Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Lil Houses Projects ~ inspired by Vera Lane Studio collage sheets

Hi everyone! Last week, Vera Lane Studio released two collage sheets called Lil Houses. Let me just say right off, that I could live in any one of these quite happily. They are so detailed and cute with all of the quirky details I love. These houses come pre-coloured and each sheet has a different size so they work beautifully for so many projects. I decided to create a set of 3 artist trading cards as well as a welcome card.

The background for the card was spritzed with Heidi Swapp Ocean Color Shine to give the sky some colour. The ground was cut using the shape of a Dylusions stamp plate as a guide for the curves. It was fussy cut and matted with black both top and bottom. The houses were cut from the smaller collage images, matted with black and adhered with foam tape to pop them up. The little paths leading from the houses were created with washi tape adhered to white cardstock.

The wording was printed onto white cardstock, matted with black. The tiny clouds were printed from the Keep the Light image set onto French text paper, fussy cut, and matted with black. To finish the card, a faux stitched border was added to the outside to frame it.

The three atcs were constructed using the larger Lil Houses images. They were each fussy cut leaving a narrow white border, and matted with black. Foam tape was used to pop them up.

The backgrounds were cut from scraps left from other projects with a little additional stamping and stencilling to make them more interesting. The black and white washi tape was added to each one, varying the placement or the depth. The two houses with chimneys were given "smoke" details and the other one was given photo corners.

All three were finished with some black doodling around the edges as well as black Big Brush Pen to unite the background layers so they read as one. Small Chit Chat stickers matted with black cardstock provide the wording for each one.

Thanks for dropping by today to visit our neighbourhoods. That was awesome of you.  When you get a chance, be sure to pop by the Vera Lane Studio Etsy shop to check out the Lil Houses collage sheets, as well as the other fabulous ones. They sure do make for quick and easy projects that are as cute as a button. Stop by the VLS Facebook group, too. We would love to see you there and there is a Stripes Challenge going on this month which I would be delighted if you joined.

Life is good; so is art.

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