And my layout:
I had a watercolour background which I made for something else and ended up not using, it was perfect for creating a backdrop for my scene.
I had so much fun making these houses, using left-over gelli prints and embossed papers I had used to make impressions into the paint on my gelli plate. I emboss white paper to use to make patterns when gel printing, since the random paint on these look really cool. If you look at these gelli print posts of mine, you'll be able to spot some of the papers I used: Jump Art Journaling, Dotty Gelli Print ATC-Book, and Gel Printing with Dies and Embossing Folders.
The papers were glued to mat board and houses were die cut using Artful Dwellings and the Mini Openings for windows. The one in the middle is a gelli print, the other two are embossed papers pressed into paint on the plate. I glued a brick die cut to the grey house.
The windows are backed with mica and some of them have lace curtains. I used Tim Holtz Industrious Borders stickers to add detail to the houses and label letters for the house numbers. The edges were inked with Black Soot.
The two houses to the right were covered with gelli prints and the large house with a Dot Matrix embossed paper, used to make patterns into the paint. The two print houses were stamped with a grid and a brick stamp, using Archival Ink. The butterflies were die cut from Bazzill text paper of old newspaper adds.
Love the look of these painty dots and that you can see some of the stamped numbers through the window.
Thank you so much for looking! Enjoy your weekend!
Surfaces: Daler & Rowney watercolour paper; Neenah Smooth Solar White cardstock; Sizzix Little Sizzles Mat Board 6 x 13; Bazzill Antique 6 x 6
Dies: Sizzix: Artful Dwellings, Mini Openings, Mini Butterflies, Brick Wall
Embossing folders: Sizzix: Bubble & Honeycomb, Dot Matrix & Gridlock, Rays & Retro Circles
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz: School Desk, Ultimate Grunge, Curiosities, Mini Ornates
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black, Monarch Orange, Cornflower Blue; Distress Ink: Black Soot
Paint: Ranger Distress Paints: Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Spiced Marmalade, Evergreen Bough, Iced Spruce, Wild Honey, Antique Linen; Daler & Rowney watercolours
Medium: Golden Artist Paint: Light Molding Paste
Stencils: Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous: Cargo, Eye Chart, Stripes
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Industrious Borders, Deco Type Industrious Stickers, Label Letters, Words Remnant Rubs, Black & Cream Trimmings; US ArtQuest Mica; lace trim
Tools: Sizzix Big Shot; Gelli Arts: Gel Printing Plate 6 x 6 in