Something Fun for my Scrap Room

One of the projects I did last week allowed me to get my hands messy – more than usual that is! A long time ago I purchased a couple of simple wooded initials from Michael’s with the intention of covering them with paper and hanging them in my scrap room. But they have languished in a plastic bag … until last week!

I forgot to take a picture of what it looked like initially (pun intended!!) but just try to picture it as a plain wooden letter A with a white painted finish.

Got that image in your head?

Great, because NOW it looks like this …

There are two layers of paper on this but you can only see the top layer. When I first started I was kind of just playing so really didn’t know where things would end up. I figured a base of some First Edition Specialty  DSP would be a good base to build on. Then I ended up covering it all up with one of the patterns from Comfort Cafe DSP. The sides still show the First Edition paper – under the ribbon. 

As decoration I cut out lots of butterflies using my Beautiful Butterflies Die for the Bigshot. The antennae are made out of a small piece of black floss (from my stash) hot glued into place. A couple of rhinestones finish them off.
The sentiments are by Ali Edwards for Technique Tuesday.

I used phrases that match my crafting philosophy.

A word about the ribbon. The dark orange colour in the paper is Cajun Craze – a wonderful deep brownish-orange (a close match to my wall colour – see below) but I did not have any ribbon in this colour. What’s a perfectionist girl to do? Take some simple white grosgrain ribbon from her stash and rub it all over with Cajun Craze ink of course! Note to self: wait several hours before tying and gluing it down so the ink has sufficient time to dry!!

Here it is on my wall. A temporary position to be sure but I love how it compliments the paint colour. I have many ideas percolating on how I can change my Scrap room/Office around so once that happens I’ll move it to a more prominent spot and show you pictures.
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2 Responses to Something Fun for my Scrap Room

  1. Karon says:

    WOW – fabulous – this is so beautiful. TFS

  2. Roxy says:

    I love it, Alison, the papers and butterflies are beautiful, and the sentiments are absolutely PERFECT! I’m always a bit afraid to do the off-the-page projects, have several waiting to be tried, actually. Can’t wait to see more!

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