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Wednesday 18 March 2015

sheer indulgence...Tim Holtz style

Well I have been indulging in a little me playtime...more wooden houses and this time very Tim Holtz inspired... you know me well enough to know how much I love all my distress and Tim Holtz goodies but also how I have a teensy bit of a thing for idea-ology... okay maybe its a very large thing!

I have been playing with papers, some doo-dads that I managed to find and also the new photo booth...which I love and also the ephemera packs which are better than rummaging through a tin of chocolates.... and calorie free!..there's always a treasure in my box of ephemera pieces...I have emptied all my packs in and the vellum ones as well and its my little box of yummy!

So enough waffle here are my little houses for today :

Well they may be simple but they make me happy and that's what playtime is all about right? I covered all the houses ( thanks father in law for cutting from my scruffy sketches!) and then sanded and added tissue tape around the sides...so love this stuff!

I added some walnut stain distress ink around the edges and then added the ephemera and photos..spending a lot of time playing around with pieces until I was happy. All were scuffed around the edges and inked with walnut stain distress ink.

Finally I sealed the houses using decoart matte varnish .

So here is a close up of each little house :

House no 2 :

and last but not least this cheeky little chappy on house no 3 :

Well thanks for stopping by to see the results of my pure indulgence and playtime..! .. I have a few more houses on the go..so there may be more to see soon..

I would like to enter my houses into anything goes challenge @ a sprinkle of imagination  .
and Anything goes @ Mixed media world.

keep those fingers inky!
and thanks for stopping by x
trace x


  1. Love your houses Trace, those little guys look adorable!

  2. They don't look simple to me they look amazing as a threesome. Lovely ideas on all of them

    Love Chrissie x

  3. Oh Trace, I do love those little houses. Clever Father in Law too. You have certainly added your own style to them. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

  4. Love them Tracy they are all fab and a lovely gift for someone if you have an old photo that you can scan and use - hope all is well xx GailT xx

  5. There is always beauty in simplicity and these are simply lovely. Love the photos and the vintage feel to them that the papers and colours give. Tracy x

  6. Lucky you to have someone to cut wood for you. I love little houses and yours are fab!

  7. wonderful results from your playtime - Love this Trace - beautiful! Big hugs rachel x

  8. These are CUTE CUTE CUTE!!! LOVE the shapes, LOVE the pics, LOVE the whole design on these!

  9. Love these Trace! Fabulous vintage feel and you picked such perfect images to use! A wonderful set! hugs :)

  10. Trace these little houses are such fun! They make me want to create some too! I love the distressed look of them; the shapes and the ephemera. Sorry for the awful joke, but they're 'right up my street'! Thank you for always being such an inspiration. I'm sorry for not having commented much of late, but life is a little bit stressful. Hope things will calm down soon. xxx

  11. House 1-Love! House 2-Love! House 3-Love!! This little trio of homesteads are FABULOUS Trace!! Simple and sweet and just adorable!! OH--I also love how a couple of your houses have a curved bottom! It's those little details that add soooo much!! Thanks for sharing!! Good luck over at the challenges you're entering these into!! XOXO-Shari

  12. What a wonderful collection of houses! Great vintage feel and so adorable! Love them! Hugs!

  13. Wonderful houses Trace, they would make a fantastic Xmas village :-) xxx

  14. These are completely charming, Trace! Love your way with TH goodies - beautifully scuffed too for a fabulous vintage look.
    Alison xx

  15. Fabulous project! Love the brown tones and the vintage photos. Thank you for joining our Mixed Media World challenge! Hope you can join us again! Ingrid x

  16. I am truly in love with your houses, Trace...gorgeous vintage look, paper layers and adorable photos...love, love these!
    Have a nice weekend!

  17. How adorable are these. I want one :) Thank you for entering them into the challenge at ASOI.


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