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Family and friends have advised me to post my scrapbook and craft creations to a blog. I'm not exactly techni-savvy so I'm taking another MONTH OR TWO :D to figure this process out. I haven't even "tweeted" yet, so this is a big step for me. Please check back in a few days up to a week and hopefully I'll have some fun stuff up.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Steampunk Fairy House

I'm far behind on projects I promised friends I would do but I'm slowly getting caught up (dang teenager's been sick :( still sad to see my little baby ill (even though he's 14 yrs old and 6'2" lol)

But I had a challenge - something I had NEVER done before and even though it was late and took me much longer than I expected, I absolutely LOVED LOVED LOVED the results.

The challenge was to take a pint size carton (I used a Dannon Whipping Cream one even though I pictured a different one for you to get the idea of what I meant by carton) and decorate it only given a color or two.

Welcome home little Tinkering Fairies!

Three little blue eggs nestled on comfy moss.

I originally layered the house in pink Bazzill bling paper but that didn't seem to give the outside feel, so I cut strips off a piece of BoBunny paper. 

A little fairy from Graphic 45 paper looks out between flowering branches.  I cut her out of the paper and coated her in Glossy Accents so she would be more "tuff" to handling.

The entire house is about 8 inches with the chimney, somewhere in that range.  Those bronze clocks are a little bit bigger than a quarter. I layered sticks (from a broken grapevine wreath) over textured and inked paper for the door.  Tucked in some moss to hide an overdrip of hot glue.

The decorations going down both sides of the house like bronze swirls are Jolee's Steampunk stickers.
OH and that face... wish you could see it better.  It's a very lovely, serene face that I made from epoxy resin and a clay mold that I bought a long long time ago and had never used.  It turned out so pretty. Love the tiny swirls of wood from the grapevine sticks. See the fairy sneaking around the corner?

These are pieces of shattered blue glass encased in glossy accents that the fish is playing in, every fairy house needs a pond don't you think?

Yes, each little stick I broke and added, I had the most fun with this little chimney.  I was going to add a bird to sit over the eggs inside it but decided it might make it look like I overly embellished LOL <--yes that was sarcasm

I handmade the flower out of Bazzill Paper (Tutu Pink) and that Bee is AWESOME don't you think? It's about 2-inches or so, I think it really adds that WOW-factor.

Tucked in there with all the moss, crystals, eggs and flowers is a real snail shell... do you see it leaning against the base of the house?

This is the BACK of the house.  I put it against the back of the chipboard so I could have a 1" lawn in front :D -- I figured it wouldn't be seen as much so I didn't put so much on it.  The fairy is from Graphic 45.
The colors I was given was pink and black (they didn't have to both be used) but I think it turned out so Fun!  If I was a Tinkering Fairy, I would want to live here :)  How about you?

This is the type of carton to start your own house from (pictured below),  I used a pint size carton -- don't forget to completely open it up and wash it out and dry it before you start decorating.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! That is soooo cute! I LOVE all the details!! Looks like it was fun to make, too. You know, I've seen those chipboard houses I think Doodlebug makes (or used to make), but that's a great idea to recycle a carton. Thanks for sharing with us!