Monday, May 28, 2012

Patchwork 50th Birthday Project

This is something I have been keeping busy doing for the last few weeks. Its for my husband for his 50th Birthday. This was so way out of my comfort zone I had never done anything like this.  It was so much fun to work on and to think about all the elements I wanted to put on here for him. 
So here is my Patchwork....

This was such a good way to get everything that he likes in one place.  I found the stand I have been looking everywhere and found it in one of those $ stores just 2 days ago.  Cost a whole $3.50 could not believe how cheep it was and its just the perfect size. The paper pack that I got from Kaisercraft came in so handy there was so many of there papers I used on this.  The cog punch is from Stampin up, I layered it up and stuck it together there is about 7 of them all stuck together on there to get the height I wanted.  Glossy accent came in handy on the key, lock and the fob watch (he has one just like that).
The wonderful freebie digital image that I received from Nicecrane designs that I used was the steam engine picture in the right bottom corner.   I had been looking everywhere for an image like that and this was just the perfect one.  He was given a little miniature steam powered engine when he was a child he still has it and it still runs.  It has a little boiler with water that you heat up to work it .  The Happy Birthday and Celebrate where from Making memories..
I am going to enter this in the following challenges...
Here come the boys  Challenge #28 Anything goes
Tuesday throwdown Challenge #99 3D
Top tip tuesday  Challenge#77 Dig out the old.. The brad canvas and a few of the papers I had them in my stash for way longer than 6 months. 
My tip 
When I was doing the patchwork and it had to line up just right for it to look right. I used paper mod podge glue as it would slide around till I got it in just the right spot.  Just had to be patient and let it dry so takes a bit more time but I was happy with the finished hard dry result. 
Have a great day 
Sandy :)


  1. Oh What a Wonderful 3D Project! each piece fits together so well! Love how this turned out! I know your Hubby will cherish this! You can see all the love and attention to detail you put into this! Just Fabulous! So glad you could join us at Tuesday Throwdown! 8-)

  2. Wowww Sandy I am sure you hubby will b elving this one,,,,,so vintage, so different,,,,,each pict looks great,,,,I was sure you ´d use my steamp punk pict ,,,,,,,very well,,,,horayyy for Sandy and happ`y birthday to your husband,,,,,,yeahhhhh...No I am finishing a complete collection of "The Wizard of Oz"

  3. This is fabulous. A great project. Your husband will be delighted. thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  4. FAN-TASTIC work Sandy!!! My word, you've got everything in here but the kitchen sink (maybe I should look closer) ;) Unbelievable patchwork you've created here and I do believe you've created a truly memorable masterpiece for your man. LOVE it! Ignacio's image looks fantastic on here too. :D
    Excellent find on that stand...looks like it was made for it.
    Hugs to you my friend and virtual high five!

    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
    Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips.
    Have a great one!
    Lisa xx

  5. What a fantastic project for our Anything Goes (for a Male!) challenge; Thanks for joining us, good luck and hope to see you next time too, Donna ☺

  6. Wow! What a wonderful creation! Thanks for playing at Here Come The Boys. Woo x


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