Itsy Bitsy has a range of colour collections and when you're shopping for embellishments you will often find them in packs like Soft Touch, Bubblegum, Aqua etc. One of the collections that I find quite mesmerising is 'Plum'. It's all deep and seductive purples so when I was thinking up how I wanted to style this name board, 'Plum' just popped to mind!
A name board is great for a child's room or outside your front door. When it's custom made like the one above, then you can take particular comfort in knowing that you have a one-of-a-kind creation. So after deciding to create a 'Plum' name board, I decided to do it for Itsy Bitsy's newest store in Banaswadi Bangalore. It's a stone's throw from my home and I'm always going there anyway. So I picked up some papers, embellishments and chipboard alphas and got started on my project.
For the main body of the board, I used some papers from the Basic Stack and added rim of pearls. Then I used some Plum glitter flies and glued them all around the rectangular edge. For the letters, I picked up some chipboard alphas and painted them a stark white to contrast nicely when all the purples. I finished it off with a purple bow embellished with some Itsy Bitsy hand made roses.
For the little dangles below the board, I once again used the same pattern paper from the basic stack. I glued some mauve feathers on top and added this GORGEOUS plum rose in the center. Isn't it just mesmerising! Such a treat to see and work with. It comes in a convenient pack of six so I am very glad that I've got 3 more waiting for me in my craft stash.
Finally I tried something that I have never done before. I created the little pearl dangler you see below using some jewellery making supplies from Itsy Bitsy. I started with a headpin and then slipped in a variety of pearls and fillers to create that pretty little pearl drop. I first got this idea from Dr. Sonia when she did a post about Shadow boxes for this blog and with Itsy Bitsy being so well stocked in all jewellery making tools and accessories, I was able to put this together in a cinch!
How do you like my name board? And do you find the Plum colour series as mesmerising as I do? Leave a comment and let me know. Would love to hear your views!! Till then Happy Crafting!!