Monday, August 13, 2018

Tiny Houses with the Ladies

Hi everyone!

It's been a while since I've blogged. For one thing, my really old HP died....just like that, after a power outage, it was gone. It left and never came back. (And yes, it was plugged into a surge protected, but it was it's time)

After a week or so, I put on my big girls panties and made my decision to buy a Mac....I know, you all knew that was the answer long ago, but I'm a late bloomer - a flower child.

So I'll share this with you as the summer gets back into it's hot session and it's time to go back to school. I'm learning to navigate the beast, and I hope I'm winning.

This is a collection of 3 Charming Houses from
Retro Cafe Art Gallery.
They have perfect inch square window frames. If you've followed me for years, you know I LOVE houses. It's what I started with years ago and I'll always be drawn to them.

I made them a few months ago, but never got around to posting since Kristin took a wonderful leave of absence to have the cutest little guy ever, Fletcher.

I painted the houses, windows and roofs with heavy white gesso. The Mechanicals-Vintage Snowflakes are treated to a couple of layers of Art Alchemy Waxes to give them more color.

This house has been decorated with the beautiful Graphic45 Tropical Travelogue 8x8 papers.

Each house has its own personality. This one has a vintage lace feel using the Ladies Diary papers and a beautiful black and white butterfly with coordinating Prima flower on top. I've added more micro beads with gloss gel to each flower and a touch of distress ink.

I love this butterfly with his pointed wings. This one has papers from different collections, but they all blend together really well.

As you may have noticed, being a rebel by nature, I turned the windows around at an angel. The old wooden barns used to have this type of window up in the eves years ago. It reminded me of them.

The houses have a hole in the top that can be used to add a string or cord in order to make it a hanging decoration. I haven't decided what I'm going to do with them yet. They could also be used as a center for a collage.

Most products are available at the Retro Cafe Art Gallery shop by clicking the links below. How easy would these be to make for Christmas gifts, eh?!?!

Check them out and let me know what you think. Give it a go.

Your Friend in ART,


Products Used:
Charming Inchie Window House Ornament - Style 1
Charming Inchie Window House Ornament - Style 2
Charming Inchie Window House Ornament - Style 3
Antique Rose Ladies Collage Sheet
Belle Roses Collage Sheet
Art Doll Head Collage Sheet
24 Butterfly Paper Cuts
Heavy White Gesso and Soft Gloss Gel
Prima Flowers
Lucky Emerald and Old Gold Art Alchemy Wax
Gold and Silver Micro Beads
Graphic45-Tropical Travelogue Papers
Graphic45-Ladies Diary Paper
UHU Glue Stick


Retro Cafe' Art Gallery said...

Your houses are exquisite! I love the orientation of the windows, and the butterflies at the top are the perfect touch. So dreamy! And thank you for the shout out for Fletcher. :-)

Jenn White said...

SUPERB! So beautifully coordinated. Loving the images & the layering of the metal medaillion, butterfly & flower.♡

Linda M. Cain said...

Thanks Kristin. Fletcher is a treasure. ❤️

Linda M. Cain said...

Thanks so much Jenn.❤️

Christina Lytle said...

I love these little houses! I will "have" to make some of these..

Jackie PNeal said...

Linda, these are so charming! You always add such wonderful details to all of your pieces! I just love your art!
Jackie xo