3 D Garden Shed with Little Critters

3 D Garden Shed
Hi friends sharing a 3 dimensional Garden Shed with Little Critters for my 4th post as Designer Spotlight for Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge  where the theme is "Little Critters"

And I made a 3 dimensional garden shed using chipboard and added cute little hedgehogs, butterflies and dragonflies as critters!
Garden Shed with Hedgehogs
I love to use Sizzix Big Z dies and to create the 3 D window for my garden shed I die cut 3 pieces of chipboard using  the Tim Holtz Window and Pediments dies, layered them atop , applied gesso and gave a nice coating of Prima Texture crackle paste .
3 D Window
Added Graphic 45 Time to Flourish papers behind and around the window to create  a sunny cheerful scene!
3 D window with Graphic 45
I fussy cut some gorgeous flowers from the Graphic 45 papers and also made matching handmade sunflowers [using the Cheery Lynn  sunflower die] .

Handmade Sunflowers
Since the theme was "Little Critters" I added butterflies, hummingbirds and dragonflies to my garden!
Handmade Sunflower

Here is how I made my 3 D Garden shed which is open on the side to house a mini album/ diary/etc[not yet decided what I  should put inside it!!]
3 D Shed Construction
I embossed cream card stock using the Spellbinders Brick folder and added my 3 D chipboard window to the front piece. Used double layers of chipboard to create the roof , base and sidewalls.
3 D Shed Construction
When constructing such a 3 D structure it is easier to stick the roof and base first and later add the side wall.
3 D Shed Construction
I used card stock and liquid glue to stick the pieces together. 
3 D Shed Construction
The base and roof of my Garden shed are lined with beautiful papers from Graphic 45 Time to Flourish.
I added a hovering hummingbird on the roof...made it literally hover using acetate!!
Graphic 45 Time to Flourish
I used rusty hinge and wild honey Distress Inks  to create the gorgeous shading for my sunflower and added chunky glitter on the center!
Handmade Sunflower
I also made the golden dragonfly fly in midair by suspending it using a thin strip of acetate!
The garden floor has moss and mushrooms!

The picture below shows the open side to slip in your mini album or secret diary!
Open wall for Mini Album
I used a Graphic 45 chipboard"time to flourish" on the base of my window...such an apt sentiment for this project wont you agree!
Graphic 45 Time to Flourish
And bidding you adieu with the cutest image...an adorable hedgehog from Penny Black's Critters in love stamped and watercolored using Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens .
Penny Black Hedgehog
Do drop by the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge  blog to be inspired by  gorgeous creations by the amazing DT and also to participate.You can link in 5 times and you have a chance to win a $50 prize each week!

Linking to
Butterfly Challenge _ I have lots and lots of layers and also used the cream color. The gorgeous butterflies are in fact a winnings sent to me by dear Mrs A many moons back for winning the Butterfly Challenge !
Pile it on Challenge Animal ,Deep Ocean Challenge Furry Feathered FriendsCrafty Animals Challenge 2, Double D Challenge Flowers Galore,Rainbow Craftykari Challenge 3, Crafty Calendar Challenge May flowers , Pixie's Snippets Playground , Dream Valley Challenge Things with wings, Ribbon Girl Use any Image Challenge


House Shaped Organizer Box

DIY House Shaped  Organiser
Hi friends this is my 3rd post as Designer Spotlight for Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge  

The theme for this week is "Home Sweet Home" . 

And I made a a magical mermaid's home !!
House Shaped Organizer Box
I'll admit I worked on this one for hours and hours !! Will quickly run you through some of the closeup shots.
House Shaped Organizer Box
How can a mermaid's home not have shells ...! Well I added some huge shells which are part of my treasured collection from a holiday in one of the best beaches in the world Candolin Beach, Goa.
You can also see glass beads gel and tiny glitter balls all over this mermaid's abode. I cut our an image of the gorgeous mermaid and added her to a glass pebble/cabochon and propped her up on a foam disc.
House Shaped Organizer Box
 I used Prima texture crackle paste and TCW microbial stencil  and Carabelle Studio geometrie stencil in many places!
Prima Crackle Paste

Prima Typo Bulbs
  The Prima Typo Bulb I had been hoarding was just perfect for this project!
Typo Bulbs and Glass Beads Gel
 Love how easy it is to create 3 D projects using Graphic 45 papers!
Framed Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath the Sea
 The project has lots of fussy cut sea weeds, corals and starfish and the gorgeous mermaid has a resin sea horse for company! I made the sea horse using resin, alcohol ink and a chocolate mold!
Mermaid with Resin Sea Horse
 Tiny pearls in a heart shaped bottle for the mermaid!
Magical Bottle with Pearls
 More resin embellishments..
Resin Seaweeds, Crackle Paste Bubbles
 The sea weeds were made with silicon molds and resin and colored by adding alcohol ink into the resin mixture before it set.
Fussy Cutting , Sea Shells and Sand Dollars
 My favorite view of the home!
House Shaped Box
 It features a large  dome and  a beautiful image from Graphic 45 papers which I framed inside it and added a glittery gold border.
Glass Dome
 Inside the dome are tiny pearls, star sequins and little sea shells.
Glass Dome Window

House Shaped Box
 The other side features a mesmerizing mermaid standing tall and beautiful ! I added some stamped and colored sea horses and goldfish to give her company!
Graphic 45 Mermaid
 The backside of the house has the storage compartments.
Back side of House Shaped Organizer
 I kept the roof lightweight on this side as it has to swing open to reveal the shelf inside.
3 D Octopus Lady from Graphic 45 
 Used Prima texture crackle paste for a lovely shiny texturing.
Gorgeous Crackle Paste Stencilling
 And added glass beads gel for the sea glass effect.
Glass Beads Gel 

Graphic 45 Diver
 The netting I used had some cool Styrofoam elements embedded and this gave a cool sea foam appearance! The starfish was handmade using molds and airdrying clay and shaped to give more dimension!
Netting and Clay Starfish
 I used 3 hinges to hold the 2 halves of the roof and the back half swings up to reveal a shelf which is large enough to hold bottles, ink pads, pens ,little notebooks and what not!
Drawer inside the roof
 I used danglers from my local fabric shop and attached them using discs of foam.

The main body of the house holds an organizer I made using chipboard pieces .I had to use an antique metal handle from my local hardware shop as the drawer compartment was quite thick and sturdy!
Antique Metal Drawer Handle
I used 2 pieces of medium weight chipboard to make sturdy parts for the organizer.
House Shaped Box Construction
I used wet glue as well as strips of card stock to stick the pieces together.

House Shaped Box Construction
I constructed the compartments in such a way that it will be the perfect storage for my embossing folders .

House Shaped Box Construction
I love to use corrugated paper to line 3 d projects as it is so easy to go over the edges.
House Shaped Box Construction
I actually designed the drawer compartment first and then made the "house" to fit over it!!The completed house is 13.5 inches tall , 12.5 inches wide and the "body" is around 7 inches wide.

House Shaped Box Construction
 The roof was the trickiest part to design and I was so thrilled when I got it to work!!
House Shaped Box Construction
And here is how it looks after adding gorgeous Graphic 45 papers.
DIY Organizer
And now even better with embossing folders added!
Embossing Folder Organiser
I hope you liked this project!!
DIY House shaped organizer
Do drop by the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge  blog to be inspired by super gorgeous creations by the amazing DT and also to participate.You can link in 5 times and you have a chance to win a $50 prize each week!

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