Thursday 22 August 2013

Suzanne Czosek {special 10th Birthday Project} ....

{a special 10th Birthday project by Suzz Czosek}
I am thrilled to be back sharing a project to celebrate PaperArtsy’s birthday!
I was out in the shed in the backyard looking for something for the yard and over in the corner of the shed was a bucket of wood scraps that my hubby has been stockpiling. My eyes lit on the wood blocks and a piece of trim perfect for the roof of a house. 
I quickly grabbed them and headed for the house to work on my house. I painted the wood pieces with Snowflake Fresco Finish. 
I then laid a stencil over the dried wood and applied grunge paste over the stencil. After that I used a combination of Fresco Finish Paints Mermaid and Limelight with more snowflake to paint the entire house. 
Next I sponged Ranger Distress Ink Vintage Photo over the edges.   
With this stamp I stamped the newspaper script across the roof using Ranger Archival Coffee Ink.

I stamped the little boy from...
... using StazOn Teal Blue ink on tissue paper. After cutting the tissue paper I used watered down glue to glue it to the front of the house. Then another coat of glue over the surface of the image after placed it on the house.
Stamp grass from this stamp using Ranger Archival Ink Coffee along bottom of the 'house'. Repeat as desired. 
Using StazOn Teal Blue Ink on tissue paper with the word quote from HP1009. Cut each ;ine of the quote into strips.  Apply watered down glue on back of tissue paper and attach to house. Apply coat of glue over tissue paper. Continue until complete.
Screw eye hooks into roof. I ended up screwing it in between the roof and top of the square block. (see picture at top) Cut chain and hook to eye hooks.
Using Stylus and hammer  tap holes into top of block. 
Insert stars into holes with a dab of glue.
Stamp the moth using same blue ink on tissue paper. Cut out and accent with a brad. 
Spreading a little happiness your way!


Leandra says: Well that's pretty cool from a couple of blocks of wood just lying around! Love the colour combination, and it's great to see you back! Thanks for the birthday goodwill!

Gillian Says: A fantastic altered art project Suzz, love the combination of colours and the addition of the rusty stars. Thank you for sharing in the birthday spirit. 

If you have got some lumps of wood that need your creative attention, then why not try out Suzz's ideas, or an aspect of and link your creativity here. Winners get to choose an A5 stamp set from PaperArtsy of their choice. We love to see how our designers inspire you! So please, feel free to join the fun!


Julie Lee said...

Love the stamps, love the colours, love the concept! Really inspiring! I was just off to cook and got totally distracted by this! I will return later with spectacles on to take in all the details! Julie Ann xxx

Unknown said...

Im loving this! My OH is a carpenter... Im going to raid his van for offcuts! Fab project! xxx

ionabunny said...

What a fun project. Love those stamps

Helen said...

Brilliant!! I love the stars, but the house is just gorgeous with the stamps you've chosen. Welcome back!

Sid said...

I love it !

Yvonne Garner said...

Fabulous Suzz! The stars on wire are the perfect whimsical touch!

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous. I love the colours & the stamping.

Kathi said...

So wonderful. I love the colors, stamped images, and dimensional touches!

Thanks for all the photos and concise instructions.

craftimamma said...

What a fab little house! Love the colours and the stamps used and the stars are just the perfect finishing touch. I think HP1009 was the first PaperArtsy stamp set I bought because I loved that quote. Brilliant step by step Suzz. Thankyou!

Lesley Xx

Dawn Louise said...

Love it, what a marvellous use of the wooden shapes, the words are fabulous as are colours and the stars add that extra quality x

Trish said...

Another great project - thank you!

Candy C said...

Suzz...LOVE your project! You always have such good ideas and execute them beautifully! <3 Candy

Kezzy said...

Wow wow wow absolutely gorgeous, I love the house idea and the stars on wire is amazing :-) Kezzy xxx

Words and Pictures said...

Love this... the fresh, zingy colours and those fabulous stars!
Alison x