Monday, 20 January 2014

Mobile Moby

I've got something a bit different to share with you today.  It's a decorative mobile featuring Moby Dick!

I cut out the little Memory Box Wonderful Whale several times, and coloured him in different shades of blues and greys (using the wedge end of my markers) before adding some googly eyes to each one.

I then cut out some other bits that I thought matched the sea life scene.  Each element can be stuck back-to-back sandwiching the string in between in order to to hang them onto the mobile.

The starfish are actually 5 point stars (Memory Box Precious Stars) with the corners rounded, and some white gel pen dashes for the 'seams'.   But I can see in the second photo that I missed the gel pen decoration on one starfish.  The seaweed bits are various leaves.

The hardest part of this project was actually taking the photos.  I took loads but on most versions at least one of the whales were sideways on, so they looked a bit skinny and you couldn't see the eyes!

These were the best two photos, and even then, they're not that great.  You might need to use your imagination a bit!!!

I've got a little tip for you.  Everyone knows that crafters like to keep things that most people would discard, but I wanted to show you what I used to make the water droplets.  Effectively they are the bits you'd usually throw away from the centre of the bow die cut:

Waste not, want not!!!  :0)

These little Memory Box Wonderful Whales are actually on sale at The Stamp Basket at the moment, so grab them while they're on offer.  There's nothing fishy about these prices!! *Groan*.

I'll get my coat!

As a little footnote, I decided that it probably was more a decoration than something suitable for a young child.  Some of the pieces are quite small and could easily be pulled off by little fingers and popped into small mouths.  But it was lovely to make and actually quite therapeutic to look at with all the little pieces twirling around.  It's a bit like watching flames on a candle! So like candles, this one's perhaps for grown-ups only! :0)

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Happy crafting


Sarah said...

Fabulous Annette!! I paid a small fortune for an aquatic themed mobile when my boys were small - you should go into production, these and the clocks, you'd soon be able to retire!! xx

Chrissy said...

Fantastic adorable and love the water clever.


Mojca said...

oh it looks so gorgeous and cute Annette! oh the whales look ever so sweet and great idea to use the scraps wth the star die. hugs! MOjca

Toni said...

This is so cute. Really cleverly done!

Wishcraft said...

Soooo cute and very clever too! Fab creation hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Elise said...

Wowwwww Annette! This is soooooo CLEVER & FABULOUS!!!! How SWEET this is and love how you saved that little piece of scrap to make the water droplets! Way cool!!!

Sending Warm Hugs,

Unknown said...

So cute
Thanks for joining in with us this week at Graph'It colour challenge.
Good Luck Susan xx

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous project Annette, I love you adorable whales and all of the lovely little details. Such a great idea to use your scraps for the water droplets - brilliant.

Claire said...

Wow what a fab idea and it looks stunning. Brilliant use of the waste from those die cuts too. Thanks for joining us at Graph'It Colouring Challenge this week
Claire xx

Iris Wiechmann said...

Awww what an awesome mobile Annette! Love the idea!! Thanks for joining us over at the Graph'It color challenge this week!


Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

So clever Annette! Love it! Hugs, Wends x

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