Thursday, June 26, 2014

Scrapadabadoo Sizzling Summer Blog Hop

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My bike was a project that just sort of grew as time went on.
Ever heard Leonardo da Vinci's quote,
"Art is never finished, only abandoned"
Well either that is the case or else I "just don't know when to leave well enough alone."
( I will let you be the judge.) LOL

I knew I wanted to use the Prima Stationer's Desk paper pack
because it was my favorite at the time I started working on this.
(my hubby claims I pick a new favorite every time I see a new paper line. LOL)


Of course I knew I wanted to make several handmade paper roses.
They were cut from white cardstock using my own cut file and digital cutting machine.

Next I decided to stain some ivory trim using Aged Mahogany stain.
Then I got the idea of using teal colored seam binding behind it for more contrast and color. I used TH Peacock Feathers distress stain for that. 
(I have an old video on how to color seam binding here.)
I used 2 rows of the seam binding on the top and bottom then covered them with the decorative trim.
I happened to have some Swarovski crystals in my stash that where the perfect colors.
I hotfixed them on.



I lined the inside and outside of the big wheel frame with the Stationer's Desk paper which added color and gave me something to glue the other embellishments onto.
I added paper to the back and "precision" cut some of the roses from the paper line.
The fussy cut sections were layered into the frame.
The top area needed something.
If you know me, butterflies are usually my answer. LOL

I used a really old paper punch and some of the Prima cloth covered wire to allow my little butterflies to flitter about.
Of course they had to had a little Diamond Stickles. :)




Next I added one of my Detailed Butterflies that I cut from white cardstock and colored with Aged Mahogany and Autumn Maple Crimson. The added some touches of Stickels.


Since I had the wire out I got a good idea to wrap the handles and body of the Penny Farthing. At least it sounded like a good idea until I realised how long it would take. LOL

 
(if I had taken the bike off the base like Debi did,
the wire wrapping would not have been as difficult. LOL)


Then the bike sat on my desk for a while.
It just did not quite seem finished to me.

It finally dawned on me that it needed an adorable little bird to sit on the seat.
So I got out the Air dried clay and ivory Flower Soft 
I used the same colors that I mentioned for the seam binding and trim. 
(There is a new video on the Scrapadabadoo Crafts YT
channel on how to color Flower Soft.)

I just love this little guy!

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51 comments:

Susan Draxler said...

I love the deep red and teal together. Just lovely Jani!

konnie wren said...

I love your colors! The bird on the bike seat is the most adorable thing. All of your creations are gorgeous! I am going to have to try my hand at making paper roses...yes it is true....I have never attempted to make any. Thanks!

Missy said...

Beautiful! Love the colors. Thanks for sharing your project. Very inspiring!

mhalldorson said...

I love, love, love your take on the bike frame. you ladies are all doing such a wonderful job with these. I especially like the little bird on the seat. Thank you so much for sharing with us all.

Patti Sylvia said...

WOW Jani...this is amazing! Love all the detail and the color combination is gorgeous, not to mention your handmade roses!!! Awesome, just awesome!

zandra said...

OMG! So, pretty! I love the little bird and all the butterflies. Loved how you wrapped the bike very unique and I loved what you did with your bike.
Hugz, Z

Melissa Merritt said...

I love the colors on this...the bird is super cute.

Lisa said...

Wow, this is stunning!! All of the details are just spectacular!! You decorated it beautifully!! I love the little bird you added to the seat!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Janet Kelley said...

Love your sweet bicycle. Glad to see how you used flower soft in your project. You gave me inspiration to go for it! Thanks for sharing.

Phyllis said...

love the bird

Beth said...

You gals are just blowing me away with your creativity each trike is so different and beautiful....Jani love that little bird and your use of the Flower Soft.

midnitescrapper said...

that little bird is the cutest!!!

Margaret Ann Moffat said...

Thats lovely Jani adore the LSG sprays

mitz said...

..this must of taken you forever to make the flowers and wrap the bike.. buttt.. gosh,, it turned out so lovely.. Amazing job!!! ( that lil bird is so Cute)

3MiniSchnauzers said...

I love what you did with this. Those color combinations are so pretty!

Carol A. said...

Oh wow Jani...your bike turned out great. I love the way you wrapped your bike with the cloth wire and of course all of your signature roses. That little bird is just too stinkin' cute! Great job!

Linn said...

I never thought of that color blue with a deep red but I love the results! It's fabulous

Estelle from Hernando, MS said...

Jani, I think the addition of the little bird is great. I love your work. Glad you are a member of the design team.

Candy Hazzard said...

Gorgeous, love that paper line, burgundy is such a lovely rich colour

BunnyC's said...

Jani, I love your take on this project. I especially like all your gorgeous flowers and the birdie was a perfect touch.

Barrie Matthews said...

Well what can I say...it is typical Jani! Wow! I just run out of adjectives...Everything you do is so beautiful and this is lovely...so much detail!

miki g said...

first thing I fell in love with was the bird ( he was the first thing I saw ) then the butterflies ( I mean really they are so flittery ) but then the flowers ( ok I know you are famous for your flowers so they go unsaid a lot but WOW )
then you bring up the covered bike and I go all how cool is that?
but then you end us back where I started with the cutest bird ever.
can you tell how much I love this project?
thank you for sharing it

Charlene said...

Love your colors and the bird is just toooooo cute!!!!!!!

Linda said...

I love this Project :)

CraftyLady said...

Jani..this is great...beautiful as ever...Love it...

MsDebren said...

Cute Cute !!!

DWD said...

OMG!!! Love these colorss together and that bird is just too cute!!!

cardchick's world said...

The colors you chosen are GORGEOUS!! ..flowers, butterflies all of it ... BEAUTIFULLY DONE!!

Amanda Townsend said...

I love the butterflies they are my favorite. Your work is stunning.

Barbara said...

The colors are beautiful. Your roses are exquisite!

Marilyn Simone said...

Hi Jani, your bicycle is so pretty. I live the colours you chose.Your little birdy si the cutest, thanks for sharing, Marilyn

Katie R. said...

I love love love the colors and that totally adorable bird!

Norma Pechir-Holland said...

Is a very interesting selection of colors. Looks simply great, but the best part is the little bird, he is so cute. I really like what you did.

June-Marie said...

Absolutely perfect paper line you chose - love the colors!

StarrDust Creations said...

Very pretty Jani! I love the Stationers Desk paper collection too. Love all your flowers. You sure do an amazing job making flowers!

Lanna said...

My favorite is your flowers and the beautiful color choices. Very very deep and rich. Thanks for sharing this great project.

Cheryl said...

Wow this is so beautiful.
You are so talented.

Celina Dee said...

Fabulous!! Love the colours and the little bird :)

Sherry (SJesusfan) said...

I LOVE your colors!!! and the little birdie sitting ont he seat! TFS!

Cheryl First said...

Absolutely beautiful, Jani! I've never seen anything like this, it is amazing! That bord is AWESOME! Love everything! Way to go!

Tanya McAlexander said...

Lol, I am in love with the little bird and the texture you got out of colouring the flowersoft. Thats a very creative idea and it came out so beautifully. I love the bike too :)

mmup57 said...

Very pretty!

Toni Stacey Simpson said...

great job on your bike!

Heather B. said...

I love your color palate and the bird is super cute. I never would have thought to do something like that with flower soft--I'll have to give it a try.

Cheshire Katt said...

i LOVE the red! will have to buy this paper

Becky said...

wow, that bike is awesome.

Sunny Smith said...

I am totally digging the driver if your bike as well!

Jennyjo88 said...

Love the butterflies and the teal bird is so adorable!

Jennyjo88 said...

Love the butterflies and the teal bird is so adorable!

Carrie Uhing said...

Love the color combo, wire wrapping and butterflies! Awesome !

Dainty Diva said...

The colors you used are stunning, and your design.... love it.