Friday, February 26, 2016

Blog Hop with Eileen Hull & Stampendous!


Hello! All week the Eileen Hull Inspiration Team has been hopping along with the Stampendous Design Team to bring you an eyeful of crafty goodness using the Cottage Home and Mushroom Home Stamps and Dies Sets and Eileen's versatile dies. You will definitely want to head on over to Eileen's blog and the Stampendous blog to catch up on the projects shared so far. Comment along the way for a chance to win one of the prize packs!

I made a little fairy house using Eileen's re-released Candy Drawer die and the Cottage Home stamp and die set. My house has a little surprise in it! ;-)


Lift out the drawer by the chimney…


A little flower fairy and her garden are inside!


I started out by cutting out the Candy Drawer from matboard and using Fresco Finish Chalk paints to cover the inside and outside of the house. Paper Artsy has a great tutorial on how to get great visual texture using a brayer to apply the paint.

You can see here I already folded up the drawer. Don't forget to prepare a
piece of cardstock to cut for the bottom of the drawer to cover the glue tabs.
Next up is the stamping and coloring on the outside of the house. I stamped with Archival Jet Black ink and then colored the details in with Distress Markers. I also diecut and inked some grass strips to use in the garden and around the sides of the house.


For the roof, I used bristol paper (like very heavy cardstock) and the roof die that comes with the Cottage Home set. To get a full roof, I folded the bristol paper in half and placed the top of the die just off the edge of the fold. That makes it so the die won't cut through the paper and the fold stays intact. More Fresco Paint and Crackle Glaze finished it off.

I base coated the roof with Green Peas and applied the Crackle Glaze over it.
A top coat of Slate was applied and the crackle swiftly made an appearance!

To fill the garden I made a bunch of mini roses with the Tattered Pinecone and Tiny Tattered Florals dies. The fairy is a free download on The Graphics Fairy website.


I printed and fussy cut the fairy out as well as added some butterfly wings (also from The Graphics Fairy website).

Thanks for stopping by and hopping along with us! Join in and comment for chance to win prizes:


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The supplies I used for this project can be found at Sizzix or Simon Says Stamp. Follow the links below and a shopping you may go. ;-)


26 comments:

  1. Oh my! I love your little shadow box with the secret drawer. The little fairy tucked inside must be right at home in this little abode. The painting of the walls and little images on the outside are perfect!
    Thanks for the inspiration! :)

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  2. Oh Lisa- you have outdone yourself. This is simply adorable and such a great idea! A traveling fairy case :-) It makes me happy!

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  3. Oh Lisa- you have outdone yourself. This is simply adorable and such a great idea! A traveling fairy case :-) It makes me happy!

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  4. What a fun idea.
    the house is darling and
    then you see what's inside - wonderful.
    thanks for sharing.

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  5. Incredibly fun surprise! I love your little hidden fairy! Just adorable!

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  6. This is so GENIUS! The ideas you com up with blow my mind. I want to make fairy houses too! YAY LISA!

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  8. That is the MOST creative way to use the candy box drawer. I am ordering that die today. I never thought to turn it that way. It is perfect for a little house and/or shadow box. You helped me out so much. Thank you.

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    1. Thanks Lucy! You might be able to find the die around but if not, it is one of the classic dies that is being re-released by Sizzix in May.

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    2. Oh, I am so happy that they are re-releasing that one. No, you can't find it anywhere. No ebay, no amazon. But I can wait until May. Thank you for that idea on turning the box around.

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    3. Awesome little house! I'll wait for the die to return too. ;)

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  9. What a cool idea. Love the colors of your house. TFS

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  10. Love, love, love this project!! Your little fairy garden inside the drawer is sweet. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  11. what an adorable little cottage - love the roof and how it pulls out to reveal the sweet flower fairy!

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  12. OH my goodness! What an adorable little fairy surprise :)

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  13. Wow Lisa, I would never in a 100 years have thought 'outside the box' (pun intended) like you have!! This is utterly fabulous - so clever and so beautiful, I just LOVE it!!! Hugs, Anne xx

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  14. Oh my goodness this is just precious!

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  15. This is absolutely adorable!! LOVE the little fairy and having it be a pull up box is awesome!!! TFS!

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  16. Very cute and love the surprise.

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  17. I love this! Great idea to use the Candy Drawer dies! Very fun project! Love the colors too!

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  18. Just adorable. The possibilities for decorating it are endless. Brings the little girl out in me, I want to play with this so much.

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