Thursday, November 4, 2010

Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop - Week 1 - My Dream House

Welcome to the LAUNCH of the Sizzix Triple Play Blog hop - Week 1 featuring the House Die by Eileen Hull!  I'm quite certain there is LOTS and lots of eye candy in store for you!!! 

I can NOT begin to tell you how much creative fun I had designing this house! Did you get a chance to read the "I might...what If I need that... post?" You might want to scroll down and read that first, because it will make a whole lot more sense after reading this...

It's a rare occassion that I get the chance to create without limitations, so, I really looked at this as a challenge for myself to see what I would do with no holes barred.  I said to myself- "self.... use as much mixed media as I can, but dont use a paint brush".  Which really fits me because I am a messy creative person.  I love to get my hands and fingers dirty - guess I really pour myself into my work.
The other rule was....there was no rules....I would...because I can!

I had the old cheese box sitting there for ages in hopes of it migrating it's way (by itself mind you) to some prominent part of the house...or some shelf...or somewhere...but It didnt and it sat there....

If you looked at my bookshelf you would also discover that I have LOADS and I mean LOADS of craft magazines from all different titles and styles sitting on my shelf.  Apparently I thought these would just magically jump in my lap when I sat down on the couch to relax...they didnt.....

So yesterday....with lots of thought....and looking at stuff that just sits there and clutters up my life....I decided to give some of it a little more prominence and ressurect it to a place of usefulness.....and so I did........

What I did was take the cheese box off the shelf and paint it...and ink it.........and said..."Little cheese box...you will become the foundation of this project..." ...and so it did....it's now happy :o).

And magazines...who lay bunched up together...squished....full of claustrophobia....I pulled them out...and I found one of my favorites...a past issue of Legacy...and I thought...dare I?  ...I dared!....  I ripped pages out of it..cut up letters...tore...inked....and said..."thank you legacy...you have been given new life...and you will no longer sit on my shelf ...helpless..."...   I dared....I tore...I inked...I refreshed my soul.....

And so now you get the thought process that I had going in my mind....what could I repurpose...give new life to...express myself...

I painted paper with my fingers...I inked and stamped...I made scratch marks with toothpicks, painted with cotton swabs, inked with my fingers.....and just had a messy FAB time.

Mine is a dream house.....The roof opens on one side (the side with the girls face) and you can write your dreams down...and tuck them away inside....sometimes dreams change...thus why the roof opens....

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You have to put alot of "heart and soul" into your dreams and you have to MAKE IT HAPPEN...yep...it's up to you...no one else...those little magazines are not gonna jump off the shelf unless YOU MAKE IT HAPPEN...
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Time flew by really fast as I escaped into my creative journey....thus the time piece.  It's also a reminder that it takes time to create...it also takes time to make your dreams happen....not to mention a lot of hard work..

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There are words about travel and places I want to see.....basically...I want to see it all....from the tallest monument..to the tiniest creature.... and do do all this you have to be.....


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Then I want to come home to a nice little cottage tucked in the woods and create.....

I'll be featuring this as a class....I re-discovered so many techniques...discovered a few new ones...but most of all this class will feature unleashing your inner creativity...even if you don't think you have one....

Here's the basis of the project...
Sizzix Big Shot Pro Die Cutting Machine


Sizzix 12 x 12 white matboard

#656836 Sizzix Scoreboard Pro Die: 3D House by designer Eileen Hull
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41 comments:

Candice Windham said...

Linda, I love this house, especially the pull-tab window frames!

alwayscharlie said...

Your dream house is fantastic!! I can't believe that it started out as the sizzix white mat board!!! Ilove it all!

smilesmoore2 atverizon dotnet

Tiffany Windsor said...

Amazing Linda. Every time I look at the photos I see some new amazing detail. LOVE IT!

Mod Podge Amy said...

This is so pretty. I love it!

Jen Goode said...

Linda, I LOVE this house design - the textures and colors and all the little embellishments are wonderful. I half expect to seea group of happy little fairies come dancing around the corner. So fun!

Linda Peterson Designs said...

Thanks Ya'll...I am blessed!!..You made my day!

Jenn said...

Way cool! Such great use of objects on this.

Anonymous said...

love this house, it has a fantasy feel. it's simply a beautiful dream come true. great work.

love2craft64@yahoo.com

Melony Bradley said...

Linda- its obvious you had a great time with this creation- so beautiful and so much to look at

Decorables said...

Gorgeous. It is beautiful and whimsical and uplifting. You documented it so well. TFS Linda:)

Cyn said...

Oh my gosh this is adorable! It's so whimsical with maybe a touch of steampunk attitude in there.

Eileen Hull said...

Oh Linda... I don't know what to say except HOW COOL! I love your creative journey and was so happy to travel along your thought process. Have been there too... Thanks so much for creating with my house :-)

pickles99 said...

looks just like a cottage anyone would love to find in a secret part of the forest. of course it would be filled with all sorts of lovely artsy media! thanks for sharing your thoughts about the process. the "make it happen" phrase is something i need to have stamped on my wrist where i'll see it all the time.

Vidette said...

What an awesome way to recycle stuff. It turned out beautiful.

Bambi said...

love, love, love this. It's a little Tim Holtzy. Great job.

Bambi said...

Love, love, love this. It's a little Tim Holtzy. Great job.

Teri A said...

I love the dream house I think everyone should have one of these and the materials that you used are just the greatest
Thanks,
Teri

Karen said...

I love your house!! It simply is adorable!!!

Colleen Schaan said...

A true piece of art and a beautiful one at that!

Anonymous said...

This is one of my favorite houses I have ever seen done up. I love it all. From the words, to the opening to the window, the colors. You did an absolutely superb job. This is a type of class I would love to take. Cindy Coleman

Anonymous said...

This is one of my favorite houses I have ever seen done up. I love it all. From the words, to the opening to the window, the colors. You did an absolutely superb job. This is a type of class I would love to take. Cindy Coleman

Ann Butler said...

Linda I love everything about this house....

Anonymous said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your house!! You just got yourself a new fan!! Thanks so much for sharing!!
Scrapthis@aol.com

Madeline said...

Gosh Linda this is "a dream"! Great combination of mixed media ... I love it.

Cheryl said...

This is awesome! Love the pull tab window!

Holly Hudspeth said...

That is amazing. Stunning comes to mind.

Karen B said...

This is every kind of fabulous, Linda! Wow!

Shirley said...

This is absolutely awesome! Right up my ally, I love it!!

Roxi Phillips said...

This is one of my very favorites for sure! I Love all the detail! You must have been "in the groove" when you were putting this together!

TheresaCifali said...

GORGEOUS! I love every single element you placed on that house.

Brenda Pinnick said...

Spectacular, Linda! It shows your passion and is heartfelt! I love it!

Einat Kessler said...

Your house is simply amazing. I love the magical feeling to it. beautiful!!!

GeorgiaBabydoll said...

So funny you were able to do some cleaning or organizing to make this project! Great ideas within your project.

Jessica said...

Beautiful, I love your dream! Keep at it as I'm sure you're a Brave Girl!

craftaholic said...

Awesome job!!! TFS!!
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Rexann

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

WOW. Thanks for being part of the hop
Rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesignsATyhaooDOTcom
http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com

pat moyers said...

i could look at this 50 times and find some new detail. what a dreamy! piece of art. i think i could think of a lot of dreams to put in it just so i could look at it again and again.

Michelle Cummings said...

WOW!! Love this! Combination of up cycling and steam punk! All the elements work! Great job!

Lyneen said...

AMAZING so much to see... LOVE LOVE LOVE IT. the embellishing is WONDERFUL!!!! TFS!

HawaiianLibrarian said...

Your fearless little DREAM house is exciting! I love how you will collect dreams inside. Mahalo for your unique house.

gscrapbooks said...

Oh wow! This is absolutely stunning! I can't believe I missed it the first time around. Gorgeous work! I am blown away!

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