Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Inspiration day two...

Hi and welcome to day two of inspiration week.

A i mentioned yesterday i spend a lot of time just surfing the internet looking for things and a little while ago i came across this picture of rolls of fabric.

I loved the patterns and the colours of this page and just had to use them. And when i was wondering round Papermaze the other day i came across a line of pattern paper that matched perfectly. The Scenic Route line Providence was absolutely perfect as it had the same bright colours and flowers.

This project even turned into a big recycling project as well as you will see.

First off i decided to do a mini album /frame. But as i wanted it in a certain style i decided to make it myself.

I cut out 3 rectangles from a cornflakes box as the base for this.

I then covered the front and back in white card to stop any of the cornflake package coming through.

I then decorate each section.

To get it to stay together i put a strip of pattern paper along the back which helps it hold its shape.

As i didnt have just the right letters for the word 'stone' in my ever growing letter stash i decided to make my own.

First i got out a very old pack of chipboard, which i knew i was never going to use as i didnt like the pattern anymore.

To get the text effect i used a newsletter from my sons school and adhered the chipboard letters to it. I cut it out with a craft knife and finished of the letters edges with a Basic Grey precision file. TO get the faded effect i used the big file out of the packet and just very carefully rubbed the top of the letter with it and if you do it gently it looks all faded.

THanks for popping in today and i will see you tomorrow with another inspiration. Dont forget to post a comment at some point this week to be entered into a draw to win all the pattern paper and the templates used in this weeks blog posts. THere is also a competition at the end of the week. See you 2m.


Scrapping4fun said...

Loving these ideas, keep them coming.

Elaine said...

Love the colours of your project. Inspiration can be found everywhere - its just a matter of looking and using imagination. Thank you.

Zarah said...

Can I move into your head?! I LOVE the way you think & the art you create!

KraftyKaren said...

Lovely idea - looking forward to the rest of the week!

hotpotato said...

What a lovely idea..

Flossyjamba said...

what brill ideas, and a brill blog!

Suzanne said...

This is absolutely beautiful, can feel an itch to scrap coming on!