Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Something New From Make it Crafty


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

12 comments:

Isa said...

wooooooooow !!! I have no words about this !! Amazing , Debbie !!!
Congrats !!

Dena said...

Debbie! Wowzers!! This is too cool!! Just think what all you could do with it! Love the little girl you added and the lace pieces look amazing!
Hugs, Dena

Chris Macedo said...

I Loved it!!!!

Kara Lynne said...

I just love how you finished it off with that girl and those little pops of color, how fun!

Lau W said...

Incredible ! Such a fantastic creation ! Congrats !
xxx

Riet said...

This is so beautiful Debbie.

Hugs Riet.xx

Mona Eidhammer said...

Holy smokes! This looks awesome! Fantastic job! Hugs...mona

angelwhispers said...

OhhhhhhhhMmmmmmmGgggggggg AWESOme what a fabulous creation just so magical!!! Chanelle xxxx

Lynda said...

This is so WOW on a wheel Debbie!!! So purdy and oh so speccy. This shd take pride of place in ur craft room...to be admired by all. ooxx

sassy said...

how wonderful is this..terrific job///i wouldnt have the patience..it a stunning piece of creativity hugs sassyx

Alyce said...

O.M.G. DEBS!!! This is just beyond amazing...beautiful papers and love how you have that frenchie down the bottom. This must have taken you forever but it just looks so amazing!!! :D

Dorcas said...

Wow Debbie!! How cool is that!!!