Saturday, 28 August 2010

Crooked Houses

Edit: I am also entering this for the Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blog Challenge which is SING A RAINBOW.  I thought my rainbow houses would make an alternative theme for the challenge.  I will also try to make another entry soon as we have a whole month to create some art. 

I have had a fab play day today at Sue's house and our inspiration for our play day came from here. It was great just relaxing, crafting and chatting in good company.
We decided that as it was a play day we would work in our journals and we started with a plain black background.  I love how the houses just pop from the plain background.  I cut the houses from white card that I decorated with distress inks.  Onced I had decorated some card it was simply a case of cutting out the house shapes and assembling.
I drew white lines and dots around the houses and black lines on the inside, this really made them pop from the page.
Sue printed off a great nursery rhyme that would go with these images..... There was a crooked man and he walked a crooked mile, he found a crooked sixpence upon a crooked stile. He bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse. And they all lived together in a little crooked house.  I love it.  Look out for Sue's page coming soon.

Thanks Sue for a great fun crafting day, I thoroughly enjoyed myself.  Have a good evening everyone, Tracy x

26 comments:

Cath Wilson said...

Ooh, looks like fun. Great idea. Love the nursery rhyme, too - one of my favourites from when I was young.

Carol Q said...

ooh you lucky pair. looks like a creative day. love these pages.they stand out really well against the black background

mustavcoffee said...

This is wonderful, you're quite right the houses literally jump off the page, I love it all. A very appropriate rhyme, that I remember very clearly from my youth, ooh! that takes me back:D xx

Cheryl said...

oh you look like you really did have fun hun these are brilliant those houses are just awesome hugs cheryl xxx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I really love these quirky houses. Thanks for the link, too. I'm off to check it out.

Netty said...

I adore these pages they are fabulous, such terrific fun. Annette x

Lori said...

What fun! It looks almost Zetti like, I like the colors, too!

BeeBeebabs said...

Very nice you did a great job tfs!!!

Susan Allan said...

They certainly do 'pop off' the page. They are very cleverly done and you can let your imagination 'fly' with a great project idea like this one. I love it Tracy, you have inspired me to have a play with houses. All the little details add to the pleasure of having another look, which is what I am going to do now. !!

How nice to work with a like-minded friend as you can bounce ideas between each other.

Sue xx

Lynn Stevens said...

ohhhh I want to live in this neighborhood, Adorable house!

joanne wardle said...

sounds like a great day! and I love the outcome

Athena said...

Tracey! These are brilliant! I love this folk style art.

Helen said...

Those houses DO look fab on a black background, I love your journal pages. I want some.... lol.

Joanna K said...

Wooow, fantastic pages! The houses look gorgeous! I love the way you coloured them. What did you use? Cut & dry or a paintbrush? They are just STUNNING! xxx

Juls said...

this is fab, love the colours and images! hugs Juls

minnie_mac said...

Fabulous journal pages. Great colours and images.

Marilyn

Lavender Rose said...

I know this is a journal page but it's just the sort of artwork I would love to have on my wall to admire every day. It is stunning, love the rich colours against the black, very 3D.

Viola said...

Fab pages! Great work! :-)

Wendy said...

Brilliant pages Tracy, how I wish I lived closer to you two. Those backgrounds for your houses are so colourful and the white does just make them jump off that page. Good job my stamps will be in stock very soon.

Shannon said...

I am so in love with these houses you made. They are just awesome!! I wish they were in stamp form so I could buy them. Great pages that you made.

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Awesome Fun pages Tracy!
Love the way your houses 'pop' on the plain black background.
....and how nice to have a play day with a like-minded soul!
Jan x

Suzanne C said...

Fabulous pages! Love your crooked houses!

Sue said...

This is beautiful, your houses really pop of the page, and the textures and stamps are lovely x

Minxy said...

Well they certainly are colourful,thanks for playing along with the ASCT Challenge :D

Jennie said...

What gorgeous houses and thank you for joining in the ASCT challenge
xx

Ohhh Snap said...

Beautiful houses! TFS :D