Tuesday, October 5, 2010

It's good to be the king!

This week over at Simon Says the theme is 'Numbers'.  I let the idea roll around in my head and thought about what I had in my room that contained numbers.  I saw a chipboard house on my desk and wondered if I could use it for the base of my project.  And so, the king of the bingo house was born.

I adhered white paper to the house then took brown distress ink and smeared it over all, with extra on the edges.  I positioned the house in Tim's bingo embossing folder so that only the numbers portion would emboss.  I used the folder in the open position so naturally the back is still flat!  Of course, the embossing folder looks a bit worse for the wear but I'm sure it will go back flat once it's been used again.  Pumice stone and black DI were carefully smeared on the raised portion.  The sentiment (Inkadinkadoo) was stamped on the peak in black ArI.

A scrap of red Bazzill cardstock was distressed with inks and my fingers then run through Tim's brick EF and glued on the chimney.  The roof is grungeboard with the swirls pattern, cut with Tim's on the edge die, colored with grey PI & black DI.  The grass is the other piece of the roof but colored with green DIs.

Wendy's man with Ranger's black enamel accents dotted specs is king (Maya Road crown); Tim's word charm hangs by a jump ring from the roof.  The old bingo game pieces were sanded before I glued them down.  I used Glossy Accents to glue everything down.  Grunge board scraps help elevate the various pieces for added dimension. 


  1. This is just too fun Susan! I love it.

  2. Great fun! He looks like Groucho Marx! Have a lovely evening.

  3. This is fabulous, Susan, and so creative!

  4. LOVE this, Susan! You've got to send a copy to Ted ... he'll love it!

  5. I like the word stick that you used and the "it's good to be kind" is awesome!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!


  6. wonderful piece of art work,
    love the shabby house look,

  7. This is lovely ... you have great taste in stamps :0) Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week!