April 21, 2010

My First Sassy Lady Design

Hi, I'm Becky from "Journey to Creativity" and to say that I'm excited about being chosen as a member of the Sassy Lady Design team is an understatement. I want to say a big THANK YOU to Sheila for giving me this opportunity. I hope that I can bring you some creative and unique designs.

For my debate I decided to make a baby gift for someone very special to me and my family. Since the baby is a boy, I thought it would be exciting to do something with the Animal Kingdom cartridge. So, I got out my gypsy and started to design a name stand to display in the baby's room. Selecting the font from the Ashlyn's Alphabet cartridge was the easy part. Using the weld feature made it easy for the letter and the selected animal to be one image. My original idea was to cut the images using chipboard. It didn't take me long to figure out that I needed to research cutting techniques for chipboard. I had to re-route my thought process and decided to use the layering effect that I used on a previous project.

I cut 6 images from brown cardstock and layered them together which made them the same thickness as chipboard.

I cut all of the images again using Wild Life paper and layered it to the top of my chipboard.

Next, I used the creative features on the Animal Kingdom cartridge to embellish the animals.

Now on to building the base. You will need an unfinished wood plaque, dowel rods and wooden toy wheels.

Using a hot glue gun, I glued the toy wheels to the plaque and inserted a dowel rod into each toy wheel.

Spray paint everything white. I used Krylon white primer and white paint for a really good coverage to the unfinished wood.

Now take each letter and hot glue it to the dowels.

Here is a close-up of letter A

Close-up of letter L

Close-up of letter E

Close-up of letter X

Put it all together, add ribbon and Wild Life epoxy fasteners as embelishments and we have Alex's name to display in his new room.

I hope I was able to inspire something creative in you. If so, I would really love to see it so please leave a comment with your blog address under this post. I'll leave you with my favorite words: It is the Journey not the destination.

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