Evening Bloggers. Well here is my addition to the street that is taking over blogland, lol. It started off as a blank wooden house which I prepped with gesso, adirondack hazlenut acrylic and then swiped off with a baby wipe to give a distressed look. I then took it to our monthly workshop at Victoria Stampers where the uber talented Neet gave us instructions, techniques and inspiration in altering and decorating our houses. Unfortunately I had to leave early but as soon as I got home I carried on until I'd finished.
I've taken loads of piccies to talk you through the various rooms.
I'd decided I wanted to add bunting to the top edges and then realised the dartboard, which I had already glued into place would be hidden so I gently folded the 2 top bunting over (it was a windy day, lol) and then my copic coloured owl was popped into position. The dartboard and toy train are dolls house miniature accessories as are a few other bits and pieces. You can already see the jigsaw pieces dotted around. Me thinks some naughty child had a tantrum and threw them everywhere. Also, what is that I spy in the bottom left of the piccie???
Oops! Here is more evidence of something awful about to happen.... The tree trunk is a Lavinia stamp repeated using Walnut Stain distress ink.
Caught in the act!!! What a naughty pussy cat, trying to get the owl.
The vintage box of pencil leads (still full) I found when rummaging for stuff at home. The letter tiles spell TIE and the little barrow of building bricks is another dolls house miniature.
Who remembers trolls? Well he was another find from a bit of a rummage. The background paper I created myself by typing the alphabet in various fonts and printing off on the computer. I then distressed it with walnut stain. The sharpener and red pencil are buttons. The pencils in the pot are made from skewers and painted with copics. More jigsaw pieces.....
The footie boots were swiped off a card. The Monopoly board is a dolls house miniature. The playing cards are from my stash. The car is a button, the dice are beads, the chessboard I made myself and the pieces are from a travel magnetic set.
The poem on the right wall I found in an old book of poetry. The metal background has been put through an embossing folder and then distressed with acrylic paint.
Dominoes and mahjong tiles from my stash
The little dolly is glued to the seat of a trike, another dollshouse miniature, as is the football.
The 'cheeky' little doll has had his blushes spared by the careful placing of the hobby horse (another dollshouse miniature). The numbers are grunge board, coloured with acrylics. The paddington bear is a charity pin.
Finally a peek at the other side of the house with a wall background paper overstamped with ivy, which you can't see, and Lavinia toadstools.