Monday, 3 June 2013

Design Team Project #1 featuring Kaisercraft Base Coat Collection (by Lesley)

Good Morning Snazzy's visitors!

As you know the DT have some fabulous papers from Kaisercraft in our kit this month called The Base Coat Collection together with some very, very nice stamps which I haven't had time to make full use of yet :-(.  The paper designs are all depictions of building materials such as bricks, wood panelling, concrete, stone, etc., all with a weathered look to them and they are gorgeous.

Many moons ago almost at the beginning of my paper/ink/painty obsession I found a Maya Road house box kit in a craft shop bargain bin somewhere, brought it home and promptly left it to languish in a cupboard waiting for just the right 'stuff' to decorate it with.  As soon as these papers arrived I remembered my house box (the roof comes off to stash a memory book/album) and decided to make a little 'holiday cabin'.


I began by painting all edges, corners and under the roof eaves with concrete coloured acrylic paint and then cut three different paper designs to cover the cabin, Brick for the ends, Distressed for the sides and Corrugated Iron for the roof.  I distressed all the edges and inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink before sticking the papers to the walls of the cabin.  I dry brushed a few more weather streaks down the roof paper using acrylic paints then stuck it on.  I found the self adhesive metal ridge cover in my stash and then used a border punch to make the fascias in a co-ordinating colour card.  The chimney came as a separate piece so I used the Brick design to cover this before sticking it in place.


I painted the door with acrylic paint, then crackle medium and another coat of paint and then used a wood panel effect stamp (from a PaperArtsy plate) and Coffee Archival ink to stamp over the top, finally adding and Ideology brad to make the handle.  I painted the wooden banner with acrylic paint and then stamped 'Cherish' from the Secret Admirer - Definitions stamp set with black Archival ink.  Because the stamps are clear acrylic I could gently curve the word to fit the shape of the banner ..... very handy!  I stuck this on with 3D foam pads.  The heart which was in the 'cabin' kit was given the same paint treatment and stamped with Coffee Archival using the Laugh stamp from the kit.  Before I stuck all the bits on this end I spread texture paste through a stencil (Snazzy's have a selection) to make the plants growing either side the door and when dry inked them with Evergreen Bough and Shabby Shutters DI.

For the sides of the cabin I painted the window frames with concrete coloured acrylic paint then smeared on Rock Candy Crackle Paint.  When it was dry I added a little Vintage Photo and Evergreen Bough DI rubbed back with a wet wipe.  I stamped the Crafty Individuals images onto white card and added a hint of colour to the faces and adhered this to the back of the window frame before sticking it to the cabin.  The lintel was added on 3D foam pads and the wild flowers images from Chocolate Baroque were stamped with Olive Archival ink.


The other side was done in same way with different Crafty Individuals images from the same set.  I added some texture paste through a stencil and some metallic paste to areas of the roof and then I started on making my embellishments.


I stamped the Crafty Individuals butterflies onto some pearlescent card and cut them out.  I nearly always run a black pen round the edges as I don't like to see the stark white cut edge.  I die cut the leaf sprays and the flowers which I cut from the Concrete paper design (love the colours on this one both sides) and a few from old book pages.  I inked the tips of all the petals with Vintage Photo and Evergreen Bough DI, layered them with brads and set about arranging everything over the 'back' of my cabin and the roof.  I also did a couple more word banners.  I love these word stamps and the definitions you get in the set.




Finally, I cut a piece of chipboard an inch bigger all round than the house and cut 12 x 1" squares from each of the Concrete and Rock paper designs.  I stuck these to 24 x 1" Stampbord tiles, inked the edges with Vintage Photo DI and then stuck the tiles round the edge of the chipboard base alternating the paper designs so it looked like a paved path.


And there you have my little holiday cabin box, lol!

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Thanks for your visit today and until next time


19 comments:

Suzi B said...

One word Lesley..FABULOUS! You are an inspiration.
Suzi B xx

Netty said...

totally gorgeous, x

Paula Whittaker said...

WOW I think this most be in my top 3 of your makes - it's just brilliant Lesley!

Helen said...

Lesley, this is absolutely stunning! what a totally gorgeous project.

Maryann Laursen said...

WAUW this is soooooo awesome Leslie, and I´m in total awe about all the gorgeous little details everywhere on this one. You´ve really outdone yourself this time, this is sooo fantastic.

Aquarius said...

This is wonderful and those papers are an obvious choice to decorate your little cabin - just right with all the additional elements. Brilliant work.

Beryl said...

Oh wow - this is fabulous Leslie. Must have taken you hours but so worth it in the end. Those papers are perfect for this little house and all your extras, embellishments, paints, metal for the ridge etc make it a terrific piece of artwork.
Beryl xx

Craftychris said...

ooh your cabin box is absolutely divine! xx

Astrid Maclean said...

What a fab way of using these papers, such a great idea and the outcome looks fantastic!! Love the colour contrast with the blue, it makes it so fun and friendly looking! Great project and very original!

Minxy said...

OH MY GAUD....I'm practically speechless, This is truly phenomenal, the papers work perfectly and all the little details are just the icing on the cake or should I say house xo

inkypinkycraft said...

Thisis absolutely brilliant ....I love it ..the yummy textures and colours , those amazing flowers!! Ad wow just love it ! Hugs trace x

snazzyoriginal said...

What an inspired and amazing project, it has taken me ages to admire all those finishing touches. You have put so much thought into all the clever little details that make it so special xx

Paula (PEP) said...

So much detail in this & I love the way you used different effects for the roof, sides, front & back - so effective. I particularly like how true to life this is with the flowers, leaves & butterflies on the roof. I do love the effect of that brickwork chimney with your ridge detail.
Paula (PEP)

Rebecca said...

Lovely work Lesley :)
Happy craftin
Rebecca

Gillian .... said...

This is sooooo cool, I squealed out loud when I saw it lol ... love how you have used this months collection, the attention to detail is amazing. xx

butterfly said...

Completely gorgeous, Lesley!! LOVE the colours you've combined, and the flowery vines trailing across your gorgeous little cabin. The hedgerow grasses stamped round the bottom are a brilliant touch - as are the faces at the window - truly special... thank you for the amazing inspiration!
Alison xx

CraftyKay said...

Lovely project.Great colours and design.x

Gay Peplow said...

WOW! This is fabulous, I love all the tiny details and the flowers fit beautifully on the roof!! Great job, x

fairyrocks said...

A tiny house, delightful in every detail. Keep smiling and creating