Sunday, November 23, 2008

12 Days of Christmas Creating- Day 8- Eight (+) patterned papers

Good morning! This is a project that I have had planned in my head for a long time, but when I sat down to actually create it, it evolved into something totally different than what I had planned in my head...BUT that is okay because I like this piece better than the one in my head! LOL!

This piece was supposed to feature 8 different patterned papers (to fit in with the 8th day theme), but when it was all done, it actually featured 13. Cest la vie!

This is my twist on the punch art that you see everyone doing. The piece actually measures 8x10. I used my square scalloped punch and the Kimberley Poloson Letters Home patterned paper line to build my base of punches.

The entire piece is mounted onto a piece of heavy chipboard so that it is sturdy enough to simply display on this hanger like this. These hangers are available from the Scrappy Gourmet for a serious bargain price. I recommend that everyone get at least 5 of them because they are so inexpensiver and perfect for creating quick little art-pieces like this that can be changed throughout the seasons. You can even hang layouts on them. Well, I can't find the exact one that I show here, but here is one that's very similar... hangers.

I punched each piece and then mounted them onto 2 pieces each of black cardstock that was also punched with the square punch. This makes them POP out a little bit and the black layers underneath add a bit of visual dimension that I like better than pop-dots.

The outside border was created by using one of the swirly stamps from the Growing in Unity kit and stamping it randomly onto the white cardstock. The Life Unscripted stamp is from Hampton Arts.

Supplies used:
*Kimberly Poloson Letters Home paper collection
*Scenic Route paper (butterfly)
*Basic Grey paper (pink butterfly)
*Unity Stamp Co. Growing in Unity
*Hampton Arts life unscripted stamp
*Marvy Uchida square scallop punch
*Martha Stewart butterfly punch
*StazOn jet black inkpad
*white and black cardstock
*corner rounder


Karen said...

You are amazing, Christi!! I picture you as the cute cartoon octopus mommy on that commercial! Taking care of the baby, cleaning, cooking, crafting!!! ALL at once! Your 12 Days of Christmas projects are beautiful!!! Looking forward to seeing more!!! Happy Holidays!!

Mom said...

Yea! I finally get to read your blog again, after being banned for both Thursday & Fridays posts. This is a really pretty project. I think I had better check into buying some of those hangers -- one can never have too much unused stuff around, right?

Amy said...

This is a great project...and lol...I have that Life Unscripted stamp too...Love it!

jo said...

Gorgeous Christi! Thanks to you I went on Ebay last night and bought 5 canvas shopping totes to decorate with stamping and buttons!

Rita said...

This is beautiful!! Love the papers/colors you used -- it's just so elegant! Wonderful gift idea.

You're my hero! ;)

2 Worlds said...

Its very pretty I love black and white

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