Phew! I don't know how long it took the original artist, the very talented Liz Borer, to make her glorious items as Guest Designer for Paper Artsy this week, but it sure has taken me a long time to make my version. I started on Wednesday. Wednesday last March, that is. It must take even longer when you are the one designing the item. I have based my house on two of Liz's projects, taking elements from both, such as shrink plastic, the house with its compartments, the decorated bottles, and the mauve colour scheme. I don't have any Paper Artsy Hallowe'en stamps so I decided to use Lynne Perella and I toyed with the idea of using them in a spooky way but having made a few Hallowe'en projects this year (I've got one more in the wings) I thought I would leave the spider's web alone this time.
I started out with a cardboard house shaped box from Tiger, and painted it with Little Black Dress with Pansy for the back of the sections. I embossed some pieces of Paper Artsy metal with a cogs embossing folder for the roof and rubbed it with Little Black Dress. I used Thorndon Hall mauve paper for the outside panels. All the stamps are Lynne Perella or Lin Brown Eclectica and all the flowers are on shrink plastic apart from the tulip in the large right hand section which is clay.
I have edged the compartments with the Tim Holtz Tattered Lace die on black card and all the embellishments have been rubbed with Ice Fire Treasure Gold. I was going to glue the feather from the Lynne Perella set to the background but decided it looks pretty popped inside the little bottle. The Pansy backgrounds have been stencilled with grungepaste mixed with more Pansy through two different stencils, Mini Vine and Roman Letters.
I am entering this week's challenge here.