The swap was for a "Chunky Row House" with a Winter Wonderland theme. I used a piece of cardboard from a cereal box as my base. I good solid layer of gesso started the base of my paint job. I used a blue acrylic which was followed by a crackle coat. I used ink to bring out the crackle once the layers of paint were dry.
The eaves were made with sandpaper. I liked that it added texture to my project. Diamond Dust also was a great element to add on this piece. The window is actually a part of a torn apart old belt buckle. I was looking and looking for something and I think this was a good choice. The tree was actually a charm that I nipped the loop off of. I added the little crochet trim, German scrap birds and a little banner to finish everything off.
I have to admit, I was pretty pleased with the outcome of my very first chunky row house. My partner was happy with my work. I treasure the feedback just as much as much as the art and the process.