Sunday, 26 October 2008

Awfully Big Art Adventure Week 5







Well finished at last, although it took me well into the early hours of last night.
I now know I am not and engineer or architect.........
This roof gave me quite a few headaches to say the least, but not wanting to be beaten I carried on......
Starting with a hard box that came with a bumper pack of Teabags in it ( I tried a carton and it wasnt very sturdy after my alterations, I wanted something I could actually use )I painted it with Gesso (wonder if used as a body cream it would still cover up imperfections? anyway moving on....) then a coat of acrylic paint all over, added some lace, then sponged on a darker coulor, then added metalic paint sponged onto the lace only.

Side one, the front, My door embossed in black metalic embossing powder, and number 16 my favourite number, the key is above the door and to the left an umbrella and bag with a quote which reads " Visits from dear friends make life sweeter", also a little sign which says " House work stinks" hehehe.

Side 2 , A beautiful lady looking from the window, which was sponged with distress inks and rubbed lightly with metalic paint, and a wonderful women quote, and a big crow in the rafters.....

Side 3 , Similar to side 2 although 4 baby birds in the rafters here.

Side 4 , The garden, I love my tree, not sure if you can see but the tree has been covered with Flower soft so it stands right out from the box, some flowers , a butterfly and a dragonfly.

The roof, above the garden has the word "Imagine" on it, a sunflower with a ladybug and lastly a hot air balloon with a cherub inside. The roof at the front hosts my Initial "J" and a little heart, "Art doesnt have to be perfect " quote ( as this house is far from perfect) and theres a black crow sitting on the quote.

It houses my tea lights now, saves them all being loose in the kitchen drawer.
Thats the tour of number 16 all done. Thank you for looking. xx

18 comments:

Rosie said...

Oh Boy Jaqi - didn't you have FUN with this? I love it, it's so inventive and clever, but also so personal ... not to mention useful!! Great work and thanks for joining in our challenge.
Love
Rosie

Linda said...

You really are growing in confidence with your art Jaqi - this is great!! You have created something beautiful, personal and useful (and I love the tree).
I'm really honoured that you put so much effort into our challenge...
Hugs
Linda x

Susan said...

What an absolutely amazing project!! I love it!! I HAD to look at it a LOT!!

Denise said...

This is great and fabulous Jaqi! I can see a lot of headaches went into this ;)
Hugs and an asprin!
Denise
oxoxox

Stempelchaotin said...

OMG this is a wonderful house.
So great design. I love it.

hurleymurley said...

I love it! It looks good and sturdy too, like it will last a long time. Wonderful!

Haha, the word verification I have to put in is hyouse... made me giggle...

magpie said...

jaqi your house is stunning and how useful is that storage ......

Sharon xx

Kimmie said...

Cool...love all the images!

Chriss Rollins said...

brilliant Jaqi,
I had to enlarge every photo as i didnt want to miss a thing...so much to see ...i love it.
chriss x

Jaqi said...

Thank you very much everyone for your lovely comments, I really appriciate it, Jaqi x

Mam said...

Jaqi, this is amazing! You have certainly risen to the challenge in a wonderful way!
Nancy

Chris said...

Crikey Jaqi your imagination knows no bounds and your altered box is simply magical... I love all of the different things to see. Your effort really paid off your box is AMAZING!!
hugs
Chris xx

Heather Robinson said...

What a fantastic house! Once you get started on these project, you can get quite lost in them. I am amazed at all of the detailing you've used! Bravo!

Dot said...

You did a great job Jaqi! And I can see you put a lot of effort into this too.

IsaNorris said...

this is a great house !! wonderful work
isa

Sue said...

Hi Jaqi - just love this - very clever indeed

Alix said...

wowzers!! are there any techiniques you didn't use on this cutie?? ;)

i particularly love the tree :)

great job!

LaY hOoN said...

Ooh boy ! This is beautiful.

This is brilliant , i love it !