Thursday, March 1, 2007

Notations Office Note Holder

Whew!!! I finally got this project done. I have been sitting on this idea for over a week now and just did get it done. I had so many ideas going through my head for this one, that it took me that long to just sit down and finally tackle it and do something. Ugh! I hate it when that happens. I was also thinking about entering Stampin' Up!'s annual Artisan Awards contest and thought this might be a good thing to send in as one of the entries. I was stressing myself out with the pressure of competing with so many talented demonstrators who post their work on Splitcoast and who win the monthly art contests the SU! does. So I decided I didn't need the pressure of creating 5 cards, 3 scrapbook pages, and 2 3-d items in just a month's time since they have to be sent in by March 30th. I think I will just start working on things for next year's contest. Space out the pressure and work on my personal creativity instead of always copying things I see.
After saying all this, I think this turned out pretty cute. I covered a wooden frame that my boys made in November at the Home Depot kids workshop. They were perfect for this project.
Okay here are the details:
1. trimmed a thick cork board piece to go on the inside (you can get a pack of 4 at Wal-Mart).
2. painted the edges on the inside of the frame and around the outside with acrylic paint
3. trimmed thin cork board for the sides and adhered with wood glue. Very important to use wood glue, as modge podge won't stick the cord down. Too thin.
4. then I used various elements from the Notations paper and the Little Reminders Accents and Elements tin.
5. Finally I shadow stamped the words on the Memo piece with the Polka Dots and Paisley set. This was totally an accident as I first planned on just stamping with white ink and it didn't show up very dark at all. Then I overstamped in Cool caribbean. I wouldn't be able to line that up right again if I tried.
6. I adhered the bulldog clips on the bottom using large flat thumbtacks. I adhered a piece of twill tape on the back of the frame for hanging with the same thumbtacks.
Now I have a little message center to hang on the wall to post notes, card sketch ideas, things to do, and cards. Cool!!
I have another one I am working on that I covered in paper, with just cork in the middle. Oh, and you can use the brads as push pins in the middle too!!
What do you all think? You can leave a comment. Oh and you can see it better by clicking on the picture. Happy stamping.

1 comment:

Eileen said...

AWESOME! Definitely worthy to be posted at SplitCoastStampers and to be sent to Stampin' Up!. I really like it. Great job!!!