Sunday, 10 August 2008

My First Ever House




There is a new swap on Hels Crafty Angels where we will be making houses to swap and then we will have our own little streets - what a lovely idea! Anyway, I was a bit nervous about joining in cus I'd never made a house before! I designed my own house template and then went from there. The first one I made went straight in the bin, it was really awful! Eventually I made this one, which has got the distress inks peeled paint, broken china and a touch of worn lipstick dabbed onto the background and I then went round the edges with my copper leafing pen. I used this lovely stamp from The Artistic Stamper as the main focal point and added a grungeboard crown to him. I then found this hand which was part of another stamp which I thought would be fun to put in the roof and looks like its trying to nick his crown!!! I really enjoyed making this house but I'm not sure about what to do for the next nine!!!!!!

14 comments:

Claireabelle said...

It's brilliant!
xx

Angie C said...

Ooooh, what a lovely house - love the colours and stamps you have used - fabby

craftyscot said...

it is fab Hilda
Shazza
x

** Shaz ** said...

Fantastic Karen love it xx

craftytrog said...

It's brill! Love the background and hand!! x

Andrea said...

a wonderful hose and great colours x

Joy said...

Andrea's got thing about hoses!! he he!
Fab house Karen love the the background and colours xx

CraftyC said...

I love your 1st ever house! I looks great to me and the background is fab!
Clairexx

Karen said...

Thanks for all your lovely encouraging comments, it means a lot xxxx And yes Andrea is obsessed with those hoses isn't she!!!!

Beckie said...

I like your house Karen, the background looks great.

Ann said...

Brilliant house Karen & one of my fave stamps too!! xx

Bee said...

love your house,

xx

Minx said...

And a very fab first house it is too xx

Jennie said...

lovely xxx