Wednesday, 8 June 2016

2016 #11 Our House in Space {by Penny Nuttall}

2016 Topic 11: Our House



Hi everyone Penny here. Tonight I'd like to share with you a post about a rather unusual family in a very unusual house!

I recently came across a DVD box set of an early television series ( be careful before you admit to remembering so far back....) "Lost In Space". I think that is what gave me the idea for this contribution to the "Our House" topic.


It is very easy to make technique-wise....no complicated methods involved....but it took a lot of head scratching in the design department! How best to showcase Jo's happy robot friends. JOFY44.

Step One: I started with the "house", by cutting a basic rocket shape from an A3 piece of foam core board. Any kind of firm card or mount board will do. I covered it with some cheap silver metallic fabric, but metallic Fresco Acrylic paint would be just as good....


...and glued on bright coloured felt fabric shapes as background. If you remember the TV series you might also remember Fuzzy Felts?

Step Two: Next to add the window: 


and a distant planet in a glittered black sky ( recognise the stamp from JOFY09).

JOFY09
All the elements are stamped on card in black, embossed with clear powder and coloured with watercolour paints.


I layered the shapes onto felt (felt sticks to felt). At this point I decided that I would like to hang my space rocket on the wall, but I still wanted to be able to move the pieces around so I added a layer of card and a velcro dot to the back for extra stickiness.


Then a few finishing touches


Metal bolts and ribbon flames 


And a few plants and pets in the basement (Kim's Dellow's hedgehogs get everywhere!)


I have tried to make this project as small-child-friendly as possible, all the bits can be moved around with lots of possibilities for play and story telling. Or it could just be something happy on the wall for a grown up child (like me).

Why not take your own journey into space, maybe greeting card size.

Bye for now, Penny.

Squeal! I remember fuzzy felts, I loved them. I wonder if you can still get them? Your rocket fuzzy felt is superb Penny, absolute genius! How perfect are the Jofy robots! ~Darcy

We would love to see how you interpret this House topic by linking what you make to our 2016 Challenge #11: Our House, on this page HERE.
All of our bloggers love to see your twist on their ideas, particularly if you were inspired directly by their post. 
ll links go in the draw to win a £50 voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. The Our House link will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, June 12th 2016. The winner will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00.

8 comments:

Helen said...

This is so clever! Love the felt shapes (which remind me of my old fuzzy felt I loved as a kid... now I am showing MY age!)

craftimamma said...

Well, I must be a bit too old cos I can't remember fuzzy felts & I know I'm older than Helen, lol! What a fabulous and fun project Penny. Love the planet through the window.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

craftimamma said...

Well, I must be a bit too old cos I can't remember fuzzy felts & I know I'm older than Helen, lol! What a fabulous and fun project Penny. Love the planet through the window.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Miriam said...

Great take on the topic.... though for some reason I now cannot stop singing button moon!! LOL!!

Etsuko Noguchi said...

What a fantastic idea Penny!! I never see fuzzy felt but it's seems fun. This project is wonderful. xx

JoFY said...

a really fun project! x

Mona_63 said...

Woow!! Great idea! :D

PS. I am a robot! I'm a protein robot :D ;)

Julie Ann Lee said...

What a great idea!I love how bright and colourful it is. Like Helen, I adored playing with my Fuzzy Felts. I remember 'Lost in Space' too!xx

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