As a Hybrid Chick, I am so very proud to participate in the Homecoming Parade! I am thrilled to show you my designer’s kit as well as a couple of templates from the Digichick Shop too!
I knew exactly what I wanted to do as soon as I saw my super talented designer, Jan Hosford’s kits, so sit back and watch the parade!
Supplies I used for my float:
- Junglemania! Kit by Jan Hosford
- Squared Off Correspondence Box by Kelleigh Ratzlaff
- Off Kilter Boxes by GBG Designs
- Circle Punches or Dies
- Chipboard (for wheels)
- Photo Box Top
- Scissors, adhesive, glue dots
- Scoring board and scoring tool
I started by printing out lots of images from the Junglemania! kit. Every image you see was printed out and carefully handcut. I colored in the backs of my images with coordinating Copics so the backs weren’t white when you view it from other directions. This was not a precise task… I just quickly added a little color to cover the white.
My photo box lid was already brown, so I just had to add a little jungle green cardstock to the top. To assemble the wheels, I cut circles out of chipboard, black cardstock and gray cardstock. I glued them to the inside of the box lid. Next, I assembled my Squared Off Correspondence Box template and attached it to the center of my float. I placed my small sized Off Kilter boxes in the center and at either end. I made them brown to resemble tree stumps.
Then, I started attaching my images to the sides of the correspondence box and along the sides of my box lid. I stood the two different types of trees up against the box in the center and added some monkeys, a bird and a tree frog to them. A few green leaves were added to the end stumps as well as a couple of coconuts at the bottom of the trees.
I didn’t add any girly embellishments like ribbon and gems like I usually do. I kept this one simple because my parade float became the centerpiece for a co-workers baby shower! She is having a boy and has chosen a jungle theme for his bedroom…how cute (and lucky for me)!
You can find more floats in the 2012 Homecoming Parade thread! Have fun watching the parade!
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- Love Wall Hanging - February 20th, 2012
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