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Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Bless This House Frame Weekend Project

I was digging in a cupboard. If you've been to my workroom you know how many cupboards I have here! LOTS and those who stamp here know if they open one they have to clean it out! No one opens them here! LOL Smart gals, huh? Even I don't want to clean them out. But yesterday I was looking in one to see what all was stuffed in it (just on one shelf) and I ran across this frame I had purchased awhile back.

I set the frame on the floor and left it there for a whole day. I wasn't sure if I was going to put it back on that nice neat shelf or do something with it. The more I looked at it the more I knew I wanted to use the new Stampin' Up! "Good Neighbors" Sale-A-Bration set. This set has 3 houses to pick from. This house was the tallest and I felt it would fill the space I needed much better than the other two one level homes. You also have a choice of 3 different roofs too. The all seem to be about the same height. And there are three trees but one of them looks like a leaf so you could make that work in some projects. I played around with the trees and the one in the photo is the one I liked the best and it was the one that looked the best for what I was doing with it.

I did the words on the computer using the "EnglischeScht" Windows font. I printed it out on Whisper White card stock using black ink. The house was stamped using black StazOn ink. I highly recommend the StazOn ink if you are going to color the house, the classic black ink will smear and lift off on your marker. The colored area will not look as neat and clean as it does with the StazOn ink.

I colored the house in using the Barely Banana marker. I drew in the details around the windows and door using the Chocolate Chip marker. I stamped the trees and then stamped them again on Garden Green card stock which I cut out and taped in place over the stamped trees on either side of the house. I sponged in the grass and sky with a sponge dauber. And that was pretty much it.

I had a lot of fun making this frame. It helped knowing who I was making it for too!! You can click on the photo for a closer view.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,


Lisa said...

Very nice! I was debating about getting that particular SAB set but I think you helped me realize that while small, it does have possibilities!

Dawn said...

Love what you did with this set!

Corie said...

This is pretty -- love the idea TFS.

Diane said...

Wonderful!!! I love it!!
Tell you what,if I go clean out some cupboards,do I get to keep what's in door #3,lol???
Great project as always Wanda!

Sara Paschal said...