Hello Everyone, It's Julie Lavalette here today and I am so excited to be sharing this post with you all. When Cheery Lynn showcased the release of their Wagon Wheel at the beginning of the year I immediately fell in love with it and thought it must be part of a 3D project. I will not go into every detail with my wagon or you may be reading this post for an hour.....I will instead show you pictures around my wagon with little snippets of info.
My inspiration came from fond memories of watching Little House on the Prairie as a child, but I thought it would be nice to give it also a look of an old style Gypsy Caravan. My windows, wagon wheels and lattice valance border were all cut out from an empty cereal packet. Every die, cut beautifully through this card which then gave me the perfect sturdy surface for paints and inks to be applied.
My Wagon wheels were cut out 6 times for each wheel and glued together. I then painted them and rubbed a little Gilding Wax onto them and attached a little hitch fastener to them. With the die having embossing texture on it I was delighted with the result of how it looked like wood.
My windows I placed 2 layers onto the shutters to give an appearance of depth and I applied some Gesso and Distress Ink to give a real shabby feel, adding flowers from the Tiny Flower Kit.
The Lattice Valance Border I have used on several areas of my wagon, It's a great die as it gives you many different new shapes to use. My fence at the front has also been made using sections of it.
My roof was made by layering the Anastasia Border onto it and decorating with lots of flowers and flourishes.
The little plant pots at the front door are made from an old necklace. I die cut out 3 sets of Baby’s Breath flower kit for each pot and layered together to give the effect of small flowering bushes.
Cheery Lynn Dies Used :
B406 Lattice Valance Border
B386 Wagon Wheel
FRM151 Shuttered Window with Flower Box
B376 Tiny Flower Kit
B338 Black-eyed Susan Strip
B387 Tiny Fanciful Flourish Left & Right
B291 Mini Fanciful Flourish Right
B117S Mini Fanciful Flourish Left
B364 Baby’s Breath Flower Kit
B178 Flourish Leaf Strip
Thank you to everyone who has followed my posts on a Saturday and left comments for me over the last month. Also a big Thank you to Sandy for helping answering lots of questions and Bj for giving me this opportunity to showcase my love of Cheery Lynn dies and believing in me. Its been an absolute pleasure and a memory I will always treasure.