Sunday, 15 June 2014

Even a yard for the Dog

After our first very successful blog hop, here we are again, with the 2nd blog hop for Imagine if . ..  Again we have been given another awesome 'new release', and by following this hop right from the beginning at Imagine if . .,  thru all the girls you should have come to me from Ngaere.  Aren't the girls all awesome??  Its really amazing how we all start with the same 'raw product' yet all finish with completely different creations.

So I hope you like my effort.  I imagined I was creating a log cabin, but all the girls comment on the 'corrugated iron' effect, so call it what you will.

Sadly the photos don't show the interior, which has green & white stripey wallpaper, green carpet and green & white gingham curtains (very homely touches).
After the interior was finished I started on the outside, firstly by colouring all the corrugated cardboard with 'Melted Chocolate' Dylusions Ink Spray, which I touched up when dry with 'Chocolate' Gelato and 'Creamy Brown' Colorbox Chalk Ink.  I love the effect I've got, its really rustic, yet still very quaint.  The chimney got a splash of brown paint then I heat set the 'Vintage Photo' Distress Embossing powder, again its quite rustic looking.  The windows and fences just got a splash of gesso.
But then what to do???  These small felt flowers work very well and create a gorgeous little garden around the house.  I was all finished, taken photos and everything, but still thought it needed more . . . then I realised - it needed a dog in the front yard.  So if you look carefully in the 3rd photo there is a black and tan dog there, sadly it really didn't show up well in the photos.
Thanks for visiting, I hope you enjoyed my creation.  Please leave a comment before you return back to the beginning as I'm 8th and last place to visit, remember the more comments you leave (1 per blog only tho), the more chances you have to win our giveaway at the end of the week.  This week Jo has put together a small bundle of her goodies for you including her awesome quote sheets.

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  1. Definitely a cool wee log cabin nice work Brenda :)

  2. What a shame not to see the inside,,,,sounds so pretty....great outside design

  3. love the decorating, next time just take a photo before you put the top on lol :) looks great