November 17, 2016

Winter Village - Building Three

Hello everyone!

Here's Building #3 in my Winter themed village.

I'm decorating the buildings to play along with the Fifth Annual 12 Tags of Christmas - Funkie Junkie Style challenge.

In the challenge, Linda Coughlin (aka the Funkie Junkie) presents a new tag on her blog, every week.  The challenge is to make something (anything!) inspired by each one of the 12 tags.

Instead of "tags", I'm making the "12 Buildings of Christmas", and I'm in a bit of a catch-up mode because Linda's already on week eight!!

Here are the details on Building # 3 ...

Inspirations from Linda's Week 3 Tag: Music Embossing, Doves, and Snowflakes
Blank Canvas Building:  Building M

I started out with four pieces of dark blue cardstock.  This building is 2" square and the walls are 5" tall so these pieces were all 2" x 5".

I had the Tim Holtz mini stencil "Concerto" so I used some Wendy Vecchi Silver Embossing Paste with that stencil as the background on the sides.

I only did the stenciling on three sides since one side is completely hidden.

Next I looked online for silhouettes of doves that I could use to cut out two small doves.

I used a text stamp to add some texture to the doves

I used one of the Tim Holtz greenery dies to cut an "olive" branch for one of the doves.

I used medium blue cardstock and inked lightly around the edges.

Above the dove you can see one of several white snowflake brads I used on the panels.

Here are the four wall panels ready to be attached. The last panel only has the silver embossing because only a small strip of this wall will be visible.

Besides the snowflake brads, I also added some dimension cardstock snowflake stickers I had in my stash.

I used medium blue cardstock to finish the building edges before attaching the wall panels.

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

I temporarily added a silver roof so you could get the idea of what the completed building will look like.

So that's building #3 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 #3.

And check out all the great stuff at the boutique...

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...

So pretty - loving the blue theme you have going for your village. The silver embossing with the Concerto stencil looks wonderful and your doves are perfect. The 3-D snowflake stickers are really cool. Another lovely addition to the village!