We are starting the week off with a phenomenal DIY inspiration board from CP Gal Team Coordinator, Christine Middlecamp. The details are priceless and convey two of Crate Paper's most current Spring collections: Craft Market & Maggie Holmes' Confetti.
One of the greatest gifts as an artist and scrapbooker/card maker is 'color'. Usually, my color preference is 'the more, the merrier'. I'm always in the market for a dynamic, uplifting color palette, especially this time of year.
One of my favorite hues this season is Violet. It radiates freshness, an ideal quality fit for Spring! This is especially the case when paired with light olive green, emerald, gold, and a smidgen of pink and peach.
Today's project is a great example of the aforementioned color combination brought to light. The colors look fantastic together! I brought them full circle through a series of intricately created layers using the Crate Paper collections, Confetti & Craft Market (hints of Journey). The project itself is an investigation of color & everyday design. The end product is an inspiration board for my studio bookshelf.
To create the board, I started with an antique white, thin "8 x 10" frame. I removed the glass from the frame and painted it a pastel violet using a wide flat brush and craft-quality acrylic paint. After leaving it to sit and dry overnight, I inserted a "8 x 10" burlap covered board that I purchased from a local craft store.
Next, I pulled out a stack of Russell and Hazel blank, foil stamped "3.5 x 2.25" cards. I laid six of them on top the burlap in the upper region of the frame. I then went about decorating each card with its own array of closely clustered embellishments and other necessities. Even though the cards are separate, each one carries over onto the next, creating one large cohesive design.
As a finishing touch, to the lower region of the frame, I added ribbon and a simple flower/feather duo.
**Tip: To adhere the cards and ribbon to the burlap, I utilized a hot glue gun. Worked like a charm!
One clever tiny combo I want to share is this adorable flower. A cake stand & painted plastic dome serve as the base. There are four layers; turquoise cardstock, a Confetti pinked-edge circle, a 1" pink button & flower cabochon, and finally, two banners (Confetti chalkboard label & American Crafts gold glittered paper ribbon) and delicate blue vinery.
This little polka-dotted fella is from Confetti's die-cut pack. He is oh-so-charming. He has matching friends throughout the collection in both cardstock and chipboard form.
I wish I had a photo of how pretty the frame looks on top my shelf in my studio. Never does Crate Paper disappoint! Love the violet, too!
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