It is a chilly day here in Colorado and it is only going to get colder in the next few days. That’s okay with me, that means more time to craft.
I mentioned that I could see myself getting addicted to the Tim Holtz Villages. well, the inevitable is in progress. Today I am sharing my second house, I am calling this one the Tower House. I saw this amazing house on Pinterest and knew I needed to make a tower.
This little house with round tower was so much fun to create. There were little scraps of paper everywhere in my studio as I cut and recut and trimmed and “Frankensteined” parts together. I did a bit of research but I really just had an idea rattling around in my head of a tower with weathered copper roof and everything else grew from there.
I started with the tower, which was created using the bell tower die. Next, I cut two roofs and two side walls and adhered them together to create an eight-sided top. I then cut the base to match. The siding was created with strips of cardstock colored with Distress Ink and then cut again with the die. The roof was created with color sprays and clear embossing powder. The bricks were the negatives from the windows. I now have a little baggie of house parts, just in case.
For the house, I used the Village Dwelling Die for the main house and then added the front from the from the Village Manor. I moved the main entrance from the side to the end of the house. I also added the dormer windows from the Village Bungalow.
The roof was colored with Distress Stain and I used Distress Ink on the window frames.
I used my Silhouette Studio Software and Silhouette Cameo to create the window frames for the tower. I also added acetate behind the windows and then I added a floor in the tower before adhering it to the “stone” portion.
The door was created in the same manner as the roof but without the embossing powder. I used a paper punch to make the door knobs and then gave them a dot of Glossy Accents. The front window is also from the Village Manor Die and was colored with Distress Inks and the center also has a coat of Glossy Accents.
I really had a lot of fun building this little house. This time I even created a mock-up version before I started to be sure that my ideas would work. I can see a few places where I should have taken a little more time but I am definitely learning with every house.
This little door was created using the door die and extra scraps. I then gave it a coat of Distress Stain and then a coat Indian Summer Glimmer Glaze. I added a little brad and then glued it to my tower.
Dies: Village Dwelling, Village Manor, Village Bell Tower, Village Bungalow, & Village Rooftops – Tim Holtz for Sizzix & Silhouette Cameo
Ink: Milled Lavender, Old Paper, Black Soot, Weathered Wood, Frayed Burlap, Peacock Feathers, Pumice Stone, & Gathered Twigs Distress Ink – Ranger, VersaMark – Tsukineko
Paper: Neenah Solar White & Basic Black – Stampin’ Up
Other: Vintage Photo & Weathered Wood Distress Stain, Pumice Stone & Gathered Twigs – Distress Markers, Indian Summer Glimmer Glaze – Tattered Angels, Black Velvet & Teal Color Shine Heidi Swapp, Dragonfly Glimmer Mist – Tattered Angels