Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Cathy's Office Sign / "Spots and Dots" Made by Momo Challenge AND "Bugs, Bees, Ants, or Ladybugs" Paper Playtime Challenge
This was made by special request!! Hope she likes it!!
I started out with a black piece of The Paper Studio "Texture-Black" paper, made a cut from WILD CARD (pg. 58, telephone dial). I "gypsied" it so I only cut out the "dials and outside circle". Then took a lime green piece of card stock from Hobby Lobby and "gypsied" it again, this time only cutting the "inside" circle. Next I used DoodleBug Design Inc. "ladybug-sugar coated" cardstock and cut out yet again another circle, but only the "outside" circle this time. Those cuts made the black circle, red spots and green circle.
To make the lady bug heads, I used the dial cuts and cut them in half. I added brads for their eyes and stitched with white gel. For the body divider, I cut thin strips of paper and glued them underneath the black. The spots on the lady bug bodies are brads also. I just love all the uses for brads:)
I rubbed my stamp around the edges of the lime green paper to add some antiquing and then rubbed it also the top of the paper to add a bit of texture. The lettering is from DON JUAN, again I gypsied the font, rotating & welding it. I added while gel pen highlighting. I wanted a bit more, so I run the lettering through my cuddlebug.
For a few extra touches I added Offray Ribbon "Dot Red" to make a "hanger" for this sign. I thought a little flower would add a great touch, so I grabbed a Flower Brad from The Paper Studio Spare Parts (again another brad) and attached it to the lime green card stock.
To finish up I covered the back with a white piece of card stock for a finished look.
The "heads" and lime green card stock are "raised" with pop dots for dimension. Speaking of dimension.....the measures 11 1/4 inches diameter.
I really had fun making this item!!
Just in case you are interested in making a fun SPOTS & DOTS project, visit Made by MOMO! She will give you all the details!
Or if you are wanting to play with BUGS, BEES, ANTS or LADYBUGS this week for a project, visit Paper Playtime. She will give you all the details!
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