Sand with Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio to make that happen. I've used a brick stencil to apply the stones.



For the roof, I used Texture Crackle Paste and colored this brown with Walnut Stain and Mustard Seed, so I got a muddy brown. This I applied with the Stripes stencil to create the effect of a thatched roof. While the paste was still wet, I sprinkled some Rock Candy Dry Glitter. Unfortunately, the crackle effect doesn't come through the glitter. With Walnut Stain Spray I made the roof a bit darker.



I had put everything together, when I thought it wasn't wintery enough. So I cut out the snow elements of the Village Winter die. I had already installed the chimney and had to cut a hole in my roof snow element. To create the snow effect I used the Texture Sand again. It looks so much like real snow when it's dry.

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Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!

Hugs,
Sandra

16 opmerkingen :

  1. Gorgeous decoration Sandra! LOVE it!! I am definitely going to have to get these dies, AWESOME :-)

    Hope you have a fabulous Christmas and all the best for a Happy New Year! :-)
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  2. How adorable - love that you did the colours to match your home decor, and the vellum in the windows is a lovely touch.
    Alison xx

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  3. What a beautiful little cottage! I love all the texture you added to it to give it even more dimension! :)

    Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!
    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  4. So cool ... so life-like ; amazing textures !

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  5. what a sweet house! Thanks so much for sharing your delightful projects as part of the Simon Says DT. Merry Christmas!

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  6. LOVE LOVE LOVE your bricks!!! PINNED!!! Merry merry Christmas!!!

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  7. Brilliant house with fabulous bricks! Love your rustic house all lit up and covered in snow! Merry Merry Christmas and a very happy blessed new year to you and your family!

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  8. Wouw knap hoor!zal flink tijdrovend zijn geweest.

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  9. Sandra, love your little house! The snow on the roof is just perfect, and the light inside makes it awesome! Merry Christmas!

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  10. I adore your little house, Sandra and love the brick texture on the side...so cool and so beautiful! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you a very happy 2016!! Hugs...

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  11. This little house is fantastic! love every little detail! The color is stunning and the snow is perfect! beautiful work! Barbarayaya

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  12. This is such a beautiful and fun creation, Sandra. It's super cute! Have a happy new year! :)

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  13. This is such a fabulous project! I love the colors you used and it's amazing how detailed you made the bricks look. I adore how it has a festive warm feel and how you made this house 100% you!

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