Friday, May 29, 2015

Petaloo and Marion Smith Blog hop

Hello everyone! Thrilled to be playing along with Marion Smith and Petaloo for our Dads and Grads Blog hop! Love love Marion Smith's "TimeKeeper" Oh so much vintage Yumminess! Petaloo blooms was the icing on the perfect cake! Check out the details HERE on how to win Yummy goodies!!

My Project has a little story behind it.. I pondered for a long while on what exactly I wanted to do for this hop. Sometimes I get nervous about what exactly I want to do.. Then other times I am just blank. I wanted to do something in the line of Father's Day, but what exactly, was eluding me. So my hubs came in one day after a storm had swept through. He had been outside looking at our garden. He said to me "we had a crash landing in our garden". I looked at him with the biggest HUH?! look. He laughed and pulled out this little toy glider that was picked up from who knows where from the storm. Almost instantly I knew what I wanted to do for this hop! Yup I took the plane and ran with it! I actually used it to make a pattern and all! Here is what I came up with..
I had to invent the tail wings, but all in all was the exact pattern from the little glider. I traced it out on some thin cardboard. Then covered it with the Cogs and Gear Sheet form the Marion Smith's "Timekeeper" collection. I used a Petaloo Darjeeling Mini Mix in Cream as a makeshift propeller. I thought it looked like the engine was on and it was ready for takeoff! For the cockpit I used a little section from the Tinker sheet of the Timekeeper papers. I also added a little bit of Petaloo lace in cream for details here and there. The plane needed a banner to fly also! Just to tell Dad just how loved he is! Here are some pics of the banner area..
  On this area I used more of the Darjeelings Mini Mix and a the Gorgeous Botanica's in Teal. To kinda give a cloud like look (and to slip in some more flowers too ;) ). I used some more of the Tinker sheet from the Timekeeper collection to make my banner and stamped some sayings.  I did used little buttons from my stash as wheels too. This was a super fun project to do! It would make a great project for the little ones to get involved with too for Dad! Here are a couple of pics of the banner and plane as a whole..
Petaloo Products used:
Darjeelings Mini Mix in Cream
Fancy Trims in Cream
Botanica Blooms in Teal

Marion Smith's Time Keeper Collection used:
Cogs and Gears
Thank you all for joining me today!! Hugs!! :)

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