At ItsyBitsy we are keen to present new ideas and perspectives on craft which is why we will frequently be inviting guest crafters to add their creations to our blog. I am very pleased to say that Dr. Sonia of Cards and School Projects has returned for another fabulous GD post. This time it's all about recycling and making something new and beautiful from something old. At the same time I asked Sonia to include pattern papers in her creation since that's the theme of the month here at ItsyBitsy. I never fail to marvel at her creativity and I'm sure you will too. Over to Doc!
Dear friends Dr Sonia here once again from Cards ,Crafts and School projects.Thank you so much Sunehra & team Itsy Bitsy for inviting me again to Guest post.Dear readers first of all let me share a secret..I don't craft much with pattern paper ..not that I dont like pretty paper ..I just cant bring myself to use it !!
[I was actually sorely tempted to tell Sunehra I couldn't GD for this theme!]
To feel better about cutting up pretty paper, I recycled a cardboard box into a shadowbox using mostly a single 12 x 12 sheet of pattern paper
I die cut , punched ,cut borders out of and made punch-craft flowers all from one single pattern paper[okay..call me stingy!!]
All the the flowers in this project were made using pattern paper ,punches and some gorgeous Itsy Bitsy pearls
|Punch craft flowers|
Here is the side view of the shadow box with flowery borders and a beautiful cheerful pattern paper.I used the versatile glitter strips to line and highlight each compartment
|Stick pin tutorial|
Apply a thin thread of glue on the pin stick and thread the rest of the beads and your stick pin is done! [You just need to work fast but carefully so as to not burn yourself!]
Here is the aerial view showing the scallop and flowery borders on the roof and doilies on the floor of each compartment
|Stick pin tutorial|
So many wonderful entries have already poured in for the Pattern paper challenge and I am mesmerized by the display of creativity. Thank you so much Sunehra and Itsy Bitsy for inviting me to GD once again.
PS: Do drop by my blog Cards ,Crafts, School projects later to see what my daughter converted this into!