Dream House

11:19:00 AM Venus and Luanne @ Sisters Craft Cafe 11 Comments

Good day friends! I've been keeping a cardboard house that made last December. I left it undecorated for so long because I ran out out of ideas on what to do with it - until this month when I got a few die-cut elements and a pretty image, that I decided to have fun with it, and create a shabby-chic "Dream House"
So here goes....

The roof can be taken off actually, and the body of the house is hollow inside.
To prime the body of the box, I used paper mache technique using glue and scraps of paper.
Then,  layered it with printed papers by All About Scrapbooking.  I chose the prints with 
paisley, tiny flowers, and stripes in shades of brown and coordinating colors of green and blue .

The roof was made out of scraps of brown cardstock that were used for 
making wedding invitations. Each roof tile was hand cut and then put together with adhesive. I used 3M double sided tape.

I decorated the roof with assorted die-cuts of flowers, leaves, punched butterflies, 
Prima and non-Prima flowers.   I inked some of the leaves and flowers with Tm Holtz Distress ink - Old paper and Versafine ink in Chocolate

I inked the corners of the house with Tim Hotlz Distress ink Old Paper and Versafine Chocolate. For the embellishments,  I used Vintage brooch by Les Memoir All About Scrapbooking; die-cut word Dream; and Punched border arches by Martha Stewart. 
The cute image of a girl holding a balloon is by La La Land Crafts.  

So, let me know what you think about my "Dream House" :-)

Challenges Entered:

You can win a pack of the Les Memoir Vintage brooch 
You can win pads of All About Scrapbooking Papers from 
my sister's blog CRAFTER'S REFERENCE

Hope you enjoyed your visit --- Venus

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  1. Just gorgeous and I love those super flowers. Thanks for sharing
    Love Cynthia x

  2. Fabulous creative make, I love the roof with the flowers
    Thanks for joining in at MAWTT this week for Sue's Shabby Vintage challenge and good luck
    Hugs Laurie xx

  3. Me again! I forgot to say thank you for the lovely comment you left me! Its really great when people go to the effort of leaving a comment and it really makes my day
    Hugs again Laurie xx

  4. love your house sister! very creative

  5. Wow! This is awesome! Love the roof.

  6. Love the deign of the house. Happy colors and beautiful flowers. Really sweet creation!

  7. love your creation..fab flowers ....thanks for sharing with us at CRAFTY RIBBONS x carol

  8. This is just beautiful and certainly worth all the hard work. I love the roof and how you have embellished itvwith thevhand cut tiles and beautiful flowers. i love how the little girl is sitting on the edge.sometimes its good to leave a project and come ack to it later on.

    Thanks so much for entering your card at Anything goes, Just keep on creating. i hope you will continue to share your beautiful projects :)

  9. This is beautiful and lots of work but so worth it. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady.
    Jenny x

  10. Wonderful, Venus. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady.

  11. This is a beautiful "Dream House". Love all your flowers.
    Thanks for joining Digi Doodle Shop Challenge !
    Hugs Berit


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