November 19, 2016

Winter Village - Building Four

Hello everyone!

Building #4 of twelve in the Winter Village which means I'm one third of the way to completing  my "12 Buildings of Christmas" as I participate in the Fifth Annual 12 Tags of Christmas - Funkie Junkie Style challenge.

This building's decorations are fairly simple because only small portions of the upper walls will show once it is placed in the village.

I added the two trees just so the building wouldn't look to stark in this photo - they'll both be hidden by other buildings in the project.

Here are the details on Building # 4 ...

Inspirations from Linda's Week 4 Tag: Poinsettias
Blank Canvas Building:  Building I

I started out by painting a sheet of heavy white cardstock with some beautiful shimmery paint - Prima Art Alchemy in Deep Waters.

It's hard to tell in the photo, but it's a rich shimmery metallic color.

Next I did some die cutting using  the poinsettia die from Tim Holtz Mixed Media Christmas Thinlet die set.

I cut the die on four pieces of the blue paper because the top of all four walls will be seen once it is in the village.

I tried out various papers to go in back of the die cut areas - silver, white glossy, pearl - but I decided that plain white cardstock was the best contrast with the shimmery blue metallic.

Here are the four panels.  I did some patching of the paper where it would not show.  I also cut 2 trees using some glitter paper using Tim Holtz Woodlands Thinlets die.

I finished off the edges of the building with white cardstock finishing strips and then attached the panels with Scor Tape.

I checked which poinsettias would show and then added some half round pearls to the center of those flowers.

And here's where this building fits into the village.

I covered the temporary roof with some white glitter cardstock.

I've been testing out different papers for these temporary roofs so that by the time I'm ready to make the permanent roofs at the end of the project I'll be able to tell which ones I like the best.

So that's building #4 done and I'll post a link on the challenge page.

If you'd like to see the inspiration for my building, see Linda's blog post - 12 Tags of Christmas - Tag #4.
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Stay tuned as I continue to finish the remaining buildings in the village over the next weeks.

If you want to know more about construction of the Blank Canvas Village, just see the post on November 12, 2016 which describes the process and has links to an overview and construction video series on my YouTube channel.

Thanks for visiting!

1 comment:

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wow! I think this is my favorite! LOVE that Prima paint and the white poinsettias look sensational. Having that portion peek out from behind the other buildings is absolutely stunning. This is a seriously amazing village you are constructing! SO happy to have you playing along with this challenge!