I love when a little seed is planted and it grows instantly into a project that comes together so easily that it seems just meant to be. That is how I feel about this project.
Recently, Stacy Julian emailed me and asked if I would be interested in making a project for her as part of her participation in the upcoming The Creavitve Connection event. I had to use a Maya Road Lunchbox tin and binder and use the theme "When I see you. . .". The phrase instantly sparked an idea for me and knew exactly what I would create and with what paper. Because I have been a contract designer with BasicGrey, I was fortunate enough to have the brand new Picadilly collection before its release at CHA. It is hands down one of my top five most favorite BasicGrey collections ever. I have been saving it for something special, and thanks to Stacy's prompt, I finally had just the project.
Because there are lots of parts I want to show about this project, I decided to break it up into parts, first the tin and then another post about the book.
To apply the theme of the project, I created an insert for the window and used sticker letters. I used a super fine tip journaling pen to outline the letters. I love adding an outline to sticker letters, I think it really anchors them and makes them jump off of the page more.
To embellish the outside of the window I combined Blossoms from the Jovial collection along with the new fabric die cut flowers from Picadilly.
The cute little birdie is from the 12x12 element sticker sheet. To make him sturdy and dimensional, I adhered him to a piece of grunge paper and cut him out.
I also used the printed chipboard elements from Picadilly as well as a few of the dimensional stickers. I brushed the edges of each with a bit of Vintage Photo Distress Ink to add a bit of shabbiness.
I used 3D Zots behind the petals of the yellow fabric die cut flower to lift the petals up off of the flower below it. I love to use the 3D Zots like I would an adhesive foam square. I love that they are clear and can easily be cut to the size I need with a craft knife.
The lunch box was originally silver but I thought yellow would be really sweet and very fitting for such a happy and cheery project. That leads me to tomorrow's Tuesday Tutorial. . . it is all about the technique I use to paint and seal tins. It is so easy and I think adds so much to this project.
On Wednesday I will be back with a post about the book inside the tin.