I'm always trying to think of a way to use up my paper scraps, and this time it was a very fun way--
I purchased these long wood boards from Lowes, and then had my husband cut them down into 12 inch tall 'houses'.
Now if you don't have a husband and don't know how to do it yourself, Lowes will do it for you :-)
This is only a fraction of what I have--I just didn't want to get overwhelmed. And then I just started collaging the papers on to the house--
A lot of times, I will just randomly adhere the papers on as I find them, but this time I had a deliberate plan in mind. I wanted it to look like mosaic tiles. And the heart is a wood heart that I glued down on to the surface to give it more dimension.
Next, I gathered my embellishments--
...and added color to them to make them more cohesive for the piece. My finished house--
start of my next house--
...and the finish--
And I kept going--
Here is my quirky village--
....all in a row...
This is a great way to use those paper scraps that you may have and don't know what to do with--any paper scraps--or fabric scraps for that matter. Once you start, they will make themselves--which happened to me in this case--they were very fun to create!