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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Dolls House.. Continued

You may have seen my very first post... In it, I showed a blank canvas - a gorgeous dollhouse that I picked up for $10 at Cotton On Kids.  I've been plugging away at it, hoping to make the already sweet doll's house something amazing. 
As you can imagine, it sure is taking its time, but I think it's well worth it -
I've still got a few more night's worth of work on it, but here's some sneaky peeks...

Each one of these roof tiles was cut out from Kaisercraft English Rose- Thelma paper, (using my craft robo - I'm crazy, but not that crazy that I was going to cut them out by hand!), and then individually inked, using Tim Holtz distress inks, before being carefully layered onto the roof.  Let me say now, that after 5 nights of cutting, inking and layering, I'm never going to put my hand up to shingle a roof anytime soon, but I was really pleased with how it all came together. 
 The front section shows off the gorgeous Lillian papers, with the door frames being pieced together from scraps of Thelma, and Estelle. 
I've still got loads to go (including some itty bitty furniture!) but will post some more updates as I go. 
I'm planning on changing the colour of the fancy bits at the front from white to a pink to match the window frames - what do you think?
Can't wait to unveil the finished project! 
x Rita


Sewandthecity said...

Oh wow, this is amazing, you are so talented! I can’t wait to see it finished. You girls are so lucky to have such a clever mama!

LilaLoa said...

THIS IS BEAUTIFUL! I can't believe that you're not calling it finished. I can't even imagine how long it took to do the roof, but its gorgeous!