Friday, 26 August 2011

Doll’s house

This layout is made for August challenge at ARTastic. The challenge is to get inspired by the painting ‘The Playing Claude Renoir’ by Auguste Renoir. To get some extra bonus points you should also include ribbon, a picture of a child playing and paint on the background (or create your own background). Sounds like most of my layouts, isn’t it? But it’s not a color combo that I usually use. And actually I had to struggle to find a suitable motif as our daughter not often plays this kind of calm games…

Our daughter got this doll’s house as a Christmas present last Christmas. I renovated it myself using patterned scrapbooking paper both as wallpaper and floor. If you want to have a look at the blog post about the doll’s house, please click here:)

The background is decorated with yellow and nougat mist, some ink and a mask, and finally some splashed acrylic paint in two different colors.

The picture below shows the ribbon and some different embellishments.

Thank you SO much for looking!!!


  1. This is just beautiful, the picture of the dolls house in the background is just perfect as with all the paint,ribbons and flowers that you have so perfectly placed. Thank you for joining us again at ARTastic

  2. Takes me back to when I was a child. I loved my doll's house. I like what you've done here.

  3. wow what an awesome job you have done here ... stunning art and it has such a calm and happy feel to the page ... I would find it difficult I feel but you have created an amazing piece of art.. hugz x

  4. Jättefin layout! Man ser verkligen att du inspirerats av målningen, både i stil, färg och former, men ändå är det DU liksom :)

    Resultatet av jobbet du lagt ner på dockhuset blev jättefint! Kul att använda scrapbookingpapper till tapeter och golv.

  5. Another beautiful LO for our Artastic challenge Helene! Just gorgeous!
    Michelle xx

  6. Love both the photo and this LO, just gorgeous! thanks for playing with us at ARTastic

  7. You've done well Helene1

    A gorgeous page for the your background and ofcourse your photo is divine :)
    Thanks for joining in ARTastic this month.

  8. This is lovely - great picture and papers - I love it!! Thanks for playing along at ARTastic.

  9. Wow this is so gorgeous... I love it Helene... thanks so much for playing along with US over at ARTastic... hugs..xoxo

  10. BEATIFUL!!! It shows you really took inspiration from the painting, which is awesome! Most people (including me), normally just follow the criteria. Anyway, I love your LO, it turned out very pretty!
    xxx Peggy


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