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Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Art With Heart - Summer Fun with Sizzix

I wish I could say that summer is on it's way but it seems to be eluding us here in the north of England!  Still, I can dream....  long hot summer days and my guilty pleasure - ice cream!
At Eileen Hull's Art With Heart this month, we are celebrating Summer Fun with Sizzix Challenge.  I have just received my 3-D Travel Trailer and so the seed was planted - an Ice Cream Trailer!


For those who want to see how it is constructed I have added a few photos of the process below.

Eileen's dies are Scoreboard XL dies which cut through matboard/mount board and other thick materials.
I used mat board to die cut my trailer.
You can cover the board with papers and then cut them out but as I wanted a two tone trailer I added my red paper afterwards and then used a template to cut the door and window.
To construct the trailer, I gently fold along all the score lines before I start and use wet glue to attach one piece at a time.  The wet glue give you 'wiggle' room so that you can get the 'fit' just right.  I also add the wheel at this point.
Glue the other sides in the same way and you have your trailer.  I don't add the trailer bar until I have decided how I want to decorate the trailer.
I like to add some 'beading' around the edges to finish off and neaten the edges but it is not necessary, it is just me being pedantic! 
I cut a large window in this side of the trailer and added a 'counter top'.  I got a bit carried away and also added a little bicycle from a model railway set (that was a real challenge to paint!), a gingham awning held up with drinking straws and a little Ice Cream sign.
To finish off I made a little bench and table from left over mat board, some matchsticks and more gingham.  The ground is an 8" x 8" canvas painted using acrylic paint.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my little trailer, Eileen has a real vintage trailer (called Scottie) that she travels with across the USA visiting Craft Shops, demonstrating and holding classes.

If you have the time please do visit Eileen's blog - Summer Fun with Sizzix  which you can find HERE to see what my very talented Design Team Mates have created and we would love you to enter the challenge, there is always a wonderful prize on offer.

As always, thanks for looking, I hope to see you again soon.  Hugs, Anne xx

34 comments:

  1. This is just sooo stinkin cute Anne. Love it. I have this die on order but haven't gotten it yet. Can't wait to use it. Hope mine turns out as cute as yours..
    S@ndy xx

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  2. Anne, you have the patience of a saint and an incredible eye for detail!!! This is amazing on so many levels - can't believe the lengths you've gone to when creating the whole scene in which to place your gorgeous ice cream trailer. I'm in the queue behind you and Sandy for a 99!!! Jenny x

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  3. That trailer is divine Anne and how I long for an ice cream now, mmmmm make mine a 99 with strawberry syrup on please. This is a creation that you have to keep looking at because the more you do the more you see. FABULOUS x x

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  4. What a super make Anne. It certainly makes you think of Summer (even if it isn't putting in much of an appearance in real life). The whole scene is fabulous. Make mine a 99 with chocolate sauce and chopped nuts...................
    Toni xx

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  5. This is fabulous Anne and I can see this being placed next to the railway station at the seaside. You have created the most wonderful details, making the EH caravan so special.
    Love the sign, table and awning.
    My order will be an Oyster shell as I love the combination of the wafer, chocolate, coconut with the ice cream.

    Huge hugs Annie x

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  6. So adorable. I love the awning and the cute wee bicycle. I do wish it was ice cream weather, but we've still got our winter coats out up here! Hope it's warmer with you Anne. Have a 99 for me if it is ;) {{Hugs}} xxx

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  7. I'm sorry that summer is eluding you so far, but goodness you can get that summery feeling just by gazing at your sweet little trailer with the table and bench and bicycle and sandwich board! Honestly, Annie, this is the sweetest little tableau!! The red and white are perfect summer and picnic colors! I'll bet you could make the most awesome dollhouses ever created!! (I hope summer arrives soon! We were 106 here yesterday, so I would have HAPPILY given you some of mine!!) Hugs, Darnell

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  8. WOW! This is wonderful Anne. Such a fabulous design with gorgeous detailing. I love the a gingham awning, matching bench and table. The red bicycle is a great finishing touch.
    hugs Sue xx

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  9. So cool Anne! I want to shrink down and play with all this! LOVE it!

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  10. wow...I'm lost for words...such amazing detail xxx

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  11. Wow!! Anne this so sweet! Makes me want my Sindy doll back and have a play! Love your usual attention to detail and the picnic furniture is inspired. Such a fun project. Julia xxxx

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  12. Anne your trailer is perfect- right down down to each detail! This scene is so sweet. Great tutorial- you make it look so easy... now I want a 99- I don't even know what that is! The Oyster shell sounds good too :-)

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  13. I have been looking at this die for so long, I really need to own it! I love love love what you have created, this is totally amazing! Hugs Carole Z xx

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  14. aww Anne - this is wonderful - what a fabulous little set - really summery and such fun!!! Only a few days now xx

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  15. OH COME ON ANNE!!!! This is so freakin amazing I can't stand it. Your creative brain is awesome!

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  16. Wow Anne, you just took me right back to my childhood! There's a little ice cream place just on the edge of town where I grew up. It's a huge tourist attraction and on a hot day the cars are lined up all the way down the street...it looks just like this!! Right down to the red plain overhang! An absolutely amazing project Anne, I just love it. Thanks for the memories too! hugs :)

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  17. Such a fun project Anne! Airstreams are quite the rage right now! Love the little scene you created! Obviously made with a lot of love and patience!

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  18. I have seen a lot of these airstreams for real driving through our area, problem is they are not as pretty and fancy as yours! lol Such a fun and awesome project, you just feel good looking at it.
    Hugs Kelly

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  19. wow what an a amazing make Anne, with so many wonderful touches to make it even more special x

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  20. This is absolutely fantastic Anne. Love how you have 'set the scene' to showcase your wonderfully crafted Ice cream trailer . Your attention to detail really is second to none! Love the bike n if ya ice cream's that price I'll go get a bucket lol . I think you need to insure your creative mind n fingers they really are priceless . hugs xx

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  21. WOW this is fabulous. Love the red and white colors and your picnic table is so adorable!!! Love it big time!
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

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  22. I want to go buy some icecream at this sweet little trailor stand Anne - you are SO creative!! adding the window, the counter, the wonderful awning and cute little table and chairs - what a fun summer project - love this die from Eileen and you did it SO proud!!

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  23. This is a great project! Interesting how the caravan is made up and I love your genius idea to create an ice cream parlour with all the signs and little bike. Elaine xx

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  24. What a stunning little scene, and all those perfect little details... the sign.. the bike... that gorgeous gingham covered chair and table!! I just can't stop oohing and aahhing over this little creation. Now if I could just wave a magic wand and make it life size, seat me down with an ice cream, feet up on the table and chilling in the sun... HEAVEN!!! :) What a pipe dream!! xx

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  25. Anne that is so much fun, LOVE your little retro travel trailer! What a wonderful idea to turn it into an ice cream stand, so many fabulous details!

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  26. OMG! Anne, This is tooooo cute!! This little trailer just screams Summer!! I love it's red & white gingham awing and the matching table & bench set! Just a fabulously fun creation! I'm just smiling ear to ear, Anne! This is so enjoyable to read about how you put this together and just so darn enjoyable to look at!! :) It feels like Summer around your blog!! XOXO-Shari

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  27. Oh! My! Word! Anne, this creation is absolutely amazing.
    I love all your wonderful 3d projects and all your others of course!!
    Have a great weekend
    Patricia x

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  28. Anne, your little camper is fabulous and such a great little transformation into an ice cream stand! Love the little tiny bench seat and table! So clever! I wish I could send you some of this sun and you could send me some of your rain!!!! Happy Weekend! Hugs!

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  29. Ooo Anne the trailer is brilliant! I love it, and a touch of genius with the model railway bike. It just finishes it off perfectly. Michelle xxx

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  30. I think having a traveling crafty trailor would be my dream life!! So jealous. And your creation.... it's one of the most adorable things I've seen in bloggyland! Super cute!

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  31. Oh Anne this is so lovely and such a fun piece. Hope you've had a great weekend and happy crafting, Angela xXx

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  32. This is simply wonderful, I want to peek in the windows. Just adore the retro feel.
    Julie x

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  33. Summer is pretty much eluding us in the south too... but at least I can dream of summer holidays with this wonderful make! Fab retro look to your gingham and polka dot caravan, and such an adorable little table and bench... brilliant!
    Alison xx

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  34. I just had to come over and tell you again how wonderful this turned out! Super fun project! I love the whole setting!

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