Wednesday, May 25, 2011

"Can ya Sell it?"

Those were the words out of my husband's mouth when he saw my completed projected.  Hi everyone, today I am a guest designer on shesasassylady.  Today I wanted to share with you a project I have been working on for several week's now.  This project serves many purposes.  First of all I was inspired to make it when I ran across something similar when I was perusing the Graphic 45 Blog and discovered a very talented artist by the name of Jenny Svensson.  She created a paper Mansion using Graphic 45 Steam Punk Paper.  It really struck a cord with me and I wanted to make my own.  Second, when I first saw the French Manor exclusive Circle Cartridge, I knew I needed to make furniture with it, and this was the perfect outlet for my furniture making using this cartridge, and finally 3rd, I needed to enter something for the Circle blog Monthly Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  My project needed to have cuts welded with the Gypsy, a Sun Cut(I used the Gypsy wandering cart already installed), and buttons.  This project had all 3 and many more.

I had loads of fun making this project.  It has paper printed from the Imagine covering the front, numerous cricut cuts, and it took just about all of the imagination I had.  It's about 21" tall and 24" wide.  It also took almost all of the glue I had on hand, and almost 2 full paper stacks as well as my imagine paper.  I used paper from the DCWV collection, but I can't remember the name of them.  If I could have a house in the country somewhere, this is what I would want it to look like.  Come along with me while I take you on a tour of my own "Mansion".












Bay Window with Picket Fence.



Front door.

Porch Swing with Picket Fence.

Bathroom Balcony



Kitchen with farmhouse sink.





Living Room with Grandfather clock





Cabinet in the Bedroom.

My favorite room, bath with old fashioned pull toilet.




Attic/Craft/Inspiration Room



Desk
Top of Desk with "glass" top and collectibles inside.

I hope you enjoyed the tour of my house, and to answer my husband's question, NO I can't sell, what in the world would someone do with it:)

Until next time, and thanks Sheila for once again having me as a guest.

Beth!

49 comments:

Love That Bug said...

Beth,
This is stunning!
Hugs
Stacy

Pam said...

Oh WOW!. I just posted this link in cricut MB. Just had to share the link. This is a stunner for sure

Anonymous said...

WOW! Just WOW! Your house in the country is just unbelievable! I am amazed at the detail and think of the time you must have spent creating it...just beautiful! TFS!

Carol aka cyimbugbitten

estherwheat@netscape.net said...

Wow..what a work of love. Your craftsmanship is awesome!

Diane Hodrick said...

holy cow, batman. i think you could sell it. ;) amazing creation...thanks for sharing it with us!

Josie0602 said...

Um...I think you could sell it! Etsy or Ebay...I think someone would buy that! Wow! Lots of work and it looks wonderful!

Adele said...

Stunning !!!!
What a terrific job :)
Hugs
Adele

Mrs. Green said...

Fantastic work!

Sandi Cl~ said...

Holy Toledo! This is just incredible! Love it to pieces!

Tanya said...

Wow...what an amazing work of art! I am just blown away by your project. My granddaughter is standing beside me as I enjoyed your pictures. She keeps saying...she made all that with paper? she made all that paper? Really, just paper? At 6, even she is amazed! Again....wow!

luvmyshihtzus said...

OMG! Jaw dropping, for sure! Words cannot describe how stupendous this is!

lv2scrap02 said...

OMG!! this is awesome... You said it took weeks it looks like to me it would have taken months and months to complete.

Wonderful job...

Debbie said...

WOW...this is absolutely gorgeous! I am just soaking up all the little details you made. I bet once you got into this you really had fun coming up with all the ideas for each room !
Thanks for sharing your talents with us. Debbie

scootingranny said...

I absolutely adore miniatures (guess it's appealing to my inner child) and this is just totally fantastic.

Great job

Nadia said...

Your project is absolutely beautiful. So much rich detail and many beautiful accents. So inspiring and whimsical. Thank you for sharing your work!

cdm317 said...

Wow, how amazingly creative! I can't imagine how much work you put into this! I am in total awe!

Jodie R said...

Beth! It is amazing!! I want to go live in it!! It's hard to believe it is paper!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

This is such an AMAZING project! Every detail is just perfect in every room. Thank you for sharing with us today at She's A Sassy Lady.

Maria said...

What a great job. It turned out beautiful. I would never thought of making something like that. You put alot detail in it. Great job

Sonya said...

Oh My GOODNESS! This is the most stunning creation of paper I've ever seen!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

WOWZA...This is a super amazing project. You are so crafty clever. :)

Gina piazza said...

Really, really awesome! The detail is great!

Got2BCrafting said...

No words to describe how amazing I think this is!! I truly am Speechless!!!
Lori

gaterlady said...

Words escape me! That is just awesome. You have created a work of art. I cannot even begin to think of how long that took you.

cheryl 2061 said...

wow absolutely stunning. The best yet

Kathy said...

Wow...how awesome is this! I am sharing a link also on Smart Buy Gal message board...this just needs to be seen by everyone.

SCan said...

Oh my stars - that is absolutely beautiful!!! And I agree, I would love to be out in the middle of nowhere living in your mansion :-)
amazing!!!

Stefanie

Crafty Teacher said...

Wow! That is fantastic! My daughter would want to play paperdolls in that house. I love all the details! It probably would sell, but I wouldn't want to part with it. :)

lee said...

what a positively awesome beautiful piece of art!!! It even looks like it was made with a lot of tlc and love! thanks for sharing

Nana Donna said...

OMG that is incredible, all the details and the furniture it is fabulous. It would have taken me a year to make it, after all it takes me 3 days to make a card. Love your blog and are becoming a follower
http://nanadonnascarddreams.blogspot.com/

Just Jenae said...

That is so something my hubby would say too. He prefers when I make a "useful" craft. But I really love to make stuff for fun too! This is an AMAZING project. So fun! I think you could sell it as well, but how can you put a price on a project YOU love? Great job!!!

LilGreenBug said...

HOLY AWESOME HOUSE, BATMAN!!! This is absolutely amazing!!! My jaw hit the floor as I toured each room with its' beautiful furnishings!!! Absolutely spectacular!!! How long did it take you to make???

Karleen said...

This is the WOW factor. What a beautiful house this. I couldn't begin to start. Thanks for sharing

Houses Built of Cards said...

Ummm...I think I'm speechless!!! I didn't know that something like this was possible!!! That is TRULY AMAZING!!! Amazing work!!!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Boopster said...

I would say "speechless", except I am still writing. Such a MAH-velous use of textures, color, the whole spectrum of creative experience. Not to mention patience, attention to detail, did I say creativity? Add some flowers, incense and cookies, and you have scent, as well.

Yes, you probably COULD sell it, not nearly for the price it is worth, nor for the amount it cost to make it. Additionally, whomever purchased might appreciate it for the work of art it is, but would probably never appreciate the amount of work that went into it.

Seriously, have you sent a picture of this to the Smithsonian? It is classic folk art using 21st century tools. Think about it.

Emily said...

Holy Cow!!! This is amazing :) Nice work!

Jeja said...

Oh, wow, It turned out so pretty!
Thank's for the cred! Much appreciated :)

Hugs, Jenny

Diane M. said...

Absolutely fantastic!

Scrapper69 said...

This is the most AMAZING Project I've ever seen! You certainly deserve to win just by looking at this.... I know it's a random thing.... Soooo I'm hoping your number gets picked! I'm just in AWE! Thanks for sharing it! :o)
Theresa

Shari said...

I LOVE IT! I have always wanted a doll house about that size. I even have a pattern for the particular one I want. I never thought of making it out of paper and chipboard. What a great idea.

Question, where did you find the cuts or patterns for the furniture?

I bet you could sell a pattern and instructions for the whole house or for individual rooms. Something to think about.

Shari Y . . .

Jeanine said...

All I can say is WOW!!!
Its adorable!!!

ChatterScene.com said...

Wow! This is awesome!

Audrey Frelx said...

SUPER WOW!!! Sorry I missed this when it was over at Sheila's. This is fantastic!!! I don't blame your hubby at all!

You did a super marvelous job on this!

Audrey Frelx said...

I'm following you now. I have to say this project has definitely impressed me and sorry I hadn't gotten by sooner. I always try to reach out to my "Sassy" team sisters!

Been having internet problems but, hopefully, I'm okay for a while now so I'll be back for more inspiration and motivation soon!

Mercedes Pineiro said...

OMG, what a beautiful house. This is a great project is amazing the work you have put in this project and the details are just amazing. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Gail said...

stopping by from the cricut circle blog. nice work,.

southerncricutlady said...

Wow - just found your site by checking out your blog linked from the Cricut message board about the banner contest. This is absolutely amazing! I love your picket fence, the daisy garden sign, and the button daisies on the fence, and not to mention the porch swing, and of course all of the hanging pictures and furniture on the inside. I could go on and on! Love the materials you used in neat ways! Awesome!!!

Sherry said...

This is spectacular, simply amazing, I would have never even thought of such a big project.

cathy said...

Wowser!!!!!!! Totally amazing, I can't imagine how many hours this took - but the end result was perfect. Love the rest of your work too and "pinned" your Valentine snowman. TFS