Tuesday, February 20, 2018

home is where the heart is ♥

this week's challenge at shopping our stash is called, "home sweet home" and thus we'd like to see a house of some description on your project! easy peasy, right? here's what i made:

house, tree and clouds images from various vintage children's dictionaries; vintage blue lace from anna; sky background is a leftover piece of colorbursted watercolor paper on which i used up various blue pigments after a painting session; yellow washi with blue hearts: dina wakley/ranger media; patterned paper: echo park, doodlebug; ink for edging: colorbox; glossy white cardstock: the paper cut; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape

i very nearly did another stamp-and-color card, bc i have an adorable studio calico set i haven't even used yet! but then i had to go through a couple of ancient, falling-apart children's dictionaries in search of an image for another project, and i found all of these cute goodies that worked for "home sweet home" so this became a collage endeavor, instead! you can see that i've used the clouds and grass --albeit cut apart and layered over a colorburst sky i painted on watercolor paper-- from the landscape image, the larger tree and the house. the apple tree and window images got saved for another day. additional stash-centric items include some older clouds paper and a strip of ancient blue gingham paper that's all but hidden by the beautiful blue lace that miss anna gave me.

there are more awesome and home-y cards from my homies on the SOS design team. you should really hop over and check them out! ♥


  1. Lovely fresh looking card here today. What fab finds you made. But I’d still like to see another stamped & coloured card soon 😁😉. Xx

  2. Ooh... Loving your vintage pieces here! And that washi is awesome!

  3. Beautiful collagy homey card, Great use of the vintage dictionary (I have a whole set children's dictionary books, wow no one will want them they are so out of date, now I'm thinking)

  4. Ohhhhhh what a fab use of those images!!!

  5. Well what the heck, I wasn't done commenting before that posted....what I was going to say was...fab use of the images and a great way to re-purpose the books in a super crafty way!!

  6. Oh my gosh, this is such a lovely serene scene.


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