We're going to quickly jump in here and announce the winning name from Wednesday's Color Giveaway! Anyone feel like taking a guess as to which two colors were mentioned the most? How about Teal & Gray? Sound familiar? Maybe throw in some yellow for good measure 'cause that was noted quite often as well. So, here it goes - our color winner is:
Becky, your passion for purple is greatly appreciated by us here at Crate and in having mentioned it, we're shipping you a collection kit of your choice! Send your info to firstname.lastname@example.org! Congratulations Becky!
Hi Everyone! This is Lolly Chessie and today we'll be using the papers and embellies from the Toy Box Collection to create a fun (and almost scary) quick door sign for a boys room!
Whenever I get a mini book, I don't always use up all of the pages (mostly because I like to add in my own papers and fabric instead of just sticking with what comes with the book). I recently started using those extra pages to create little wall hangings!
I started with a thick canvas album page from Prima (you can see it here - http://store.scrapbook.com/pri-920845.html). This page is 6 x 12 and is two layers of stitched together canvas (it has a little padding in-between too)!
I sprayed the page generously with brown and green glimmer mist (only on the outside since I want to cover the majority of the page with paper). I have found that the glimmer mist takes to the canvas better if you lightly spray it with water first!
I then cut out a rectangle piece of paper using the "Build" paper cut to fit just inside the lines of the canvas page. I roughed up the edges a bit and bent them up too. Spraying the edges of the paper with water really helps with this step! It makes the paper more bendy and pliable. Glue that paper to the canvas album page and get ready to start working with your monsters!
I created a little "tough boy" banner using chipboard elements and paper from the Toy Box collection. You can see all of the elements laid out above.
...and the finished banner all pop dotted up here (I added in the little wrench cause I'm totally in love with it)!
I cut out a bunch of monsters using Adobe Illustrator and SCAL software (it works great with the Cricut). I inked them all up using Distress Ink in Walnut Stain and then arranged them all around! Once I had them down, I thought that I might have a tad too many..so, I scaled them back some!
I also drew a little grouping of buildings in Adobe Illustrator and using SCAL and my Cricut, I cut it out using the "Games" wood grain paper. I used 3D foam adhesives to adhere it to the project.
Once you have the monsters where you want them (preferably on the sign and not under the bed)..glue them all down! If you want added dimension, you can pop them all up using 3D foam adhesive (I kinda wish I had done that but the dangly arms made me shy away from trying it)! I added a few little embellishments from that same line to some of the monsters to give them a little more oomph!
I created a little lettering grouping cut out with my boys name (I don't actually have a boy so I just used my husband instead...hehehe) and then glued that down along with the chipboard helicopter too!
...and viola..You have a fun little sign to hang on the door of a boys room! Thanks so much for dropping by Crate Paper today! I hope this project inspires you to create projects using your leftover mini book pages! HUGS! ~Lolly