I should you warn you now this post is very photo heavy!!
We are in the midst of winter here, and while its cold, so cold its just horrid :( its the perfect weather for crafting away by the fire :)
Today I have project to share with you that has taken me what seems like forever to finish and in actuality its taken probably most of the month. Its a big project. Sometimes I just had to step away, because I'd end up pushing paper and embellishments around and getting nowhere. I'd go back later and add things to areas I thought were finished, and carry on with other bits. Im glad its finished but Im super pleased with how it turned out!
Heres a closeup of the first side. The banner has been fussy cut from paper, as well as the elephant. The background is distressed and Ive randomly stamped and used glitter paste and stencils as well.
The banner the elephant is holding, wraps around onto the next side. This time Ive collaged together a group of elements - some fussy cut, before adding chipboard and stamp stickers.
I love that little devil peeking round the corner! :)
This is part of the top of the carousel. More fussy cutting - the jars are cut out individually and then mounted on a tab to get them to sit up. Washi tape is added around the sides which hides the joins of the wood perfectly :)
This side shows more fussy cutting! The sign and the bear are fussy cut from one of the photo strips - the bear is mounted on foam and then attached to the giraffe. The background is more random stamping.
The is the top of this side. More jars strategically placed around poster sign, which is attached to a mini easel my stepfather whipped up for me :) All the animals on top are part of the Noteworthy set.
Another collage of elements, this time some more fussy cutting, teamed with layered chipboard and brads.
Every side is distressed around the edges and then inked in pinecone. For this side Ive also torn across the page and added a strip in behind.
This side is one of my favourites :)
I wanted to create a curtain effect, so I sprayed the paper with water and then crinkled until I had the shape I wanted before finishing it off with some lace and hemp cord to look like its tied back. More fussy cut items layered with chipboard and Noteworthy items finished it off. To give the masks depth they've been curled slightly - not that you can tell from the photo!
Along the top is the grizzly bear - his feet are mounted on foam to make him appear higher, otherwise you could barely see him behind the bottles!
If you've got this far you're nearly done ;) its the last side :)
To create the banner, each letter was fussy cut individually from the paper and then glued to another to then create the banner, with the elephant peering over the top.
This last side is probably the plainest but has just as much work in as the rest. Ive fussy cut loads of tickets and then attached around the edges. I trimmed around the "free admission"ticket so that I could then tuck my poster in behind it. The corners of the poster are curled but you can't see that in the photo.
So there you have it! I think its probably my favourite OTP to date since the mannequin :)
I also wanted to say thank you to those of you that have commented recently, it really means a lot when you leave one!
See you next time :)