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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Welcome To the Neighborhood (Lots Pics)

Creative Inspirations Paint has helped me think outside of the box-should I say packaging maybe!
I found this wonderful House Pattern and just had to play with the design...I use to collect village pieces but have passed on to my children to display now.
So I am making chipboard ones.
Pull up a chair and sit back and relax- I have a few steps to share with you on designing this house.
 I actually used chipboard from packaging because it was a good weight and also had white.The pattern was printed and then cut out of the white chipboard.

 I used an embossing tool to crease with a ruler. Spellbinder dies helped me cut out windows without having to use a cutting blade.
 I painted one layer of Autumn Wheat and Brown mixed on a foam brush- I wasn't careful just stroked it on.
Then I put the house through my Big Shot with a brick embossing folder.
then I went back with Autumn Wheat paint again.

 Next I did the same process as above using Antique Gold Paint- then a checkered embossing folder for the roof.
 This fence is a Tim Holtz die cut- the greenery is a Cheery Lynn Die. Rustic Red paint was used for the shutters and the door, and Ivory paint for the fence
 I placed Raw Sienna paint on vellum for the windows and Liquid Applique for the snow on the roof and fence posts.

What a fun project to work on -thanks to Creative Inspirations paint I could make a realistic looking house.
What have you been working on?

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  1. no wonder you don't sleep! this is gorgeous and doesn't look that hard either! you totally rock in my book.

    yeah, i'll be hitting the $$$ store too. it's on the way home from target!

    hugs :)

  2. This is just wonderful, what a fantastic project..You could if you wanted, post it on .. all paper projects, old or new are allowed, and then so many could see you fabulous house.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  3. Gorgeous!! I'm still plugging away on my Christmas cards. Yup, the very same Christmas cards I swore were going to be done early this year! LOL!

  4. WOWIE! Great project! This week I haven't been able to start anything...been wanting to do the Tim Holtz Chrismtas tags.

  5. Wow Dawn! What a wonderful project! Thanks for the tutorial!

  6. This is gorgeous Dawnie, you have done amazing here! I just adore this Christmas House, brilliant decoration or gift idea!!!

  7. Great job! What a cute decoration!


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