Friday 20 September 2019

Houses of the World Part 2

Hi everyone it's my turn on the blog again today so I thought I'd show you the rest of my designs for the August Hochanda show using the great "Houses" stamps. 

 I'll start with one of my favourites Italian House and for the first design I've given it a spooky Halloween look.

I made a background with Distress inks Rusty Hinge, Barn Door and Carved Pumpkin. I then simply stamped the house using a black inkpad & shaded with a grey brush pen.

I've added some die cut bats & a punched circle for the moon.

To finish I've mounted onto black card and attached to an ivory A5 card blank and added some freehand lines.   


For the next one I've used Dutch House which I have stamped twice onto white card so that I could 3D the tallest part of the house. I've coloured with pencils and the design itself is made up of a "bridge fold"- if you're not familiar with this fold let me know and I'd be happy to give you details. I've coloured in bright "Dutch" colours and added die cut flowers to decorate the card blank.

Next we have Bridge House and for this I've stamped onto cork using a black inkpad (Versafine). The cork sheet gives a great textured look & is very easy to colour with water based pens. I've mat and layered onto ivory and then Kraft card before attaching to the card blank. I've cut away the right side of the card blank (A5 ivory) and stamped the background with On the Tiles using a Sepia inkpad and added some torn strips of cork to add interest.

Below are a few more of my designs which didn't make it onto the show but I thought you'd like to see. 

Shrink plastic

An 5" x 7" canvas painted with water colour paints
Turret House simply printed over Mica sprays

Thanks for joining me today, see you next month. 

Friday 6 September 2019

Houses of the World

Hi everyone it's my turn on the Design Team blog again today & I want to show you some of my designs from the August Hochanda show. 

I'll start with my calendar design which was really fun to do. I stamped  Italian House and Bridge House several times each using a black inkpad and just shaded softly with a grey pen. I then cut parts from each of them (see if you can spot them!) before layering them together at different depths onto some pale blue card using silicone glue. I then layered this onto Kraft card & stamped some foliage around the edges from Robin the Spruce & coloured using water based pens. To finish I added some punched cork hearts, a mini calendar & paper raffia.

For my second design I've chosen Turret House which is my favourite (don't tell anyone!)
I've embossed onto navy card using detail gold embossing powder & then stencilled a moon through a punched circle shape with a white ink. I then water coloured using gold and copper inks from pearl inkpads (Brilliance) before splattering white ink over the entire design. I layered onto gold card before attaching to a ivory 7" x 7" card blank. The sentiment was also embossed and cut into a flag shape, also layered onto gold card. To finish I added some gold metal embellishments. 

My third design features Italian House and for this I went for a snowy, frosty scene. I took a piece of flat white card and stamped the house at the centre. I then painted Pebeo Drawing Gum over the entire image to mask it. When dry (only a few minutes) I sponged some clouds and mountains onto the background using a piece of torn card and Distress inks leaving the bottom just white. I used a dotty stencil and white ink to add some snow. 

Next I rubbed away the gum and gave the house some light shading using a grey pen. I also added some snow drifts using grey. The sentiment was stamped using a dark blue inkpad.

I layered the design onto mid blue card before attaching to a 8" x 8" white card blank. To finish I added white liquid pearls to the house & snowy landscape and sprinkled with crystal glitter. I also attached some die cut "icicles" to the top of the design.

Thanks for visiting the blog today and I'll be back later in the month with more of my house designs. Bye for now.