onsdag 18. november 2015

The ultimate Christmas house with a little twist

Hello and welcome
I've been very busy lately, both with a few social dinners and family visits, but also accompanied my eldest daughter to the hospital for her monthly medicine. Getting the Multible Sclerosis (MS) medication that she must have take even a whole day at the hospital. A little stress for both mother and daughter. So while we sat there I thought hmmm it's almost Christmas, maybe I should show the stylish Christmas house that I have made in between battles.

And here it is - my christmashouse. I am very proud of the results ☺It was so much fun making this madhouse

And here - just because I like you so much, is a step by step tut. of how I did this marvelous house:

I started with a canvas shaped like a house and gesso it

and took out my tim Holtz stencil called Holliday Knit and stenciled with red and green acrylic paint, like a panel on the house. 

the roof is made of watercolor paper in 100 lb, cut into a bunch of small round triangles, and painted with gold paint

then I find my Rubber Dance rubber stamps Giraffe, Deer and Pinecones and stamp them on a tag with Archival Black ink, then I collored them with Distress Ink and cut them out.

I painted with yellow and white in the windows to get the effect of lamplight from the inside of the house. I also stamp the girafe and deer in the window, just to gain a little shade

and here is the animals and the pinecones in color

I stamp the beautiful snowman with Distress ink on a tag

 I colored the hat with Distress ink

 and the rest of the snowman with promarker pens

I glued a lace ribbon at the transition between the wall and the roof before I glued all the tiles on the roof

I took the snow paint and pushed a litle snow on the roof,  window sills and bottom of the wall with a big brush

I glued some bling up under the eaves for icicle effect

and here is some close ups for my project

I am in on the Challenge with my christmashouse at:
Scrappiness - jul
Anything But Cute - its ornamental
Noor Design - Anything goes
Live and love crafts - Christmas Tic-Tac-Toe - glitter, snow

The snowman, deer, pinecones and giraffe is all Rubber Dance stamps, and you can buy them and other beautiful and fun stamps here.
Don't forget if you are shopping at Rubber Dance you can get 15% off with my code  Anita2015
I hope to see you soon again.
Now I will have a good time reading and enjoing my new book that finaly had arrive in my mailbox: The book from the beautiful and very creative Mimi Bondi
A very early happy face *LoL*
I'm sure I'm going to be very inspired and that I certainly is going to show you some of my creations inspired by Mimi Bondi here on my blog, so be sure to stay tuned.
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See you soon. Take care ♥ 

Hugs, Anita

20 kommentarer:

  1. What a fabulous Christmas house!! Love how you built the roof and added all the snowy tips. Your giraffe and deer look nice and warm inside, away from all the wintery frostiness! Great holiday piece! Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'It's Ornamental' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

    1. Thank you, Pamellia. It was so much fun making this house. I was almost a little sad when I finished it ☺
      Hugs, Anita

  2. Your little house is so cute with the giraffe and deer in the windows, I love how you added shadows to them with the additional stamping. It was very clever to use the stencil to create the front of the house and the little gems for the icicles was a lovely finishing touch! Thanks so much for joining in our challenge at Anything But Cute! Anne xx

    1. Thank you Redanne ☺ I also think it was an ingenious idea to use Tim Holtz's Holiday Knit-stencil as a panel on the house. Sometimes I suprise my self *lol*
      Hugs, Anita

  3. What a fabulous fun house, Anita! So funny with the giraffe with its earrings and of course what it says to the deer (oh deer!). Cute roof tiles, and nice touch with the ice bling hanging down from it. Thank you so much for making this lovely house with my stamps!!
    Big hug <3

    1. Thank you, Bibi ♥ And thank you for all your wonderfull stamps. I just love'em all. It's as I've got a personal relationship with them. I can not create anything without using your stamps ☺ Is'nt that awesome? *LoL*
      Big hug back, Anita ♥

  4. Så stilig julehus med kjempe flott oppskrift. Takk for at du ble med på scrappiness sin juleutfordring, klemm Dt Jorunn ♥

    1. Tusen takk, Jorunn. Jeg hadde det veldig gøy når jeg laget dette ☺
      Klem tilbake ♥

  5. I saw this on Tuesday Tutorials Group on Facebook. It is gorgeous! So happy to hear you are proud of it too. A really beautiful Christmas decoration and created with Rubber Dance stamps too, thank you for the step by step - I need them where mixed media is involved. Karen x

  6. Great work!!! Your Christmas house is so special. I love it. Hugs, Susanne.

  7. Ååå så flott julehus du har lagd, takk for at du er med på vår utfordring hos Scrappiness

  8. Such a beautiful house! Isn't Art a wonderful creative outlet?

    1. Thank you, Maria ♥ Yes I agree, and I think art is also therapy.
      Hugs, Anita ♥

  9. Hello Anita! What a fun project, I love the stencil work in the different colours and the Stag and Giraffe are so sweet and I love her comment! Really lovely, different and FUN! Cxx (FA for November at Anything but Cute)

  10. Fabulous Christmas house. Love the sweater background and the roof with its snowy edges. Thanks for joining us at Anything But Cute.

  11. What a fun project!
    Thank you so much for joining our It's Ornamental challenge at Anything But Cute!

    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  12. Brilliant project; the rooof looks awesome, and I love the giraffe, really made me laugh. Thanks for playing Christmas Tic-Tac-Toe with LLC.

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts


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