Monday, April 3, 2017

Bingo was his name-o

I am not a dog person.  I have four cats.  It's not that I don't like dogs.  I just like them in other people's houses. I do really like this dog. Meet Bingo.  
This Flourished Elizabeth Frame from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts is so gorgeous.  I started just kind of playing around and this is how my whole project started.  

I applied a thin layer of gesso to my chipboard.  
I use an ink dauber and then wash it when I am done.  Once my gesso was dry I applied a layer of Mowed Lawn Distress Paint.  I love that I can dry this paint with my heat tool.  I am not a patient crafter.  I added various color of Distress Oxide Inks and Vintage Photo Distress Ink to age the frame.     

I love how the ink looks weathered.  

I glued the frame to an old bingo card and added some wallflower paper to the middle of the frame.
 At this point I still wasn't really sure where I was going with this project.  I had made a bunch of tiny houses one night and they were sitting on my desk.  A lightbulb moment happened and I knew this had to be a super cute dog house.  There are several different sizes of this tiny house available on the Gypsy Soul website.

I gessoed the  house and then painted it with Weathered Wood Distress Paint. Texture paste through a stencil makes for fun patterns on the side of your house.  I added ink to the texture paste so it wasn't stark white.  

The inside of the house is lined with paper from Canvas Corp. I love that it kind of looks like old wallpaper.  You can see that I didn't glue the house together perfectly, but when I add Bingo to the center you won't even be able to tell.  

The roof is covered with moss.  I just cover the roof part with glue and smash on moss.  It's a very scientific and exact method.  

I added some little paper flowers to the roof.  
My little paper doggie form the Tim Holtz paper dolls fit right in the house.  Doesn't he look happy to be in there? The chipboard is a quote chip from Tim Holtz.  
I just love these little houses.  They have so much potential.  I have a couple more projects using them to share with you soon.
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  1. This is fabulous Jess, love the elements and cute dog.
    Linda xxx

  2. What a great idea and fabulous project! (I think I recognize the Bingo card too! :D )

  3. Really adorable! Fabulous details! That dog reminds me of Petey from the Little Rascals. :-)

  4. Jess!!
    OMgosh! How did you ever just find me?? LOL You made my day with your comment on my blog and had me laughing as I read! Thank you so much and be sure to visit again- why not follow along?

    anyway, on to your fab little doghouse!! I just love this and would love to make something similar for my dog Chum- I think it is adorable! great combination really!

    I was wondering if you would put in a follow by email link- I would love to check in regularly!
    Have a super day!

  5. I love the dog house! Brilliant idea to frame him out in such a pretty house! Thanks for playing along with us in the Frilly and Funkie Count me In Challenge!

  6. Love, love, love your little dog in his lovely house. Since I went with a Bingo theme too, you caught my eye! ...

  7. Jess, your dog house bingo card is so fun! I love how it all came together. Your frame is gorgeous and you chose a perfect paper to frame. You are so darn creative! Hugs!

  8. Bingo looks perfectly at home Jess! Love how you've built up this fab collage of elements. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie xx

  9. What a fun but very vintage card. Love how you layered the house on the frame. I do have one problem with this - thanks for the ear worm because now the children's song is playing over and over in my head. :( Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.

  10. Jess, so happy to see this fun project take the top choice over at Frilly and Funkie! Congratulations to YOU!


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