Gearly Loved

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Hello Roadies!  I know it's a corny title, but I just couldn't help myself!! :)   With Father's Day coming up, I'm going to share the gift my kids will be giving their dad on his special day.

I find men's homemade gifts the hardest to create. You don't want anything too fussy, but you want to them to see it was made with love.  I figured you can't get more "manly" than gears, right!  So I pulled out my Gear Coaster Album and some Mini Gears to make this wall hanging.  All the chipboard pieces were covered with patterned paper, then the edges were inked, for a finished look.

In the pictures above and below, you can see how I used sections of the picket fence border to ground all the floating parts on this project.  The sheer calendar pieces also help to do this.  I have always been a little apprehensive about sheers, but I'm finding them a lot of fun to use lately.  I guess I was always worried about the glue showing through.  But as you can see in the close-ups, that wasn't a problem  - and I didn't use any special type of glue!

Here in my final picture, you can see the Jonathan Chipboard letters (another one of my MR favorites). :)  I love mixing the mini and regular sized alphabets to create titles -  and that's just what I did here.

Have a wonderful week, everyone!!!


Maya Road Supplies:

Gear Coaster Album
Jonathan Chipboard Alphabet Set
Jonathan Mini Chipboard Alphabet 
Sheer - A Year To Remember
Mini Gears
Borders Chipboard Sheet

Other Supplies:
Art Board - Local art supply store.
Patterned paper and rub-ons - Cosmo Cricket
Tiny letter stickers and screw brads - Making Memories.

Categories: Home Decorating
Tags: chipboard, embellishments, fathers-day, gift-idea, handmade, home-decor, inks, patterned-paper, stickers, word-art