Sunday, December 7, 2014

My Other Creations: Wonderful Whimsical Cart

"Transportation" is our intriguing theme this week over at the Simon Says Monday Challenge Blog.  Being somewhat of a Jello mold hoarder, I decided to use one as my base for this wacky whimsical cart-a-ma-bob thing.


I scrubbed the Jello mold with the Tim Holtz sanding block to rough it up (please don't hate me, Jello mold purists) then gave it a coat of Gesso.  I added some acrylic paint, then dabbed on Distress Paint in Peacock Feathers, Picket Fence and Tumbled Glass.  I decided it needed some more oomph, so I stamped some text (Hero Arts "Word Pops" set), then punched circles out of the text.  I inked them up, added some embroidery floss around the edges, then stuck them to my cart base.


Around the top, I wrapped some silver Tim Holtz Tinsel Twine and yarn.  I also utilized his Found Relatives to create the occupants for my cart.  I covered their dresses with scraps of Washi and gave them some traveling hats.


I added some bottle cap wheels and an umbrella made from scraps of fabric.  I finished it off with a great little quote using the "Away We Go" stamp set.  Looks to me like they're ready for adventure! 


Here are some of the supplies I used, which you can find at Simon Says Stamp:


   
I really enjoyed this week's transportation theme and hope you'll show us what you come up with.  Upload your projects to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog and you're automatically entered in the drawing to win a $50 voucher to Simon Says Stamp!


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13 comments:

  1. What a fun creation, and true sentiment! I love your creativity! :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  2. What a fun little vehicle! You truly have reinvented the wheel. Tab and Hires are perfect to give a bit of go-go juice to your whimsical cart-a-ma-bob thing. I do love this. It makes me smile on a Monday. That's no small feat. ;)

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  3. Ha! This is so old-timey looking and a wonderful memory gouger. I love things such as this.

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  4. Whimsical, charming and sweet! I want to live in the Andrea world of brightly colored whimsy! :) Gorgeous art! I always am inspired by what I see on your blog!

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  5. Crazy-fun! Lots of wonderful patterns and colors and ideas! TFS!

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  6. This is so cool, Andrea! Love it! The little children are so sweet with their pointy hats! Hugs, Sandra

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  7. Best use of a jello mold, ever! Love your cart ~ the wheels are fab too.

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  8. Wow... this is such a fun and awesome creation! Love those cute bottle caps. :)

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  9. Such a fun and creative project Andrea! Love the little people and the fiber trimmings! Happy Holidays!

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  10. Love this! So whimsical :)
    Jess

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  11. Absolutely wonderful!! I love this whimsical project and I think you know by now that I adore your creativity! As always, it's just a stunning project Andrea! :)

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  12. I adore your creative imagination and where it takes you and us... this is as amazing as ever. Nobody could be lost on a journey which is being made in a vehicle this fabulous. The journey really is the destination. Love it!
    Alison xx

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