Monday 1 February 2016

Fairy Houses

     This is a tale of two stories becoming a single storey, dwellings for Fairies.  The tale is rather picture heavy but like any estate agent I want to show you the best features of the property.
     Altered Eclectics begin a new challenge today, anything altered as long as it's not a card or an ATC. These two books and the bread board came from local charity shops, I've also tried to use as much scrap from stash as possible.

      The two paperback books where different sizes so I ended up with two sizes of house. The fold is quite simple and can be found on Pinterest or You Tube, just make sure you have a book with enough pages.
     To make the chimney I rolled a spare page from another book, cut the base at an angle to fit on the roof and curled a punched circle to make the cone on top. The ridge cap is a Kusudama flower again made from a book page. All these bits are stuck on with hot glue as they need a strong bond.  
      The door and window frames are cut from a scrap of Kraft card, the door is stamped with a woodgrain effect. The windows have curtains made using a punched circle and then a black piece of card covers the gap that is left, again stuck on with hot glue.
     The bread board had quite a few cuts in it so I sanded it down a bit and polished it. The path is made by masking off the required area and using texture paste through a stencil.
      The path was coloured once dry using Distress Inks and a marker pen. I used some modelling flock to make the grass, so that it didn't make it tricky to stick the houses down I tried to avoid where they would go by using dies taped down as a guide.
     The flock, in two shades of green, is stuck down with PVA glue, there are some small bits between the stones of the path too. When dry I sprayed the whole area with a firm hold hairspray just to make sure it was stuck and wouldn't shed.
      I stuck the large house on to the base first using hot glue, then lined up the small house and stuck that down too.
     The flowers are die cut using a small Sizzix die and rolled into a rose type flower, The edges have been tinted pink with a Koi watercolour pen. The foliage with the flowers is another die, this time from Couture Creations and coloured with a green Koi pen.

      The ivy is die cut with a Marianne die and coloured before removing it from the die. There is ivy up both houses but it has grown across the roof of the large house and around the chimney.
     There is a small group of flowers at the back of the large house just to finish it off.

If you enjoy being creative with left overs, recycling items or just altered art in general then please come and join us at Altered Eclectics.

I would like to enter these Fairy houses in the following challenges:
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes     (DT Pick)
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything BUT a Card
Shopping Our Stash - Inspired By A Book     (Top 3)


  1. WOW! One thing's certain ... you've WAAAAAAAAAAAAAY more patience than me!


  2. Isn't this gorgeous,I love it so your attention to detail too...x

  3. Wowser! An amazing little scene you have created.
    Thanks for joining us at Craft your passion challenges.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine (dt)

  4. This is beautiful! Love all the details!! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.
    Tina- 4CC DT

  5. Your fairy houses are gorgeous.
    xxx Hazel.

  6. WOW!!!! Your fairy houses are gorgeous!! Fantastic job!! Thanks for joining the crew at SHOPPING OUR STASH for our "Inspired by a Book" challenge!!

  7. hi,

    Stunning Creation. Thanks for joining us at BSC.

    DT Brown Sugar Challenge

  8. Wow - Rocky your creations are spectacular. Love all of those beautiful details. Judy

  9. A very unique creation! Thanks for sharing with Crafting from the Heart!

  10. Fabuluous project.
    Hope you can also join our challenge here :

    My Crafting Stories

  11. These are amazing!I am so impressed with these little houses and I live just a few miles from Attleborough so maybe I could come to your classes. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Simply Papercraft. Sue DT


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