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Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Arty Girlz Challenge - Favourite Medium

Here is my take on the latest Arty Girlz challenge #64. My favourite medium is definitely ink and I used it both direct to paper and to stamp onto this little house.

The chipboard house is by Crafty Secrets and, inspired by Helen Chilton's decorated house in Craft Stamper earlier this year, I decided this would be a fun thing to make for friends who have just moved house.

I used various shades of yellow, green and blue ink on the outside of my house (Colorbox cats eye chalk & Versacolor) and stamped over the top with black using an unknown tree stamp, text by Lost Coast Designs, and swirls by HOTP. The flower stamp was free with Craft Stamper and the leaves are from a set by Sassafras Lass. The house number sign was made with a bottletop, number stickers on a circle of inked cardstock covered with Ranger Glossy Accents.

I used the same stamps inside on top of a background created with shades of pink, yellow and lilac inks (Ranger Nick Bantock and Colorbox chalk inks).


Anesha said...

Wow, what a stunning project! Love it. Thanks for the lovely comment on my hanger.

Ann Whitfield said...

Ooh - lucky friends Denise, they're going to love it!
Ann x

Stempelchaotin said...

OMG this is extraordinary.
So lovely house.
Love this creation.

Beryl (bik59) said...

WOW, that is fabulous Denise, I've never seen anything like it. I'm sure it will be treasured.
Beryl x

crissi said...

oh wow thats just so so pretty so much detail.

Thanks for joining in with the Arty Girlz challenge.

crissi xx

Julie said...


I absolutely love this it is stunning!!!

Thanks for joining in with this weeks Arty Girlz challenge

Julie xx

Linda said...

Thats absolutely gorgeous Denise - you've done a great job of it!
Such a thoughtful present.
Linda :-)

craftypixie said...

Wow Denise its lovely!! such detail and im sure your friends will love it
Wendy xx

Enfys said...

This is simply fabulous. I love the way you have stamped the tree in the window. Amazing.
Enfys x

Chrissie said...

Fabulous creation Denise and so diffrent to anything else about. I'm sure your friends will just love it, I know I would!

Anonymous said...

Wow, what an amazing project! All those lovely little details like the house number and the windows are wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Wow, what an amazing creation...beautiful.

Ann said...

Oh this is just absolutely gorgeous.

Ann xxx

Jane's Crafty Creations said...

Oh wow ... what a cute little bird house. Fantastic.

Jane xx

Shirley said...

Wow! How very creative. I don't think I could do that! Wonderful! It's beutiful!

alcoholinky said...

faberoony - this is absolutely gorgeous.

Kim Piggott said...

This is stunning!

Love it to bits.
kim xxx

Phree said...

Wow this is fabulous - I love it!