Thursday, 19 May 2016

Welcome to the House that Nature's got a grip on!

Hi, today I have completed a wooden house that I've been constructing for the Creative Carte Blanche
May Blog Challenge --- titled 'Wood, Word and somethingWild'. Now from the off I knew I wanted to make a wooden house but as I progressed the design gradually altered, 'the creative journey'!

To begin with I rummaged in the shed for some wood off cuts and set to sawing my pieces for construction.

The body of the house measures 10cm x 11.5cm x 4cm and was sanded well and given a coat of white gesso as was the roof.

The roof was then given a coat of titanium white acrylic paint before stencilling the tiles through a Michelle Ward stencil.

The house was painted with Fresco Chalk acrylic paint in Space Cadet, lightly sanded and then given a coat of Stone paint and sanded again.
The windows and door were painted free hand using the titanium white.

Then on one side I stamped a tree from Jofy 29 stamp set and clear heat embossed. This was then coloured in and the grass stamped at the bottom.

Up until this point the plan was a cottagey type house with bunting above the door with the letters Home on and the back of the cottage was going to have a stamped wild meadow,  hmmmm?

Then I went outside to water the plants in the greenhouse saw some dried dead moss on the brick path and hey presto!!!

The ivy was stamped using various DI's and odd patches were clear heat embossed and touches of Treasure gold in Olive Bronze added.

My work bench got messier and messier!

The birds nest was made from dried ivy roots and the bird stamped from Clarity Garden set. The Welcome sign was die cut and tied using invisible thread.

I cut a wooden bench from a piece of old trellis fence that had started to decay. Twigs , dried old leaves, roots etc were added.

A flower pot stamped, coloured and cut out was added.

A brad for the door handle, smudges of pumice stone, walnut stain and peeled paint DI rubbed into the door and finally some fake moss from Hubby's model railway scenery stash was added to the chimney and roof.

Welcome to my Wooden house that the Wild has begin to reclaim.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed my creative trip down natures path.

 Take Care, Jane x


  1. OMG, this is fabulous!!!!!!
    Thank you Jane for this lovely post, I love your Wooden house to bits, just fantastic at all sides!!!
    Hugs, Coco xx

  2. How fun this is, Jane! What a sweet little house. Love all the natural bits you added. A great mix of the elements for the Creative Carte Blanche challenge. Lovely!

  3. This is so much fun, Jane! I love you for gathering bits from your yard for your sweet little cottage. Your blog post was joy to read, I felt like you took me on your creative journey with you. "the wild has begun to reclaim" LOVE it!! Beautiful work, thanks for sharing it with us on Creative Carte Blanche.

  4. Jane...I ADORE this sweet little wooden house. You've transformed it into such a magical little place. I can just picture it out in the deep woods with little fairies fluttering all around it. Such a sweet little cottage. I love how you've been so creative to use natural pieces from your yard to embellish this little beauty! Definitely a unique piece! I love it! Thanks for sharing it with all of us at Creative Carte Blanche.

  5. I just love your little house! What a fun piece! Thank you for playing along with us at Creative Carte Blanche!

  6. Jane...thank you for your sweet comment about my Finnabair style canvas. So glad you liked it! I just HAD to come back and see this precious bird house again. It is absolutely darling!!! So much detail. You really created such a fun piece!