I used the following items to make it:
- Dick Blick 6 x 8 panel
- Letters from & Gypsies Gypsy Market Collection
- Golden Gesso
- Golden Matte Gel
- Golden Quinacridone Red for the 2 hearts
- DoCrafts Papermania Urban Stamps Type Print for the brick
- 2 wooden hearts - the large one is about 3 1/2" wide, the small one about 1"
- Scrap paper for the sentiment
- Patterned paper with random text
- Ranger Products: Adirondack Espresso (stamped the sentiment), Adirondack Jet Black (for the brick), Distress Ink in Frayed Burlap & Distress Paint in Fire Brick Red.
- Wendy Vecchi, Studio 490 Products: Art Parts Residences (for the house) & Homemade Art Stamp Set (for the sentiment "Home is where love resides)
- Crafters' Pick glue (I use this glue for EVERYTHING - the only problem is that it dries glossy and sometimes I'd rather not have all my excess glue shinning for all to see, but that fact has made me a very careful gluer).
Then I painted the house with the Brick Red Distress Paint and the roof with more of the espresso ink. Once the house was dry I stamped the brink stamp on the house (I sort of made a template to help me with making sure the stamp didn't overlap too badly) with the Jet Black ink. While waiting for that to dry I painted the 2 hearts with the Quinacridone Red - they turned out really glossy so I used some Matte Gel to dull them. I stamped the Wendy Vecchi sentiment on some scrap paper. I ripped the text patterned paper for the background and adhered it. Then I inked the panel again a bit to blend in the text paper. I put everything on the panel for a dry run, positioned and fixed the items, then glued everything down. Viola! A nice gift and my mom loved it (of course she did)!
I put the 2 pictures up so you can see what the panel looks like "flat" and then the second picture shows a bit of the 3D effect. I didn't put any sealer on it (I probably should have at least sprayed some fixative on it) but I was a bit nervous that I would mess it up somehow. Since if I am going to mess something up it is usually on one of the last steps - so better to be safe than sorry :)
I would LOVE to hear your comments on this - please let me know what you think!
Thanks for reading and looking,