A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
News 05/06/14: Craftster has gone mobile!  Read the big news here!
Total Members: 297,048
Currently Running With Scissors:
399 Guests and 8 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: 1 2 3 4 [All]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Love Nest: Thinking outside the Box *mature*  (Read 10628 times)
Tags for this thread: papercraft_challenge_18  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
WideEyedLife
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 1690
Joined: 07-Jan-2010


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« on: January 29, 2010 07:43:37 PM »

LOVE NEST: THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX
A papercrafted miniature scene featuring a mini-matchbox, created for the altered matchbox papercrafting contest.

(Update: I've now included links to 3D photos of some elements of this roombox.  Just follow the thumbnails at the very bottom of this post. Smiley )

"Mature" images included.


Here it is!  My first challenge entry ever.  Woo-hoo!  I've had so much fun making this!  (And it took me FOREVER! Solid working for 12 days solid--but it was worth it!)  TA-DA!   Smiley




This room-box represents my husband and our love and life. Smiley





Central to the room is a bookcase, made out of a teeny matchbox (original matchbox size: 1 x 3.5 x 5.25cm) (more about that later).






Off in the hall is a painting of Aphrodite.  My hubby calls me that as a nickname all the time, and is convinced that I'm the goddess of love! lol





In the corner is a picture of a sexy woman (Kate Moss in Prada, actually)--and represents my recent venture into absolutely loving sexuality and love in all of its forms.





To the right is a fireplace, with fire, and a picture of me and my husband over the mantle.  It represents the passion and the love we share, the unity we feel, the flame within each of us that blends together and makes us one.





The bookshelf doors open, so you can see the many books that are on the shelves.  They each represent the love my husband and I share of knowledge, our thirst for intellectual pursuits, the drive that we have to learn.  The intellectual connection that we share is intense and deep.





Interestingly, the bottom shelves of the bookshelf are empty...but then that means that there's always more room to learn and grow!





The top of the bookcase.





View from the side.





But what's this?  A door opens on the side?





What's that in the secret compartment?




 
to change your image viewing settings please click here

Oh!




 
to change your image viewing settings please click here

Oh -MY-!   Shocked  If it isn't a few edgy prints of me!  Hidden away in case the neighbors are offended by such things!  Grin And my hubbys favorite picture of the two of us.

And, yes, they are SO a representation of me and my hubby. Wink  Maybe this is why he nicknamed me Aphrodite? lol






----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------




----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------










So, now you want to know, where the hell is the matchbox?



The slide-out box is in the top of the bookshelf.





The majority of the sleeve of the matchbox is right below it, in the lower bookcase with doors.





There was a little bit left of the box and so I used that in the fireplace, as the foundation for the pile of coals in the fire.  I covered it in black paper, glued orange beads onto it for coals, glued real fireplace ash on top of that, and inserted the final "pile of coals" onto the floor below the burning wood in the fireplace.





Hard to see, huh?

The wood on the fire is made of paper, covered in hot glue, and while still hot, touched to create texture.  The fire itself is hot glue, with melted crayon in it to give it tint.  The grate is made of paper clips.  The fire tools to the left of the fireplace are made of paper, with paper clip handles.






This is the final copy of my design sheet for the bookcase.  I designed this entirely myself on the computer program Xara.  Each element of the room-box has a complementary design sheet, from the logs on the fireplace to the trim on the walls to the columns.

As per challenge guidelines, almost everything in this room-box was made of paper.






The walls are made out of a lightbulb box broken down and covered in paper from old magazines.

The only items not made of paper are the base, which is an old cigar box, the windows of the bookcase and the actual window itself (both things are made from up-cycled clear plastic tomato cartons), and the elements of the fireplace that Ive already pointed out.





Man, but I definitely embellished the hell out of that matchbox!  And using just paper, too.  I guess that means this fits the requirements of the challenge, even though it turns out I was SO thinking outside the box!

THE END--


NEW 3D Pictures:
Follow the link to each individual image.  Once there, stare at the double photos, slightly unfocusing your eyes, until the two photos merge into one 3D image.  Smiley









« Last Edit: January 30, 2010 05:03:19 PM by WideEyedLife » THIS ROCKS   Logged
fishstix43
Offline Offline

Posts: 452
Joined: 11-Jun-2008

Crafting is a state of mind.


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2010 07:54:10 PM »

*jaw drop*  This is SO amazing!  All the detail and thought that went into it...absolutely beautiful, and absolutely unconventional!  Love it!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

vw69
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2010 08:06:19 PM »

This is amazing. Incredibly creative. Thank you for sharing it.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

djsemira
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2010 08:48:39 PM »

Gorgeous!!  hitting this rocks!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2619558033118165654
Have a look at my documentary about climate change and what people do to alleviate climate change.  won 2nd prize  Earthvisions '98 filmfest, Santa Cruz
Indiana
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2010 08:49:21 PM »

omg! Too awesome for words! I can't believe what you've done here! It's absolutely amazing. Fantastic job, truly.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I'm interested in personal swaps, PM me!

Happy Crafting! Smiley
morglanc
Offline Offline

Posts: 1304
Joined: 23-Sep-2006

hey, are you going to throw that away?


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2010 09:16:22 PM »

truely amazing!

but you might want to tag it with mature content!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

i love personal swaps. i'm looking to swap my art or paper crafts for some re-usable fabric snack bags, fabric sandwich wraps, fabric paper towels, glass pendants, ephemera, or art books.


http://www.wists.com/morglanc

http://morglanc.blogspot.com/
beckashell
Offline Offline

Posts: 4290
Joined: 15-Jul-2007

Television addict.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2010 09:18:14 PM »

wow! I can't even begin to imagine how long this took to make!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Retro_Rose
Offline Offline

Posts: 2146
Joined: 26-May-2007

I shoot people for a living. ;o)


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2010 09:30:42 PM »

When I saw the thumbnail on the new projects page, I thought this was going to be a real room! Amazingly detailed, wow!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Radmom
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2010 09:45:55 PM »

Absolutely fantabulous!!!!! I can't even think of what else to say! Just wickedly brilliant.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

miss sarah jane
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2010 02:16:44 AM »

That is just. freaking. awesome!   Shocked

So impressed!  How long did it take you all up? 
THIS ROCKS   Logged

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.
thingsivemade
Trying to sew the fabric of the universe with invisible thread is tricky.
Offline Offline

Posts: 443
Joined: 06-Oct-2009

A wielder of karma and scissors


View Profile WWW
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2010 05:59:55 AM »

Your representation of the love you and your husband share is absolutely wonderful! (Even right down to the kinky pictures!)
 Your papercrafting skills are just INTENSE! Well done, you get a round of applause from me!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"You can have whirlpools in the fabric of existence, because it is a very strange fabric." - Terry Pratchett (Equal Rites)
rackycoo
Global Moderator
Swap Moderator
Paper Crafts, Scrapbooking, and ATCs Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Member of the Papercraft Gang
Offline Offline

Posts: 26159
Joined: 01-Apr-2005

"Best of 2013" Winner; too lazy to change avatar.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2010 06:03:48 AM »

Wow! You really were thinking outside of the box! I love your attention to detail.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Check out my Etsy shop. Scary Toys and Halloween for everyone!
My blog: junk&stuff
Pinterest
ecuadoriana
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2010 06:52:31 AM »

Your attention to detail...!!!! This is beyond words. I, Miss Fumblethumbs, can not even fathom how you were able to make something so small and intricate without squashing it to pieces. Gobsmacked, that's what I am. Now I'm babbling. You've numbed my brain.... Cheesy   Cheesy   Cheesy
THIS ROCKS   Logged
gamemom42
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 4273
Joined: 15-Sep-2008


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2010 08:33:26 AM »

I have sat here for several minutes trying to think of adequate words for this project.  I can't so I'll just go right now and hit "this rocks".
THIS ROCKS   Logged

WideEyedLife
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 1690
Joined: 07-Jan-2010


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2010 08:46:08 AM »

You all are wonderful!  The things you have said made the whole project worth it!  What an amazing group of people is here on Crafster.  I'm stunned.  I'm so glad I found this forum!  I feel like I have  a whole world of friends.  Smiley

Several people asked how much time this took:  I've listed that now at the very top of the post.

Thanks so much for your comments everyone!  Smiley
« Last Edit: January 30, 2010 08:47:08 AM by WideEyedLife » THIS ROCKS   Logged
panthermoon
« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2010 09:02:20 AM »

it's beautiful... definitely an outside the box idea  Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Interested in trading? ATC Gallery

Wists


100 Theme 12/100
Happy 100 ATC 6/100
100 Music Theme 4/100
Wulf
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 2577
Joined: 07-Oct-2009

Smalltacular is bestter.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2010 09:30:10 AM »

I love the Arts & Crafts decor - this is a room I would happily live in!

Wulf
THIS ROCKS   Logged

WideEyedLife
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 1690
Joined: 07-Jan-2010


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2010 10:31:31 AM »

Thank you for the complement!  Smiley  I think I'd live in a room like that myself.  lol
THIS ROCKS   Logged
craftewoman
Tutorial Contributor

Offline Offline

Posts: 5816
Joined: 30-Aug-2007

Busy sculpting...


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #18 on: January 30, 2010 11:29:42 AM »

All I can say is WOW!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Juliana13
Offline Offline

Posts: 1093
Joined: 17-Oct-2009

smile! it makes people wonder what you're up to


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2010 11:56:09 AM »

so do you design rooms or stage set design? because you should!! this is absolutely amazing, I really like the way you tied everything in to the love you share, and your secret...rocks!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

If you made it, I'll love it!
I'll swap ya for it Smiley
check out my wists www.wists.com/Juliana13
I'm on Pinterest too! use it more than wists.
BunnyTuTu
Offline Offline

Posts: 1035
Joined: 10-Aug-2007

Is it because I have a waffly nose?


View Profile
« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2010 12:29:28 PM »

Holy F***!!! (excuse my swearing, but some occasions warrant the odd rude word!)

That's incredible Cheesy I love how much detail you put into this regarding your relationship with each other, and all the things that you love!

*THIS ROCKS*
THIS ROCKS   Logged
McJulie-O
« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2010 12:42:21 PM »

I thought it was a set design, too....
THIS ROCKS   Logged
WideEyedLife
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 1690
Joined: 07-Jan-2010


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2010 01:34:52 PM »

The comments about the stage set are funny...it hadn't even occurred to me that that's what it could be.  It does rather look like those mini-models that they make before putting up the actual stage set. Hmmm.  Now all I need to do is write a play that fits the stage, make the actual stage, and run the play.  All to justify making the model in the first place! lol Too funny.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
maria isabel
blah blah blah
Offline Offline

Posts: 957
Joined: 29-Nov-2007

View Profile
« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2010 01:38:29 PM »

a challenge is a good enough reason! Wink
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Too many ads ruin a mediocre site.
jericho
« Reply #24 on: January 30, 2010 05:36:31 PM »

This is awesome!!!!!! I love all the meaningful little details and your brilliant execution of such a creative idea.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

It's your mom!
hippiejo74
Life, liberty and the pursuit of craftiness.
Offline Offline

Posts: 3250
Joined: 16-Sep-2007

Gotta go - kids chewed thru their straps...


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #25 on: January 30, 2010 08:46:03 PM »

Extremely lovely and well executed. I love the fact that you thought "outside" of the box Smiley as well as the beautiful pics of you and your hubby and all the thought that went into it. Well done Aphrodite  Kiss
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Come check out my etsy shop - vintage, eco-friendly and all kinds of crafty goodness Smiley
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5029774

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud."
1 Cor. 13:4
onegroovyday
Tutorial Contributor

Offline Offline

Posts: 3358
Joined: 26-May-2008

"UNLESS"


View Profile WWW
« Reply #26 on: January 31, 2010 05:03:54 AM »

nothing more to say than........AMAZING!!

*it rocks*
THIS ROCKS   Logged

pookiemccool
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

"Even when we're apart I can feel you next to me. There's a hidden love connecting us like voices on a string. Even when I'm alone I can tell you're with me. There's a hidden love connecting us and I'm holding on..."
Offline Offline

Posts: 1742
Joined: 16-Aug-2009

I <3 swaps!


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #27 on: January 31, 2010 10:54:52 AM »

wow, you put a lot of detail into it, it looks amazing for being so small and so much meaning!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

ElizabethsMom
Offline Offline

Posts: 430
Joined: 25-May-2008

Every window has a different view.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #28 on: January 31, 2010 02:59:23 PM »

I , too, thought this was going to be a real room. I am so impressed! Your husband has truly given you the perfect nickname! You seem like such a romantic woman!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
jesse_blue
« Reply #29 on: January 31, 2010 10:14:15 PM »

Wow! This is definitely one of the most beautiful things I`ve ever seen! All the meaningful details and the amazing realisation is just stunning!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
stringofpearls
« Reply #30 on: February 01, 2010 03:32:03 AM »

This is incredibly detailed!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Knickertwist
Tutorial Contributor

Member of the Papercraft Gang
Offline Offline

Posts: 4169
Joined: 08-Mar-2007

Gimme some sugar baby.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #31 on: February 01, 2010 06:32:25 AM »

Fan-flipping-tastic! Totally awesome!

I love the hidden photos. You and your husband are too cute Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

AlwaysInspired
Offline Offline

Posts: 5767
Joined: 30-Nov-2007

Craft Swap Super Hero


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #32 on: February 01, 2010 08:42:32 AM »

Wow! Way outside of the box! I love the use of the matchbox to go along with all of the other details. Nice work!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Retro_Rose
Offline Offline

Posts: 2146
Joined: 26-May-2007

I shoot people for a living. ;o)


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #33 on: February 01, 2010 09:25:44 PM »

I checked out the stereoscopic images, but I can't seem to get my eyes to see it 3D. Help?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

WideEyedLife
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 1690
Joined: 07-Jan-2010


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #34 on: February 01, 2010 09:42:41 PM »

In the stereoscopic world this is called "freeviewing" of the stereoscopic images.  Each image is a representation of what you would see out of your left and your right eyes...they are photos taken from slightly different angles.  You are trying to fool your eyes into thinking that they're looking at an actual scene by focusing slightly away from the photos themselves and into the distance.  The way I do this is by crossing my eyes until the two images become a third one in the middle...then focusing on that third one.  Let me know if this helps!
« Last Edit: February 01, 2010 09:44:18 PM by WideEyedLife » THIS ROCKS   Logged
Retro_Rose
Offline Offline

Posts: 2146
Joined: 26-May-2007

I shoot people for a living. ;o)


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #35 on: February 01, 2010 09:56:56 PM »

I guess I just don't have the knack for it. I'm pretty good at those 3D hidden pictures, but I can't get this. Thanks for tryin though.  Undecided
« Last Edit: February 01, 2010 09:57:11 PM by Retro_Rose » THIS ROCKS   Logged

parisgirl
I craft for comfort
Offline Offline

Posts: 1017
Joined: 04-Jun-2005

Alice in Parisland


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #36 on: February 08, 2010 11:40:10 AM »

Stunning...I totally want to make my own matchbox Versailles
THIS ROCKS   Logged

margiej
« Reply #37 on: February 15, 2010 01:02:50 PM »

Wow!  That is so outside the box!  I couldn't believe how small it all really was. Love it!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Too bad I don't hear voices, I would enjoy the company
WWW.PINTEREST.COM/MARGARETCJOY
dnelsong
« Reply #38 on: January 08, 2011 02:54:58 PM »

Speechless!  This is one of the coolest things I've ever seen.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Quasior
« Reply #39 on: August 05, 2011 06:10:56 AM »

The more I check out this site the more amazed I become, such talent!!!
thanks so much for sharing, at the moment I am thinking I am lost for words...
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 2 3 4 [All] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Banish Summer Beauty Bummers
Beat the Heat Beauty Buys
5 Beauty Secrets Hiding in Your Kitchen
How to Get Twiggy’s Long Lash Look
Best & Worst Style
Latest Blog Articles
August 20, 2014 Featured Projects
Tute Tuesday: Faux Cross Stitch Sweatshirt
More Great Crafts Using Cardboard Tubes

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.