Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Mixed Media Fun!


Betsy checking out the school




Welcome to the Paper Whimsy School for Fairies! I named it that partly because this is a very whimsical creation of mostly paper, and because most of the supplies came from a company called Paperwhimsy.

I have been slowly constructing this little "doll house" this past week. I was inspired after reading the new book Mixed Media Doll House by Tally Oliveau and Julie Molina.


Some of my very talented blogger friends have their work in it. It is so exciting to see their creations in print!

I really enjoyed this process, after having made two traditional doll houses in the past, this was pure fun! I started with a shoe box, and opened up one side to raise the roof. I used many materials from Paperwhimsy, papers, the children and teacher, some of the flowers... Paperwhimsy is a really good place to find inspiring supplies.



I found a watch at a local flea market for $2 and used the face for the school clock

Emma likes the school very much!

Thank you for stopping by!
Hugs
Terri

50 comments:

Terri Gordon said...

Oh Terri, how beautiful. I am so happy to hear that you are creating. Wow, it is wonderful, I love all the beautiful details you have used. Your work is always so beautiful. Have a wonderful week. Hugs, Terri

PeggyR said...

That is darling! I love fairies and gnomes. We just put the gnomes out in our garden today! I hope you are having a good week.

Jan said...

This literally brought tears to my eyes ~ it is the most beautiful school I've ever seen! Truly a work of art, from your heart....

Terri you amaze me at every turn with your talents. Whomever receives this is truly one lucky gal.

Speechless in Colorado.......

Jan

Elaine A said...

Terri -

This is just beautiful! You have succeeded in creating a little world. I am so in love with this. What wonderful attention to detail. You have inspired me to try my hand at creating something like this. This is simply amazing!

Elaine Allen

Heavens2Betsy said...

This is just amazing! It must have taken such a lot of painstaking work to create but it was well worth it. I'm in awe! x

Martina2801 said...

It is beautiful and artistic! Standing ovation from me!!!! BRAVO!!!!

Lynn Stevens said...

What a work of art! Adorable fairy school, So sweet your dog is so interested in it also!

LuLu Kellogg said...

Hi Terri!

This is truly wonderful! The details are incredible...you are so talented!

LuLu♥

ShabbyChicShaz said...

I just love your mixed media school house. Wow! I've not come across this branch of mixed media before but I'll definately look up your friends in the book they've contributed to. I bet you had so much fun making it, thank you so much for sharing it with us :)

Createology said...

This is a true work of art. What an heirloom you have created. Emma is adorable. Happy creating...

Norma said...

That is ABSOLUTELY gorgeous - do you have any objection to my posting a pic from here and a link to your blog on my blog www.makeminemini.blogspot.com? I know that there will be lots of miniaturists who would love this!

Elizabeth Golden said...

My goodness! This is wonderful! What talent! I do love the whimsy of the whole thing. Takes my breath away.

Chris said...

Oh my goodness Terri how wonderful your mixed media piece is!!

It is a delight to look at... such wonderful detail and so much of it to see.

Thanks so much for sharing it with us AND also for your Birthday wishes... it meant a lot.

hugs
Chris xx

Debby said...

Terri, what a beautiful little school house you have created! I love everything that is happening in there. Your work is amazing and you are so very talented.Glad to see you are creating. I got the book on pre-order and haven't even looked at it, just a quick turn the page, one of these years I will get there. Betsy & Emma look like they are very happy.
Hugs,
debby

Norma said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog, and your permission.

I was looking at this book on the Cloth Paper Scissors online shop a couple of days ago and wondering if it was worth purchasing (I don't like buying books online, I like to get them in my hands and flip thru the pages before I part with my money!), however I think I'm going to have to now after seeing your post :)

I love your Tuesday tea cups by the way.

catworx said...

What a beautiful school house, it is the perfect place for faeries to learn their 3 R's!!!!

I can see that you enjoyed every minute that you were making this, it is truly full of soul!

catworx said...

What a beautiful school house, it is the perfect place for faeries to learn their 3 R's!!!!

I can see that you enjoyed every minute that you were making this, it is truly full of soul!

hugs,
Cat

Lori said...

Terri, that is totally adorable!!! i love the pictures of Betsy checking it all out, she is such a cutie!!!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

Terri, this is just a total winner. So beautiful - and so detailed. I love the roof!!! I wish I went to such a fanciful and creative school!

I keep intending to get this book, and never remember. Maybe I should go order one from Amazon right now.

Janet Ghio said...

This is absolutely darling!! I want to make one. I haven't had a chance to look at that book yet!! Is your Emma a cairn terrier?

Toni said...

OH MY I just fell in LOVE! as a dollshouse enthusiast AND a papercrafter AND a girly-girl, this appeals on every level! it's an absolute delight, Terri, thank you for sharing.

PS my 5 year old daughter WAAANTS ONE, MUM!

The Visionary Butterfly said...

I'm not sure which is cuter the dollhouse or your adorable doggie!

Diana Evans said...

Hi Terri!!!

oh I have to make something like this!!! so cool with all the dimension....and I just adore doll houses...and your piece...I LOVE IT!!!!

Gorgeous!!!!

Diana Evans said...

p.s. you should sell these...

Ozstuff said...

I am completely blown away! Your work is simply amazing. I think I am lost for words and that is very unusual for me!! Your little schoolhouse is wonderful beyond description - and I love inclusion of your tiny dog in some of the photos!!
Cheers, Marie.

Carol Stocker said...

Hi Terri! What a gorgeous school! I am amazed by the amount of detail and creativity you put into this piece. Well done!

Karen Valentine said...

Terri it is just wonderful!! I love the pics of your sweet baby checking to see what all the fuss is about!!! Thank you so much for coming over for a visit and taking the time to leave me a note. Take care!!

Karen
My Desert Cottage
Valentine Design

Msartist said...

Hi Terri, You had me at Mixed Media with this post!! This turned out so special! I will try and have to make one with Sammie! Thanks for sharing the inspiration, and book~
Swoon~ All my best, Theresa

Mrs. Staggs said...

Terri, I love this! I only recently read about this book that you've mentioned. It is obviously very inspiring, and it looks like your blog is too. I'm so glad that you dropped by mine, and led me here. Thank you.

Lena

Rita said...

Terri,
your mixed media creation is a marvel and a real work of art. Love all those precious details: you're so crafty and talented.
hugs
rita

Jo said...

this is simply beautiful ... and whimsical and happy and free ... lovely!

Gaby Bee said...

That is absolutely wonderful. It's the most beautiful school house I've ever seen! Love all the little details. I'm amazed!

Martha's Favorites said...

Terri: It is hard to believe that house started off as a shoe box. You are amazing. Hope you are doing well. Our Tea Cup Tuesday has been so much fun. Thank you for all you do. Blessings and good health. Hugs, Martha

Norma said...

Thanks for your permission to publish your photos of this wonderful project on my blog - here is the URL of my post

http://makeminemini.blogspot.com/2010/04/amazing-mixed-media-mini.html

Regards, Norma
www.makeminemini.blogspot.com

Natascha said...

it's a very beutifull fairy school. you made it very sweet.

Greetings Natascha

all kinds of everything said...

That is so very beautiful!!!
Love all the details.I just keep looking!
Have a wonderful week,
Suzanne

Carey said...

This is awesome. I have to get that book for sure. I love your blog and you little doggie. I have a yorkie also. I am going to follow you to see all of your beautiful creations. Come on over and visit when you have a chance.
Carey

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Oh my goodness, Terri, this is so gorgeous! I love all the sweet details. Just adorable!
Hugs,
Julia

Erica@Zunkychic.com said...

This is gorgeous! I love the beads and other whimsies you have draped from the ceiling. It's so unique and creative. I made a Fairy Tea Party last year that would match wonderfully with your school :)

Lynn said...

Oh my goodness Terri, this is soooooo special, what a lovely, lovely Fairy School. It must have been a lot of fun to create too, just love it :)

ziggy stardust lost in wonderland said...

love love love the doll house!

Rella said...

OHHHHHHH MYYYYYYYYYYYYYY, this is THE most wonderful house/room I have ever, ever seen. Did I say, EVER?!
What a beautiful job with the details. You cannot possibly part with this.

xox Rella

Kim Dellow said...

This is so wonderful Terri it just blows my mind! I have it 'starred' in my reader so I can keep looking at it! Kim

debi said...

Oh, Terri, this is beautiful! I LOVE it! Your detailing is amazing, and there's so much to see. What a wonderful creation!!

theresa martin said...

Terri, your room is incredibly beautiful! Great work! Thanks for coming by my blog too.

Birds of a Feather said...

Oh my this is so amazing! I love all the fabulous details - I must go back and inspect some more with my readers on - lol!
xo Heidi

Ana said...

Hello Terri, I must say I love your work, congratulations, and thank you for the paper flower tutorial,
Ana

Home and Heart said...

thank you so much for generously sharing your time and lovely creations! I very much look forward to making these lovely flowers!

Margriet said...

Wow, your fairieschool is just beautiful!!!!! I bought the book a few weeks ago and got inspired also :-)If you would like to see what I've made.... http://tinyurl.com/2v9e22c

Cheryl said...

Terri your faire school is fabulous! What fun and inspiration.

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