Painting Houses

Inspired by Giselle’s ‘Colour Colour’ class at the March GoGo Getaway and a Dear Lizzy paper, I let my inner child out and painted pretty houses to use on a scrapbook layout.

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Giselle’s original layout used a variety of mediums to colour in blocks on her page. I chose to use watercolours on the houses, but use two different mediums on my background to provide a sky effect backdrop. Here’s Giselle’s layout…

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The pretty paper I used is Dear Lizzy ‘One Fine Day’ from the Lovely Day collection which is full of blank little houses just waiting to be coloured in. (You can buy it from Hey Little Magpie here)

I grabbed my set of watercolour paints and a water brush and got started.

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I only wanted a few houses, so I just painted those and have the rest of the paper for other projects.

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While the houses were drying, I used the packaging technique to add colour to the white cardstock background, mixing water with a light blue Vicki Boutin Art Crayon and Heidi Swapp Colour Shine in Ocean and Teal, smudging it on the cardstock. It did warp a little, I should have prepared the cardstock with some gesso first!

Now with the background drying, I fussy cut the houses and backed them with foam to pop them off the page. I printed one main photo of our holiday cottage from a couple of years ago and several photo strips of interior photos. I put these into a glassine pocket with a journaling tag and stuck that behind the photo, which I’d raised on foam pads to accommodate it. I stuck this photo stack down on a torn square of old star vellum by Studio Calico then went about arranging the houses.

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I added a title in old October Afternoon Mini Market letter stickers and journaling strips typed on my typewriter on spare cardstock. As you can see I cut out some painted clouds, hearts and a sun from the paper too and popped those on little foam pads.

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More typed journaling strips were added to the tag in the glassine pocket.

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I’m really pleased how it turned out.

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If you are inspired and use colouring in on a layout, do share on our GoGo Getaway Facebook group, we’d love to see.

Thanks for stopping by,


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