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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Scrapadabadoo’s Sizzling Summer Blog Hop

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We are so excited to bring you our first ever blog hop with all of our wonderful designers. The girls have been working on their projects for months and the time has finally arrived for us to share them all with you. First of all here are a few things we think you will want to know ….
You will start here with Scrapadabadoo.blogspot.com We will post one project today and then there will be two blog posts each day Monday through Friday. Along the way you will want to collect the letter that is on each blog, and also leave a comment on that blog. After you have collected all of the letters.. you will then unscramble the letter to form a word or words. Once you have unscrambled the letters send your word or words in an e mail to Scrapadabadoo@comcast.net.  We will be giving away a Prima Bike to one lucky winner
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as well as three $25 gift certificates to the store. You will have until Tuesday July 1st to enter to win and we will announce the winners in The news letter and on the blog Wednesday July 3rd.
Here is the blog line up.. be sure to visit each one to gather your letters. You must also leave a comment on each blog to be eligible to win. 
Sunday June 22, 2014
featuring Kim Russell
 
When I opened the box with the bicycle and popped open the back of the large front wheel, the first thing that popped into my brain was Alice looking down the rabbit hole. I’m not at all sure why, she wasn’t on a penny farthing bicycle, nor is it anywhere in the story. But that’s what I thought of. I tried to imagine other things to do with the bike for several weeks, but that kept coming back to me. I finally decided to make a stab at it. I googled the main characters as I didn’t want to use the Disney styled characters. I printed up what I was looking for and colored them with watercolor pencils, then adhered them to a piece of chipboard. I didn’t fussy cut the characters to severely, and decided to leave a bit of the white paper as a border

I poked around in the garage until I found a good bit of wire, not to big so it wouldn’t fit inside the wheel but big enough that it would hold it’s shape. I curled it so it resembled a spring and stuck it in the wheel to see if it would work, it seemed to be what I was thinking. Next I made a long piece of binding with dark brown felt and threaded the wire through that. I stitched the four Wonderland characters to the wire spring so that there would be a bit of space between them when the rabbit hole was extended from the bike. I stitched a piece of the felt around the spring, (took forever!) then die cut a chipboard circle and two pieces of the felt. I adhered one piece of the felt circle to the chipboard circle and stitched to the end (or bottom) of the rabbit hole. Then I stitched the second circle of felt to the outside end. It was tricky getting the felt covered spring with characters back inside the bicycle wheel!

 I stamped, colored and semi fussy cut the Cheshire Cat, die cut two branches using the Tim Holtz Bird Branch die with some leftover chipboard. I inked that with gathered twigs and weathered wood. Then I made a little basket just because the bike looked like it needed one. I used some rusty screen from Scrapadabadoo, curled the edges to keep from poking my fingers, added some sponge material and ribbon for color. I die cut some grass with three different colors of green paper using the Tim Hotlz Tapered Fringe die. Then I die cut a crescent moon from chipboard with Tim Holtz Crescent Moon and Stars die. I inked that with mustard seed and spiced marmalade to give it some dimension. Now it was time to put it all together. I used some wire and attached to basket to the handlebars, glued the Cheshire Cat to one of the branches and then adhered the other branch on top of that one. I glued the branch to the top portion of the wheel.


 I glued a little platform with a notch cut out on the bicycle base and then adhered Alice to that. I glued the moon to the frame of the bicycle and added some gilder’s paste German Silver to the moon as well as the branches to give them a bit more dimension and a bit of shine. I added some Alice in Wonderland trinkets and charms to the bike and the basket. I adhered the three layers of grass to the base with Scor-tape. I adhered a Tim Holtz word band with dimensional foam and added some pale blue baker’s twine around the base. This project was hard for me to start, but once I had all the pieces made, cut out and assembled, it was easy to put it all together!

 Hope you enjoy my version of the Penny Farthing bicycle!
Enjoy the ride,
Kim
Your Journey will Continue on

Monday June 23, 2014
www.heavenlymam.blogspot.com
 With Margaret Ann Moffat

Thanks for joining us and happy hopping.
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67 comments:

  1. Love your take on the bike, Kim! Very cool.
    Hugz, Z

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  2. Very clever use of the bicycle which I could never think of anything with which to do. lol
    Anita

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  3. Kim, Wonderful Wonderland take...Love it...

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  4. very nice project! thanks for sharing it.

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  5. I have always liked the Penny Farthing bicycles. What a fun take on one! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  6. Kim I love this bike fab job and very unique and creative theme to stinking cute

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  7. I couldn't really think of anything when I saw the bike and then I saw what you did and it inspired me! Your project is clever and beautiful!

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  8. Stunning. What a beautiful project. Thanks for sharing it.--Karen Seidlitz

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  9. Thanks for sharing this Kim, it is so cute!

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  10. such creativity!!! and a lot of work. very nice!

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  11. Awesome project Kim. Love the basket and the branch & moon. So creative.

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  12. Love the story of how you came to make this project. The basket was the touch that I love the most. Cannot wait to see the rest of the hop.

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  13. ...this was no easy project.. it must of taken you a long time.. thanks for such good details.. Great Job ! !

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  14. Love how out of the box this project was. Just shows that our imagination never stops working. Very cool!

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  15. June-Marie (memaid49)June 22, 2014 at 1:48 PM

    Thanks for sharing....and the detail in your instructions...was wondering what one could do with this due to its size...

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  16. This is going to be so much fun. I would never have thought this with a bicycle.

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  17. Oh wow Kim...this is just fabulous! Your creativity is just endless!

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  18. Wow! That was really thinking outside the square. I absolutely love what you created.

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  19. This is absolutely fabulous Kim! So very clever...I love the moon and the basket and all the fussy cutting! Great job!

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  20. WOW!! fabulous project you did amazing job with the characters....luv it!

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  21. Wow such an creative and amazing project. Thanks for sharing

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  22. I love Alice In Wonderland. This project is beautiful. Love all the details with the basket on the bike handles.

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  23. it amazes me how these can be made into a beautiful work of art!!!

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  24. That is some outstanding crafting.

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  25. Adorable...love everything about this clock!

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  26. WOW! How creative. Love the basket on the handlebars.

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  27. gorgeous Kim...love the Alice theme...very creative.

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  28. Absolutely love it, Kim! Love the Alice In Wonderland theme!

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  29. So cute. Alice in Wonderland, I never would have thought of that. Very talented .

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  30. Gorgeous. Love the Alice in wonderland theme. I always love Alice in wonderland hehe

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  31. It's so cute, Kim! You have a creative mind for sure!

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  32. Wow Kim, This project is very creative. You have a great eye for design.

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  33. what a creative way to use the bicycle frame. Great Job.

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  34. Thanks for sharing your talent. Hope some rubs off on me.

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  35. Love love love!!! awesom job Kim :)

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  36. Love what you have done with this. So cute how you incorporated a rabbit hole. Now that us creative!

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  37. I love Alice and the beautiful little rabbit you put in the basket. really nice.

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  38. This is fantastic!! The hole is super creative and I love all the dimension that the moon gives it too.

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  39. I love the nursery rhyme feel of this project. You have a wonderful way of expressing yourself!

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  40. beautiful!... love the "hole in the tree" ..really nice!

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  41. Awesome ... sometimes it's good when an idea won't let go :)

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  42. I love the way the bike turned out.

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  43. This is great!!! I love the creative way you used the bike.

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  44. that is very inventive.

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  45. im pretty fond of alice and here adventures in wonderland!

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  46. What an amazing idea!!!! Sign me up!

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  47. Kim, I am in awe of your talent.

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  48. Love what you have done with the bike Kim.

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