Thursday, December 21, 2017

A Winter Cabin

I recently purchased the cool Steel Rule House die during Fun Stampers Journey's 12 Days of Deals and yesterday I was having so much fun making this little cabin that I discovered I was still in my pajamas and bathrobe at 1 pm!!  But it was fab just spending time listening to I Heart Radio and being creative that I was totally engrossed in what I was doing.  One does have to use a large die cut machine for this die and my Platinum was perfect! And this project qualifies for the Tuesday Morning Sketches #424, Anything Goes!

I made the cabin itself from our Corrugated Stock and the roof from a retired Christmas print. The windows are covered with Vellum that I colored with Summer Days color from the Rich Sorbets PanPastel collection.  I wanted a red door so I used a small piece of Pomegranate Splash card stock and added a Silver Fashion dot for a door knob.

I used our Modeling Paste (it was starting to dry out so it worked great) mixed with a few drops of Sparkle Silk for snow. The Spatula worked great applying the Paste as I wanted.  A bit of Sparkle Dust added more pop to the "snow".

I even added "snow" to the sides of the cabin since it looked kinda like logs and, being from snow country myself, I know snow sticks to logs.

I stamped 2 trees from our Fresh Forest Bundle with Fresh Forest ink to make this tree.  I should have added some "snow" to it but that was an afterthought.  I used a piece of Whip Cream card stock for the base and discovered it warped from the moisture of the "snow", next time I'll use some chip board. I used our White Liner Tape and Craft Glue for adhesives.

I cut a hole in the bottom of the base and set a battery powered tea light in the cabin.  Love how it lit up!  I hope to figure out how to make a steeple and a chimney and make a small village for next year.

So head over to Tuesday Morning Sketches for more inspiration! I seen wreaths, advent calendars, and so much more!!



Patti said...

Your log house is REALLY neat Carol. I love that you had a chance to play and stay in your jimmies late!!Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches :) do come back soon ok!??

Carol L said...

Your house is just incredible and I love the repurposed materials you chose to create it with! Very unique and so well made! Loving this clever craft idea! Thanks for sharing with the Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge, and good luck!

Debbie said...

I LOVE this!! Your house is just beautiful! What a great project!
Thanks for playing along with our Anything Goes Challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches
Debbie ~ TMS DT
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