Hi everyone thanks for stopping by if you have a minute I would love to hear any comments that you have... I am very new to all this so its all a bit hit and miss at the moment, I will get there in the end i'm sure....bye for now Mandy x

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Simon says Stamp and Show a House and Backgrounds

Hi Everyone,
Thanks for stopping by..... Here we go for another challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show a House and I am also entering this into the Artistic stampers Challenge of the month of Backgrounds.

This was a really hard challenge for me as i have never tried anything like this before. As far as i have ever gone are tags and cards ..... on to wooden no not me......then i thought why not give it a go. So as you can see i had a shell of a wooden House bought at Indigoblu. First of all i read somewhere that you have to give it a base coat of something so then you can stamp onto it...... so thats what i did.....White Acrylic paint. I let that  dry and then got out my stamps and began to play to see what would happen . Stamps used are Studio 490 an abundance of them and one stampers Anonymous stamp out of bitty grunge (the star).

and there's more!

I used other bits and bobs that i had lying around. The DI's fired brick, spiced marmalade, victorian velvet, and rusty hinge. For the outside frame i used distress stain and stamped over the top with a text block. which looks a bit like tissue tape.

I enjoyed doing this so thankyou for the challenge..... Maybe i will try another but with a dark pallette. I think i need to stock up on bits and bobs though to put inside . Thankyou for your time.... catch up with you again real soon .... i am off to blog hop and have a peek at the inspiration..... bye xxx


  1. I cannot believe this is your first attempt at anything like this. You have done a fabulous job and decorated it beautifully. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge . Tracy x

  2. Promise hand on heart first attempt at anything like this out of comfort zone ! X

  3. Cor this is FAB! Congrats on dippin your toes into the altered side of things, I think you should dive right in now cos this is so up your street (see what I did there....houses, streets... ok, I shall shut up rofl) Anyways, thanks for joinin in with The Artistic Stamper challenge x

  4. Hi Mandy! Your shadowbox house is amazing!!! I am blown away that this is your first attempt! It's wonderful! Love the colors, the design..the mixing of Tim and Wendy stuff. It's wonderful! Thanks for sharing your work with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

  5. So lovely! Enjoyed every part of it :-)

    greetings, Alie

  6. Oh, this is beautiful! I love the pinks and the coloring! Great sentiment too : )

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!

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  7. Fabulous project! Thanks for joining in with The Artistic Stamper Challenge! x

  8. Love your house project! Think youv'e done a brilliant job if that is your first attempt at something lke that.

    Jackie x

  9. Fabulous project for your background entry:)
    Thanks for joining in at The Artistic Stamper this month
    xoxo Sioux