Saturday, July 31, 2010

A Wendy house

Have you ever heard of a Wendy house?  If you're British you're probably quite familiar with them.  If you have no clue as to what I'm talking about check out this link that explains a Wendy house.  Seeing as how I am such a huge Wendy fan and delight in all things Wendy, I thought it only fitting to make a Wendy house.

From the base of the spool to the top of the tree, this little display stands about 6" high.  I made the spool from scratch and used some architectural scrapbook paper I had tucked away (for the scrapbook I need to make showing all our home improvements).  The 'create' acts as a signpost in the front yard and is attached to a square toothpick.  The heart is a brad.  Do you like that hammer and its near perfect scale to the piece?  I got lucky there.  I traced around a cookie cutter onto black shrink plastic, shrank it, then put drywall tape on the handle.  On top of the spool is a Dutch Boy paint chip. 

Wendy's house stamp is not symmetrical so it was a bit fiddly measuring the walls and roof but it is truly a 3-D chipboard house.  The red door I just love!  The roof is also chipboard that I smeared with Distress Embossing Ink before mixing up several colors of Distress Embossing Powder that were sprinkled over the wet ink.  I drew lines through the powder with a stylus to create shingles then heat embossed it. 

Wendy's tree was stamped on acetate with olive and sepia archival inks.  I glued it to some blue cloud paper that I had in my remnants drawer.  The Glossy Accents caused some of the ink to smear but I think it just enhanced the look I was hoping to achieve.  After cutting around the tree I adhered it to the back of the house so it could stand tall and proud.  I don't know if the scale of the house and tree were planned but they sure work well together, don't you think?

Don't you think a village would be just over the top with both sizes of houses????


  1. Great Wendy house! I always wanted one as a kid, great fun to play in them.

  2. Well, I've seen this in person, and I can attest to the fact that it is truly a work of art! I just love it, all the little details are just fantastic!

  3. Love your Wendy house, the hammer is fab in fact so are all the details, the door, the heart, fantastic. I think you should make a village now you are on a roll LOL. Tracy x

  4. I also have some of that architecture/drafting scrapbook paper for the very same purpose. I'm not creative enough to come up with this idea for it---the Wendy house is just amazing! I loved reading all the details.