Sunday, 1 June 2008

Dans Ma Maison Il y a Du Métal


In my house there is metal.
I've been dying to make one of these little houses ever since I first saw them, so when I came across the Dans Ma Maison challenge blog I decided to give it a go. This week's challenge is to include metal.
I did the embossing for this first. The metal I've used is from the bottom of a disposable aluminium tray and has a slightly embossed pattern. The main image was done using a Paperartsy stamp which I embossed, folded over the edges and then painted with black acrylic paint and wiped off with a sponge to create the tarnished look. I did the same thing with the chimney and the strip underneath the roof. For the strip under the roof I also embossed it to look like it was riveted. My house is made from mountboard. I did the background using Cosmic Shimmer Powders in various metallic shades, (unfortunately the shimmer doesn't show up very well in the photo), and them stamped over it. I added some silver embossing powder around the edges and then added my metal bits and some aluminium mesh on the roof (which I also added some acrylic paint to to make it look old).
I'm quite pleased with how my embossed image has turned out - it's probably my best so far - but I still have a lot to learn!

27 comments:

Anne, Bulles dorées said...

stunning house !!!

Ksiop said...

wow love this one !!

roser said...

Molt original i maca!!!
petons
roser

Femmy said...

fabulous house!!!!!

~*~Patty said...

Your house looks brilliant! WOW!

Kaena said...

Whaooooooo !!! Fabulous house !!

vintage wil said...

wow wow !! what a beautiful hous !!!

Nicks said...

wow mate, it's absolutely fabulous!!

PBird said...

LOVE it. It looks really great, i love that stamp.

Théalie said...

Très jolie maison, merci beaucoup pour ta participation, j'aime particulièrement le mélange des différents métaux.

Gwen (Minimaker) said...

Absolutely brilliant Sian,I really love it. x

Tova said...

So beautiful house, love it !!

paugo said...

waouhhhhh !! beautiful house !!!!!!!!!

véro/bermick said...

Wow!!!! Very beautiful house and beautiful colors ;)

Mary-Beth said...

Stunning! I love your embossing!

Karen Owen said...

I think your embossing is fabulous! And so is your house!

Samoise said...

Wahoouuu ! magnifique !!!!

Mooneybeams said...

Wowsa! Is brilliant! I am amazed at your endless inspiration!

Katherine said...

Flippin' stunnin'!

cici said...

Je la trouve top, je l'adore, bravo

Gabi Mewi said...

WOW - this is absolutely great!I´m speechless.

DF - Heidi said...

master piece - i adore these houses and promise i will get organised and do a swap of houses to make a wall hanging - i could make a whole street out of yours

joey said...

stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jean said...

Woweeeee!! This is fantastic!!

cctigrou said...

Really a great great artwork!!!! Fabulous!!

Viola said...

So great!!

Mieke said...

Wow SUPER!!!!!