Monday, March 5, 2007

SPRING is in the air...

I have been playing with chipboard for a few days now. I am still sending it out across Canada for that matter (just waiting to hear back from a few “share” participants). If I DO have some leftover I will certainly offer them (5cents each plus shipping). Some of you have asked me if I have this time no but that doesn't mean that won't change.

As you read my post from yesterday you will discover that I had a little “incident” with my spring wall decoration. My daughter had lots of fun tearing it apart. It’s moments like that that remind you how much you love them. So innocent! Now that I have it back together, I am ready to post a photo of it. Please keep in mind I did my best to work with BAD lighting. If you haven’t learned the photography trick yet, it all has to do with lighting. The whiter the light, the better. Natural lighting is ideal when you are taking a photo. One of those natural light lamps is ideal for your photography projects. It’s the BIGGER project like this that gets trickier in the middle of the night (or should I say first thing in the morning). That is why I wanted to wait to post in the afternoon. Too bad it was postponed! Anyhow, I am sure you will get a chuckle out of the way I hung it up for the photo. See those markers are handy for more than colouring.

This is a simple coaster wall decoration. I teach monthly/bimonthly kids classes and thought this would be a lot of fun. I usually work with children between 6-12 years of age so I keep things minimal. The more steps, the harder it is to complete. Although I prefer the “twenty step card” I like doing easy projects like this because it’s a great Back to the Basics reminder for me. Simple can look good. And when you are 8, it’s the best thing going!

Spring Wall Decoration Recipe

Paper: Petals and Paisleys DP, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Stamp Set(s): Big Deal Alphabet
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Dvine Embossing Folder, Sanding Block, Mod Podge (Matte), Marvy Giga Scalloped Square Punch, Chipboard Coasters, Green Ribbon (misc)

Happy stamping!

Because I love to stamp and you do too!


Stefanie said...

So lovely! Made me smile involuntarily! I will be making one of these ASAP. Thanks for the continued inspiration!


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MsFit said...

You obviously have different air from us.. it's -30something here.

Great projects!

Quilt Nut said...

that is so pretty and such a great idea!