Monday, 9 June 2014

Funtime for the Boys

How about this for something different?  This merry-go-round is the latest 'new release' from Imagine if . . , and is part of our very first blog hop.  We are having a give away at the end of the week, so all you have to do is visit each designers blog following the links provided, and leave a comment at each post.  Also for another chance to win leave a comment of our facebook page.  You may only enter one comment per blog, then once on facebook to be in with 9 chances to win your own merry-go-round with horses.  Each of the Design Team have been given a different theme to complete, you'll be amazed at how different they all are.

To make sure that you are on track in the blog hop you should have come to me after visiting Carol's blog, and before her from Imagine if.

My theme was 'boys', so I was given a car, truck, helicopter & plane to decorate the merry-go-round.

When I got all the chipboard pieces I was actually quite intimidated, but when you sit down and get into it, it really is quite easy and fun to put together.  Without the flag on the roof this stands 18cm high with the base measuring 17cm. 
I started the base firstly by covering the side with this gorgeous My Minds Eye paper along with the central pillar.  For the floor I have used aluminium foil which I embossed with a cuttlebug folder.  This was painted black, then I rubbed most of the paint off the give a bit of depth.  The poles are bits of dowel that I painted silver.  The roof has been covered with the gorgeous Bella Glitz glittered cardstock, which really gives this a 'circus' feel I think.  I have painted all the vehicles fairly traditionally, and added photos to them for a little more interest. 
 As my vehicles were quite large I soon realised I wouldn't have room to fit all 4 around the bottom, so I've attached the plane to the top of the roof as if its flying over.   I liked the extra fun look of the multi-coloured flags hanging around the roof (more of that circus feel)
This has been a real fun project to tackle and I am really excited with how its turned out, just let your imagination go wild as to all the possibilities to make your own very personalised merry-go-round.  Browse through the chipboard available at Imagine if . . to find and create the theme of your choice.
Thanks for taking the time to visit and please don't forget to leave a comment before you hop to the next blog which belongs to Ngaere and gee has she got an exciting merry-go-round to share with you all. 

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  1. This is so cute. I love the embossed foil and it was so cool that you added the boys' photos to the vehicles. Super job!

  2. So very cute! The embossed floor is wonderful.

  3. What a fab idea looks awesome, lovely work..

  4. another realistic Merry go round - love the colours.

  5. Now there's a clever idea!! I just love the chequer-plate.

  6. The colours are fabulous, love the flags and roof! :-)

    Tricia Collins

  7. My little grandson would love this!

  8. Love the photos being included. fabulous

  9. I love the fact that you have showcased how to make this suitable for a boy. What a brilliant job you have done, especially like the foil base.