Inspiration Journal challenge piece was so fun to create!
Starting with the challenge theme of red, white and blue I was inspired to create paper and toothpick bottle rockets, paper rosette bunting, a basket of roses (although I bought those) and one or two additional bits of Americana-esqueness.
Also in honor of America, where we've been known to do whatever the hell we want, I'm making up my own words.
My base cabinet is a light pine piece that we found at a garage sale last summer. It's spent the past year on a shelf in my craft room, whispering taunts: Nyah, nyah, you don't know what to do with me.
I hate it when projects talk.
Who knew that alcohol lowers inhibitions?
OK, on to the project specifics: The cabinet is painted with Claudine Hellmuth's wonderful semi-gloss paints and the edges are inked with Tim Holtz's tea dye distress ink. I found the paper roses HERE on Etsy.
The bunting is made using plain old dime store card stock in red, white and blue (does anyone younger than GenX know what a dime store is?), cut from Tim Holtz's rosette and mini rosette dies.
I spelled USA with vintage Scrabble tiles that are colored with alcohol ink (and aren't nearly the clever idea I'd thought since you can see on the Inspiration Journal link that I stole the idea from Linda Cain -- Linda, I swear I didn't intentionally copy you!).
That's all I can think of that's interesting, but if you have questions or comments I'm happy to respond!