Sunday, June 21, 2015

Roaming around with Anything But a Card #48

I'm thrilled to be back designing for Anything But a Card after a two month break!  This months theme at Anything But a Card is Out & About so I made a neighborhood.  I am on a bit of a time crunch this month so I am actually typing this in advance so I am going to be done a head of time!  Since I am in a rush, I didn't take as many photos as normal (plus, this project is fairly cut & dry), but please do enjoy a stroll around my neighborhood.

What I Used to Make my Neighborhood:
Tim Holtz Artful Dwellings Movers & Shakers, Sizzix #657218
Wendy Vecchi Art Comforts Stamp Set, #SCS110
BasicGrey Paper, Scarlet Letter & Perhaps
Die from LifestyleCrafts/Quickutz Wildflower Spring Gift Set
Thin Cardboard
Golden Acrylics in Cobalt Teal, Pyrrole Orange, Titan Buff, Quinacridone Violet, Hansa Yellow, Phthalo Blue, Pyrrole Red & Burnt Sienna
Scraps of Ribbon from Stash
Piece of Foam Board

I had planned on doing a triptych so I had cut out a bunch of the little houses using the cardboard and the die cut.  I painted the houses with the different
acrylics and let them dry, then I painted all the roofs with burnt sienna.  I decided then that I'd rather have a wall hanging than a triptych, so I found a piece of Foam Board.  

I painted all of the houses and then I decided to use a few of the smaller houses as decorations on the larger homes.  I wanted to spruce them up a bit more, so I raided my stash and found some ribbon that I thought enhanced each house and glued it the houses.  I had cut out the "trees" using one of the dies from the Lifestyle/Quickutz Wildflower Spring Gift Set (it's retired, but you can find tons of them online), I'm not sure the actual die name, but it's in that set, and I used the Basic Grey paper. I had to leave out a few of my houses as
they wouldn't all fit on the foam board, but I've kept them and I'm sure they will debut on another piece.  The final step was stamping the sentiment using Wendy Vecchi's Art Comforts stamp set on a scrap piece of card, using a bit of brown ink to edge it and gluing that to the board.  

I hope you enjoyed your stroll around my neighborhood!! Please think about subscribing to my blog and helping me meet my goal of 100 new subscribers for 2015 ~ thank you Christi!
Another look - you can see the shine and brush strokes in the acrylic paint
I would like to enter my "Out & Above" piece in the following challenges:
Love to Create - #13,  Anything Mixed Media Goes
Stamping Sensations - Use Dies and/or Punches (June Challenge)
Allsorts Challenge - #316, Use a Stamp (no digi's) ~ entry #2
That's Crafty! - Housey, Housey 


  1. Christi... what a delightful neighborhood.... great job !

  2. A great card Christi, love the row of houses.

    Many thanks for joining this weeks stamping theme at Allsorts challenge and aslo Stamping Sensations.

    B x

  3. A card with a super modern feel! And a nice sentiment. Thank you for sharing at Stamping Sensations!

  4. Lovely modern card. Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations

  5. Thanks for joining our challenge at allsorts this week Tracy x

  6. I love your fun houses and the sentiment goes perfectly with them!


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