Friday, February 1, 2013

It's a Girl!

Hi Everyone... and welcome to Friday! I am just "Tickled Pink" to share a fun little project with you today!

When I thought about our challenge theme, one of the first things that popped into my mind was all things 'baby girl.' So with "soft, pretty and pink" as my inspiration, I decided to create a "baby carriage" or a "pram" for everyone in the UK. I also thought that this could easily serve as a great little table centerpiece for a baby shower or even a topper for a baby shower cake. What do you think?

In an effort to make it even more useful, I decided that it should open so that a sweet little surprise could be placed inside.

To create this carriage, cut a large circle and then cut it in half for the two sides. Once the sides were made all you need is a strip of paper with a fold on each side to make the base complete.

For the sunshade of the carriage cut the Francesca Border seven times and put a small dot of glue in the middle of each one to have them all lined up and held together. Once the glue dries, start with one side and for each strip make it a little shorter where they all meet until you have the desired shape. I did this several times as a test holding all the pieces until I figured out the shape I wanted. Once you are satisfied with the shape, simply glue each one together where they meet and trim.

Here's a list of the dies used for this project:

B132 - Flower Chain Border
B159 - Francesca Border
B188 - Embellishment #2
B241 - Rose Leaf Strip
B250 - It's a Boy Girl Phrases
B254 - Mesh Border
B258 - Cutie Fringe IV
B259 - Daisy Strip
B278 - Lady Kate Edger
D138 - Mini Dimensional Butterflies w Angel Wings
DL140 - Dutch Scallop Square

I hope you can find some time to visit the challenge this week and put in your entry where the theme is Tickled Pink! With your entry you will have a chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs!

Have a Cheery Day!


Sandra H said...

This is totally stunning x

Karen W said...

Wow this is fabulous!!!

Diane said...

Not only is this adorable, it is gorgeous!!!

scrappingnana said...

This is so adorable. Love how you made it to open for a little surprise.

Ava Gavloski said...

joann, you knocked this project right out of the ball park!!! Bravo girl, i can see lots of love went into this project!!!perfecto
ava g

Oma said...

WOW!! Beautiful! I love it!

kathi17 said...

This is gorgeous Joann. I love the idea of a surprise area! Such a lot of thought and work went into this!

xxxtglxxx said...

You blow me away every single week Joann - you make the most amazing dimensional projects! :) Beautiful creation hun!



xxxtglxxx said...

You blow me away every single week Joann - you make the most amazing dimensional projects! :) Beautiful creation hun!



Shuly said...

immensely sweet! irresistible

Jodi said...

OMGoodness!!!! Your projects always leave me in awe!!!! gorgeous and amazing!!!

Linda said...

Oh my this is just stunning work!!!!! Wow I love it!!!!! You are very created!!!!!! Amazing!!!!!

Bj said...

Oh My Goodness! Your baby carriage is so adorable! That was a lot of work! And a beautiful result! I love the idea of the surprise inside. What a great gift/table decoration for a baby shower! That would be saved and treasured for the little girl to see when she gets older. Love it!

ionabunny said...

Oh, how cute is that. Your explanation makes it sound simple but I am sure it took a lot of time to work this out. So lovely and thanks for the great idea

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! This is stunning, I love the design and gorgeous detailing


beadz said...

This is awesome (as always!). I love how you added the box to the carriage - just adorable!