Monday, February 20, 2012

The Dust of Everyday Life

Phew!  I have been stamping practically non stop this long weekend -  mostly stuff I can't share - yet!  Starting Saturday - I'll be posting every day through the end of the month so I hope you'll stop by!

But for now -  here's a card I made for the Inspiration Challenge over on Split Coast.

I was inspired by these house Wallies  from the Wall Paper site Stef showed us.

They reminded me of my brandy-new Memory Box die - Country House. I cut the house in gray and in terracotta tile piecing the roof and door with the tile color. I drew lines for the shingles with a Copic. The door and windows on this house actually fold open so I added harvest gold paper behind the windows so you could see the 'lights' on in the home!

My only stamping here is the music behind the house which is from the set Musical Backgrounds by Waltzingmouse.  I sponged clouds in the sky with a home made cloud template.

The sentiment is computer generated and I cut it in a banner shape adhering it with foam tape and extending it off the card. My card is 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" so it will still fit in a regular A2 envelope.

Thanks so much for coming by today!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Musical Backgrounds, computer generated sentiment
Paper: white, terracotta tile, spring rain, harvest gold - PTI, Basic Grey - SU
Ink: Memento London Fog, Soft Sky - SU
Accessories: foam tape, country house die - Memory Box, home made cloud template, rhinestones - Kaiser, computer generated sentiment, Copics - YR23, YR24

16 comments:

*Vicki* said...

Really awesome card design with that house!! Love that sentiment as well!! Thanks for sharing! HUGS

acreativeneed said...

So lovely Julia! Sweet house diecut and the sentiment is so perfect!
smiles,Deena

Annette said...

I love where you find your inspiration...this card is so cute...love that the window open...just adorable..

Creations by Shirl said...

Totally cute Julie....
you are so inspiring.... great creativity on this card....

Mara Campbell said...

Ooooh, such a fun card! I love that little house!! And can't wait to see more of your card, Julia!

Deborah Frings said...

Love this house - the dimension is gorgeous. The sentiment is absolutely fabulous!

Looking forward to seeing what you've made!

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi Julia, fabulous card, the house is gorgeous and i too love the open window. looking forward to seeing your other projects too.

Marie

Ellen said...

Awesome sentiment Julia! Great use of the inspiration. Love that little house too!

Joyce said...

This is wonderful. I love that house.

LaurieJ said...

Your little country house is divine, Julia! The lights in the windows make it so welcoming. And I love how you added the strip of music to the background.

Allison said...

This is amazing...love the die-cut house and the simple addition of the sentiment!

Peggy said...

Love the musical background on this wonderful card! I am going to have to get my Memory Box order in. So many lovely dies!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a fun card Julia! Love the little house!

dpkennedy said...

That house is fantastic! Wonderful card Julia!

Joan Ervin said...

What a fabulous house, Julia....you did a fantastic job on this...it matches the inspiration picture perfectly!!!!

Pauline said...

This is fabulous Julia, I love that die cut house, and the terracotta tiles - and what a wonderful sentiment too.