Hello friends. The challenge at Motley Soul Mixed Media Art for the month of April is houses, sized at 4"x6". This month has not been a very creative one for me, so this is my first house, and the month is nearly over. I think my mindset has been in that mode where everything I make needs to be a masterpiece (even though I know that's not true), and therefore, my mojo simply stalls, and I can't create anything - very frustrating. So I'm happy that I was finally able to get my first house made. About half way through, I pulled some words (spring, red, & song) from my inspiration jar to help me move forward.
I started with my usual - recycling some chipboard from boxes. I glued two layers together and covered one side with an old book page. After painting over it, but letting some of the text show through, I added some Tim Holtz tissue tape around the edges.
First I used a Tim Holtz brick stamp along the bottom and one side.
I cut a door and window from patterned paper and added some details. The flower pot is also patterned paper with a bunch of punched flowers.
The roof is also a rescue. Some months ago, we bought a new sofa. Parts of it were wrapped in one-sided corrugated cardboard and plastic. Of course I had to save some of the cardboard that was in good condition. I've learned to ignore the sighs and eye rolls from family members. LOL
I cut off the roof angles and then highlighted the ridges with vintage photo distress ink.
I hope you like my house. Thank you so much for stopping by.