Monday, January 27, 2014

Across the Sky

I'm participating in the Artist Trading Block swap over on craftster. Basically we all start out with a piece of wood that measures 2.5 x 3.5 x 1.5 and make it purdy for our assigned partner. They are loads of fun to make and just a little bit addictive.

My partner, Killam Creative, should be receiving hers any day now.

Killiam if you're reading this, avert your eyes and stop peeking!


If you are not Killam you should feel no guilt in proceeding with the peeks.


So, I kinda-sorta-but-not-really cheated because the entirety of my piece is quite a bit bigger than the assigned bit of wood. I turned my block horizontally added wheels and built upwards.


I noticed Killam mentioned hot air balloons a few times when I was stalking her, so I knew that was something I wanted to include. What better basket for a tiny flying vessel than a snails shell!? And that hot air balloon? Made from a paper mache egg (here's a slightly larger version)

Here are some of the other supplies used in this piece: Mini Red Pip Berry Garland, black dresden trims, Large Diorama TreesMiniature Pine Cones,   Sheet MossPetaloo Bontanica Floral Ephemera in Cranberry, Graphic 45 Staples Ornate Metal Label Holder, Old Curiosity Shoppe - Butterfly Specifics, Giant Snowflake

Phew!

Here's hoping Killam hasn't peeked and that she likes her new thing-a-ma-bob when it arrives on her doorstep :)



9 comments:

  1. This is totally fun and amazing!

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  2. i received it today! I'm all kinds of happy to have this lovely ATB. Thanks sweets!

    Cheers,
    Susan

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  3. That is darling! Love every bit of it!!

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  4. SO glad I stopped by to see this amazing bit of whimsy! How clever of you to use an egg as the foundation of the balloon :)

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  5. OMGosh this is the most fantasti-wonder-fabulous thing-a-ma-goodie ever! Lucky swap partner!

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