No, I'm not going on vacation. Wish I was, but for the time being, I'm stuck here in chilly New England. The current Frilly and Funkie challenge theme is "It's time for Vacation". When I think of getting away, I often think of the coast of Maine. It is one of my family's favorite spots.
I created this coastal cottage to help me to dream of warmer, sunnier days to come.
Silver Bullet Professional digital cutter, using a cut file from SVG Cuts, Inc. It was marketed as a Christmas file, and I've made it that way in the past. But for this project, I think it looks like the perfect little beach cottage.
I cut the entire house from the same piece of cream colored cardstock. I added color to the pieces with Distress Paints. I swiped the paint on the house piece in horizontal stripes to replicate siding. (I used Weathered Wood, Stormy Sky, and Pumice Stone.) I enhanced this by drawing on and smudging stripes with a charcoal pencil.
The roof was painted with black Distress Paint, and embossed with the checkerboard Tim Holtz Embossing folder. The porch roof was painted with Stormy Sky, and the door with Chipped Sapphire. Everything was assembled using my favorite glue for dimensional pieces, Scotch Quick Dry paper adhesive.
Every beach cottage needs wild beach roses, and I couldn't resist making some for mine. Again using my Silver Bullet Pro, I cut the bushes and tiny little roses. The roses were scaled at .3 inches, and the leaves are even smaller!
Unfortunately, its neighbors are not feeling so summery!
I thank you for stopping by my blog today, and wish you a wonderful, craft filled weekend!