Wednesday, July 31, 2013

I Craft





Over the 4th, I took advantage of Karen's Big Shot and the scallop steel rule die to cut out a kit of chipboard and designer paper shapes.  I wasn't sure what I wanted to use them for, perhaps a mini album.

A couple of weekends ago, I started playing with the shapes and decided they were a bit small for an album.  I thought they would work as a banner.  I had seven chipboard shapes so I searched my mind for a seven letter word (Scrabble, anyone?) that would fit the creative process.  "Imagine" was my best one.  Finally, I thought out of the box a bit and used two words "I Craft."  In between, I put in a butterfly die cut also made with the Big Shot.  They are tied together with twine and are easy to flip over so I can flip some or all of them around to see the other side - sort of mix and match. Here is a version with some of the fronts and some of the backs.



On one side of the circles I have just the letter and some embellishment.  I have this box of large odd chipboard letters and this was a perfect project to use some of them up.

On the other side of each scallop circle is the letter cut from the Cricut and a word that uses that letter:

I - Inspire
C- Create
R - Remember
A - Art
F - Finish
T - Teach

The definitions for the first three are from Stampin' Up!'s Define Your Life stamp set.  The back side of the butterfly is a heart I'd already made when experimenting with Perfect Pearls.  It is a mixture of Perfect Pearls red and heavy gel.  It was just hanging around my worktable looking for somewhere to go :-)


When I first started the project I was obsessed with figuring out the perfect word and using the shapes in the best way.  Finally I relaxed and particularly enjoyed doing the back side of it.  Now the banner hangs over the attic door next to my worktable.

Thanks for stopping by today!

4 comments:

  1. Lisa, you tickled my heart with this one. What a perfect adornment for your craft space - and a perfect example of your creative talent. Love it!

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  2. Such an inspiring piece to hang in your craft area, Lisa. I love this!

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  3. What a terrific piece of decor for your craft room. It looks great.

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  4. Your banner is beautiful and I love the words you used. Don't you love when you find the perfect project for something you had worked on. Great project :)

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