6.22.2009

Versatility of Designer Paper


Happy Monday!! Hope you all had a chance to work on some projects this weekend. I picked up some wooden letters from Wal-Mart last month and finally got inspired to decorate it when I came across some DP from Stemma. I'm still on the pink & brown color scheme, so I think that plus the paisley's got me inspired.

I thought the initials would make great wall art. The "V" of course stands for Victor, my other half who without him, I wouldn't have taken the leap to follow my dreams of owning a store. Thanks Babe for being SO supportive and helping me bring this into reality! Wouldn't have done it without you!! And "M" of course, for Manle.

I think it's still missing something....I like the simplicity of it, but I think the "M" needs something more...what do you think?

















One of my favorite elements is the filigree on the bottom of the V. This was a cut out I made using the Craft Robo..it's very similiar to the Cricut except no catridges to buy and uses software that cuts any font or image.

I simply traced the letters onto the 12x12 DP, cut and adhered to the wood with Mod Podge. I added a thin layer of Mod Podge over the paper to seal and give it a glossy sheen. Embellishments were then added (organza ribbon, scallop hearts from Marvy punch, & Prima flowers). Oh, and can't forget the Stickles...I don't think you can see from the photo, but I used Lime Green and Diamond Stickles to add some glitter to the DP and flowers. Now I just need to figure out where to hang this up in the store.

















Thanks for visiting!

3 comments:

Joy said...

what a great gift that would make someone! that is a great project! I should try it sometime! it's so pretty that DP! lovely swirls and flowers added to it! TFS and have a great week!

Maureen said...

Very pretty! And I don't think the M needs anything more!

Denise said...

What a neat idea. Thanks for sharing. I love that pretty paper.

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