Monday, January 16, 2012

Off the page - Make a fuzzy name plate

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 ~

Monday, January 2, 2012

December Daily - second half

Here are the remaining posts for my DD album. For the first half, click here. I'm still feeling vindicated at getting this album finished! :)

~ Caroline ~

December Daily - first half

Well, it's taken me until the New Year to get this posted, but I did actually complete my DD in 2011 - yay! I'm going to post pictures of most days so you can see what I did. I'm keeping some of the pictures/journaling private which is why there are a few gaps. I'll put half in this post and half in another one, to follow shortly after this.

I'd been trying not to stress out about "getting behind" etc. and just enjoying the process as and when I can, fitting it in to the rest of my schedule. I was pretty good at taking photos each day, or having an idea of the topic for the day (if I didn't have a specific photo in mind), but actually putting the pages together has taken more time. However, I really enjoyed what I've done, and I'm pretty proud of myself for not only finishing, but also doing so within a reasonable timeframe. Woo hoo! :)

Sorry about some of the weird colours in the pictures... my camera is acting up (must be tired after my DD, hehe).

~ Caroline ~