Monday, December 21, 2015

Winter Wonderland with a little Village Dwelling

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.


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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Lorraine A said...

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! :-)
Lols x x x

Dawn Darlene said...

Cool! What great dies!

Dawn Darlene said...

Cool! What great dies!

butterfly said...

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

Stephanie said...

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!!!
Simon Says Stamp!

Rea' said...

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

Linda Kunsman said...

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

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

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

Suzanne C said...

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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Petra said...

Wouw knap hoor!zal flink tijdrovend zijn geweest.

Maura said...

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

Emma Williams said...

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

Barbara said...

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

Meihsia Liu said...

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

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

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!