Friday, August 21, 2009


...and boy aren't the weeks flying pass...we're nearly in September!!

This week over at SCD its still houses, any shape but no bigger than 3"x5" and this week its Ang's turn to choose the theme and she has chosen:-

...must include wording or quotes of some description

so, here's my house of words....

itsn't it stange how some techniques you just keep revisiting? anyway, this week for a change, I cut my house out of plain white card and using distress inks created the background (roflxx), I then inked around the edge with distress inks just to give it a finished off look....using various stamps I then stamped all over the background and then scribbled around the edges. The centre piece has got a name but I can't remember it....its a piece of cardboard inked with versamark, then two coats of clear utee, then I inked the uteed panel and applied three different colours of utee before heating I inked up my stamp with black ink, melted the utee and whilst still hot pressed the stamp into it....I have photographed this house several times but it still doesn't show the purple/blue/turquoise colour...but, its near! after allowing the utee to cool I removed the stamp and voila indented is the quote! a bit of bling finished it off...

The dt have come up with some gorgeous houses over at SCD this week and the lovely Pia is still our GD, so pop on over and I hope you'll be inspired to create your own house of words...

TFL xx


Karen said...

I love what you have done with the utee...I keep meaning to try this again!!! Your house of words is lovely Carol X

Angelnorth said...

Great wordy house, love it! I think the term you want is "triple embossing" for what you did with the UTEE on the central plaque. Looks fab done in the different colours!

Kathy said...

It's lovely Carol - I especially love those colours on the UTEEd piece - I adore that combination

Carol said...

Thank you all for your comments - Jo I thought it was called intagi..... something, an italian phrase??

Dawn said...

I loved it, love the UTEE stamping, I tried UTEE a couple of times and what a bloomin' mess - it blew everywhere!!!! lol

Have a great weekend


Janice said...

this is sooo cool. Love it.

Kaz said...

Love this house Carol, the stamp in utee looks fab.

Chriss Rollins said...

Hi Carol,
I have had a great time catching up on your blog and I just adore your header so so original.

loving your house of words too.

Do you have the time to take on our ATC challenge for Sept over here..we would ask you to create 5 ATC's on the subject of 'bad hair day' send in 4 to us and keeping one for your own collection we will send you swaps from our other swappers. if you would like to know more please can you contact me on
have a great day.
chriss x