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Monday, 22 September 2014

Little House of Curiosities


Hello Everyone, I am totally overwhelmed with all your comments here and at Country View Challenges on my project Memories at Sea and each and every one means the world to me. I am back with another exciting project to share with you all. Last month I was so honoured to be chosen for the second time as outright winner with Our Creative Corner for my Flowers in a Cart. So today I am showcasing my Little House of Curiosities on my blog and as Top Talent over at Our CreativeCorner today. 

Some of you will know already that I have a large Dolls House and before I became addicted to paper craft, I would love to craft for my dolls house. When I saw these little houses in my local craft shop my mind went into overdrive at what I could do with them. My idea in this one was to capture small accents of a large dolls house.


I initially gave the house a good sanding to which I applied some Gesso to seal it, followed by Grunge Paste through 2 different stencils. I then shaded on some Paper Artsy paints and added some Gilding wax.


My roof was an absolute labour of love. A Cheery Lynn flower die was used to give my tiled effect. I then cut out each individual petal and probably took 2 nights sitting in front of the TV curling the edges and gluing them all on my roof. Yes I must be crazy, but it was rather therapeutic lol.


My crackles were added to my house by stamping onto a paper handkerchief with Archival Ink. I then tore around the edges and applied onto my house with multi medium. This is a great technique to use especially when you want to get into awkward areas. The flourish accents were stamped onto my house with Flitter Glue and Gilding Flakes. 


I backed Bo Bunny papers onto the back walls, adding some Frantage on to some, glittered stencil paste, pearls, lace, stamping and Fussy cutting on other areas.


My chandelier was made in the same way I did on my Memories at Sea project, but this time I painted my candles white and added a chain to the top. 


My picture frame was painted white with some gilding wax added. I stamped my image, shaded with Copics and double embossed my image with powders to give it a faded look. 


My mannequin was a wooden button, I painted and added pearls to. I die cut out a butterfly twice and layered to the back interlocking on the metal embellishment. The problem now was to get this to stand without glue showing. I used a metal cabochon and poured some utee into it and quickly placed my mannequin into the hot utee. Hey presto a stand !


My little perfume bottles are all made from beads. Pearls, lace and small metal corners were added to finish.


I hope you have enjoyed your visit to my blog. Thanks once again to Our Creative Corner and the super talented design team for giving me this opportunity again.

Happy Crafting, 

 Julie x

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39 comments:

  1. Another wow !! project from you Julie ..i am simply blown away by your attention to detail's .That roof is so much work !! phew !! I loved each and everything tiny detail of your doll house.This is a stunning project.
    And congrats on your win and the Gd spot as well :)

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  2. This is stunning,love all the details, beautiful decorating.xxx

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  3. WOUW!!! Julia het is beeldschoon, wat een Art. Alle prachtige details en materialen....wat een creatief talent!!!! I love it!!!!
    Liefs Gerie

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  4. This little house is so incredible Julie, I am speechless! So much work, so much attention to detail, just absolutely amazing! And of course congrats on your well deserved second win over at OCC!!!!

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  5. Another spectacular project Julie! However do you find the time to make so many wonderful creations!! I love everything about this! It's so soft and romantic, yet vintage and edgy. Every detail so perfectly placed! Another work from art from a super talented lady! hugs :)

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  6. Doubly speechless now Julie! I loved the nautical but I love this one too. It's absolutely stunning and I adore it,you are a very talented lady,your creations are wonderful :)

    Hugs
    Donna xxx

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  7. Oh My! Like I said, so much work...but you seem to have enjoyed it. This is even more beautiful at the back...loved the stencil work. Great work with chandelier and button. The roof definitely is a stunner.

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  8. Julie, you never cease to amaze me with all your fabulous creations . This piece is mind blowing and the attention to detail is wonderful. Hugs Rita xxx

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  9. Your love of doll's houses just shines through on this gorgeous little house Julie, it was worth all the time it took to get the roof right because it looks fabulous! I love all the little details you added, especially the chandelier and the wonderful dress form. Another stunning project! Anne xx

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  10. Gorgeous, the little house is very romantic in a beautiful vintage style!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Our creative corner. Hugs, Kerstin

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  11. Ooooo.....stunning!!!!! This is an amazing project...gorgeous!!!!!
    Thanx for joining us at WLVC, hugs Plony

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  12. This is a real work of art Julie, I can't begin to imagine how long it took you but it's gorgeous.

    Thanks so much for joining in at Stamping Sensations challenge this month.

    B x

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  13. This is stunning Julie........fabulous details an d embellishments.....definitely the wow factor :-)

    TFS and crafty hugs
    Annie x

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  14. Wow Julie this is simply stunning - have just joined your followers - your work is so inspirational - thanks for sharing your talents Hilda x

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  15. Gosh Julie this is fabulous, love all the little deatils. Thanks for sharing with us at the Take It Make It Challenge, Elizabeth x

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  16. Oh myyy this is so fabulous !!! you ve put in so much efforts , the embellishments ,the roof and all the pretties , cant take my eyes off this !!!

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  17. This is absolutely stunning, I love it! ...... your attention to detail is amazing. thanks for joining in with the TIMI challenge .... good luck! Linda xx

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  18. The amount of detail on this project is staggering! It is truly a work of art. Thanks so much for joining us at the Take It Make It Challenge.

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  19. Oh wow this is truly amazing! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.
    Pinky

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  20. Wow, that's a breathtaking project. So many fantastic details. Just gorgeous.

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  21. this is awesome and amazing, such a lovely project and thanks for join us at WLVC
    greetings from Anneke ( WLVC )

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  22. Wow! What a beautyful project! I love the details!
    Thank you for joining us at WLVC.
    Hugs Pouwla.

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  23. Beautiful and such a labour of love, so much to look at.....beautifully done Julie :-)
    Thank you so much fpr joining in with the Take it Make it challenge. xxxxx

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  24. What a work of art, and labour of love! Thanks so much for joining us at Take It Make It!

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  25. Amazing!
    What a piece of ART!
    Love this style and all the embehlisments you used!
    Thank you for joining us @ WLVC
    Kind regards,
    Jacomijn

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  26. Hi Julie! I just had to come over from OCC and say I love what you've created with this darling house and your roof---AMAZING!!! The whole thing in AMAZING!! Every detail you've added is AMAZING :) Congrats on the OCC Top Talent spot! XOXO-Shari T.

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  27. Oh my....!!!! What a project; must have taken you ages...well you did say that only the roof took you a couple of nights, I can totally see that it was made with lots of love. The piece is absolutely phenomenal; so many details to look at, and absolutely spot on for our challenge. I mean...angels, birds, and butterflies; you've got all the winged creatures covered! Thanks so much for linking up to the LLC challenge, so I got a chance to see this stunning project.

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts

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  28. Hi Julie! Each and every detail in this exquisite project is a pure delight... I LOVE your roof!!! for me, that's well worth spending 2 night in front of TV curling and glueing each petal haha... So a mahoosive WOW and congratulations for me!!!!! Hugs, Coco xx

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  29. Stunning Julie! Love the stamped tissue crackles! Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper Blog Challenge this month! xxx

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  30. Absolutely beautiful, every little detail. Thank you for joining us in the Craft Stamper Take it, Make it challenge this month, good luck. x

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  31. A wonderful creation, Julie! Gorgeous colour combos and beautiful embelishments. Thanks for joining in at stamping sensations for our things with wings theme this month and good luck!

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  32. Oh my gracious! The detail is perfection!!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

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  33. Absolutely stunning, Julie! So much work gone into it, so many wonderful details. Every time I look at it I see something new. Thank you for sharing this amazing project with us at Stamping Sensations.

    Lynne

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  34. Wouw Wouw, super mooi met heel veel leuke details.....
    Fijne dag
    Liefs Anneke

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  35. Wow, this is just gorgeous. Love all the little details you added, the embellishments are just stunning. Very inspirational. :D
    Deborah

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  36. Taking a quick flick thru Julie - my word you have been busy with superb makes. This looks divine. Will visit tomorrow to take in deets. Nicola x

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  37. Hi Julie,
    I just came from Imagination Crafts, where you were a randomly picked winner. First of all, congratulations! I think you should be a hand chosen winner, myself, but anyway...This is my first time to IC blog, and my first time seeing this wonderful house you have made. It is drop dead gorgeous with every single detail, and I cannot help but be amazed at the parallels between your project and mine made for Halloween--I would say two great minds think alike, but I wouldn't say that about myself. But we were definitely taking a page from the same book as we created! Uncanny! Yours feminine; mine funky! You are awesome!

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Thanks for visiting, I love to read your comments so I know you have stopped by and look forward to visiting your blog.

Julie x

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