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 12×12 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.