This past weekend I finally settled down and tried making one of these paper houses. I've run across them on different blogs throughout the past year or so and would always tell myself that I'd like to give one a try. Well, I finally did. I should have been doing housework, but opted to play instead. It was so funny, because my kids and my hubby kept asking me why I was making a paper house? "Just cuz...." That's what I told them. :)
I wanted to use some of my fun new supplies from McMahon Five Designs.
I used LOTS and LOTS of die-cuts, including my newest Tim Holtz Elegant Flourishes and Hanging Sign. I turned the sign into the door and used the other part as a finial along the top of the roof. The shingles on the roof are made up of a border punch like what you see along the bottom edge of the house, which I then cut into little shingle pieces and used my Glossy Accents to glue them on individually. Painstaking, but fun and what a nice effect it made. Then there are Spellbinder die-cuts accented with Stardust Stickles.
This is the back and side view of the house.
Look and my cute little doorknob. It's an eyelet (simply glued on with Glossy Accents and a little aqua bauble added to it.) TOO CUTE!!! I can always count on Glossy Accents to adhere anything in addition to adding that shiny effect when I want it. It's very sturdy and always dries crystal clear.
I'm just loving all the texture and of course added a couple of my favorite seashells.
I took this picture with some different lighting because if you look very closely, you can see the textured walls of the house have a thin layer of Distress Stickles Rock Candy spread all over. Its a great effect and looks really neat, but doesn't show up very well in these photos. Thanks for stopping by. :)
I'm linking to these challenges:
The Pink Elephant - the color aqua
GingerSnap 70 - punches
Aly's Sunday Challenge 25 - sparkle and glitter
Southern Girls Challenge #1 - anything goes