Sunday, 31 August 2008

And some more houses

Here are some more of my houses.
I hope the recipients like them, I have really enjoyed making them they are so much fun, I may make some for christmas and make a banner out of them (if I have the time of course).
A big thank you once again to Dan for the template, you must check out his blog , he posts new templates weekly and you can buy some of his older templates (including the house) for a very reasonable price.

More Little Houses

I couldn't sleep last night so at about 4 this morning I was making some more of these lovely little houses.
I have done all the ones I need for a swap but I still want to do some more (my 7 year old daughter has asked me to make her one in pink).
I mainly used adirondack inks and rubber stamps but I did one using some backing papers finished with a sakura glitter pen and one using the wonderful mica powder paints from The Artistic Stamper.
It's no nice to have inky fingers after so long.

Friday, 29 August 2008

My First Little House

After a month away on the Isle of Wight we finally arrived back home on Wednesday afternoon. I haven't done much crafting, just some Christmas cards using a kit I ordered from QVC and had posted to my parents house and a morning at a craft workshop in Newport with Wightcat Crafts (it's turning into a once a year thing). I was busy on the sewing machine though, made myself 5 skirts.
Anyway my first thing since getting back is my very first go at a house.
The template is from the very talented Dan (see button at the top of my blog for a link). He has been releasing different templates weekly, you can still get the house template for a small fee. I reduced the template to 75% of the original size.
Used Adirondack ink pads (butterscotch terracotta and espresso) and finished with a black gel pen. Stamps used are some tiny ones by Clear Stamps I have just stamped randomly all over the house.
I had lots of fun getting ink on my fingers after such a long time, I can't wait to do the next one.
The girls are back at school next week so I am hoping to get more time to sort throught my crafting stash abnd play some more.