Friday, April 20, 2012

Home is Where the Heart is... by Connie K.

This little house shaped banner is for a sweet  friend of mine who recently bought her first house...she was so excited! I thought is would be so cute to send to her instead of a card congratulating her!

For those of you who have read my know I am a little obsessed with anything house shaped this project is not a big surprise!

Most of the items I used here I had on use what you have to make it yours...

supplies to gather:

chipboard medium weight
heidi swapp chipboard letters
pattern tissue
authentique paper blissful  euphoria
authentique paper blissful foundations
button card (chimney)
1.5 wide brown grograin ribbon 3/4 yd.
random button ivory
1/2 lace trim 8 inches
yellow ball fringe 8 inches
1.5 inch gathered lace 8 inches
tim holtz idealogy metal corner hardware
french vanilla card stock bazzill basics paper
coffee archival ink
rubber stamp..Janet Klein
scrap of natural quilt batting
scrap of canvas  6”X6”
gold seed beads 2 doz
ivory thread coats and clark
chipboard floral piece from my stash...
craft paint raw umber
art glitter opaque ultrafine glitter #264 ash
designer dries clear adhesive
sewing lock
khaki thread coats and clark
xyron tape runner

lets get started..

cut a house shape out of chipboard...
my dimensions are 6” wide and 10” tall...
cover the roof portion of the house with authentique euphoria paper and the lower portion with authentique foundations.
I used a xyron tape runner to adhere to chipboard.
Along the right hand side of the house I adhered some pattern tissue with multi matte medium. Top stitch around, all the edges with khaki thread..using a variety of straight stitches and zig zag.

Cut canvas and quilt batting with pinking shears, to 4.75" X 5" top stitch together close to the edges..set to the side for now.

Using the raw umber craft paint, dry brush all of the edges to distress. Once the paint is dry adhere the wide white ruffled lace to the lower edge. Adhere the yellow ball fringe to the top of the house, wrap to the back. Cover upper edge of ball fringe with narrow white lace adhering to the backside also.

Take a narrow button card and adhere to the right side of the house...this will be your chimney. Adhere large bow made with grograin ribbon to the left side of house and adorn with ivory button. On the top of roof add an idealogy metal corner and pinch it together.

Stamp the little girl image using coffee archival ink on the french vanilla card stock three times and cut out...adhere to the lower left hand section of the canvas using designer dries clear adhesive...
adhere the word home to the upper portion of the canvas. I used upper and lower case letters. I randomly cut a heart from the quilt batting and stitched  on tiny gold seed beads, adhere to canvas as shown on photo.

Now you can adhere the canvas piece to the front of your house.
Paint the large floral chipboard piece with raw umber craft paint..once dry, brush on designer dries clear adhesive and sprinkle with ultrafine opaque glitter #264 ash.
Once this has dried, adhere to the front of the canvas as shown.

I finished the back with a remaining piece of the paper from the front.