Monday, July 25, 2011

Life at Home

I started some of the elements for this project over the weekend.  I had stopped in one of my local scrapbook stores and they just started stocking Studio 490 Art Parts.  I have been wanting to try these for quite some, so I caved and purchased the Residential kit.  They are really fun to use.

The canvas was covered with several spray inks as well as a color wash.  I sprinkled in some perfect pearls when the ink was still wet.  I love the speckled texture this provides.  This layer was then sealed with a matte spray.  I edged the canvas with tissue tape, providing a finished look to the piece. 

I played with my layout a bit by experimenting with several elements from my new stash of altered art parts.  I used the trick of adding packaging to the window again.  While you probably can't tell in the photos here, it does add a really nice finish to the small butterfly from Tim's Crowded Attic paper stash in the window. You can also see Tim's goodies on the roof top, in the charm and in the kraft paper flowers. 

Other items I used were found objects.  A tiny gear for a door handle and watch pin for a hinge and a few other oddities from the bottom of my craft stash add interest to this little piece of "Life at home."

Since this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show has a theme of "anything goes," this is it folks. 

Thanks as always for stopping by!


  1. Just darling! I love the background and the big flowers with their gear centers.

  2. Very pretty, love those flowers.

  3. I love this...It is wonderful! I need to TRY to make something like this to represent my new (first!) home! Thank you for the idea!

    Maria (Can't seem to leave a comment with my name)


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