Rockin' the house

Welcome back, my friends! I have been having some fun with this chipboard album from A Vintage Girl!

There are 5 chipboard pages and it is large - 11.5" x 9"! Laser cut and etched windows and doors and arched roofs. You will go crazy! 

I used 3 of the layers since I tend to make my albums bulky. The 2 pieces I saved will come in handy for future projects! 

For the front, I used ceramic stucco and embossing powders. The frame around the door is wallpaper. I wanted faces in the windows but didn't want to see the blank backsides on the next page. So I got clever as you'll see 😎

Ta da! The faces are from the page underneath. The left side is covered with the same wallpaper (love that industrial look!). I added separate chipboard window frames with faces and added embossing, pipes, and a couple rivets. The chipboard works great with waxes! 

The other side is covered in a gold, shimmery tissue paper. I used the same tissue paper for the windows. More pipes and embossing plus some large gears finish it off. 

For the last section, I covered the left side with a piece of scrapbook paper that's no longer available from A Vintage Girl. It was the perfect backdrop for my rusty metal truck! There's a couple of waxed rivets for tire rims and a piece of pipe on the burlap border. The sentiments really set off the whole scene! 

The other side is covered in torn and wrinkled pieces of paper bag, then distressed. Along with embossing and pipes, I added a pulley and wings.

So many ways to make this house album personalized! I love the lines and the different parts that show when it's together. It's great quality chipboard that you can takes waxes, paints, and any type of media you put on it. You HAVE to get this - you won't be disappointed!

I'm entering this at SanDee and Amelie'sClassic Design Team, and artPiASKOWNiCA!


  1. Wow wow wow....awesome project, this is amazing hun xx

  2. Words fail me Cathy - it is so imaginative and the different elements you've used are fabulous - I really can't find the right words to express what this project deserves - as Emma says it's awesome and amazing but even that doesn't seem enough xx

  3. WOW! What an awesome textural house!! You have packed so much into this. I really like the pipes in the house! Very cool, and so glad you joined us for our steampunk challenge at Sandee and Amelie’s Steampunk Challenges with your amazing make!! hugs, Maura

  4. Stunning project Cathy. I need to get that album. Must check it out. Judy

  5. Thank you for sharing with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges. What a great story, and I especially like the rusty pickup truck. Hugs, Susan

  6. Thank you for sharing in our challenge at">Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in
    Monique DT itssss a great project


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