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« on: December 26, 2010 08:34:38 PM »

So...this was my first swap project, and I am posting it on recommendations from the completed project board. The swap was "tiny winter house" which was one winter-themed house under 4 inches in each dimension. I really felt like I wanted to do something clean and sort of minimalist for this project and after some experimentation, decided to go with all white layers of a house. Here are my layers:

Then I had to find some way to present these layers, so I wanted to make them into a book, but I didn't leave enough edge on the left to bind them, so I made a book and each page was a frame that I glued the page into.

I also added some trees at the beginning and end of the book. I hope StickerChick87 likes her book, even if it probably wasn't the 3D house she was expecting! I tried to use a lot of detail and sort of tell a story. about a house. in the winter.
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« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2010 08:41:51 PM »

I absolutely love this idea and the way it was executed!! The white paper is perfect and reminds me a lot of the artist Peter Callesen and the way he uses shadow to create contrasts between layers. Awesome job!!  Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2010 07:29:32 AM »

I absolutely love this! I don't know if I would have been able to plan out the different layers nearly as well as you did. I love the white on white and the sweet little wintry tale the book tells. I'm also impressed with your solution for attaching all of the pages together- I think I would have freaked after all of that work, so good for you for figuring out a solution that adds to the overall project!

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« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2010 08:21:31 AM »

What a precious little book; I love it! I featured this project on Craftster's Facebook page today. Thanks for sharing.  Smiley

« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2010 08:30:29 AM »

This is amazing! I love it!!!

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« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2010 08:46:30 AM »

This is a beautiful piece of artwork! The details are so incredible...the firewood, the clawfoot bathtub, the rocking chair...wow wow wow. I'm certain  your partner was thrilled with this. Great job Smiley.

« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2010 09:51:39 AM »

wow that is an absolutely amazing swap - lucky lucky partner!

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« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2010 10:53:47 AM »

This is gorgeous!

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« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2010 12:39:16 PM »

wow! this is beautiful. great job! Cheesy
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2010 02:42:19 PM »

Of course I love it! Yes, it wasnt what I was expecting...it was even BETTER! I just feel so lucky to have this! The little details are amazing! Thanks again!

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