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I'm a part-time primary school teacher, who started papercrafting 8 years ago, when I had a fancy to make my own Christmas cards. Since then, I have tried all sorts of techniques and styles - and I kind of like them all. So my work is very varied, which keeps me interested - and my crafty stash growing!! As well as cards, I love working with boxes and canvases - and I'm always seeking inspiration for new projects.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Three little houses!!

Something different today. Very simple - but quite effective. I started with a blank wooden birdhouse shape. I didn't want to make it look 'fussy' so decided to paint it first with Eco Green Butternut and then with Magnolia emulsion paint. Once it was dry, I sanded back the edges to reveal the original wood and some of the Butternut underneath. 
The sentiment is from Creative Expressions Thoughtful Sentiments, stamped onto cream card with Walnut Stain DI. This was mounted onto a piece of card painted with Eco Green Acrylic Paint. The beads are from a broken bracelet, and the fabric flower and button are from my stash.

And because I can never just do one of these things, here's a second! Similar idea - just different sentiment and a couple of metal butterflies to fit the theme!!
And of course there has to be a third!! This time I have used little fabric roses and a button for embellisment!! 
I would like to enter my little houses into:
Craft My Life: Anything Goes (No Cards)

My Craft Creations: Anything Goes

Cxxx

2 comments:

  1. These are all so pretty my favourite is the butterfly one. xx

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  2. These little houses are just wonderful. :D Love the embellishments you used. Thanks for joining us at Craft My Life: All Crafts Challenge.
    Deborah ACC DT

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