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Tiny Ocean House

Since I don't have a lot of crafting capacity right now, I thought it would be wise to finish up the little project I needed to make for the Craftster Tiny Fairy Tale House swap. It feels nice to have the pressure off, and I'm very pleased with how this Little Mermaid-inspired house turned out!
It's about 1.5"x1.5"x2", embellished all the way around with seashells and a responsible amount of glitter glue (because yes, there is such thing as too much glitter glue). The shells are sparkled up with some jaquard pigment powder... so subtle and shimmery!
My favorite part is the roof! I used my cricut to cut scallops, then painted the layers in different colors of that powdered pigment before gluing them down. It reminds me of fish scales, the way it's shiny, and well, the shape! I think I've got to make a similar fish ornament later on.
And what work of art is complete without a touch of sparkly microballs? Haha, I couldn't leave them out, because they look so much like little bubbles. Perfect for Little Mermaid-esque-ness. So there's just a touch.

Hey! Awesome news that made me so happy tonight! I reached 100 facebook 'likes' on the oopsicraftmypants.com fan page! So I've got a new link: http://facebook.com/oopsicraftmypants
If you haven't liked it yet, go for it to make me smile :)

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8 comments:

Audrey said...

You are soooooo amazing! I love everything about the house! The roof is awesome!! AH!!!!!!! I love it!

Mallory said...

I think this is one of my favorite things you've made!

Aly B said...

That is so precious! Love the color scheme and all the little details =)

Kira said...

Thanks you guys! I think I was channeling a little Audio-inspired-style when I made this, with the number stamp and all :)

Knickertwist said...

Adorable! What a great wee place :)

AlwaysInspired said...

So cute! I saw that roof and thought fish scales even before I read it!

Emma said...

You never fail to amaze me with your creativity and talent! I love your blog. :)

Polkadottbutterflies said...

As the recipient of this "Tiny House" I can not even express in words how much I love it!!! When you told me you'd posted it on your blog it took everything I had and then some not to click around and sneak a peak, but I stayed strong and to have it in person OMGness!!! IT IS BEAUTIFUL!!! The tiny little details are AMAZING!!! You are an AWESOME AWESOME crafter and I am proud to have had you as a swap partner. What makes it even more special is knowing this was made thru all the pain issues you are having with your back.

I am sending up prayers of healing and peace on your behalf. I also speak wholeness and strength before during and after your surgery. Kira you have a special crafting gift and I wish that the world could experience the love, joy, and detail of one of your pieces just as I have.

Thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU!!!