Tuesday, August 02, 2011

City Crafter Home Sweet Home


Good morning!

The weeks seem to be going awfully quickly ... It's Tuesday again and here we are with another challenge at City Crafter ... Thanks so much to everyone that took part in last weeks' challenge ... you really are a creative lot ... so many stunning entries once again. Today we are hosted by our creator the lovely  Kirsty and she has chosen the theme Home Sweet Home ... Such a fun challenge ... anything with a house or home image on your card or project is required or even an altered house ... 
We have Sandi Taloumis Guesting for us too and Pixie Dust Paperie is kindly sponsoring again ... 

 I love to make houses as you will know if you follow my blog ... but something caught my eye one day whilst looking around other blogs and it was This by Melissa Samuels ... I book marked it for a later date and with a little tweaking here and there ... it was my project for this week ...
Some dear friends are celebrating their 40th Wedding Anniversary this week and I wanted to make a little wall hanging to give them along with their main gift ... and this is the result ...


It's a lot larger than the keychain book made by Melissa and as I didn't have any of those little houses I had to improvise ... I did have a lot of these chipboard fames ...


and a lot of these blank mats


so I glued the frames together ...  


... painted them and distressed them a little and cut one of the mats in half diagonally to make a roof which was also painted ... 
I covered the roof and the 'house' with MF papers before adhering them together ... then covered another mat and adhered it to the back of the frames ... so a little house was made and then just the decor was needed ... I didn't have any wedding photos of them but they sent one as their invitation and I scanned it in ... cropped it and changed it to black and white ...


(Grateful thanks to Melissa Samuels) 

If you pop back tomorrow I will show you the box I made for it .... 

I hope you can join us this week at City Crafter ... look forward to seeing you there

Till soon

~ Ros ~

15 comments:

Sylvia said...

Beautiful project, Ros! I am sure your friends will love it, such a nice keepsake. I keep forgetting to tell you that I really like your new blog surround, the daisies are so lovely! Have a wonderful day.

Cheryl Nelson said...

Wowzers...so GORGEOUS Ros!!! They are going to ADORE this! What an amazing gift!

Deb Hickman said...

What a beautiful gift,love all the little trinkets and embellies you've added. Xxxx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is such a lovely project, the soft and romantic colors really make a perfect wedding anniversary gift!

Ira said...

That is one gorgeous wall hanging Ros! Your friends will be thrilled when they see this very personal beauty. Brilliant idea to layer up the frames!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a gorgeous keepsake Ros! I am sure your friend will treasure this beauty! Thanks for the tutorial!

jacirascrap said...

já estou preparando minha casinha... Os tons e toda sua delicadeza estão presentes neste seu projeto!

cbuswell said...

Love your wallhanging, you're so good at these! I must give one a go!!

june lanum said...

Ros this is a fabulous project

Linda R. said...

WOW!!! You have out done yourself girly.. I just LOVE this..

Lynnda Hosni said...

They are going to love this ROS... FOR ME ...I'm SCREAMING!!!.... SO STUNNING!!! you are amazing my friend... hugs...xoxo

Chris said...

Ros, this is absolutely gorgeous. I'm sure your friends will love it.

Suzanne C said...

Stunning! Soft and elegant! I am planning on playing along as soon as I can!

Terrie B x said...

This is `beautiful` Ros I bet your friends love it!Perfect for the Occasion..TFI:) x

Stella said...

Sweetie this is priceless. I just took a peek at Melissa's blog and I think that your house turned out FABULOUS! You can never go wrong with MF papers and how clever to crop the photo of the invitation.... It tunred out a precious keepsake; the happy couple will love it!
XXXX

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