Wednesday, June 3, 2009

But a room is not a house, and a house is not a home, when the two of us are far apart...

Hey y'all, it's me again! Yeah, I know, 2 posts in one day! This is a quick one, I just wanted to share a project with you that I created for my LSS, The Crafty Scrapper, to display at their booth at the Great American Scrapbook Convention this weekend. I was dying to get my hands on the new Cosmo Cricket Early Bird collection, and Sherri was a doll and let me play!

She gave me a little Bungalow house from Maya Road to decorate, and I immediately wanted to create some "shingles" with paper. ETA: You can click on any of the pictures for extra-jumbo views. *wink*
After painting the house in Antique White acrylic paint, I covered the sides with the Farmer's Market and Ribbon Sandwich patterns, swiping the edges of each paper with my foam brush before adhering it to the house. Then I cut little 1" squares out of all the patterns and adhered the tops of them to the roof in a brick laid pattern. Once they were all adhered, I curled the edges up with my fingers to "fluff" the shingles and give them some movement.

I painted the door and window chipboard shapes included in the kit, and adhered them to the house. For the doorknob, I used a dark Cappuccino Bauble from Stamping Bella, and one of the Ready, Set, Chipboard shapes from the Cosmo collection.

To create the grass, I cut a 1" strip of Prism Frosted Kiwi cardstock to fit the width of the sides and front, and then created the grass-like texture with fine-point scissors. Then I sponged it with Old Olive ink for a little more depth and texture.

Here is a detail shot of the window:

I created a "backing" out of Ivory cardstock for the window so the pattern wouldn't show through, and then created the curtains out of white lace colored with my Copic E37 Marker. I tied them back with brown twine and added a button for a fun little detail.

Anywho, I wanted to share this...I'm pretty proud of how it turned out, and hope everyone loves it at the show! I hope you like it too. *grin*

Have a great afternoon!

13 comments:

Dee Dee said...

It turned out really fabulous! :)

scrappypug said...

that is just gorgeous! love it- you did a great job!

Joan B said...

Holy cow, this is gorgeous and so creative.

rachaelwood said...

Just hoppin from blog to blog, this turned out really cute!



Check my out, I'm hosting a challenge with a Cosmo goody!

Kathie Bailey said...

Shannan, this is so adorable. Love the bright colors!

so A"MUSE"D said...

Adorable!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Oh, this is just the cutest!!!! Reminds me of your 'Weeds' ringtone! LOL

Bethany Paull said...

How flippin' cool is THAT!?! You are amazing.

Dana White said...

This is so cute - LOVE it sistah!!

Kim said...

OMG Shannan, this is amazing. I love all those papers you used. This belongs on a magazine cover for sure!

Yvonne said...

Oh my this is fantastic, Shannan!
Love every little detail about it.
~Yvonne~

Suzanne J Dean said...

How stinkin cute is that? I just love it & love those window treatments! Fabulous!

hugz,
Suzanne

Amy said...

Oh my gosh! That is the cutest thing ever!

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