Sunday, May 02, 2010

House Party Blog Hop

I was excited when my envelope of bits came from Rinda to make a house.  I had looked at several of her houses and had had some ideas, none of which matched the oriental theme of the envelope.  Because the girl's boyfriend was coming for tea I had cleared the dining table of my craft bits so, after they had gone out, I was able to set everything out and see what inspiration I got.  One piece of patterned paper had curves on it which made me think of curtains, I trimmed the ladies and used Rinda's hint about the ribbon.  I looked through my stamps and found a Ma Vinci one of calligraphy. An eBay purchase of a crane transformed the maroon card and I could use something from my metal stash.  I was in the mood for a quote from Ode by Arthur O'Shaughnessy (the poem that begins "We are the music makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams"). Lo and behold I had a house.

Quite amazingly, I had begun something and finished it in one day.

Now I'd like you to hop over to Amy to visit her house.  I've been keeping a page of her blog open in my TooManyTabs for ages because it reminded me to make origami boxes.  Thank you for visiting me.  Do come back: I might possibly be going to blog my buzz of recent card making!


23 comments:

Amy said...

Elizabeth you have made a fantastic house - I love how all of the pieces have come together :-)

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love what you did with this! I love especially your description of how inspiration worked for you. Love the curtain effect and how you trimmed the women. So glad you joined the party!
Rinda

Cherry said...

This house has a lovely ethereal feel. Totally love the colours and the charm on it. Have fun hugs Cherry xxx

Kirsti said...

Love the colours of the roof on your wee hoosie...:)...xox

Ruth said...

What a lovely house!

Margi said...

I absolutely love what you've done with your altered house. It is GORGEOUS!

Denise said...

Lovely Oriental theme- I love what you have done with your house and I shall be back to see your cards xx

Lulu said...

Very stylish and oriental in feel! Enjoy the rest of the party:)

scrappyjacky said...

Love how you've made your house...and the curtain effect works perfectly.

Julie Shoemaker said...

Great house, wonderful colors!

Karen said...

What a lovely, elegant house--and I love your inspiration quote as well.

Sian said...

What a beautiful oriental look you've given your little house! I love it. I'll be back to see the results of your card making :) Enjoy the rest of the party!

Ann said...

Lovely house. Very oriental. Thanks for your hospitality. I'm off to the next party now.

debs14 said...

Love the oriental theme of your house, you have just the perfect amount of embellishment on it to make it authentic. So pretty!

Becky said...

Lovely house :)

humel said...

It's lovely, Elizabeth :-) Really interesting to read about the creative process, too! xx

Kimberlee said...

Love what you did with this. :) There is quite a story to tell with that one.

luci said...

cute. love the richness in the roof too. came across your blog whilst having a nose at all the houses.x

DaniH said...

Love the crane on the roof...

Deb said...

Hi Elizabeth ~ I love your house! I also like that you photographed your kit before you assembled your piece - something I thought about doing but it was too late by then [wink]. I especially love how you were inspired by the curves in the paper and made curtains with it. Very well done!

PS: I'm glad your bird arrived and that you like it. :o)

Liz said...

Brilliant. I love the layered look :0)

Nancy Y said...

What a great house - the Asian feel is really captured. I like reading about your inspirations in making it.

Cindy M-Team PIG said...

I wish I had photo'd my pieces before I started. A great idea. I got asian theme as well. Stop by and see (if you haven't already) as like this post, I'm late the the party. cindy @ snoutkiss.com