The Tiny House Swap in November was such a success that everyone wants to do them all year! So each 'theme' will be based on each swaps season and current holidays. So no ATCs this year - just Tiny Houses! The base for these houses is the Tim Holtz / Sizzix die of the same name (#661819). I cut my bases out of chipboard or matboard but a heavy (and I mean heavy!) cardstock will work too.
The January swap is a Winter theme with a bit of Valentine's Day thrown in.
These two houses used the same paper for the backgrounds. It's a heavy, textured scrapbook paper that was originally just black & white. I just used spray inks and pearl mists to give it a bit of zip. The roof on the smaller house is a bark paper that I stenciled with Archival Ink to look like roof tiles.
This one is my favorite from this group and I think it's a keeper! Onto some Basic Grey scrapbook paper I used a Gwen LaFleur/Stencil Girls stencil, clear embossing ink and a blended embossing powder. Yum!
This is my only Valentine's house. From the front I used a mini movers & shapers (sizzix) die to cut out the heart - which I ended up using on the back with a bit of lace. Inside the heart window on the front I placed a bit of copper screening that I super heated to get the natural color variations.
For this house I used LOTS of German Dresden, Rock Candy glitter and pearl baubles (Undrilled. A Tim Holtz product)! And there's that rusted Corrugated cardboard roof again! I love doing windows so you can peak inside. It's kinda magical for me - what can I say!?
The last one is also a favorite. Another window house.
Gotta love that mama & baby deer sneaking a peek! The paper I used for this one is a glossy cardstock colored using Archival Inks with alcohol and Alcohol Ink Mixatives. I learned this technique from Wendy Vecchi. It's very soft and flowy. For the snowflakes I stenciled with clear embossing ink and silver embossing powder.
Another swap in the books. Now onto the next!