Monday, June 11, 2018

My Other Creations: House with AALL & Create's Gabriel

This week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is to make anything but a card.  I whipped out my Tim Holtz Tiny Houses die and created this 3D abode featuring a quirky little character named Gabriel by AALL & Create.

I started by cutting out the house pieces with my Sizzix Big Shot and stamped them with AALL & Create's Quirky Circles stamp.  Once stamped, I cut some patterned paper into circular shapes and glued them inside the circles.

I colored my house with Dylusions acrylic paint and assembled it.  I stamped, colored and fussy-cut Gabriel out and also cut a small section of a city skyline.  I attached the skyline to the house with some foam squares to pop it out a bit and made Gabriel pop out even more by gluing him to a small wooden spool and gluing the other end of the spool to the house.  The last step was to glue the "Be Brave" sentiment (a Tim Holtz Quote Chip) onto Gabriel. 

Here are the supplies I used that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

Tim Holtz Tiny Houses die
AALL & Create Gabriel stamp
AALL & Create Quirky Circles stamp
Sizzix Big Shot
Tim Holtz Correspondence paper
Simple Stories Hello Summer paper
Echo Park I'd Rather be Crafting paper
Sunny Studio Polka Dot Parade paper
Doodlebug Sweet Summer paper
Tim Holtz Cityscape Skyline die
Strathmore Mixed Media paper
Dylusions paint: Calypso Teal
Dylusions paint: Pure Sunshine
Dylusions paint: Lemon Zest
Dylusions paint: Fresh Lime
Dylusions paint: After Midnight
Ranger Jet Black Archival ink
Foam Squares
Ranger Non-stick Craft Sheet

I can't wait to see what you make (that isn't a card) for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!  Upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store.


  1. I love this cute character and love the vibrant colours! What a clever idea to add the cityscape to your little house! Chrisxx

  2. What a fabulous little abode for a cute little girl! the whole design of this is GORGEOUS!!! LOVE IT 💗
    Lols XXX

  3. I love that you used the two different stamp images that look so perfect together, and added them to the house! Great imagery and love that it stands alone and is a breathe of encouragement! Great job!

  4. Andrea I just love the way you've showcased Gabriel, you've helped him come to life. Thank you xx

  5. This is so cool! Great patterns and colors, the guy is stunning and the scene is really cool. Hugs, Macarena

  6. Andrea, this is adorably cute! Love this little house with its bright colors and fun scribbles, and the awesome little guy who lives there. Your fun twists make me smile! hugs, Maura

  7. This is such a fun and awesome creation! Andrea. Love the beautiful bright colors and the image is super cute! :)

  8. I absolutely adore Gabriel, he is just fabulous and you've really bought him to life as he stands outside his brightly coloured and gorgeous house...I love it, Andrea! :)

  9. Gabriel is just the cutest of characters standing in front of the beautifully decorated tiny house, hugs kath xxx

  10. Gabriel is absolutely cute and his house is fabulous! great piece ! barbara