Nov 1, 2013

Spring Fling 2013: Treetop Creature Shop *Lots of photos* *Loading time*

Good morning folks!

Last night was the deadline for entry to the Greenleaf 2013 Spring Fling and today we get to reveal our builds.

I have not had a lot of time to go through photos and plan my writing yet I will make a nice video slideshow today and discuss the build in future posts but you fine folks get the first look!

I present to you the:                       
Treetop Creature Shop

The concept for this build began back in the end of June where my fine friend Jenny of Darksideofaminiaddict and I discussed building our flings together. We brainstormed off of each other our entire build and worked side by side..a few hundred miles apart ;P
  
My first question to her was..should I do another treehouse, and would it be crazy? Also should I make a pet shop???... And Jenny has cheered me on ever since ;) Huggggsss!!
  
Everything in this build was handmade, refur'bashed dollar store furniture or balsa wood. Homeade paper clay and some papier-mâché..Obviously all the creatures are polymer clay..*shocker*.. and a lot of bits and pieces are from swaps and gifts from you friends around the world.
 
You will see a lot of the sneak peeks are pieces that I though I should focus on since they are sooooo small ;P... on the table made by gal pal Jenny
 
Other pieces you would never see unless I point them out or you see it in person. Jana sent me this amazing shelf and books that I decorated and incorporated into the build
 
A few of you gals have seen parts of the creations and know of my dedication and struggle via a few jokes ;P
 
Ok so on with the show ...these are scenes from decoration and finishing some construction.................
 







 


 
Michaels refur'bashed hutches..more in future posts 
 

 
A assembly of findings from Mary!  
 
Leather book 



 
Shelf and book by Jana 


 
resin bottles remade 
 
Dragon eggs
 
tree dude 
 
Griffon 
 
the rat 
 
Golden Goose 
 
Demon Cat 
 
Frog dude 
 
Alchemy Supplies
 
Sprite 


 
Tree creature 

 
Triple thick water splashes 




 

 
 
The Phoenix! 
 
Hope you enjoyed this romp into my mind! More details to come
 
Hugs around, Jane!
 


 
 


 


 


62 comments:

  1. Marvelous! So whimsical and beautifully crafted! I bet it gets crazy in there at feeding time. I'm imagining creatures in the mini caretaker's hair. :O Bravo on a wonderful build!

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    1. Thank you much hon, this first build almost killed me! haha.. but now that I learned a lot the next time won't be so rough right?

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  2. So. Many. Awesome.Things *brainsplodes* That phoenix is stunning, the eggs <3, the tree support, WOW wow wow.

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    1. Thank you very much ;) coming from this gal, who builds magic each and every build!

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  3. Jaw. On. Floor. I love every little handmade thing in here. I suddenly have a strong desire to have a crazy mini menagerie myself.

    And the triple thick water spots?!?!?!?! $&#^@( AMAZINGLY BRILLIANTLY AWESOME!!!!!

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    1. Thanks Lyssa, I wanted the characters to have some connection or movement but I was lucky to just survive this one :P

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  4. Speachless.... utterly speachless!!! This is OMG AMAZING!! right now all I can write is wow..... will try to think of something more eloquent......

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    1. Hugs!!I hope it was pleasing after all the sneaky peekies ;P

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  5. Totally AWESOME! What an incredible job you did on this. I just love all of your teeny tiny details. The rat is amazingly meticulous. The frog dude is cooler than cool & should have his own cartoon. The tree dude (who I'm sure can talk) is magnificent. You my dear are brilliant. Thank you for sharing this work of art with us.
    Big Mini Hugs (& hats off to you),
    Lisa

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    1. Thank you very much Lisa! You being another clay addicted gal know how sticky < literally . this got ;)

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  6. It's an original, fantastic and magical shpo. I like everything.
    Greetings, Faby

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    1. Thank you Faby, a long trip to here ;)

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  7. Your tree and creature shop are too amazing for me to properly make a worthy comment. Where to start? The tree? It looks stunning! Never seen such a realistic tree made like this before. The shop is jaw-dropping awesomely gorgeous! All those details! You did so well with the Michael's hutch. I bought a few for my dollhouse but they look plain and boring. You should be so proud of your creation! I wish you good luck for the contest (it's a Greenleaf contest, right?) and I hope you'll win!

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    1. Thank you hon, it is for a contest, there are a lot of amazingly talented ladies in the run, their work is fantastic!

      The hutches come together really nice with a scuff from the old emery board and a few popsicle sticks!

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  8. Вау!!! Ничего себе домик на дереве! Он фантастический! Мне нравятся трещины на стенах, мох в этих трещинах! А ваши невероятные обитатели дома!!! Грифон, улитки, яйца дракона!!! Все великолепно! Я люблю все!
    Объятья
    Татьяна

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    1. Большое спасибо Татьяне!
      Я не могу показаться, чтобы получить от принятия этих Treehouses! Добавление существ, казалось, отвечал; P

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  9. Hello Jane! I LOVE THIS SHOP! You have infused so much Personality into it and made it come alive! Alive with snakes and snails and puppy dog tails!
    The fact that it is Perched in a tree is so clever for a shop that caters to those of that ilk. I applaud the redo's of the Michael's hutches. One would never know that they began with such humble origins because they now look Very "up-scale"! Your treatment and the placement of your wares and wigglies, has been well thought out. And the cages especially are so cool perched on tables and hanging from the rafters suspended by hooks and chains wrapped around and around the support beam. All of your clay creatures are Fantastic! You have a real gift for sculpting; and then shelf arrangements which look like they Should be easy but I know they are NOT. Again, I love the extra little details that you have strewn about and taken great care to include!
    WELL DONE Jane! I wish the Very Best for you in this competition.
    I think that you have a WINNER! :D

    elizabeth

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    1. Thank you so much fro your very kind words lady! You know about those little details that seems simple but become hours worth! Your scenes are always filled with wonder!

      I hope this view inside my noggin is a fraction of your talent ;)

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  10. oh Jane it's wonderful! I love everything, good luck in the competition

    Hugs
    Marisa

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  11. You did an AMAZING build my friend! Soo many details that never could just 3 photos do any amount of justice to. You added so much to this its the kind of thing a person (me) could spend a very long time looking at and going Ohh did you see the snail....Wait the frog dude! OMG I love the pheonix, little dragons and eggs.... Please put me down for 2 when my little mini comes by a shoppin. So what are we building next? hehe HUGGS

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    1. Mss Bee! Thank you for all your support my friend! I am still stuck on the idea of a barge model, I think if we prepare it in mini then the day when we set sail we can be more efficient with the rice distribution and placement of kits ;P *cackle*

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    2. I think even in mini that barge of ours will be fairly large! Maybe a retired military one that use to carry all those planes! ;-)

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  12. Preciosa y muy original. Has pensado cada detalle y todos perfectos :-)

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  13. Wow! It is freaking amazing! You did a fabulous job!!! I think I am going to have to come back and look at this several times to see all the wonderful details!!

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    1. Thanks hon, a lot of work for a busy mom ;)

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  14. It looks fantastic! Obviously lots of loving care and attention went into this project.
    Xoxo
    Ruth

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    1. Thanks Ruth, yes it broke me a little *lol* but I am sure the ole imagination ill fire soon enough ;)

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  15. Wow, me encanta la casa en el arbol y adentro tambien son fantasticas todas y cada una de las piezas. Seguiremos pendientes!! Saludos!!

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    1. Gracias Beatriz, voy a hacer un par de cambios en la estructura;)

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  16. La casa del árbol es preciosa y su interior ha quedado perfecto con todos los detalles muy cuidados, un fantástico trabajo, me encanta.
    Un abrazo.
    Yolanda

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    1. Gracias Yolanda, espero que los detalles hacen que sea animado!

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  17. What a brilliant and cozy store. Where is it all just wonderful and so very you. the whole atmosphere reeks of Jane. I can sit and watch again and again and discover new adventurous minis.
    Hugs
    Wyrna

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    1. Thank you madam, this first build was kind of a buildup of all the minis Ive made, I am still a fantasy girl ;)

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  18. What wonderful detail! They are so creative and mystical!

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    1. Thank you, I did try for a unique piece )

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  19. How is this possible?! You have built the house of my dreams =) I didn't even knew this was what I was after until I saw it =) I have been dreaming of a fantasy-house for a long time now, but I never get started, or I have saved a few things I just have to have in it, but I am stuck, but I have thousand other things to do too... But I just realized yours are perfect! All the great details, and the cool animals! Dragon eggs, trees, goose, very scary cat and the ooak dragon (very funny picture btw) and the house, brilliant! I want it all =)
    I have no words for this, so I'll be quite now and look once more at these great pictures =)
    Just one question, is there a competition, this spring fling? I've seen it on many blogs now, haven't looked it up.. but will there be voting? In that case, please give me a link and I will go vote for you in a second ;)
    Hannah

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    1. Thanks honey!

      If it is inspiration for you to build one of your own then fantastic! I will await your journey into madness...er mininess ;P..a little madness with this *heheheharharhar*

      This was a competition by Greenleaf Dollhouses, they have their own panel of judges but by all means have a look at all the amazing eyecandy over there when you get a chance!

      http://www.greenleafdollhouses.com/forum

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  20. Clapping wildly I am ! It is so coolio in there !!!
    I want to wave my magic wand, sprout my little fairy wings
    and take a wee vacation there .

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    1. Thanks hon, you will have to fly up to the top..dragon flight is the preferred method ;P

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  21. Jane, I am almost speechless. I am certainly in awe. I love everything about this project. It's fabulous. I have a special soft-spot for the sleeping dragon near the counter though. He makes me smile. The tree house is just brilliant. Love, love, love.

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  22. Hi Jane, I've been waiting all day until I could find some quiet time to really look at your build. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm floored by your creativity and skill in carrying out your vision. Your mini creatures are so wonderful--I could look at each one over and over. The treehouse is such a wonderful, fun, whimsical idea. I just love what you've done. Congrats on an amazing entry--you rock!!!!!!!!!! xo Jennifer

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  23. Un lavoro da brivido fantastico!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Kiss!

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  24. Wow Jane I LOVE This it is amazing. Your shop is so full of wonderful magic. I love all your fantastic creations. Congratulations on this wonderful amazing work. Wishing you the best of luck in the competition. You are a winner to me.
    Hugs Maria

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  25. La casa sull'albero è un bellissimo lavoro! Mi piace perché c'è molta fantasia all'interno di essa e riflette molto lo stile dei tuoi lavori precedenti!
    Un caro saluto, Manu

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  26. Jane, it was a great idea to make a tree top house! I've never found time to finish my project for Spring Fling but am enjoining a lot to see what others made. My favorite part of your house is that everything was hand made! and beautifully hand made. So many little details that give the house a character. Congratulations on finishing an amazing shop and Good Luck to win! Mini hugs, Natalia

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  27. Every little detail is so unique, creative and magical, I can't stop looking. I love that you put it all in a tree, tree houses are one of my favorite things. And great photos also. Good luck.
    A Big Mini Hug

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    1. Thanks Mary, I have quite a few of your fantastic swap items in there ;)

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  28. What a stunning project!! I'm so happy I found your awesome blog Jane! I just love all your works.
    good luck :-)
    Magda

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    1. Welcome Magda! I hope you enjoy my little rants ;P

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  29. Wow! Every time I think I've picked a favorite detail, I'm knocked over by another. Like the tree dude. Or the shop sign's little stars. Or the wall lathes showing through the plaster.

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    1. Thank you Sarah, it was about 3.5 months of work I do hope there are a few surprises in each corner ;)

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  30. Hola Jane
    Has hecho un trabajo expectacular!!!
    He disfrutado muchisimo con todas las fotografias, eres una gran artesana.
    besitos ascension

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  31. Still totally drooling!

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    1. Haha! HIyas, it was my bigun' now I am happy to ponder small projects ;P

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  32. Hermoso despliegue de imaginación y trabajo meticuloso.
    Te felicito

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  33. just thinking O my God!!! wonderful tree house with millions of details..incredible! :)
    also thanks for commenting on my blog ..:) ever so interesting that you had the chance to see the book-buildings! Great!!! :)

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  34. Oh, Jane!... La casa es perfecta, pero todos los detalles y criaturas que has puesto dentro son increíbles..¡Me encanta! ¡felicidades! Un beso

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  35. Great house. Looks so amazing. I love it! :)
    Świetny pomysł i wykonanie. Rewelacja :)

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  36. Congrats!!!! What exciting news, (though may I be frank? I can't believe you didn't win first...I mean have you SEEN your treehouse?!?) Truly though, I am so very happy for you, and I cannot wait to see this beauty in person someday (under plexiglass, with armed guards of course.) :0) Kudos!!!

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  37. Superbe maison dans les arbres avec tous ses meubles et accessoires .J'adore tes petites créatures fantastiques.

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