Saturday, 6 November 2010


Pop over to the Something Completely Different challenge blog for details of this weeks challenge.
The theme is houses.
A good chance to use my new Tim Holtz on the edge townscape die. I tried it with mount board but it didn't cut through properly. The die is quite intricate, just like the scrollwork one, and that doesn't really like mount board either - but I make it have it!!!
In the end I cut the houses out of grunge paper.
This photo shows the sparkle in the stickles.

This one shows the reflection of light in the windows of the houses.
I used paint dabbers to colour each house and gesso for snow on the rooves and the 'ground' plus some glitter. I already had some off cuts of mirri card that I had previously coloured with Stazon, so used little pieces to stick behind the houses. The light shines on them and makes it look like lights are on in each one.
The base card is distressed over a clear embossed Santa which I ironed to get rid of the embossing. The stars are embossed with sparkly white powder and the 'ho, ho, ho' is simply stamped with Brilliance white.
It didn't turn out as effectively as I wanted, but in real life, it's not too bad.


Carol said...

what a gorgeous piece...loving all the different houses...

Thank you for joining us this week x

Dawn said...

So much thought has gone in to this card. Thanks for playing along with the SCD team this week

Love Dawn xx

She said...

Oh Joanne this is lovely.........may NEED those Houses :-) Love S x

Sue West said...

This looks fabulous, I just love the way the light shines in the windows.
Sue x

Artyjen said...

Great houses love the mirri windows :) Glad you played along at SCD thanks
xoxo Sioux
NEC was great but would not do two days again! One really full day is probably enough!

soniajones said...

'R house, in the middle of r street' (sorry) its real lovely - I know cos I have a 'nude' one!!

Laura said...

Love this wintery scene. All the house look really snug places to be.Thanks for joining us at SCD this week.