Saturday, May 10, 2014


I have always liked the way Sandee Setliff does her signs and the shape of them.. So I asked Sandee for more details and then asked my husband if he could cut some out in some left over ply wood that we had, its not the same as what Sandee uses but I thought it would work, it was what we had and I like to recycle.. So he made me 4 of them, I have painted 3 so far. The others I will be posting after I take some more photos.. 
This one is done in acrylic paints..  I sponged the background with a baby wipe, used the Kaisercraft doily stencil to do the pink pattern. I then drew my design for the tree and painted that in with Gesso. The house is done with book paper and my Gelli plate. I did the windows and door with two of my hand carved eraser stamps. The quote is done on my typewriter ' A house is made of walls and beams. A home is made of Love and Dreams'. I popped some of my rolled paper beads and some wooden ones on the wire, just because I could.

With the button flowers, I stumbled across the perfect ones in a jar of mixed ones.  I was looking for pink ones and these say 'together' embedded in the actual button. So how perfect was that.. 

I really liked the way the swirls come up at the bottom to the house.. Its done in my favourite colours.  Americana sea breeze and vivid violet, to get the pink I just added white to the leftover vivid violet.. I put little bits of the valley colours on the house to blend it all in.. Bit of doodling in black and the signo white pen. The bird is in book paper too, just a scrap of blue.. 
I enjoyed doing this and don't think this will be my last house. I have looked and looked at houses that other people have done and put it on the to do list for so long, I am so glad that I finally got one done.

Have a great day 
Sandy :)


  1. This is sooooo pretty Vicki!!! I love the colors and those buttons with the word together on them are just perfect!! You did amazing on the house and I love your hand carved stamps. I tried a couple a while ago and really liked them too. I can't wait to see what your other ones look like!

  2. I just love your house sign and the buttons are just adorable, it all comes together perfectly!

  3. Fabulous project! Love the vibrant colours and funky design! Thanks for joining us at SGC.

  4. A fabulous hanging Sandy, wonderful inking and gorgeous colour scheme. A lovely house and great details, love the button flowers!!

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

  5. This is simply wonderful! love the colors. Thank you so much for playing along with the Spring Flowers Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week :)

  6. This is really beautiful! So much work has gone into it! Thanks for joining us at SGC for our Spots and Dots challenge! HUgsxx


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