Monday, 20 June 2011

Get the LOOK

Today I am showing you how to get that 'Cath Kidson' look by using 'Girls Paperie' products.

I am a big 'Cath Kidson' fan and last year gave my kitchen a mini make over with these colours in mind. I love the combination of pale pink, red, white and blue.

When I saw the 'Kitch' collection from Girls Paperie, I wanted to make something to go in my kitchen. So today I am showing you how I made my little recipe wall hanging below and then my 'EAT' sign.

To make these I used the products below.

I took these matching alphas

And JBS paint dabber, so the alphas would stand out better. These can then be left to dry whilst you work on the rest of the project.

I cut a piece of corrugated card to approximately 13x14cm. This will depend on how big you print your recipe and photo. Print these first so you can gage how big to cut the card.
You can then cut your patterened papers to size. One piece larger than the corrugated card and one piece smaller.
Before sticking in place, I have lightly inked the edges and added a small piece of transparency that I had in my stock and a small doilee which I finely misted.

To make two flags I painted 2 cocktail sticks white and cut these 2 banners from this paper here.
The flags/banners have then been stuck to the cocktail sticks.

I had these 2 pins, but I wanted them to be red, so I brushed them slightly over with JBS paint.

Now the preject can be pieced together. The recipe and photo stuck in place followed by the flags. I cut out a heart and added that and then the alphas spelling 'cookies'.

I then pushed in the pins and added some Bakers Twine to bring a little more red to the project.
And it's then finished : )

I also made this large EAT sign using the same Girls Paperie papers.
I had some large MDF letters and laid each letter onto a piece of paper. Drew around, cut out and stuck to the MDF. I then sanded down the edges for a smooth finish and painted roughly around the edges with some gesso.

The letters now rest above my kitchen door.
I hope you like these projects and feel inspired.

Lisa xxx

1 comment:

Julia Dunnit said...

Lovely, and how nice to be so inspired. The papers are lovely - the blue with roses is really classic for the Cath Kidston inspired patterns, huh!