Hello Everyone, Thanks for popping over to my blog to see my final Guest Design post for Cheery Lynn Designs . I am so excited to be sharing this post with you all. When Cheery Lynn showcased the release of their Wagon Wheel at the beginning of the year I immediately fell in love with it and thought it must be part of a 3D project. I will not go into every detail with my wagon or you may be reading this post for an hour.....I will instead show you pictures around my wagon with little snippets of info and if you would like any other info please just email me.
My inspiration came from fond memories of watching Little House on the Prairie as a child, but I thought it would be nice to give it also a look of an old style Gypsy Caravan. My windows, wagon wheels and lattice valance border were all cut out from an empty cereal packet. Every die cut beautifully through this card which then gave me the perfect sturdy surface for paints and inks to be applied.
My wagon was constructed in a similar way to my Forever and a Day project using coffee stirrer sticks to make it rigid.
My door and flooring were made from coffee stirrer sticks and my steps from the little spare pieces of Balsa Wood you get with a canvas frame along with a couple of sticks.
My Wagon wheels were cut out 6 times for each wheel and glued together. I then painted them and rubbed a little Gilding Wax onto them and attached a little hitch fastener to them. With the die having embossing texture on it I was delighted with the result of how it looked like wood.
My windows I placed 2 layers onto the shutters to give an appearance of depth and I applied some Gesso and distress ink to give a real shabby feel.
The Lattice Valance Border I have used on several areas of my wagon, It's a great die as it gives you many different new shapes to use. My fence at the front has also been made using it.
My roof was made by layering the Anastasia Border onto it and decorating with lots of flowers.
The little plant pots at the front door are made from an old necklace. I die cut out 3 sets of Baby’s Breath flower kit for each pot and layered together to give the effect of small flowering bushes.
Thanks again to Bj and Mike, owners of Cheery Lynn Designs for giving me this opportunity to showcase my love of their dies and believing in me. Its been an absolute pleasure and a memory I will always treasure.
Shop at Cheery Lynn for :
- B406 Lattice Valance Border
- B386 Wagon Wheel
- FRM151 Shuttered Window with Flower Box
- B376 Tiny Flower Kit
- B338 Black-eyed Susan Strip
- B387 Tiny Fanciful Flourish Left & Right
- B291 Mini Fanciful Flourish Right
- B117S Mini Fanciful Flourish Left
- B364 Baby’s Breath Flower Kit
- B178 Flourish Leaf Strip
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