Friday, December 14, 2012

Chipboard Tower Houses from Retro Cafe

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 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.

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 roof is Metal Foil Tape that was embossed and colored with Stream and Espresso Alcohol Ink.
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.


Retro Cafe' Art Gallery said...

Linda, your towers are absolutely STUNNING!!! I particularly loved the UTEE on the numbers and the addition of the pocket watch charm. Awesome :).

Julie S said...

Yowza! These are incredible. So many details to delight the eyes.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

The details on these lovely wee houses is amazing! I love all the texture you were able to add. Just fabulous

Winton Rose Paper Creations said...

How lovely...these are so sweet. Number 3 is a favourite as I love clocks. Thanks so much for sharing.

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Gorgeous! It's amazing it's all paper and not wood! Fab creations!!!

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Crazydi said...

Linda - I'm blown away by your wonderful creations! They're SO inspiring and I can't wait to have a go at some of these projects myself!
Congratulations on being chosen by Leandra to be one of the designers for Paper Artsy this year .... big well done but I'm not at all surprised she's snapped you up! LOVE the Russian Dolls using the Lynne Perella stamps and the metal card etc. Wonderful all round ... best wishes for a fabulous and creative New Year - we're all looking forward to more amazing creations :)x

MaRyKaY said...

oh wow those are gorgeous. wish they had those tall ones in the masonite format. But what do I know they may. I'll have to check. those are awesome