Here I go combining challeneges again. This time it was Crop Chocolate's weekly challenge that was due March 20 - create a project using an upcycled flower. And the other was the current Paper Girls challenge that is due today - use the sketch they gave. Here is the sketch.
Then I had to figure out what I was going to use to make the upcycled flower. A lot of the CC ladies used the packaging paper that comes with our CC orders, or soda cans, but I wanted to use something different. Then when I saw one use a ribbon, and another use wire, it dawned on me that I could use....a SHOELACE. And then I knew exactly what I was going to do.
The first year I did the SGK 3-day walk, I had orderd SGK 3-day shoelaces. Well they ended up being too short, so I stashed them away in my box of SGK stuff to save as momentos. Luckily I knew exactly where that box was, and I pulled one out. It worked perfectly (in my humble opinion).
When I first finished this LO, I didn't really like it because the title blended into the background too much, especially the darker letters. So I posted it on the CC chat page, and asked for advice. As expected, I got some awesome ideas - outline it with pen (black or white), use glossy accent, and stickles. Since I didn't have much time to play around with it, I chose the quickest and easiest option - I pulled out my white gel pen and outlined all the letters. I think it really helps make it work - it really lightens up the left side of the page.
To make the flower, I simply used my glue dots, and twisted the shoelace. I did "mount" it on a piece of vellum to reduce the exposure to the paper below. Hope you enjoyed this. I had fun creating it.