The other day I decided that the time had come (long overdue, I might add) to tidy my scrapping area. Of course, my plans lasted all of about 10 minutes because I suddenly became super creative and just HAD to make something! So, this was made during my attempt to tidy.
It's a name plate for a dear friend who gave birth to a beautiful baby girl just before Christmas. The nursery is decorated in green and purple so I knew that's what I wanted for the background. Yes, the pipe cleaners were going to be straight. But I've decided to enjoy the uniqueness of the slightly wonky ones on the bottom left...:)
The bottom layer is chipboard. I used hot glue to adhere the pipe cleaners, alternating the green and purple. I laid out all the pipe cleaners and used a line of glue across all of them at several points along their lengths. This needed to be done in stages because the glue dries pretty quickly.
I used the Handwritten Fonts design card to cut out letters to spell out Ella Jo's name. I haven't had this design card very long, but I've already put it to good use on a variety of projects.The flower was cut from the Greetings design card.
I cut the letters and flower out of regular white cardstock, then sprayed them with Ranger Perfect Pearls mist which I just love! It adds a great shimmer to the shapes (although I found it tricky to capture it in a photo).
Adhering the the letters to the pipe cleaners was a bit tricky, but in the end I found Glossy Accents worked best.
I'll definitely be using these ideas and techniques on future projects!
~ Caroline ~