Monday, May 26, 2008

challenges for this week




my favourite challenge, Gothic Arches is on vacation this week, I hope you get some rest in all the busi-ness Nancy, but I did manage to get 2 houses done for my next favourite challenge, dans ma maison ... il y a. This week the theme was green.

For the Alice house, I was wracking my brain for something to do and I thought of some stamps I have that have never been inked. I had a wonderful tree background stamp that I stamped 3x in Distress Peeled Paint ink and the Alice stamps were done with Versafine Vintage sepia. When I think of Alice I think of a thickly wooded garden, hence the trees. Then I coloured in the Alices with coloured pencils.

For the butterfly green, I used some more of that gorgeous BG paper, stampes the dotted diamond strin with Versamark on each edge of the roof and dusted it with pale gold Pearl-ex, it almost looks like the gingerbread trim on an old Victorian, stamped it again with Distress Weathered wood along the side and attached a metal butterfly.

Thank you for looking. Merci!!

11 comments:

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow they are brilliant.
Wonderful house´s. Love the design. Great work.

Théalie said...

wow 2 !!!! très jolies maison, merci pour ta participation, j'aime particulièrement l'interprétation de Alice.

miclep said...

It's beautiful. I love the first.

Janny said...

They are gorgeous!

Anne, Bulles dorées said...

your two houses are beautiful !! thank you very much for your participation to our challenge's blog ^^

almarie said...

so lovely ! beautiful houses ! particularly the alice one (mine of the little girl is also on that theme, my little girl name is alice ! )

Thé said...

Très jolie maison !

Kenning Stone said...

Mary-Beth, thank you . When you have manifested your version of the keys...please post 'em somewhere so that I can see. I would like to see where Kim's idea has led you. Also I was completely tickled that you mention the Irish side. Whether it's obvious or not there's always some kind of Irish, Celtic, Druid, Pagan, Tuetonic, Old Craft feel going on in me while I create (I'm totally NOT Irish - go figure)..ly

Tania said...

This are very beautiful houses!

Jillian said...

Wow! I really love both of your houses. Thx for the info on the new challenge site.

bockel24 said...

Wow, I love the tall Alice house - it´s as weird as the book!