Friday, November 15, 2013

Votive House Shrine Kit from RCAG

I had so much fun working on this little Votive House Shrine #5 from Retro Cafe Art Gallery!!!
 
It was just what I needed.
 
So many wonderful little pieces here from Kristin, the sky's the limit!
 
 
My dear husband took out the tree today and put it up for me, something I usually do, but I didn't want to get any of the dust from the attic in my eyes....what a guy!

 
A little step-out here....I laid out all my pieces for 2 houses and base coated Snowflake Fresco Paint, then added several different colors from Haystack to Blood Orange from PaperArtsy.

 
Next I stamped with some terrific little Mini Christmas 1 and 2 Stamps from The Artistic Stamper using Archival Inks.
 
These Stamps were PERFECT for the little houses!!!

 
This is all for the inside...I set it up and liked what it looked like, so I started on the outside.

 
These Pine Tree Cut-Outs and Christmas Word Scroll Cut-Outs from Coffee Break Designs are base coated and them glittered up.
 
I also did a Blue Glittered Snowflake Cut-Out later that I decided I NEEDED!

 
The roof is painted Green and then I layered rows of German Dresden Scrap to create the shingled look. The Mini Border Gold is at the top.
 
 
Here you can see the Irish Creme on the outside with various shades of brown added to the edges.
 
Then I stamped the Chickenwire Stamp with Sepia Archival Ink and colored a few spots with red pen. I also outlined the windows with a Sharpie.
 
The Mini Glittered Jingle Bells (aren't they adorable?) and little Bottle Brush Tree are from RCAG, too. Just laying it out at this point.
 
I added the White Snowflakes later to brighten up the outsides. These Snowflakes are WONDERFUL! The detail on them is really amazing!!!
 
 
This is the back. You can hang it on the tree and let the lights shine through, or put a Battery Votive Candle in it and set it on a tabletop.
 
More glitter is added to the scroll eves that come in the kit, and around the back edges.
 
Last is some white pen marks to break up the color....of course.
 
The hole is already drilled for you to put a piece of gold cording or ribbon through to hang on your tree. Kristin thinks of everything!
 
So follow the links and order some fun to make your own little treasure, or get busy and make for gifts!!!
 
Be Well!
 
Linda

18 comments:

Retro Cafe' Art Gallery said...

Your house is absolutely spectacular!!! All of your photos and step-outs are wonderful too! Now I want to go play :). xoxo

Kathie said...

I adore it!! Its so pretty! Now, I'm going to have to make one!

Maria McGuire said...

WOW! Who wouldn't want that on their tree! AWESOME Linda!

butterfly said...

So fabulous, inside and out!!
Alison x

Kathy Eddy said...

Oh this is just fabulous Linda! I love it!

Mo said...

A delightful house, Linda! Back to RCAG to order a bit more - lol. Thank you for the idea of how to use the Dresden trim as shingles - love it. I just saw that you had eye surgery; hopefully your recovery is going well. Heck of a time of year to have your activities curbed. Your husband is a sweetheart!

Theresa said...

I LOVE these houses!!!! I think I need to order up a few of these myself!

Karen Conner said...

Your cottage is adorable! Fun & creative!

Sandy said...

Oh Linda - love your make - you and Retro Cafe make quite a team. It seems that every time you post now - I go and buy!!!!!
Ssandy

Sandy said...

Actually, my name is not Ssandy!!!!

Beth Norman said...

Beautiful work. I love the shingles. What a darling husband to take the tree down for you. Yes, you wouldn't want dust in them.

Kathi said...

This is beyond fabulous! I love the colors, stamping, and glitter. Brilliant to use Dresden trim as roof shingles!

Pinning!

linda said...

Gosh, Linda, this is stunning!

isisimaginings.com said...

Wow!!!! SO gorgeous, I love every detail. I hope your eyes are recovering well.

Christi Conley said...

This is stunning!! I love everything about it - it reminds me of a little village we had while I was growing up!

Tamiko McCurry (MEKOfoSHO) said...

It's gorgeous!!

Suzanne Sears said...

I ordered three of them today. What did you use as a glue?

Linda M. Cain said...

Crafters Pick the Ultimate white glue. Have fun!