1 Cindi Bisson McGee - Behind These Eyes : Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop is HERE!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop is HERE!


It's time for the first entry into the Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop!   Our challenge this week was to work with Eileen Hull's Scoreboard Pro House 3D #656836 - http://www.sizzix.com/product/2353.  Additional Sizzix materials used include:  Sizzix 12x12 matboard  http://www.sizzix.com/product/2354, white, and Sizzix Big Shot Pro http://www.sizzix.com/product/1711 die cutting machine. 

Additional materials sponsored by: 

Makins Clay® - http://www.makins-usa.com/
Judikins® - http://www.judikins.com/
Elmer's® - http://www.elmers.com/
Plaid® - http://www.plaidonline.com/

Makin's Clay® was used to transform the paper house into a "good enough to eat" Gingerbread House which is illuminated using tiny Christmas tree lights.   The roof pieces were hand covered with white Makin's Clay® to resemble white frosting.  Individual "gum drops" were then made from Makin's Clay®, allowed to dry overnight and then mounted to the frosting roof using Elmer's Craft Bond Adhesive.  Once the glue was set, each was dry brushed with more Craft Bond Adhesive and sprinkled with tiny clear glass beads for a sugared effect.    The main walls of the house were covered with Terra Cotta Makin's Clay rolled thin on the Ultimate Clay Machine®.  The house itself was used as a cutting template, and once the clay was applied to t he chipboard, it was textured with a Makin's Texture Sheet from Set A to resemble gingerbread.   Once the house was assembled and the roof mounted, it was time to begin completing the decorations.  The frosting trim on all edges was created with white Makin's Clay® using the Ultimate Clay Extruder®.  The tiny peppermint candies for the trim and roof of the entry were created by extruding two thin ropes of red clay and white clay, alternating them together to form a cane, then cutting into tiny slices.  Once dry, they were applied to the gingerbread walls and coated with Judikins Diamond Glaze™ for a bit of shine.  The same twisted canes were used to create the candy canes, which were also coated with Judikins Diamond Glaze. The lollypops were created with primary colors of clay and natural clay sticks.  Once dry, they were mounted to the gingerbread walls and then coated with Plaid Mod Podge® Dimensional Magic for a dimensional glassy shine like a real lollypop (dries clear - shown wet in photo).  Faux Life Saver Candy wreaths were created with green and red clay and mounted to the roof peaks.  Clay gumball accents over the door finished the
 embellishments.





  




Take the time this week to visit each of the participating designers sites - all linkable through the Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop block at the top right.  Each design is unique and they are all truly inspiring!  

28 comments:

Karen B said...

Amazing! I love how scrumptious this looks.

melonybradley said...

Yummy- A gingerbread house is a great idea for this time of year- thanks for the detailed process shots as well

www.mel-designs.typepad.com

Mod Podge Amy said...

Yay - I love the light!

Candice Windham said...

I love the gumdrops! Gorgeous piece.

Jenn said...

Wow, this is fantastic!

JGoode said...

Yum! Wonderful project.

Madeline said...

Wonderful design! Love the products you used to create the look.

creativegoddess said...

SUPER cute!

Brenda Pinnick said...

NICE! what fun- good job!

Laura Bray said...

That candy roof is amazing.

Teri A said...

this really does look good enough to eat
Thanks,
Teri

Decorables said...

OY! I am so craving sweets now. Love your house!

Cindy Rippe said...

So cute!

pat moyers said...

Be careful...Hansel and Gretel may be close by!!!!! Love this.

Colleen Schaan said...

I can't believe that is all clay! WOW... looks delish!

Ann Butler said...

Cindi this is wonderful, making me think of the holidays!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Looks good enough to eat!!

Eileen Hull said...

Cindi this is just ymummy! Love the clay that looks edible- wow. Thanks for creating with my die :-

Cheryl said...

Yummy! Love the gumdrops.

TheresaCifali said...

OMG that looks awesome! All the candy looks so real. I especially like those gumdrops.

Roxi Phillips said...

I could just eat it all up! Great tutorial!

Jessica said...

The candy all looks so real! I love gingerbread houses! Very cute

Einat Kessler said...

Love it. YUMEE!

HawaiianLibrarian said...

This house is beyond gourmet! How can anyone keep their hands off or their mouths from watering? So real! Mahalo for creating.

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

WOW. Thanks for being part of the hop
Rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesignsATyhaooDOTcom
http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com

gscrapbooks said...

This looks so good - literally!

Lyneen said...

WOW... you sure made a lot of CANDY... what a wonderful gingerbread house... looks good enough to EAT! Love all the glitter. TFS

Terry said...

It's amazing what you did with clay! Fantastic!