Wednesday, March 16, 2011

the little things

Wall Hanging

Just wanted to share the project that we did in the Spellbinders class that I teach monthly at All About Pictures in Cedar Rapids, IA. All three panels were strung together to make a wall hanging. The base of each page was Grand Scalloped Squares, new large format dies from Spellbinders. (Please scroll through all the photos, as the close-ups show the project in a better light.)

Wall Hanging panel

A look at one of the pages. The photo is 4x6, to give you an idea of the size of the project.

Wall Hanging CU flower and leaves 2

Flowers and leaves created from Spellbinders Blossom Three, Foliage, and circles. The center of the flowers was made by die cutting cork and stamping upon it. Cork takes ink beautifully. The stamp is from Hero Arts set, Type. Its a typewriter key. Isn’t that cute?

Wall Hanging CU banner

The banner from the middle panel. This was made using Spellbinders Nested and Lacey Pennants. Plus more cork stamped with a typewriter key.

Wall Hanging CU banner CU

A closer look at the stamped cork. Give it a few minutes to dry. I used Memento ink.

Wall Hanging stamping 1

Each page also had words stamped onto it. The sentiments are from Hero Arts set, Thank You for Being my Friend. This sentiment was masked to get the saying. This was an easy spot to mask a sentiment, because the photo let me line up the words.

Wall Hanging stamping 2

How perfect! :)

Wall Hanging stamping 3

And again, couldn’t have found a more perfect set of words!

Wall Hanging CU butterfly

And one final look at the butterflies on this project. They were made by splitting a die cut square in half, on the diagonal. Glue two of the corners together and add a button. Kind of fun and different. :)

Busy, busy, busy here! Spring fever has hit full-force in our house, as they opened the golf course yesterday!! Can you guess what we are doing tonight? :) Will I be able to wash my hair tomorrow? My back and shoulders could be very sore after a bucket or two of balls. Oh well, it will be worth it! :) Have a super day! thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps-Hero Arts (Type, Thank You for Being My Friend), Spellbinders-Grand Scalloped Squares, Grand Squares, Foliage, Nested Pennants, Lacey Pennants, Circles Small, Squares Small, Patterned paper-Cosmo Cricket (Togetherness), Cardstock-Bazzill (Kraft), Cork & Twine-Creative Impressions, Buttons-PTI, Ink-Memento (Tuxedo Black), Ranger Distressing (Frayed Burlap)


Renee said...

oh my this is super sweet! What a wonderful project! It is so adorable. hugz n blessings.

Rox-Ann said...

Awesome project love the details wish I could have taken the class looks like fun! Have fun golfing, we are still under feet of snow!

Wendy said...

What a darling project!!! Great job with all the embellishments!!!

Holly - Wild Wyoming Art Cafe' said...

Oh I really love this idea of a wall hanging. The colors are so fun and bright. Beautiful project!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Wonderful project idea and great details.

Mrs Ham said...

This is a wonderful layout. I love all the banner with all those details. Your son is truly adorable, he looks as if he is having a great time.

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Wonderful project Kimberly, love love love ♥!

Carolyn King said...

so adorable! Wish i lived closer. love the stamped cork.
Your son is getting so big--what a cutie!

Tiff said...

This is AWESOME!!!! Way to rock it chickie! I want to teach classes so badly again! I've been horribly shy about asking and putting myself out there.

Beverly said...

This is stunning. I wished you lived closer to me in Tennessee so you could come teach at my store. Can't wait to see you in Chicago...

Heather said...

So cute! I know what I'm making for Mothers day!

Christine said...

We just linked this up on Practical Scrappers because it's gorgeous! Thanks for sharing it!

Kim said...

What a cute project! I'm going to have to sign up for one of your classes after my arm heals!

Katie {choc0holic} said...

Just had a 'duh' moment realizing how perfect that Hero Arts set is for kiddos. I don't know why I never saw it in that light it is a MUST have! I love this kids would love to have something like this.

Niki Estes said...

What a beautiful project, Kim!