Tuesday, June 16, 2009

this is the house that Wendy built...

Ok, so I changed those lyrics up a bit, but today I am sharing with you a house that I build using Lizzie Anne stamps. I designed this project for a colored pencil tutorial for Lizzie Anne Designs June newsletter. Did you all sign up for their newsletters yet? Head on over and subscribe to see how I used colored pencils and baby oil to color the images. I thought I'd share how I created the 3D effect with the stamps on my blog today.



To create this home, sweet home frame I pulled out my Welcome Home set by Lizzie Anne Designs.

  • Stamp the large house 2 times on white cardstock.
  • Color in the house and then cut them out. One will be the front and the other will be cut to create sides.
  • Using an exacto, cut the gable on two sides, score across the bottom of the roof and bend down.
  • Holding the extra house up to the side of the front piece, mark off how deep you need it and cut. You will also have to mark the angle of the roof and cut that too. *
  • Cut a piece of cardstock to complete the window on the roof
  • I used double thickness of window** insulating foam to both support the sides/roof and be able to ensure the piece would remain 3D.
  • Adhere 3D house to the frame and embellish with additional stamped images...trees, teeny tiny picket fence, etc.



Here you can take a peek at how the sides look assembled to the house front...



supplies used:
stamps: Lizzie Anne Designs Little Bits (Welcome Home)
pattern paper: Scenic Route
colored with: Koh-i-noor pencils/baby oil

*I can tell you I hate measuring and just kinda eyeballed it. I kept taking slivers off the sides until it looked about right. My carpenter husband of course noticed that its not plumb or whatever it was he called it.

**you can find this in your home improvement store (or maybe even in the back of your DH's work truck...wink) Its super smushy but only adhesive on one side. You can smush it almost flat and then it will eventually pop back up. Kinda cool if you want to mail cards with 3D elements, but want them to mail flatter than pop dots.

15 comments:

Katie said...

so cute!

Rose Ann said...

Amazing, girl!! I totally love it!!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Wow...totally amazing Wendy. I think you have a bright future as an architech! :)

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

WOW! This is awesome!!! What a great tutorial!

Tiffany said...

What an amazing design, love the concept...beautiful project, thanks for sharing all the details that went into it!!

Elena said...

Wow! You are so creative!!! Amamzing!!! Thank you for sharing tutorial!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Wendy, this is FABULOUS!!! I'm so glad you showed the side view too. I had no idea you had that much dimension to this!

Kim Burmeister said...

Holy Moly, Wendy! You are oozing with talent! I love your title! You need to submit this one.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

OMG!! This is so adorable!! What a beautiful project!! TFS! ;)

LeAnne said...

This is just the cutest thing---my jaw dropped when I saw it! Very clever and creative!
TFS!

Deb Neerman said...

Soooooooooo cute and clever!! LOVE it!

some kind of wonderful said...

this is absolutely adorable! you are so creative! i just love it and may have to scraplift it!!

Stampin' Meg said...

Gorgeous Wendy- what a fabulous project- your cutting skills are sick!

Anthonette said...

Wow, Wendy! Very stunning project. I loved how you used your husband's supplies to build your house.

Linda Beeson said...

Oh wow! This just could not be an cuter! LOVE those adorable trees and the great coloring.