Friday, 9 July 2010

Totally Papercrafts #24 Swirls and Pearls

Morning everyone.
It was my first time hosting the Totally Papercrafts challenge last week,
and I want to say a huge thankyou to everyone who entered.
We had an amazing amount of entries,
so make sure you check out the blog to see if you were the lucky winner.

This week's host is the lovely Joanne,
and she has chosen the theme of


Our sponsor for the week is
and the winner will get to choose 3 of their gorgeous images.

Check out the blog for some inspiration from our lovely DT.

When I saw the Squigglefly image
Shybear - beary-go-round,
I knew that I wanted to make a carousel.
Easier said than done..
There was lots of swearing during the making of this project!!

Below is a picture of the basic items I started with...
I used the cheese triangles box as the base,
wrapping ribbon round an old felt tip pen for the centre,
and round 3 skewers for the poles.
I stuck my coloured image to the poles with tape.

The roof was much trickier..
I made a cone shape from card and added some smaller cones at the top.
For the edging, I cut a long thin strip of scalloped edged card,
then cut tabs half way into it and stuck it round the inside of the cone.
Finishing it off with some coloured adhesive pearls.

I have to hold my hands up and say
the poles are all stuck to the roof with blue tack!!!

I didn't want shy bear hiding behind all the horses,
so I trimmed him off 2 of them.
They are all coloured with Copics and stickles glitter.

Design Paper is My Mind's Eye - Magnolia
To finish the carousel off, I cut out a little flag,
glued it to a cocktail stick and stuck it in the roof.



Heather x said...

Oh this is marvelous hun, I bet it did take alot of swear words to complete but you have made an awesome carousel to treasure :)
*hugs* Heather x

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Holly said...

Well looks like your frustration and hard work paid off because this is just adorable!

joey said...

Hun this is AMAZING!!! fantastic detail and design as for the bluetac lol its done its job I wouldnt have confessed! Have a lovely weekend. Joey.x

Lorraine A said...

fabulous creation Caroline !! when I first saw this I was gobsmacked !! absolutely stunning creation and nothin wrong with blu tac !! it works !! :-)

Lols x x x

Sue said...

Hi hun
sorry im late!!
as you no i think this is bloody stunning, you have done an awesome job, puts mine to shame, had probs with comments last week, wouldnt show wouldnt publish, then when i clicked on comments they were there!!! sue,x

Melissa said...

This is awesome! What a creative mind you have!!

Mel X said...

Hiya Caroline. Aww hun, this is GORGEOUS!! You are so very creative lady.

By the way congratulations on your DT post with SCSC, looking forward to working with you there too.

Mel X

KraftyKoolKat said...

Wow Caroline this is fabulous. Love it, worth all the swearing. Lol!!!