I featured In the January edition of ‘Making cards’ magazine, and did a  tutorial on a card made from my whimsical stamps. I then decorated a  whimsical house to match​.

Step 1    I have painted the house in white gesso to prime the mdf. Then I have  brayered the house with ‘Art alchemy’ acrylic paint in opal magic rose  gold. I have left It to dry, then brayered over In opal magic blue gold. It  has a really lovely sheen to It.

Step 2   I have cut out a slightly larger piece of hessian round the roof, and two  circles and cut them in half for the shutters, and glued them to the mdf.

Step 3 I have pulled some threads out of the roof piece to create a shabbish look  and used some to tie little bows through some spaces. I used one of the  ‘Polly Allsorts’ Texture stamps to stamp over the roof in Decoart media  fluid in burnt umber. It gave a nice brick effect.

Step 4  I then painted the door In decoart media fluid in burnt umbe​r, ​left It to  dray and painted over It using a brush and glossy accents to give the  door a nice shiny look.

Step 5  I used the ‘Polly’ Allsorts’ street sign rubber stamp to make a climber to go  over the front of the house, and painted the leaves in Decoart yellow  green. I stamped the little Ivy leaves, cut and coloured the leaves with  Versa colour turquoise and peony, and stuck them on with sticky pads to  give a 3d effect.

Step 6    To finish off I stamped ‘Love Place and ‘Wish House’ from ‘Polly Allsorts’  street signs rubber stamp and cut into little rectangles and glued onto the  door and the front of the house. I attached some pearl embellishments to  the shutters and a little door handle.

You can also see step by step Instructions on these lovely houses from two of my friends on their blogs.

Karen Clare, karenslittlegiftsandcards.blogspot.com

Suz Humphries, https://craftyhumphreys.blogspot.com