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Topic: Oh Hello Deer - Whimsical Woodland Shrine  (Read 6891 times)
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« on: September 13, 2014 07:27:12 AM »

This is my first time doing anything related to paper cutting as a crafting. This was a shrine that I put together as an angel package for kwality570 in the Whimsical Shrine Swap. One of here themes was Woodland Creatures, which is one of my favorite themes. She had a lot of inspiring dioramas on her Pinterest for this swap, and I found a particular artist, Brooke Weeber, whose style I really enjoyed and tried to mimic it a little, although the water and words are the only things that really resembles her work specifically.

Each piece was colored with watercolors - the fox and deer also have some color pencil - then outlined with an art marker, and then cut out by hand. It was a fairly meticulous job to cut all the pieces, and then I didn't even use all of them Tongue . Everything was assembled in layers. I used rolls of paper or little L's to attached everything to each other. My only regret is that the left side of the banner wasn't close enough to anything when I put it all together, so there is that silly, undecorated strip of paper holding it.




The base was a box from a set of mugs. I wish I knew what the mugs were like. They'd probably be my favorite if I had the set.




You can see that the tree hole has a few dimensions if you look from the side. I'll have to figure out how to prevent "peaking" at the ugly parts if I do this again.




I was also really in love with the box I used as the "base". My mother found a handful of them at a yard sale once and got them for me. I wanted to do something that involved both the top and bottom piece (i.e., leave the lid on with the decorations, and make someone open it up to discover the scene), but it needed to be something that could hang, and I really wanted the lovely Tiffany Blue part of the box to show instead of the bottom with was all floral, rose patterns.


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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2014 08:15:44 AM »

I LOVE THIS! I pinned it to my Pinterest Smiley What an awesome angel package. I would be so pumped to hang this in my house. Seriously, adorable!
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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2014 08:41:13 AM »

Beautiful piece!  Your layered arrangement creates a convincing sense of depth and the colors and shapes all work together well as a cohesive whole.  I also like that you selected a circular/cylindrical shaped object for your base structure, as most people opt for a rectangle/cube.
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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2014 10:44:38 AM »

love, love, love this!  The colours, the cut outs and the rather unexpected choice of a round box....just freaking fabulous Grin
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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2014 11:35:35 AM »

This is so fantastic!
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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2014 03:11:26 PM »

Amazing. I didn't even spot the white bit of paper until you pointed it out. This is outstanding, you must be very proud for your first and not put yourself down.

I envy your patience too, can't wait to see the next one!
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« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2014 06:57:04 AM »

Could this be more perfect? I don't think so.
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« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2014 01:49:12 AM »

Super cute! I love it!
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« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2014 02:14:02 PM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2014 08:07:52 PM »

Thanks everyone! And thanks for the feature Grin
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