Tuesday, December 22, 2009

my beautiful home

Here is a big project I did this week. This involved our entire family. My children helped paint the fence.......... hubby constructed the fence onto the corrugated board... (this engineering training helps)....... while I 'decorate' the house. This house is not 'ready-made'....... I constructed it out of flat chipboard sheets...... the roof is removable....... and we can house a album inside. This house will be our main home decor item this Christmas. I like the title "Home is where our heart is"......... aptly put cos the entire family put this house together. Of course, those cute horse, sheep and mouse belongs to the kids. LOL! Join me as we take a closer look at this house: Layer 3 different papers at the background. I heat emboss with a nice brown swirl at the sides. I love to add details. I cut the heart from Websters Vellum sheet. The words "Home" comes from one of the papers. I heat emboss CLEAR UTEE on the word "HOME". And that hanging motif....... cute too. Heat emboss with CLEAR UTEE to highlight it. Can you spot a Melissa Frances key and keyhole. I have been hoarding that for a long time. This tree was much taller...... I had to 'chop' it shorter... see how I created a tree truck with twine. I love that texture. Added some Prima pearls on the tree to mimic lights. The sides of the house: that owl had to be there... I love that... i placed a metal heart hanging from the roof. Oh... another cute detail: I made this window with 'curtains' from Websters Trims. Do you like it? Close up look of the hanging motif : Heat Emboss with Clear Utee.
Oooo... the roof with 'snow'...... Tim Holtz technique last year... make snow...... the texture is amazing. I also dripped some white candle wax on it.
I love how the vellum sheet looks on the roof.
These cute mouse...........
The fence is hard work....... painted many times........ and then with crackle paint.
Hope you like it........... come back next to see the album inside the house. I am still adding photos and journaling.
Oh... btw, I have good news.... I am back for another term as DT for YSS......it is just announced on the blog.....
I am so thankful.

8 comments:

BabyBokChoy said...

You are ALTOGETHER too creative, this is a lovely home!!! Wow, impressive!!!!!

Theresa said...

This is just awesome! What a creative mind you have!

Anonymous said...

so much hardwork!
may i know where did you get the paper puncher for the lace like paper you glued to the roof please?

Audrey Pettit said...

This is just amazing, Wendy! Such a cute project and so beautifully done. Love all the details like the snow on the roof and the sweet window treatments.
Can't wait to see the rest of it.

piradee talvanna said...

love it - each and every details and those mouse are just too adorable! a very very merry merry christmas wendy!!!

ps. congrats again on your DT at YSS :)

Andrea Amu said...

Sooo soo cute, Wendy! Love your precious home!

Pearl said...

adorable Christmas decor project for sure , Wendy !

& congrats onanother term with YSS! ;)

Trust your Christmas time was Blessed !

Staci said...

this is absolutely fantastic wendy!! love all the details! congrats on your renewed term!