This week’s Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge, #85, is the lovely musical State Fair. I adore musicals. I think it started when I saw those classics on TV as a kid (Wizard of Oz, South Pacific, Grease … ).
It was a lazy, rainy day here, and I was looking at the movie on You Tube & thinking of fun summer Fairs & I thought I’d make a Mobile:
Not too fancy. I looked online at many different well balanced mobiles & the math behind it, but then I cheated & just went with easy.
The top of the carrousel is a circle cut out of American Crafts HEAVY Glittered CS.
Cut into a “pac man” shape.
And then pull the circle in & adhere so it becomes kind of a cone shape.
Then some scalloped punch action.
Adhered with tape.
I could have left it there, but being that it was a mobile & you would see the ugly under side of that, I cut out two more circles. The larger of which, I cut some darts/fringes. The smaller circle was the one I used to hang the ribbon on, so it was just easier for me if I did that separately.
Some seldomly used, but loved Sizzix Die Cuts. I love these old things, they can cut through fabric, heavy CS … no problem.
My CS, was 1 sided glitter, so I flipped the paper & cut it twice, in order to tape the two haves together & have a place to hide the ribbon coming down.
My youngest was watching me pain-stakingly cut little triangles … “MUM, why not use the star punch, it has triangles on it”. BRILLIANT CHILD OF MINE. Simple is best, wtg Liam, you just saved me a bunch of tediousness.
The “chain” was from the Dollarstore, I think it was meant for making jewelry. I tied a knot in it so that it stayed in place. The knot is hidden anyway.