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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Winter House

Today's challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge is House Rules.  I have been hoarding an old checkerboard/backgammon board that I wanted to use for a special project.  I used the backgammon side of the board as the base of my for my birds' winter house.


This turned into a family project with help from my kids in creating the winter wonderland.

I painted the middle and ends of the board with acrylic paint. I painted three little spool with Ranger Distress Stains Metallic Gold.  I dipped my dried Statice into glue and dragged through Shaved Ice Mica.  I stamped a pathway using the domino stamp and embossed using silver embossing powder.

To create my bird house I stamped the bingo stamp 5 times using red ink on white cardstock that was glimmer misted red.

Here is a picture of my trial house. :) 

I punched the top edge on two of the sides using a border punch with tabs.  I cut slits in the roof to align with the punched tabs. I taped the sides of the house together using tissue tape. The roof has a layer of Mica Shaved Ice snow.  I added a few glittery birds a piece of driftwood covered in shaved ice. I then took tinsel pipe cleaners and formed a wreath. I added a bow with bells to the top of the wreath.


My youngest helped me create a snowman from Fimo clay. We rolled the snow balls together and added gems and a tip of a orange toothpick for his nose.  We created a halo from the tinsel pipe cleaner and then added two arms from statice.

Products: Darkroom Door - Fun & Games, Stampendous Shaved Ice Mica Flakes, Darice Tinsel Pipe Cleaners, Tattered Angels Glimemr Mist, Ranger Paint Dabber - Snow Cap, Ranger Commute Tissue Tape, Gems, Maya Road Mini Spools,


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Thanks for stopping by!

Suzz

24 comments:

  1. AMAZING!!! what a stunning little scene. Just love it.

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  2. WOW this is stunning what a gorgeous little scene you have made. Caroline xxx

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  3. What an amazing creation. I just love this little house. so cool how you made it from a bingo card. You really are amazing...

    Hugs~

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  4. Suzz...STOP IT! Your creativity is just nuts! :) I love this piece! Your little bird house out of bingo cards is so adorable. Love that you've put it on a backgammon board. How clever! Love the little trees. Your snowman is adorable. And all the mica really gives this scene a vintage feeling! <3 Candy

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  5. This is such an amazing winter scene Sue! Love everything you did here. The house is just wonderful and the trees in the little spools, so clever. Love the cute little snowman and the little birds too.

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  6. You are amazing, Sue! What a fun creation!

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  7. Wow! Saw your project on SSS and just had to come for a closer look. This is so super creative! Love all the game elements that are so subtly included. I also LOVE the idea of statice as the trees and snowman arms...now that's just genius!

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  8. This is a stunner! I love how you made that house! & all that shimmering snow. Its gorgeous! It must be even more amazing in person.

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  9. Wow Sue this is truly amazing!

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  10. Hi Suzz, how lovely that your children helped with your project, akes it even more special. Inspired use of a backgammon board and pathway stamped dominoes, so clever. Love your snowman and the dried statice is amazing. You rocked this challenge out if the water my friend. PERFECTION! Tracy x

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  11. Suzz, this little christmas bingo birdhouse is just stunning! Love all the glitter and the gorgeous wreath with bow and bell! Hugs, Sandra

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  12. Brilliantly creative Suzanne. I love how you have made this ... such fun with domino stamp and bingo cards etc - AMAZING make that looks fabulous. Nicola x

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  13. What an amazing and beautiful little scene this is! It's so creative and so perfect for this holiday season! I'm sure your children loved helping with it's creation!

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  14. Adorable Christmas decoration, Suzz! I really love how you added sparkly snow to the little birds & snowman!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  15. Suzz, i just spied your darling house over at Simon says and all I can say is clap clap clap!!! Its incredible. Didn't realize you mounted it to the gameboard. Fabulous!
    hugs Lynn

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  16. Woooowww...what a beautiful project. just stunning. Love it.

    Hugs
    Sonia

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  17. Suzz this is just drop dead gorgeous, what a fabulous inspired make, love everything about it. x

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  18. Stunning winter wonderland! So many fabulous details! Great way to get the family involved and to recyle the old board game!

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  19. This is the cutest project ever! And congrats on being featured on Tim's blog. You certainly deserve it!

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  20. What a fabulous fun project Sue. I love the little snowman and the wreath round the 'door' to the house. The shaved ice gives a lovely frosty look ....... we've been having quite a few mornings like that around here recently, lol!

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  21. Love your altered board game, and that the family joined in to make it as a joint project! Love the winter wonderland trees, and the house is adorable!
    Alison x

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