Monday, June 28, 2010

Welcome to Abby & Walter's New Home (MPS 35)

This week the challenge at Michelle Perkett's Studio is Cutting, Cutting, Cutting!!!  You will find the challenge here.

I recently bought the Walter & Abby image from the very talented Michelle & promised to give them a new home.  :)  Well, here it is, so welcome to Abby & Walter's:-

The challenge is all about cutting.  Apart from the punched garden greenery & the doorknobs, all my cutting has been done by hand with either small scissors or a scalpel.  (Oops, sorry I forgot I used a border punch for the bottom of the curtain!)

Come inside, Walter is waiting for you:-

& here is Abby:-

 Here's a close up of Walter (isn't he adorable?):-

Here are some of the fine details:-

Well, this little creation is just something I wanted to try for fun.  The whole thing folds shut to a 5x5 inch card with the floors folding up either side of the central wall.  All the straight edges were cut with a ruler & scalpel.  To get the curved edges in the floors I cut around an upturned dinner plate!  There is acetate in the window & the curtain is cut from vellum.  I added the spotty pattern to the curtain with a white glaze pen to co-ordinate with the dotty pattern on the "carpet".  All the balloons have been given a coating of Crystal Effects to give them a nice glossy finish.  They are "anchored" to the balloon weights & to Walter's tail with a single strand of fibre from soft kitchen string.  (Looks good but it breaks easily!!!)

The birdcage in Walter's room has been stamped straight onto the wall & coloured up with a silver gel pen.  The floor boards were created on the white cardstock with pencils, watercolour pencils & stamp pad ink.  The boards & nails were added last with a chocolate stamping marker.

Walter, Abby & the stack of presents were laser printed onto watercolour paper & coloured with stamp pad inks, watercolour pencils & an aquapainter.  They have had clear glaze & glitter pen highlights added to them.  They are all "popped up" on dimensionals.  Some "architectural highlights" include the door panelling (chalk edged rectangles) & wood panelling in Abby's room.  The "wallpaper" is a single flower stamp, that I stamped repeatedly with the help of my trusty stamp positioner!!!

Hope you enjoyed your visit with Abby & Walter!

The inspiration for the colour theme came from JAI's last challenge (see my post here).  I love these colours together, so used them as a starting point for the project.  :)

Card Components:
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Kiwi Kiss, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo
DSP:  Sorry, not sure what it's called, but it's retired SU
Stamps:  Abby & Walter's Birthday Wish (Michelle Perkett), ? 2010 Sale-A-Bration Set (SU), Balloons from Sock Monkey (SU)
Inks:  Tempting Turquoise, Kiwi Kiss, Rich Razzleberry, Chocolate Chip Marker, Blush Blossom, So Saffron, Close to Cocoa, Basic Black, Pretty In Pink, Pumpkin Pie
Other:  Watercolour Pencils, Acetate, Crystal Effects, Glitter Pen, White & Clear Glaze Pens, Scallop Edge Punch, Fern Punch, Flower Punch, Office Hole Punch, Silver & Gold Gel Pens, Kitchen String, Dimensional Adhesives