Tuesday, 1 February 2011

My finished Altered House

The ribbon I tried to stain with coffee did stain a little but it did not make it dark enough, so I decided against using it I went with a antique feel lace instead  I am not the best photographer but you will get the idea I filled my little house with all kinds of goodies the word on it says dream.

I had lots of fun making it The shells in it I hot glued together and added a gem These are shells brought back from our holiday to Scotland last year, the valves I got from a junk shops I altered the key some time back The little animals are from a wall hanging that broke, but like all crafters I kept it thinking I might be able to use it I stuck one of the little animals on died bead so it looked like an elephant on a ball I put a bead on his trunk Lots of little treasure I am going to display it in my hallway on a shelf above the stairs I really had fun making it. thanks for looking

16 comments:

mrs tsv said...

alma its absoulutley fabulous, you have done a cracking piece of artwork there. love all the little knick knacks on there, the stories behind some of the knick knacks. love the antique look and the ribbon for it is perfect.
well done you, a huge gentle pat on the back.
hugs gina xxxxxxx

craftattack said...

What a lovely house Alma, well done, it's nice enough to move into!

Hi I'm Maria... said...

love it alma, you've done a fab job and love the stories behind the 'knick knacks' well done...xx

maria xx

sue-bubbles said...

Oh Alma, Im blown away by your beautiful house, no wonder you were pleased with how it was coming along! I love all the little nick-nacks and the stained background, what what finishes it off a treat is the antique lace - just wonderful! Welldone Alma - a masterpiece!
Hugs, Sue x

sue-bubbles said...

Me again (I cant stop gazing at your house!)...I just noticed the little round feet, they worked out so well didnt they!
Sue x

SusieJ said...

Wow Alma! Fabulous art work here. I too love the stories behind the knick-knacks.
Hugs,
Sue xx
p.s. have you tried dyeing ribbon with alcohol inks?

Scrappy~Sarah said...

that is a beautiful house :)

Teresa said...

Hi Alma, I love it. The lace finishes off the edges. Oh boy I had better get my finger out and get mine finished. Looking forward to your next project pictures. Well done Txx

Kerry said...

It is something to be very proud of. Well done.

Michelle said...

Wow there is some amount of work put into making the house... You did a fab job!

DGgirl said...

Hi Alma

This is so so gorgeous - I want one! Like you say, we tend to hoard little bits and bobs in the belief that one day they will find a home - so glad your time has come.

Well done missus.

Gillx

sorayaquartz said...

This looks fab! i really must get on with finishing my printers tray!

jeanie g said...

I love your little house, can I move in, mine's cold with no heating!! You've done a brilliant job on it!!

Carole said...

How did I miss your gorgeous house Alma?! It's simply gorgeous, and I'm sure that it will look amazing and be a real conversation starter!!!

Brilliant :)

Hugs - Carole xxx

Shar said...

Stunning piece! I am working on an altered house myself but I doubt mine will look half as good as yours!

Yvonne said...

MAGNIFICENT piece of art, Alma!

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