Hi there.. I wanted to create a sample using the mini heart from EM16, this stamp works well with the text from EDY14. .. but how to make them into a house?
I started by die cutting 6 jigsaw pieces, I taped them together with masking tape on the back. This gave me a stable surface so that I could use my brayer over them without them falling apart.
I then removed one jigsaw piece and stamped the heart from EM16, I carefully painted this with Snowflake.
I then coloured it with Beach Hut, Guacamole, Orchid... I also stamped the heart again onto smoothy, and painted the areas around it with Brown Shed. When they are layered up the 2 pieces will form a whole heart.
I reattached the jigsaw with masking tape, and stamped the border from EDY12
I then decided I didn't like the Brown Shed background, so I painted that out with Snowflake and then went over it with Inky Pool.
I then worked on the backing board. I brayered Beach Hut all over, then added some Tinned Peas at the bottom and Inky Pool at the top, and a tiny bit of Snowflake brayered in the centre. I love how patchy it is, makes the sky look all stormy!
I stamped the grasses from EDY11 onto both sides at the bottom. I left these ones uncoloured.
I coloured in some of the circles from the border stamping, then glued the smoothy heart under the jigsaw heart. I then glued on the final piece of jigsaw, to one side.
I stamped more grasses onto lighter smoothy, coloured them and cut them out. Some are glued over the top of the house.
I stamped the large flower from EDY11 onto smoothy, I coloured the stem with Guacamole and cut it out. Then I painted more smoothy, stencilled it and then stamped the flower head again. I coloured in the spots and cut this out.
I layered these together with foam pads.
Once the flower was glued to the picture I then added more cut out grasses at the bottom.
I painted some smoothy with Autumn Fire and Brown shed and Snowflake. I stamped the border from EDY 14 and cut out a roof shape. I added a little chimney in the same colours, the brickwork on that is just done with the edge of a credit card dipped in black ink.
I love how the heart becomes whole but on 2 levels.
Here it is all finished.
That was a fun little house to create, hope you like it. All these stamps are available from your favourite PaperArtsy retailer.