A Turquoise Village Dwelling

When I created my vintage church in this Tim Holtz Holiday Inspirational tutorial, I mentioned I wanted to do another house but in turquoise, for my mom.  She's crazy for turquoise lately, so I thought I would make a house on top of a gift box as part of her gift.  Here's the finished project:

I used the Vintage Dwelling Bigz XL die for the main house and the Village Winter Bigz die for the window, snow and icicle add-ons.

My snow die-cuts were topped with white texture paste, then Rock Candy Distress glitter sprinkled on top while the paste was wet.
The icicles were cut out with Tim Holtz Frosted Film plastic and Rock Candy glitter applied on top with Glossy Accents.  The entire house and base were covered with Rock Candy Glitter (applied with Glossy Accents).  I added in a little tree (glittered of course).

Before I glued the base to the bottom of the house, I cut out a hole in the middle.  I also cut out a hole in the middle of my box top.  The box top was painted and the bottom covered in patterned paper.

I hot glued a tea light where the hole was so there was a little light inside the house.  It can still be switched on and off from the inside lid.

I'm going to fill the gift box with chocolates.  I've collected a few other gifts for her, wrapped them in what else but turquoise!

 Here's my mom beside her favourite tree at the Christmas shop!  Doesn't she look amazing for 90 years old?!

Thanks for stopping by,



Lucy said...

Yes, your mother looks amazing as does her gift box. She will be delighted with the wonderful turquoise box. The little house is wonderful with all it's little details.

E Trithart said...

As always Jan, it's beautiful!

Cindy Marlow said...

What a great way to present a present!

Paula Cheney said...

this is stunning Jan - what a beautiful gift!!

Shirley said...

Beautiful! gift box, your mom liking turquoise will love your creation and yes, your mom looks amazing. Have a wonderful Christmas.

butterfly said...

What a wonderful sea of turquoise - the happiest colour as far as I'm concerned! Hope you both enjoy a fantastic Christmas, and all your family and friends too.
Alison x

Anita Houston said...

Most awesome and LOVE the color!!! LOVE it on the box and the way you designed it all! Merry merry Christmas!!!

Marci said...

Stunning! It is really nice sometimes to see something not grungy. This color is beautiful, and the house is darling. Your other packages ate gorgeous, too.

Mimi said...

Your mom looks wonderful! Love that tree, live that turquoise gift-house! Mom's going to love it! Very cool.

Monika Gulyas said...

Wow, this gift box with this little house is amazing!!! Brilliant idea!!! Your mum looks really great!!!

Lynne said...

Wow, you are so clever and obviously very talented. The box and house are beautiful and your amazing mother is going to love it and will probably keep it forever. I love turquoise too. What a gorgeous take on Christmas. I wish you and your family a peaceful and joyful Christmas full of love and laughter.

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