Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Enjoy The Little Things

Hi everyone! Today I get to share my Little Yellow Bicycle project with you all. I can't tell you how much fun I had, playing around with the Fern & Forest Boy collection! My project was inspired mainly, by the little elf seen here. Initially, he was going to be part of the project but because of the scale of things, I decided to leave him off.

If you have a chance, please stop by see more of my project on the new LYB blog.

Here's how the elf cottage was put together.

The Roof: The tip of a paper mache cone was cut off, then sealed up with a piece of chipboard. Three slits were cut along the bottom edge of the cone, then slightly curled up. Random shaped pieces of patterned paper were applied to the surface of the cone with mod podge. Then some hand stitching was applied to the seams. Some circles were cut out from patterned paper and applied to the roof along with some pearl stickers. Stick pins, twigs, paper and real feathers were tied together with twine and then attached to the front of the roof.

The chimney was made out of rolled recycled cardboard, that was fitted together then covered with patterned paper. A small paper cone was then adhered to the top and thin wire was wrapped loosely around it. A hole was made in the roof, then the chimney was carefully pushed into place. A little hot glue was applied on the inside of the roof to secure in place.

The House: For the main part of the house, I used part of a birdhouse. After covering the house with patterned paper, glue was applied to the bottom edge then turned upside down. The glue was allowed to drizzle down the sides of the house and glitter was applied. Leave the house upside-down and allow to dry. A doorway was cut out of some chipboard then wrapped with jute. A thin piece of wood was then adhered to the back of the jute, to create the door before it was glued onto the front of the house. Next, a piece of a canvas border was glued above the door in layers.

The Base: Two round box lids were covered with patterned paper then glued together before shaped borders were attached. A phase sticker and chipboard banner were then adhered to the bottom lid. The lids were then attached to an oval wood plaque. Once the base was complete, the house was glued in place. Glue was poured around the bottom of the house and more glitter was applied.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Jen :)


Angi Barrs said...

Triple WOWZA!!!! I love your elf cottage. The details are fabulous!!!

Sue Sykes said...

This is incredible! Found your project on the LYB blog and wanted to let you know how amazing it is!! Now I'm off to scour the rest of your blog! :)

Connie Mercer said...

wow, mega awesome!!! love all the details of the project!! Thanks for stopping by my blog today:):):)

Mary Pat Siehl said...

i saw this on the lyb twitter feed and it is soooo amazing!! what an awesome job!

thanks so much for stopping by my blog today

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

This is one of the most amazing projects I've seen in a while. So creative!

Melonie said...

OMG! The detail in all of your work seriously leaves me speechless. I just adore this and have no words to describe it's complete and utter awesomeness!!

engielilou said...

i looooooooooooooove

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