Katherine's Dabblings


Saturday, 28 June 2008

I dare you.................










Nicks organised a swap called "I dare you" with groups of five people. Each person in the group then sets a challenge to the other four. The idea is to get the others to do/work with something that they are not familiar with.
Dee challenged me to make a house using colours I wouldn't normally use. Well, I dont use a lot of pink or green so that's what I chose. The house is made from mountboard, painted and stamped. The heart and flourish are made from grungeboard. An embossed copper roof and three metal zip tags saying home, heart and abode finished it off.

Sian challenged me to make a house not using stamps or any moulded pieces. This was a challenge as I'm very fond of stamps and clay heads! Lol! Again the house is made from mountboard with an embossed copper roof. Painted a base coat of copper (no surprise there then!) and painted on a diagonal through sequin waste on the left and then just swirled the colours together on the right. Now I really liked the swirly paint bit so didn't want to cover it up too much so once the altered wooden frame with a picture of the lady of the house was added I just finished it off with some rusty bells.

5 comments :

Dee said...

They are both brilliant. I love mine and the colours are just so vibrant. I love the swirly paint technique.

Agnes the Red said...

Great work Katherine and must say the pink and green house has worked really well!
Great stuff
Ange xx

Viv's Visuals said...

sooper dooper Katherine! Can't pick a favourite as both pieces are just lovely!

Sian said...

These are both brilliant and I really love my house.

DF - Heidi said...

what can i say - LOVEM