Team Brianna Town Park
To jumpstart my creativity I have also been getting myself involved with some fun things going on in my town. We are fundraising for a very special new park they are going to build. Dockside Properties, one of our real estate companies is running a really fun contest. For a $10 donation you get a wooden cut out of a house, you decorate it and bring it back. At the end of the summer a local Artist will pick a winner. What a fun way to get involved, be creative and raise some money for a fabulous cause. I may do a couple more, since I had so much darn fun doing this one.
Before I share my creation and all the details let me tell you a little about Brianna Merritt, her Wish, and Brianna’s Kindness Park.
I love how our town has come together to make this happen. This is how Chincoteague works, together for good causes!
I started by building out the front of my house. I took wood grain paper and cut it with a stitched scallop die cut down to an inch and a half, creating some fun shingles. Using a darker contrasting wood grain paper I made the wall. Grabbing a really old but always useful retired window die from Stampin’ Up! I cut out the window with 110lb paper three times and then glued them together to give it some dimension.
I knew I wanted to use one of my Pure Innocence stamps, and this one with the girl in the window was perfect! With a little creative placement anyway.
I got her all colored with my Copic Markers, I fussy cut the curtains for the window and glued them down. I carefully lined up the white window over my image and glued it on top. Mama Elephant had the perfect sentiment for this project! I stamped it in Versafine and heat embossed with clear powder mounting it above the window. I added a couple bluebirds of happiness on the roof. Then I decided we needed some grass.
I rounded out my grass and added flower pots with sunflowers and couple butterflies but, it still felt like it needed something else. I set the whole project aside for a couple days while I mulled it over…….
- Pots: E9, E57, E35, E33
- Flowers: Y18, Y04, YG13, Y08
- Skin: E11, E21, E51
- Plant: YG17, YG13, YG11
- Hair: E35, YR24, YR31, E50
- Window: N0, E37, E35, E34
- Birds: RV10, RV00, RV000, B24, B23, B21, YR04
- Big Butterfly: V17, V15, V12
- Small Butterfly: YR18, YR02, E93
- Ladybug: R46, R24, R05, R02, R01, R00
- Blank Wood House Cut out
- Wood Shingles created with wood grain paper and A2 scallop die, contrasting paper used for house front, all glued down with Tonic Deluxe glue
- Image stamped on Hammermill paper with Gina K obsidian and colored with comic markers
- Image stamped a second time on gingham paper and curtains fussy cut and glued in
- Window from a cut three times with 110lb paper and layered, glued onto colored image and entire piece glued down onto house
- Flowers, Flowerpots, butterflies, birds and ladybugs stamped on hammermill, colored with Copics and cut with Brother Scan N cut, mounted with foam squares
- Sentiment stamped with Versafine and heat embossed with clear embedding powder, mounted with foam squares
- I used Nuvo Drops in SEVERAL places (yes! I still love my Nuvo Drops) ebony black on the ladybug, ivory seashell on the butterfly antenna, gold deluxe in the center of the flowers and red berry on the flower pots