maandag 21 december 2015
Winter Wonderland with a little Village Dwelling
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.
To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!
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