Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sometimes….it takes a brick house…..

Finally, the fourth house in my Little House series. The original is created for Linda Ledbetter’s Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #23 at Studio L3. This week’s technique is Double Distress on page 40 of Tim Holtz’s inspirational book. Check it out to learn the technique. I have used it on the entire support structure and the chimney.

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Supplies used: All cardstock from Club Scrap (kits used were Let Me Count The Ways for the house and Academy brown for the door, windows and trim, Ornamental for roof). Bead doorknob from Study in Red.  Chimney is made from Grunge Paper. House and chimney textured in Cuttlebug folder called Tiny Mosaic Texture. Window “glass” is Bic Mark-it Summer Melon on recycled Post Office glassine envelope. Distress inks from Ranger. All house cardstock shapes cut on Silhouette SD. Credit to my friend and fellow crafter Farley Cross for teaching me how to make a chimney.


  1. well, i won't huff and puff and blow this house down! Way to go Jen...sorry you gave me the brick embossing folder! You did great job improvising though! Love u!

  2. Oh, cool, Jennifer! This turned out so beautifully, and the double-distress brick is absolute perfection!What a sweet, winter cottage you've designed. I totally want to move into this magical little village you're creating!