Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Peony Cottage

SVG Cuts came out with this gorgeous little cottage (designed by Mary Rudakas) recently and I loved it when I saw it - so I bought the file. Had it sitting on my computer for a few weeks then decided to do something with it - and here it is!

Using my Cricut Expression, I cut the base cottage from kraft card to make it reasonably strong. The wall coverings were cut from paper that I had in my stash for so long - I can't remember where it came from even!! The roof is cut from dark green Bazzil card and the tiles were embossed with the Swiss Dots folder in the Cuttlebug.  I embossed the roof facing with the D'vine Swirls folder.

I wanted to add a fence to the house so I found a file on my Songbird cartridge that had a fence with a bird on it. I welded three together and cut them out with the Cricut then removed the birds from the fence. I cut from the same cartridge a sign with a bird on top and inserted the word HOME using George and Basic Shapes.

I coloured the fence with Distress Stain (Vintage Photo) then attached the leaves and flowers to the fence instead of the house - as it was in the original house.

All it needs is lace curtains to finish it off!! 
Thanks Mary and Leo for this great design!


ju said...

Oh this is just adorable!! I may move! x

Zoechaos said...

Smashing project utterly adorable XOXO Zoe

Jackie Lilly said...

I love your version. The fence and "Home" sign really make the project!

Anonymous said...

So very cute. I might like it more than the one done by Mary.

Carole said...

Absolutely adorable