We took a fun trip down to Branson for a couple of days. Saw a few shows, laughed a lot, were amazed with Joseph's HUGE set, sang some Christmas songs and ate good food.
On the trip I got an email request for a fun new adventure for next year....it was too good to pass up...more to follow on that later.
But BEFORE we left Kristin Hubick from Retro Cafe Art sent me some WONDERFUL things to play with.
These are so much fun...easy to put together...and just loads and loads of ways to make them your own.
Take a look at the 3 Chipboard Tower Houses.
These come in a flat sheet, laser cut, and VERY easy to decorate after, during, or before you glue the sides up.
The little numbers came in the kit and I used UTEE on them.
The Papers are 7Gypsies 6x6 paper pad Gypsy Market.
Thinner papers work well on these type of pieces.
I added Kristin's German Dresden-Fancy Border on this roof under Brushed Pewter Distress Stain.
The Distress Stains work WONDERFULLY on these. Extremely easy to cover.
I used UTEE on the 2, but found it too light for this house, so I a painted on Gold Metallic Mixative to lighten it up.
This side view shows more of the German Scrap that's perfect for these little gems.
I added a strip of tiny Red Rhinestones and a Black Zig Zag Stitched Ribbon.
The Red German Dresden Mini Border and Silver German Dresden- Baroque on the roof here were fun to add different patterns and colors.
I used the Antique Brass and Resin Pocketwatch Charm on the front.
This is a shot of the backs with some penwork and stamping. The one on the right has that cool image on the 7Gypsies paper...LOVE it!
The houses were base coated with Antique Bronze, Tarnished Brass, and Brushed Pewter Distress Stains. These and MANY other items are on sale now at Retro Cafe Art!
Be sure to check out the Exploding Box Kits and Shrines....amazing!
This shows you the Silver Mini Dresden on the side front section with the Gold Rick Rack and Rhinestones.
The 4 was done with Platinum UTEE.
The last shot is with the fun Woodlands Bottle Brush Trees from Tim Holtz...also on sale..I'm just sayin'.
So check out this great site...tell them Linda sent you...and try some of these little cuties for fun gifts or for yourself.
More later on a new adventure for next year .... should be exciting!
Be well and be good to each other.