Friday, November 26, 2010

Bloggers Challenge 179


This week the challenge at Bloggers Challenge was a color challenge using rust, blue, and mustard.

I had a set of die cut house ornaments to assemble, so I decided to work on them using the color challenge. I realize that my rust actually photographed more red, but it is really a rust color and the roof on the blue house looks rather pink even though it is white. I used my Creative Inspirations paints to color all of the houses and roofs (except the mustard house and the rust house's roof.) In addition to the color, I played around a  bit with texture. The mustard house was painted with crackle paint and has an adobe-like finish to it. The rust and blue were embossed with different embossing folders. The roof of rust house is covered with a sand mixture giving it a very rough texture. The white house was stamped using blue ink. Each of the houses has a loop to hang them on the tree and on the back is a hole which can be used to put a Christmas light in to light them up. It was a fun project to work on.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving . 

13 comments:

Lisa Bohler said...

That is a neat idea! Love the little details that these houses entail! Wonderful!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

These turned out beautifully Barbara! What a terrific project! :D

Tami Black said...

Barbara,

These are absolutely darling! I think they will look so darned cute lit up on a tree or even with a battery operated tea light in them. And I love that you can say, "I made those!"

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Love your die cut houses, Barbara, what lovely ornaments they will make. Beautiful and full of gorgeous details. Hugs, Gayle.

Basement Stamper said...

Wow, very impressive, love the houses and the coloring of them! Great job on the challenge.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fun project- these will look awesome light- the crackle paint is so neat and bet the sparkle is amazing in person. TFS

Lisa Somerville said...

How cute are these, they'll look wonderful on your tree!

njburk said...

These are all adorable--love them--you did a great job--nice to see something other then cards!
Hugs, Nola

Linda Monroe said...

Darling - they remind me of my husbands Nana's christmas houses.

Ida said...

How cute!

MJ said...

What a fun project. Love the sand on thr roof great idea!

Barbara said...

How cute! Great little projects....and just perfect for our Color Challenge! Great job!!!

Lori said...

Fabulous project! They turned out great.