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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Wildflower Barrel

Hey Y'all,
I wanted to share my barrel with you from  Wildflower Saloon SVG Kit Yes I am still making things from this kit. I really loved this kit and it has lent a lot to my creativity. I tried to make the barrel at the size it imports and found that since I used the extra panels to emboss on I had great difficulty getting the "rings" to fit around the barrel. It really wasn't turning out as I had envisioned. I did try to save it by inking it to be more as I had in my mind but I still didn't like it and so it went into the trash. I have a plan to make this for my best friends husband but I will have to make the rings slightly longer or not use the panels.
I was not deterred and tried again to make it cutting the size of it for my craft room to 70%. I should say that I am still learning to use my eclips 2 and so anytime I can learn something new with the program I am all for it. It is much easier to learn things with the sizzix eclips group on Facebook. They are a very helpful group and don't mind my multiple questions. I even had someone say they were glad I got an eclips. Anyhoo, Deb Maurer said she had reduced the size of the quilt box to 60 % so I asked how do you do that.. and they told me. My rings for my barrel at 70% still don't fit around it easily. I am not sure if this was not compensated for but if it wasn't I am sure it was an oversight of Mary's.

Update: I wrote her and asked. It turns out she forgot to delete those panels as she realized the rings would have to be adjusted... opps.. Oh dear when haven't things like that happened to us.. Glad to know I am not crazy lol. on to my barrel

I had ordered the adrienneloomandesigns Country Girl Digital Paper pack from Snap Click Supply this past Wednesday when it was 1.00. IE Dollar Wednesdays at Snap Click Supply.  I loved the prints in it and when I decided to try again I made my barrel 70 % instead of 100% of the size and printed this lovely yellow paper onto a vanilla American Craft Card Stock. The print turned out sooo pretty and I could hardly wait to use it on my barrel. I cut the base using Vanilla AC cardstock and then glued the panels into place. I did used the included rings I had for the rings of my barrel. I have made another set of rings by duplicating them and just making them a tad longer for future use. I like using panels and so I didn't want to just delete them.

Follow Mary's tutorial to put the barrel together. I have trouble sometimes with my glue drying not quickly enough if the room is cold or humid so I go a little slower than Mary stopping her when I need to "catch up".  I feel the long brads are needed to hold the rings in place a little better. I did use the shorter ones for this little barrel but there are a few longer ones there as well. I added a little rose ink on the edges of my rings to bring the colors of the paper a bit more into the whole design.

The smaller size means I have a bit more room to display my creations and it makes me think of a barrel full of monkeys game we used to play when I was a kid. Anyway that is my barrel and I hope you like it. I love the soft colors and girly look and know it will fit right into my room.

Some of you saw the girly rustic lantern I designed for my friend's craft room, is she loved it. I hoped she would. Such a wonderful thing to share your creations with someone you love. Thank you for stopping by and reading my blog and Happy Crafting Y'all!!!
Blessings, Sharalyn

To size your design down by percent in ecal go to object, transform, scale change the dimensions to percent, make sure the keep proportions box is checked and click the down arrows to change it to the percent you wanted to make your design. If your unsure of the size  check the width and lengths boxes. This will give you a better idea of the finished size of the item. Make sure you do this for all the cut pages of the design.

American Craft Card Stock: Vanilla, Banana
Snap Click Supply: adrienneloomandesgins, Country Girl
Stampin up: Rose Red Ink Pad
Tim Holtz long Brads
Prima: Vintage Trinkets
Tim Holtz: long Brads
Tonic Funky Glue
Sizzix Eclips2

Here is the girly lantern if you didn't see it.

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