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Saturday, 19 December 2009

If I told you I had just made a box, is this what you would have imagined?



Again I have to thank Papertrey for their house template in the making of this box. My goodness it's fiddly and you spend quite some time cutting out all the intricate shapes but it really is a joy to put together. And the template only makes the bare bones structure. The fringed roof coverings and decorations are all my own ideas etc. Tht's what's so great about these templates. When you add your own touch it becomes a unique creation.


It's my Play Date Cafe entry which this week has three almost neutral earthy tones of blue, gold and yellow. Blue & gold/yellow sit opposite each other on a colour wheel and are therefore complementary which is why they work fantastically together. However, I didn't read what the colours were and went purely from the swatches and mistook the gold for a muddy golden orange. Fortunately, the hint of ribbon and roof button are both gold so I hope to get away with it. Teach me to read the whole darn post next time haha.


And if you're wondering how I made the windows, they're shrink plastic. I cut them out with a nesties die, stamped on the back, punched two holes and then shrank 'em down.


Oh and btw this isn't a ten minute make either lol. Kept me quiet for a fair few hours I have to say. Honestly, when all I need is a box, surely I can make something less elaborate? Ah yes, of course, that takes me to my next post...

10 comments:

CelticWoman said...

unique, creative, and oh so wonderful, thanks for joining us at the Play Date Cafe. Sandi

beedeebabee♥ said...

Hi Paul! This is sooo adorable, I just love it!!! ;D

Anne Jagger said...

Oooo that's yummy Paul. I love Papertrey - stamps and templates.
I think I have forgotten the way to my craft room - too busy preparing for guests for the festive season, but must fight my way in there soon.
Anne x x x

alcoholinky said...

ooh, this is lovely Paul. I wouldn't mind having a play with this template myself. you've done a great job with it.

Michele said...

Wow - this is gorgeous, Paul! Love it XX

Gloria Stengel said...

Check you out, you big show off! This is fabbie. Totally amazing. I cannot stand to do those fiddly things any more. Not since I started to wear reading glasses! ROFL

lisa<3 said...

This is great, lots of detail.

PetraB said...

I absolutely love it. The house is brilliant. Petra.

*Alison* said...

Paul.. Great take on this weeks colors. This is beautiful and so unique.. I love it great job.. Thanks for playing with us at the cafe.. HUGS

Julie said...

Fabulous house, Paul--love what you did with that template! You can misread the colors anytime--your creations are just fantastic!