Wednesday, February 15, 2012

double whammy

'ello 'ello 'ello what do we have here? two posts in two days?? lol

Tando Creative Challenges' challenge for February is "leap off the page" - well, I ask you? whats that about?? lol took me yonks to come up with this - but, thats the point of a challenge isn't it - make you think outside your normal boundaries....

The little houses are a Tando set and you make up the body of the house and the roof and then attach the windows...for this project I covered the chipboard with dictionary paper - one house says kebab, another pizza and the other safe...(house get it??) it wasn't intention really!! - the houses were then built....before securing the rooves they were all painted with a wash of white acryllic paint and the eaves painted with black acryllic....the edges were then edged with distress ink...when dry the houses where built.....the windows and door were all embossed with vantage distress inks....the base was chipboard covered in dictionary paper and sprayed with various inks with doodles and acryllic paint pop on over to the challenge blog - and see what the other dt members have come up with.  If you have a go and are selected on the random picker thingy! you can choose from a range of Tando product.....there are only a few rules and the prize is fab so do have a go.

Kathy's waffle sketch file is another great challenge blog to visit, not only does it have loads of inspiration but a fab sketch every month....this months sketch is:-

Kathy has lengthened the sketch this month so that its can be used either way...

Here's my first piece for this month:-

Square card inked with distress inks, basic grey papers and stickers, Tim Holtz "love" stamp and an other photo stamp....(who say's I've been clearing out my stamp drawers??? lolx).....a lovely mesh heart finished it off...guess where this ended up yesterday???




Angelnorth said...

Great projects, love your little houses (and choice of dictionary pages for them!) and your sketch card looks fab - another great photo stamp!

Gez said...

Wow! How incredible Carol! I love your little houses ♥

Your card is just adorable too.. those hearts look great :-)

Hope you are okay..xx

Karen said...

I do love your little houses Carol & that you used dictionary pages for it :-D Oh and your card is just gorgeous my lovely, hope your OH appreciated it xxx

Anne said...

Oh WOW!!!! I absolutely LOVE your houses Carol - amazing!! They must have taken ages to put together, and you've done a fab job with them - I really want some of those houses!

And your card is just fab - you do photo stamps brilliantly! Love it! Hugs :o) xx

Hazel said...

The houses are so cute - very creatively done and I love the card too x

Janet said...

Great houses Carol,love your card.
Janet x

Sue aka Greyhound Lover said...

Your houses turned out fab Carol, love the idea of them. Another gorgeous card. Hope that stinky cold goes soon.

Sue x