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Friday, April 26, 2013

Time well spent...

Afternoon all,

In my last blog post I talked about making a fishing boat with a pole from the Picnic in the Park. Well, I made one and I am thinking about giving it to my very special dad for Father's Day. When we were kids I remember fishing with my dad and he would put the worm on the hook for us and clean our fish but mostly I remember how relaxed and happy he looked and spending time camping with he and my mom was the best. 

I used The Picnic in the Park kit and a little used collection of Mary's called Forest Collection. I also used the pool cue from The Green Room another great kit and fabulous for Fathers Day as well. It has a super pool table box!
I made the box and the boat and used my print and cut feature quite a bit on this creation.
I used wood looking "paper" for the accents on the boat and pool cue. The pool cue was made using the cue and then I poked a pin in places to make the holes for the metal eyes then used thin wire and shaped them into loops.  I used Linen Thread from Stampin up and tied that around the top, then threaded it through to the bottom,wrapped more linen thread around the "handle" and hot glued a brad at the bottom to make the bottom of the pole. I also used it to make a handle for the real. I used the same wire to make a hook. On the back of the boat is a wire loop holding two fish that say Gone Fishing.The real I made using a very small hole punch and then a 1/2 circle punch. I glued a piece of a toothpick in the middle of the two circles and wrapped linen thread around that for the fishing line. I sized the float, fishing hat, creel ( fishing basket) and lures to go with the box and the boat size. I used tiny pearls that I put a blue or a black dot on with a Copic marker to make the eyes. I used Cuttlebug's Tiny Mosaic for the creel texture and the Sizzix wood grain embossing folder for the lines for the rope. Turn your rope at an angle so it looks like one then ink it to add more texture to it. I think that is everything but as always just ask if I didn't include something you want to know how I did it.Thanks so much for stopping by and spending some quiet time with me. Below is the link that will take you to their page and the Forest collection which really needs more attention in my opinion. Don't forget tonight is a new Kit or Collection night! So exciting to see what Mary comes up with! Blessing all Sharalyn. 

SVG  Kitss and Collections Used:
The Green Room SVG Kit
Picnic in the Park SVG Kit
Forest Country SVG Collection

1 comment:

  1. Your creations have been amazing! You put so much love into your projects!