Friday, 8 October 2010

Another Mini-House

I've been a bit blue lately... Hubby went abroad with my Dad for a week and I really missed him! I sat around the house moping, and didn't even look at scrapbook paper (shock, horror!).
Anyway, before he went away on holiday I finished making a little Christmas House based on the BirdHouse Mini I had made following Laura's instructions. The Christmas House is a lot smaller, and the album/book inside is a lot different.

Everything was made with paper except for the little robin on the back window sill (that was an old Christmas Cake decoration from when I was a little girl). The slipping snow on the roof is made from white paper, inked and then glazed. I overdid the glaze in some areas so that it would drip and look like it was melting snow.

Even the door had a little wreath and a letter box that opened. Of course, everything was stickled :)

The snowman was papier mache - quite a difficult task, as he is only about an inch and a quarter tall!

The tree took me hours! It's made from about 400 little punched leaves all glued to cardboard 'skirts' glued around a tube of cardboard. I thought it would be so frustrating making this... but it was so therapuetic!


misteejay said...

Oh my! how cute is that - really fab.

Toni :o)

Karen said...

I have only one word to describe your little house - AWESOME. I love the patience you show in every project you make.

Sian said...

Stunning! This is a beautiful piece of work Sheleen. I love it, especially that tree. Can't wait to see what else you have in store coming up to Christmas now

Anita said...

Oh my! How absolutely gorgeous is this!!!!!! You are so talented Sheleen....totally inspiring!
Warmest wishes