Monday, July 2, 2012

As for Me and My House ~ ScrapFIT Workout #71 Reveal

Welcome to July!! ScrapFIT Has a wonderful challenge to kick off the month:

#71 - Home Sweet Home
Home Sweet Home! We spend many hours at home so let's be sure to surround ourselves with things we love. This Workout is challenging you to create a paper craft to be displayed in your home! This can be a banner, a unique way to display a photo, anything you can create with paper to be displayed in your Home Sweet Home.

I bought this house shaped shadow box at a thrift store for under a dollar about a year ago with intentions to alter it for a home decor project. This challenge gave me the perfect opportunity to dig it out and brush off the dust to transform this ugly duckling to a pretty inspiration piece. One of the Bible verses that has been a theme for our family over the years is Joshua 24:15 ~ As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

This workout is being sponsored by:
$15.00 Gift Certificate to the Paper Issues Store!

Be sure to hop on over to ScrapFIT to see the amazing inspiration by the talented FITgirls and link up your paper crafted home decor project by July 31.


Flowers ~ These flowers were hand crafted from scraps of white cardstock using the Donna Salazar Grand Peony die. I have gotten a lot of mileage from this die set. For color, I mixed several mists to pull the color from the background paper from my Donna Salazar Botanique stack. I also mixed in some iridescent Medium to give a bit of sparkle.

Bricks and Shingles ~ I added sand and paint to texture paste to get a brick-like consistency and color, then used a brick mask to apply it to the sides of my house. The shingles were created from a roll of bark paper that's been in my stash from a JoAnn's purchase a couple years back. 

Crackle ~ With all the texture going on the sides and roof of my house, the front was looking a little flat, and found that my new Donna Salazar Crackle stamp was perfect to give the visual dimension and texture I was looking for.

Verse ~ This is a favorite verse in our family, so I printed it out on some transparency paper and used Helmar V2 Vellum Adhesive to apply it to my rooftop section. I have to say, it was wonderful to use a spray adhesive with low odor that got the job done so well. 

Chipboard ~ I have a tutorial for this technique you can find HERE. Just use the first part of the tutorial through step 6. No misting on these chipboard pieces. 

Home Theme ~ Because my shadow box was house shaped, I used a home theme throughout, from the verse, to boxes including kitchen and sewing items, and I even found the dictionary page entry for house, tied it into a scroll and placed it into a little bottle. 

I hope you have been inspired to create a home decor project!! Be sure to add your project at ScrapFIT during July. 

I have entered this at 
Word Art Wednesday - use an uplifting sentiment. **
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Use something new ~ I used my new Donna Salazar paper and crackle stamp, along with my new bottles, metal clock, key, and lock. **

Thanks for dropping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~ 


  1. Tracey, this is just a beautiful shadow box! I really love the crackle finish and all the little goodies you filled it with, but my favorite part is the quote :)

  2. What a gorgeous shadow box project!!! You did an amazing job!!

  3. OMYGOODNESS!! This is gorgeous! i love love love those flowers and loveeeeeeeeeeee the metal embellies!!!! WOW!!!!!

  4. Oh this is really beautiful! You certainly have given the little house frame a new lease on life and I love it!

  5. Goodness Tracey! This is just stunning! I love all the amazing textures and details. Wow! :)

  6. Hi Tracey: This is really a wonderful project. I'm so grateful for your participation at Word Art Wednesday, and always look forward to seeing your beautiful work. Thanks for being such a blessing to us and playing along. Your art always makes me happy!
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  7. Oh my,this is stunning. Love that frame and all the little things in the "boxes". Love the purple flowers and the words.

    Thanks so much for sharing your art with us on WAW!


  8. Can I say "Oh My Goodness?!" I absolutely love this project, Tracey! Just beautiful!!!!!

  9. this is so beautiful Really beautiful Tracey!! love it!!

  10. This is such a beautiful project! You have made a gorgeous item for your home, something to look at again and again! Thanks for all your sweet comments in my blog, it is a blessing to have you as a friend.

  11. Oh what a beautiful project Tracey! I LOVE your house full of little bits and bobs!

  12. What an incredibly beautiful project! I love the vintage accents and the flowers you made are really beautiful. Wonderful!

  13. Wow..this is just gorgeous. I can't believe you only paid a dollar for the box. I love all your techniques and the colors are so soft and beautiful. I just love every little details! Have a beautiful day my friend.

  14. My fave elements are the bricks and shingles you created. Love the itsy-bitsy embellies and the quote is heart-warming.
    Thank you for your blog love, Tracey. I cherish your visits.
    Hugs from India

  15. Hi racey,
    Beautiful house, so sweet and elegant lI really like the antique look and the pretty purple flowers. You could share this at my linky party at DL.ART,

    Thanks also becoming a follower I am your newest follower .

    DIANA L.

  16. what a beautiful project. i'm a new follower. Thanks for stopping over to my blog and leaving such a beautiful comment!

  17. Like the lavender colors of this wonderful decoration.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  18. Beautiful project as always Tracey. Love those purple flowers.

  19. Oh Tracey, this is just stunning and beautiful. You do such perfect work!!!
    Hugs Trish xx

  20. I seen your Home Decor project over at Scrapfit. It is so beautiful!

  21. This is so beautiful! I like purple flowers
    very much! Thank you for stopping my blog too:)

  22. TRACEY! This is AMAZING! LOVE how you've treated every surface to some kind of delicious, textural treatment! And your pops of lavender, amidst all those neutrals, is absolutely striking! Yum! What a treasure!

  23. GASP! This is such a beautiful and amazing piece of art! Absolutely fabulous!!!!

  24. Totally goegeous - love this piece Tracey!

  25. Beautiful project Tracey...and happy Birthday!!
    Alison xx

  26. hi, today i found you blog. very artistic space you have. please visit


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