Monday, January 21, 2013

Missed it by that much

I had every intention of entering the Greenleaf 2012 Spring Fling Contest, but didn't get past the design stage. I'm still planing to bash two of these kits when I find the time. The contest ended back in September, but I wanted to share some of my favorites. It's really inspiring seeing what people came up with from this kit.

All of the 42 entries can be seen here on Greenleaf's forum here.


Keli's Michigan Lake Cottage (iseecerulean) was one of my favorites. I loved how she repurposed a bunch of Lundby furniture giving it a fresh new look, and I love her color palette. Check out that origami lighting fixture over the dining table. I was really surprised she didn't win. Her landscaping and plants are spectacular, many made from kits and others she created from scratch. Check out more interior photos of her sunroom here. The kitchen is really impressive. Visit her blog to see how she created the backsplash by punching out tiles from paint sample cards, brilliant, check it out here. The yard is spectacular and I love her cork floors. Check out this post with the full exterior photos of the cottage. The 3rd picture of the living room with the view of the water in the background is my absolute favorite from all of the entries.


Brae's Aero Squadron Lounge (otterine.com) won third place, I'm guessing because the three photos you're allowed to submit just can't capture the unbelievable amount of details Brae packs into such a small space. Check out all of the photos here, and be prepared to drool. If you're not following her blog, you really should, it is a never ending resource of brilliant ideas, how tos, great tips and ideas for building miniatures. The amount of time she spends creating her masterpieces is impressive, but the amount of time she spends blogging and sharing her knowledge is truly inspiring. You can spend days there. Brae has an etsy shop as well. And check out the Artist's Studio she's doing for the Undersized Urbanite Contest.


I would love to decorate the interior of this beauty by Mike Biffin. I love the two story kit bashing design he came up. I would love to see more interior photos. Does anyone know if Mike has a blog?


Krin? This is embarrassing, but I could use a little help here. I follow her blog, but I can't find it. Can someone please send her blog's name? I was watching her progress on her artist's studio and I would love to see more pictures. I love the grit and starving artist look that she's created.


I love the roof design on Tim & Brigitte Hostetter's creation. I'd like to see more photos of this one too.


April's Asahi Tea House won first place. These photos make me realize how much the background setting can really highlight your house. The trees, fence and backyard in 1:1 really compliment the 1:12 design, great set location.


In all of these contests there is always one that stands out to me, that I give the "What the... ?" award to. Congrats, Wendy Cole, not in a million years would I have come up with this design. Very creative. I love the water and would love to see more interior photos. I could see myself vacationing here.


I'm curious what the 2013 Spring Fling kit has in store for us, but until that's announced have fun looking at the 2012 entries here (or click the Gallery button to check out all of the past contests - a few modern ones sneak in)
http://www.greenleafdollhouses.com/forum/index.php?app=gallery&category=2.

12 comments:

  1. The entries were amazing this year. I'm getting prepared mentally for this year's.

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    1. I know, I'm excited to see what they come up. Hopefully something I get inspired by. :)

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  2. Aw, thanks for the feature and the compliments!!!! :D I'm always amazed by the amount of creativity revealed at the end of each contest!

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    1. Brae, you are amazing. I really thought you had first place in the bag this year. Your staircase?!?! OMG too much. You kill me, but you send so much time sharing your talents on your blog that I can hardly keep up. I love watching the haunted heritage house come together and can't wait to see your artist's studio. You rock!!!

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  3. In a word...Fabulous!
    Also, Mini I mentioned you on my blog. Put the link about your lightbox on it. Hoping that was OK.

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    1. Absolutely! Thanks for sharing the link. :D

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  4. Shakes head...wow oh wow...am wondering how fierce the competition will be for UU let alone seeing the outcomes of the Creatin' Contest! Thanks for posting Megan xx

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    1. Sigh, I missed the Creatin' Contest too. I have two kits that I plan to bash for that one as well, but couldn't find the time. I'll post my favorites as soon as they announce the winners. I'm rooting for Cyd (Mad for Mod).

      I'm not sure if I'll use the CC or Greenleaf kits for my UU entry. I gotta pick fast though, the clock is ticking. :D

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  5. These are amazing. There is such creativity and talent out there. You're right, the setting makes all the difference. BTW, I didn't place in the Creatin' Contest.

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    1. Are you kidding me?!?! I have to go look at the first place photos again. I'm in shock.

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  6. They were so good I had to order the base model and get it sent to UK!
    As soon as it arrives I'll do something just for me own satisfaction.
    Loving the blog still regularly visit!
    Justin/Bristol UK

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  7. Awww...I don't know what to say. :)

    Thank you!

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