When Zoe showed us what she had been up to for Make it Crafty I knew what my next project was going to be - isn't this Ferris Wheel AMAZING - and it comes completely flat packed in a kit with full directions and photos! I was a bit worried I wouldn't be able to put it together after some catastrophes with flat pack kits from IKEA - but there are no allen keys here - just glue and FUN! Finished it stands just shy of 9 1/2 inches high FYI.
I had all sorts of ideas how to decorate this - but it's such an amazing construction that I wanted it to stay the star. AND you have to keep lots of areas clear as it can actually MOVE around!!! I used some Prima DP to cover the base, wheel, stands, and the chair seats, footrests and awnings. Zoe very kindly emailed me the SVG file for the wheel so I could cut the DP easily using my Cameo - and this file WILL be available as a download - along with a few extras Zoe has decided to add. A little bit of lace hung from the awnings have added a whimsical touch. I painted many of the parts in antique white - but it's not a perfect cover and it adds to the shabby chic feel I was after.
On the back is a handle which easily turns the wheel and the little chairs swing on their axles - even my hubby wanted to get into the act and get it moving - LOL. The chairs in my photo don't look like they're hanging straight because they were still swinging away when I took the pic - LOL.
I knew the new Frenchie images would suit the wheel perfectly - with their oversize ice creams they just SHOUT out carnival and fun! I added a rhinestone flourish to the wheel stand and some rhinestones around the wheel in place of the fairy lights that usually adorn ferris wheels.
Ferris Wheel Kit is available HERE
Copics used - Skintones (R20, R11, E11, E00, E000) plus R29, R24, R01, E44, E43, E42, E41, E40, C3, C2, C00, YR30, Y23, Y21, G24, BG15, BG11, BG10, BG000, B93, B41, B000