Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A Little Wickedness

It's time for another round of the Sizzix Blog Hop with a little twist. There will be a different die each Thursday for several weeks, each by one of three different designers, and there will be more than 60 designs each week using the same die, so you'll get a huge variety of possibilities. Just click on the Sizzix button on my blog and you'll be on your way!

Since I went to see Wicked Halloween night, you know what mode I have been in all week. I had actually started my design, which would have been just a simple little house using patterned papers and some lace to create a charming cottage. Well, THAT didn't happen.

I started ripping the thing apart bright and early Monday morning and this is what I came up with: a perfectly wicked little house, deserving of Elphaba, who you can see peeping out the upper window.


Supplies

Sizzix Scoreboard Pro house die by Eileen Hull(Product #656836)
Mat board, 6" x 13"
Patterned paper, two coordinating sheets
Smooch Spritz (Splash and Citrus Tickle)
Smooch Pearlized Color(Carrot)
Brown Cardstock
Hole Punches ( 1/2" and 1/4")
Krylon Fusion Paint, Brown
Black Glitter Pen (Viva Decor)
Dowel
Makin's Air-Dry Clay, black
Brass wire, 8"
Letter dies, 1 1/2" tall
Grungeboard arrow and swirls (Ranger)
Metal embellishments (Ranger)
Collage image (RockCandy Studios' Girly Girls CD)
Black Feathers (Bass Pro Shop)
Be Creative Tape
Beacon Quick Grip Adhesive
Krylon Copper Leafing Pen
Paper Soft Color (Moss Green) and sponge applicator
Decocolor Acrylic Paint Marker, Green (Marvy-Uchida)


Directions

1. Spray all die pieces, Grungeboard and brown cardstock with Krylon Fusion. Color doorway and window trims with Krylon Copper Leafing Pen.
2. Cover each piece of house base with patterned paper. Spritz randomly with Smooch colors. Before assembling, color female collage image with moss green Paper Soft Color and insert into window. Assemble house base using double-stick tape.
3. Cut enough 1/2" circles for the larger roof and 1/4" circles for the smaller roof from brown painted cardstock. Adhere to roof, beginning at the bottom of each side, with Quick Grip. Allow to dry and apply Smooch Carrot paint randomly, rubbing excess off to just highlight "shingles."
3. Paint dowel with black paint, pierce top of roof, add glue and insert dowel into hole. Glue Grungeboard arrow to dowel. Color any white spaces on the roof top with black glitter pen.
4. Form witch's hat from black clay and highlight with black glitter pen. Place on top of dowel and allow to dry. Remove hat, apply glue and re-attach to dowel.
5. Apply Grungeboard swirls and metal hardware with Quick Grip. Highlight swirls with green acrylic paint pen.
6. Shape wire into arc and curl ends.
7. Cut letters from painted cardstock and adhere to wire with Quick Grip, then to house.
8. Add black maribou feathers around base of house with Quick Grip.

That's it. I now have a wonderful little tribute to one of the best musicals I've seen and I have friends fighting over it. It just doesn't get much better than this.

Be sure to check back next Thursday for another edition of the Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop. I know I will!

44 comments:

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Karen B said...

Candice . . . you always leave me speechless. This is another masterpiece from the master.

Roxi Phillips said...

Awesome job! I love the way the letters float along the roof!

Candice Windham said...

Thanks, everyone! I had such a fun time making this!

Katie Hacker said...

Love this, Candice! Totally Wicked.

Denise Clason Studios said...

Your designs are always sooo wonderful, Candice! Love it!

melonybradley said...

So cool Candice! What a great way to commemorate your fun time at the play

Phyllis Dobbs said...

Love your house!

Niki_Meiners said...

Leave it to you to make a "wicked" cool house!

carla21 said...

Stunning! As usual!

Mod Podge Amy said...

I love this so!

Cheryl said...

Cool! I love how you made all your embellishments to decorate your house. Beautiful work of art!

Beth said...

Candice, your Wicked House is Wicked Awesome - love it!

Jenn said...

Candice, this is wonderful!! Love it!

Paul and Carol said...

I love, love, love this Candice. Love how you did the lettering.

JGoode said...

So very cool! your creations continue to amaze me.. love it!

Madeline said...

This is gorgeous Candace!

creativegoddess said...

AMAZING!!

Brenda Pinnick said...

wonderful, as always, Candice! you are so talented!

Eileen Hull said...

Candice, you are amazing. I love everything about this house, down to the curly little shriveled up feet! I will see the play tomorrow-good timing! Thanks for making the house look so beautiful :-)

Debbie said...

This is awesome!

Laura Bray said...

Amazing as always Candice!

Teri A said...

my fav holiday this is just the greatest
Thanks,
Teri

Decorables said...

Beautiful!

pat moyers said...

Ronnie told me you went to see wicked and that your house was amazing. Can't think of a better word!! This is my first stop on the blog and I love what you have done.

TheresaCifali said...

That is surely one wicked house! Love it!!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Mmmm this is totally mighty! Love all your details and choice of colors!

Ann Butler said...

Candice you always amaze me with you creativity....LOVE the house!

Colleen Schaan said...

Oohhhh, one of the BEST houses I've seen... love this!

Tiffany said...

Candice - your house is the COOLEST! LOVE it!!

Kim said...

Love the sparkle and the words on the side. Super job.:}

Jessica said...

Very cute! I haven't seen the movie, but I'm sure you have scored on the 'wickedness' of it!

Einat Kessler said...

This is sooo beautiful. I love it!!!

gscrapbooks said...

Wow! This is so cool, LOVE how you did the word up the side. Awesome!

HawaiianLibrarian said...

Your house is wickedly AMAZING! Could you weave a creativity spell to spark my synapses? Mahalo for the awesome design.

Terry said...

Absolutely amazing! I know I'm repeating a word used by everyone, but it's true!

pixiedust61 said...

Quite simply, WICKEDLY good. Love the house. My daughters and I are huge fans of the musical . I am so taking your brilliant idea and flying with it. Defying Gravity.
Carol

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

WOW. Thanks for being part of the hop
Rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesignsATyhaooDOTcom
http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com

craftaholic said...

so nice!! Really like how you created this!!! TFS!!
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Rexann

Michelle Cummings said...

this is by far one of my favorites! i love everything about including the movement of the words!

Lyneen said...

OVER THE TOP WICKED!!!! LOVE love I mean REALLY love your house. TFS

Bambi Pro said...

Love, love, love your house.

alwayscharlie said...

Wonderful! Fantabulous! Terrific! Amazing! Both your house and the musical! It's my favorite ofall time. Just got word a week agothat it would be coming back to Pittsburgh! Hooray!!!!!

Roann Mathias said...

Amazing as usual!!! I too am speechless! Miss you...