Monday, November 17, 2008

2008 Review




This is an altered project that reflect the 2008 review of my family. It's yet the biggest project that I've done this year. It took me almost 2 days to finish this off....lol! Well, I'm not that good with altering. I've used the Doodlebug Designs Inc's large chipboard house to alter. I've included bits and pieces of happenings in my family during 2008 on the walls of the house.
Here are the details.
1) Wrap the walls of the house using black card stocks. Use some Dottie Ann Magic Mesh and white acrylic paint to stencil some dots all over the walls. Then I use a brown strip to cover the bottom of the house (ink it with distress ink).
2) I've used some pattern papers to create some curtains from the inside of the house (ink the edges of the pattern papers with distress ink).
3) Use some pattern papers to create planter boxes, shade and shutters for the windows. I've added details such as hinges for shutters (created using the "Creating your Faux Metal Pieces" technique and add some liquid pearls to it)and stamping on the shutters. I've also added some flowers on each planter box. I've inked some small flowers with distress ink and add liquid pearls and crystals to it. For the stems, I've used some black crafting wires. I've also used some Hambly Screen Prints overlays which I've cut out the circles to create flowers. Use the "Freshen Up your Flowers" technique on all the flowers.
4) Cover the door with pattern paper and create a stair way with pattern paper too. Ink all edges with distress ink. I've added a real hinges for the door with some brads and a screw brad for the door knob. I've also added a small key as embellishment. I've added a picture tile (all pictures had been backed with a piece of chipboard for dimension and inked on the edges with distress ink) and a screw to decorate the stair way.
5) To create the flower pot holder, simple just use a corner stamp and stamp on some black card stock twice and cut it out. Paste both pieces together. Poke a hole and attach the jump rings to it. To create the flower pot, roll some pattern paper to a cone shape and fill it up with some flowers. Use some twines to tie it to the holder.
6) I've cut out strips of pattern paper with scallop edge to paste onto the roof. Ink the edges of the strips and slightly bend the scallop edges up before attaching it to the roof. Cut out more scallop strips to create some rain shades on the edges of the roof.
7) For the chimney, cover it with black card stock which had been stamped with a musical notes stamp using white acrylic paint. Then use some pattern papers to cover the top of the chimney. Ink the edges with distress ink and add a rick rack to dress it up. To decorate the top of the chimney, I've used a crafting wire to create the heart shape for holding the transparency. I've also added some picture tiles on it and some metal embellishments. The "review" word had been stamped onto a chipboard piece using solvent ink and later inked with distress ink. Use some brads to embellish it and paste it to the chimney.

8) Paste all pictures onto small squares of chipboard and ink the edges with distress ink. Use it to cover most of the walls of the house.
9) I've also created some stamped and inked tiles for the wall of the house. The ones above are done by stamping on the tiles using solvent ink and later inked it with distress ink. Use the "Water Distressing" technique on it.
10) For the crown and the clock stamped tile, I've used the "Crayon Resist" technique to create it.
This project is one of the most fun and interesting project that I've created this year. Instead of the traditional layout based year in review, I've decided to give a little twist to it and do an altered house for this instead. I actually have more ideas on doing year in review projects in 3D and hope I could have more time to do it. Perhaps you all could come up with a more interesting ideas for your year in review projects. Have fun creating!
Sources: Doodlebug Designs Inc (chipboard house); Card Stock: Bazzill; Pattern Papers: Basic Grey; Inks: Ranger Distress Ink, Tsukineko Staz On; Stamps: Heidi Grace, Purple Onion Design, Making Memories; Others: Ranger Liquid Pearls, EK Success Zig Painty, Magic Mesh, Making Memories Acrylic Paints, Hambly Screen Prints overlays, metal embellishments, Blueyedezines and Prima Marketing flowers, chipboards, white crayon, brads, rick racks, Helmar Glue, Zip Dry and Glue Dots.

59 comments:

Milla said...

I LOVE that family house! It is about the cutest thing I have ever seen. I am in a wow..... Just incredible. Thank you for being so inspiring! :) PS: I am a new follower, but already a big fan! :)

Milla said...

I am sorry, this account gets you my scrapping blog :) Milla :-)

Milla said...

Beautiful! Thank you SO much for being a inspiration. And sorry for messing up my accounts. The house is incredible!! You think it took a long time, but that was fast;)

salassara said...

Incredible! This house is so... I don't know all these words in English, so I will wirte them in German: großartig, wundervoll, herrlich, unglaublich faszinierend. Es haut mich vom Hocker!

Greetings
Melanie

KimmyKimKim said...

All I can say is WOW!
Incredible is definitely the word for this house.
Amazing... like all of your stuff - but this is over the top awesome!

Jenna Franklin said...

OMG Irene! That is simply fabulous!!! Grumble grumble - so now WHY haven't I gotten more of your work for the altered section??? ;)

Renee said...

Wow. This house is just amazing. I am always in awe of your work, but this is simply divine.

Take care
Renee

Tereza Crump aka MyTreasuredCreations said...

Wow!! that is really cool!! it looks really fun to do too!!! great job. thanks for being such a wonderful inspiration. :) love it!!

Gra said...

I have not words, is so beautiful!!!!!
WOW!!!!You and your works are great!!
You are the best of the best!
I want it, I want to try to do it, from now I have it in my mind!
Thank you Irene!!
Kisses

Vibeke said...

Wow - beautiful!!!!:)

Heidi said...

wawwww I love it !!

hugs from Heidi denmark

Janique de Suisse said...

your home is just perfect ! I love it !!

G3 said...

This is stunning, Irene. Love all the little photos of you and your family. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Hugs
Gayatri

Candy said...

Irene,
You continue to out do yourself everyday! This is fantabulous. I don't know if anyone else could have done this much work in 2 days!!
You amaze me!
hugs,
Candy

StrawberryPia said...

Amazing! Wow! This would have taken ages for me to complete! Great work! Love all the small pics!

Debbie said...

Stunning. So different, I don't know how you do it. What an inspiration you are.

Love Debbie xx

Ruth said...

stunning just beautiful work and what a great family treasure

aunt25 said...

WOW, this is absolutely amazing!

Lara said...

Wow!! This is amazing! I've seen these houses done before, but yours is just beyond words. You did a fantastic job...as usual! I have one question...where do you find the time?!! You truly have a gift!

mininessie said...

wowowow!
this is awesome precious :D

love it !!

Simona said...

Irene, I'm speachless!!! More than wonderful, gorgeous work!!!

Prettier Stuff said...

I can't tell you how excited I get when I open my e-mails and see that there is a new post from you. Today I think you have totally outdone yourself on the creativity scale. I love the way you put all the elements together. This is so fantastic, it makes me want to make one also. I'll have to think about that. Love your work, oh and I bought the Creating Keepsakes magazine yesterday so I could see your work. I wish they would have made it bigger. But what an honor being published. You deserve everything. Thank You Melissa

Cricket said...

oh my gosh!! The house is AMAZING!!! Your work always makes me catch my breath, it's always so beautiful, but this house...WOW!!

smiles,

rmeyfe said...

That is absolutely beautiful!! Great job with your little house!!

damurek said...

To jest piękne!!!

mamaluke said...

WOW Irene, just fabulous work! I love the details with all those scallops. What a precious momento.

Cathy said...

It took you 2 days??? Are you kidding me? That would have taken me 2 weeks at the very least. It's amazing!!!

Cathy

Amanda said...

This is truly one of the most fantastic things I have ever seen. You are amazing!! Thank you for sharing in such detail.

Sara Fonseca said...

Wow! That house is so cool! I love the colors you used and it's such a beautiful piece of art to display!

Isabelle Norris said...

your work is always AMAZING and a true source of inspiration, but this one is the BESTESTESTEST of them all. Truly stunning!!!
isa

LaY hOoN said...

Whoa !
Gorgeous house !!

tigger said...

Simply incredible, my friend. You are always an inspiration.

Annette said...

Absolutely gorgeous, you are so talented!

Beth Norman said...

What do you mean you don't do altered art? This rocks!

Chris said...

Absolutely FABULOUS!!

Mommy2Liam said...

For someone not good at altering, you kicked this project's butt! Great job, and this is so fantastic.

scrapanath said...

wow
love this project: the coulours, the ink stuff and the vintage touch
its just amazing
xx
nath

Carla said...

This is just to DIE for......seriously.....you did an awesome job! I just dont know how you do it...how you find the time to work all the little details that you do....its amazing.

Minelly said...

this is insanely cool!beautiful work!

Marsha said...

Wow, fabulous!!! What a great idea!

3left Feet said...

this is totally amazing!! I am just inspired and WOW~ed!!

very cool project its truly amazing! Thanks for sharing!! WOW!!! hehe

Tracy Pea said...

This is the most beautiful little doodlebug house I have ever seen! Thanks for sharing your tips and techniques on it.

Simply AMAZING!!

JeanellePaige said...

WOW!! Just WOW!! AmAZING!

Lynn said...

This is sooo amazing ! I just love this! wow...You are tops! Tfs :)

paulien710 said...

This is the most stunning project!!!!!!
wow wow wow Irene.........
You truly are amazing!!!!!!!!!!

Nina said...

this is beautiful and what a great piece to have sitting around or what a great gift for the holidays for a grandparent or family member!! BEAUTIFUL

blushpea said...

WOW WOW WOW sooo incredible! I love this clever variation to an "end of year LO." Your superior attention to detail & use of creative techniques is breathtaking! What a beautiful work of art, a true treasure for your family. :)

Jane said...

I don't know how you come up with these things.....simply stunning!!!

Sonia said...

Fabulous House!!! Love it!
I wanna do one some day.
You are so talented. Love you blog.

Sonia

Sonia said...

Fabulous House!!! Love it!
I wanna do one some day.
You are so talented. Love you blog.

Sonia

Anna Sigga said...

WOW - this is amazing!!!!

Kirsten said...

Truly Amazing!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic!!!
I lack words to describe how much I love it!

Linn, Norway.

Anonymous said...

This is just fantastic!
I lov your blogg, the projects and fantastisc music.
Hope it's ok that I add you to my list of favourites?

Wenche from Norway

Trine Blix said...

Just marvellous!

Thank you for shearing and for all the detailed photos! I'll for sure return to your blod when I need some ideas!

brigitte said...

this is incredible!!!!! you are really a very gifted artist! TFS!

Anonymous said...

your family house is fantastic.
very beautiful.
all this work ...

bizz nelly

eva.art said...

Just love your house. Its so beautiful!!!

Shadee_Nadya said...

шикааарно!!!
gorgeous, great job - it is a success!!!

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