It is of course a Gypsy Wagon designed to house Madame Tatty Twinkles. This is one of the samples that I made for the Create & Craft TV launch of the Fairground Tatty Twinkles Collection. Hopefully you will have tuned into the 10am show and seen the marvellous samples that the team have made, if not then you can catch the other shows at 3pm and 7pm today.
I'll warn you now that this post is picture heavy, so apologies if it's slow loading but I really wanted to try and show you some of the beautiful detail from the Tattered Lace Dies and the gorgeous Tatty Twinkles image designed by Nikky Hall for Tattered Lace.
I think you can probably tell from my samples that I had tremendous fun with these images and had the turnaround time not been so tight then I would've created loads more samples using both the stamps and dies.
I'm hoping that in the not too distant future that I will have a couple of days free to create a few more projects using the other stamps and dies from the collection!
I made the wagon out of an old dishwasher tablet box, some paint and loads of luscious Tattered Lace Die Cuts.
Now I'll be completely honest when I got the dies I panicked a little cos they are just so pretty and delicate and I thought "Yikes, what on earth am I going to do with some of these!" However, once I got going with the caravan I discovered that there was plenty I could do with them and I will NEVER look at a die cut in the same way again!
I'll list the dies I've used below and you'll see that a lot of them have simply been trimmed and cut about to fit the project.
Unfortunately the die I really wanted to use for the roof (Summer Rose) wasn't in my possession and I didn't have time to order it in, so I had to use a Sizzix Die (which again I chopped to pieces to suit the project) in conjunction with a Tattered Lace one.
I coloured the diecuts up with matt gold paint as I didn't want to use mirri board.
The image is currently available as a stamp set only at the current time and can be ordered from Create & Craft or Crafting. I think this is probably my favourite Tatty Twinkle image ever! Despite the fact that she nearly saw me off with that hair!! Nothing like a few waves and curls to send me into a panic! I added a little ribbon rosebud to her hair as somehow or other I managed to make a mistake - but shhhh I'm sure it'll go unnoticed ;)
The chalkboard was created from a piece of black card and I've written on it with my Graph'It White Shaker Pen. To finish I've added various ribbons and trims.
I hope you like my project - it took an age to design from scratch but I think I'm fairly pleased with the end result!
Thanks for stopping by today.
Ultimate Graphic Paper
Skin: 4135, 4150, 4155, 4170
Hair: 9504, 9506, 9909
Dress, Shawl, Headscarf: 6110, 6140, 6175, 5220, 5240, 5245, 1170, 1180, Gold Glitter Shake It Pen
Earrings and Bangle: Gold Glitter Shake It Pen
Chalkboard - Graph'It White Shaker Marker
All dies are available from Create & Craft or Crafting
I'd like to enter this project into the following challenges:
Kit & Clowder - Flowers
4 Crafty Chicks - Flowers
Crafty Girls Challenges - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything but a card
Simon Says Stamp - Spring Flowers
Whimsy Stamps - 2 or more die cuts
Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes
Through The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Crafting from the heart - Anything Goes
Love to Create - Flowers
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything goes
OSAAT - Ribbons & Lace
Crafting At The Weekend - Anything Goes