Monday, 9 June 2014

Vintage Merry-Go-Round

 "Welcome to the Imagine If Merry-go-round blog hop"

Jo is giving away a Merry-go-Round with horses

If you have joined in here you can start at Imagine if

Next with Tash Chanwai

Vintage Mystical Merry-Go-Round

Hi everyone "WoW" what fun I had creating this chipboard project for Imagine if
First I assembled the pieces, then painted all my edges with a dark brown acrylic paint.
the paper was easy to cut to shape as there is a template included!
my paper of choice is Kaisercraft Magnolia grove, it gives a lovely vintage look.
I also have used Tim Holtz di stress ink "Vintage Photo" for the edges to age it a little more.
I have added some trim dyed with the Vintage Photo, I love how aged it looks!
The poles are made from skewer sticks with a straw placed over it that I covered with matching paper.
The gorgeous Unicorns and Pegasus I painted and then spritzed with Vintage Photo added to water and used stickles on the horns
For me the fun really begins when its time to add all the "Pretties"
I chose tiny flowers in matching colours to add on the centre pole and base of the outside ones.
Next I had decided to not join the base to the merry-go-round and make it into a container so I added some trim that holds it in place for lifting off and on!
The laser cut trim that was in the kit I placed upside down to give some height and age to it and then added a  touch of pearl trim.
I hope you enjoyed this Tutorial for the first of  my June DT Projects
Pop on over to Imagine if and have a look at all the amazing laser cut chip board, card and felt supplies!

The next stop in the blog hop is Beth Barnes

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  1. This is brilliant. I love that you went with a container idea!

  2. This is just beautiful! My little granddaughter would love it. Well done!

  3. Beautiful I love it well done.

  4. I like that you have given it a purpose!

  5. Reminds me of a circus. I can just picture children clambering up for a ride - nostalgic

  6. I love the idea of it being both useful and decorative. It's gorgeous.

  7. I love it.Thanks for the idea of making it into a container. You could put a mini album in it.

    1. Hi there and thank you...I am such a mini album lover it was very hard not to add one :) but I thought it would be gorjuss to stash some secret notes and maybe jewels ;) good luck!

  8. LOVE ITTTTTTT your such a talent to the DT Lilian, just gorgeous my friend :)

  9. Love the trim at the top. you do amazing work. fabulous style.

    1. Hi Maureen isn't it gorjuss, thank you and good luck!

  10. Oh wow, such a beautiful altered project. Creative indeed! X