Sunday, 22 February 2015

More houses...

With several hours to opposed to my usual last minute, I'm entering this in the current 'Paint' challenge over at PaperArtsy. It's inspired by Sue Carrington's trio of houses post here and combined with a textured white background again.

I covered a piece of grey board with sticky back canvas and masked off a border.

 I couldn't find a suitable stencil in my mahoosive stash so resorted to masking off part of this stencil. After applying grunge paste I coated it all with gesso.

I had an idea to make some quirky trees however my first idea used the 'ladybird' shape which was too big but just thought I'd share as I think it looks like an alien weeble.......for anyone that can remember. I also made some fencing but decided not to use it in the end.

 I coated card with snowflake before stamping the trees so it wasn't too stark a contrast and the houses are stamped onto chalk painted card. I've also stamped and painted with zesty zing, hey pesto, glass blue, bougainvillea and tangerine twist.

I really like using these 2 stamp sets together and always enjoy using paint in this way. Thanks for stopping by to see my quirky houses with their quirky trees. 


  1. This is just gorgeous Ruth,love what you have done with these fab

  2. I just love how you've used bright colours to really make the houses pop off your white stencilled background! This is just ab-fab Ruth!!
    Georgie xx

  3. YAY! Ruth's turned all thing to be ;)
    Oh these are super cute,beautifully created and coloured to the usual highest standards of course!
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

  4. This is fabulous Ruth. Love the textured background and the houses etc really pop with those vibrant colours.

    Have fun and TFS
    Annie x

  5. They are so sweet, and lovely quirky, I love your different trees, and wonderful homes in strong colours and with their clock-roof- Ruth.
    Greetings, Dorthe, xo

  6. Wow Ruth, your trio of quirky houses and trees look fabulous in those gorgeous fun colours. Love that you used a white background too, it really makes the houses 'pop'. Love this! Hugs, Anne xx

  7. Wow Ruth! This is fabulous! Love those houses-great colour choices! Hugs, Chrisx

  8. Beautiful Ruth ! Love how you've used the stencil for the background, ingenious ! Sue C x

  9. Fantastic piece, love how you addapted the stencil.
    Yvonne x

  10. My favourite part is how you used the stencil for the background and then created the most wonderful CAS Quirky canvas. Stunning project Ruth! :-) xxx

  11. Great job with the stencil Ruth, I actually thought it was an embossing folder pattern at first! Love your little houses, so much fun! hugs :)

  12. Adorable! Love the cute houses and the way you kept the background simple. Simple yet effective! Xx

  13. Wow wow wow totally awesome stunning creation. I love how the background is kept white and then the mega pop of colour on the houses, love it. Happy Art :-) Kezzy xxx


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