'Garden Pleasures' is this week's challenge at CD Sunday. I bought a Card Carousel template of a wheelbarrow eons ago and I have made it up once at Easter time and put mini eggs in it. As I've a few larger blooms and lots of greenery I thought I'd give it an airing again. The challenge at Fussy and Fancy is 'More than one fold' so I thought this would fit the bill nicely too.
I used gold card stock for the wheelbarrow, The wheel is challenging to make but it's worth taking the time to get it perfect so that as you gently push it, it moves along....clever stuff eh! A piece of oasis was put in the wheellbarrow to hold the blooms............so no gluing needed. The large ivy leaves were some I bought a long time ago and used one or two then they've lain around as they are really too cumbersome to put on cards. They are more suitable for flower arranging.......why did I buy them. What was I thinking?
I found some lovely 'gardening' sentiments on Debbi Moores Shabby Chic CD which I adhered to cocktail sticks and then stuck them into the oasis.
This will be a hand delivered card/gift as I think it might get a little squashed in the post from here to the UK!! The template comes with instructions for making the box so that's my next job. I'm going to make it up using acetate 'walls' so that the wheelbarrow will not only be protected but it can also be seen on display. You could also make these for Xmas and put tiny fir trees and mini pine cones in it.
Now who would really appreciate this latest creation!!!!
Challenges: cdsunday.....Garden Pleasures