Thursday, June 26, 2014

SIZZLING SUMMER BLOG HOP~

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Hi and welcome to my post for the Prima Bikes.  So, great what everyone has done with their Prima bikes so far.  I live by the beach and wanted to make mine with a beach theme using Graphic 45’s collection By The Sea.  I saw the bike and the first thing that popped into my mine was a porthole...lol  If you know me I like to think outside the box.   Here is my take on my bike:
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My bike hang’s on the side of my cabinet in our family room.  I’ll take you step by step on how I created my seashore bike.
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Here you can see I edge the platform with the by the strip and added twine on both sides of the border.  I then cut a piece of acetate to go inside the wheel leaving one piece of the protective plastic on the acetate to make it appear like water.  Then more fussy cutting to create the waves inside.
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Here I took Vintaj paints to color the silver bike and also, added Prima  Vintage Trinkets brads to create the porthole, that is what I saw when looking at the bike to alter.  This reminds me of a ships porthole and compass. 
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Here I took half of a small Christmas ball ornament to create a bubble and added the fish made from a Graphic 45 metal butterfly, which you can see how I created that in this post.  I also added some pearls, seaweed and mica flakes.
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Here I created a small crab mini to go inside the bike and of course it is in my favorite shape a heart:
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This is the front and back covers and it has magnets in the claws to hold the album shut:
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Next I cut the banner out with my town and added the stems for seaweed.
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I added the bathing beauty to the top which I got last year.
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Added some Prima and Petaloo flowers and some bling on the bubble.
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And that is how I created my Seashore Bike and I really love how it turned out.  
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Good luck!  ~♥Hugz, Zandra♥

56 comments:

  1. Awesome twist on the bike..I love the signature fish!

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  2. Zandra, this is fabulous. I used to live in Destin, FL where we have the world's whitest beaches. I absolutely love your take on this. There are so many clever things...particularly the fish using a butterfly. And then the heart mini album that looks like a crab...the seaweed...the banner...oh my I just love everything about it. Thank you for sharing your creativity and giving me inspiration!

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  3. Amazing! What a great idea! Love it! TFS

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  4. OMG, I just love this altered bike so much. I can't tell you enough how your thinking outside the box inspires me. Job well done Zandra

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  5. Wow I really love what you did with the bike it is totally amazing.

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  6. AMAZINGLY clever!! Talk about thinking outside the box....I want to craft like Zandra when I grow up....LOL!!! I just love all the attention to detail....you are truly very inspirational...Thank you!

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  7. Zandra I love how you see all things so in their normal shapes but also their other potential forms your so creative this bike turned out beautiful

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  8. Zandra...This is amazing...So different, love as a wall hanging...beautiful job as always...

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  9. Oh My! This is so darn cute. I love the fish in the bottom wheel and the mini album as a crab...super cute.

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  10. OMG! My favorite. How creative and out of the box. You truly have the creative genes in you girl! thanks for sharing.

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  11. Absolutely stunning I need to pick my jaw up off the mouse pad...another beautiful work of art.....and that crab mini how cute is that.

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  12. This is so pretty, Zandra. I love everything you create!

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  13. oh that adorable crab mini, love it. i love the whole sea theme, so cute!

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  14. Very pretty!!! Love the porthole and crab mini.

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  15. Love your thinking Zandra stunning work

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  16. ..you think outa the box and right onto the wall.. You are so Creative!!! Thanks for showing us and being such a talent.. Luv your creation..

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  17. Simply fab dahling! Love the mounting idea

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  18. Too CUTE! Hanging on a wall is taltally cool!

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  19. Absolutely wonderful Zandra. I just love the way your mind sees things in such creative ways and this is just another example. Gorgeous!

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  20. WOW WOW WOW! This is so cool and I love the idea. Love the bathing beauty on top she is perfect for the paper collection. I love how you see everything in a different perspective and take an object and transform it into an amazing art piece. The crab mini is just adorable and fits perfect. Thanks for sharing such an amazing inspiration idea.

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  21. This is great! The crab mini is such a cute idea! You ladies are so inspiring!!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful creation!

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  22. Wow, great outside the box thinking !!

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  23. What an interesting take on this bike. Very clever as usual. Love it.

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  24. Where did you get that beautiful bathing girl? Love her!

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  25. Awesome job Zandra. You really took this project and turned it on it's ear. lol Love the different angle. The portholes and little fish are wonderful. Love the seaweed too.

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  26. Love the Bathing Beauty & the porthole. I first thought aquarium. This is too cool.

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  27. ZANDRA! just when I think I know what's coming you blow me out of the water. just amazing the ideas you come up with.

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  28. Love what you did and the tribute to your home town and the crab album is adorable. Great Job!

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  29. love this project! It is so perfect for your home and the beachy feel.

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  30. AMAZING!!! Luv your bathing beauty, and the feel of the water is a fabulous idea! the banner and flowers makes it perfect!!!

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  31. Loving the fish. I am glad we don't have to pick a winner it would be impossible. The crab is really cute.

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  32. I love the crab mini! Great work

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  33. Zandra I love how you see things so differently from most of us. Your creativity is endless. I love your bathing beauty and your porthole, all of it really. Thanks for sharing, Marilyn

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  34. I am loving your lady and the mini. Thank you as always for your beautiful contribution!

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  35. OMG this is beautiful! and at the same time is totally your style. I love it.

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  36. Very cute Zandra! Love how you incorporated the lady on top and used the porthole idea. So creative!

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  37. Zandra what a cute idea to turn the bike sideways. Love the bathing beauty on top. So darn cute and fun.

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  38. Wow. What a gorgeous project. I really like the By the sea paper.

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  39. The bike at by the sea is fantastic. Love the crab book. The colors and the calming feeling it has.

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  40. Oh its amazing. I love LOVE the bathing beauty and the different view of the bike is very creative. Amazing job!

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  41. Awesome!!!!!!!! Love, love, love it!

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  42. Love the ocean in the clock. Great idea to change orientation of the bike- really inventive and fun.

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  43. you are just soooooo stinking talented!

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  44. Love the Seashore Bike. The girl is a beauty. Would love to win.--Karen Seidlitz

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  45. I just LOVE your bathing beauty perched on the bike! What an original design! My fave!

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  46. I love it. I also love now you think outside the box (or bicycle as it were).

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  47. Love the porthole idea and adorable crab mini!

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  48. Thinking outside the box is fun. You created a great masterpiece.

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