Today I have something distinctly unfeminine to show you, not my usual style and its very bright so get your sunglasses out :)
Not that long ago BoBunny brought out a really bright funky boys range of paper called On the Go! It is full of bright oranges, yellows, greens and blues, with trains, planes and automobiles decorating it. Absolutely perfect for the car crazy boys in our lives :)
I was asked at work if I could make something for a former colleague of ours who had just had an awful time giving birth to her little boy at 29 weeks. Thankfully both he and his mum are doing really well but it made me really want to not do the wooden letter that was suggested but go a bit further. Instead of one letter I decided to do his whole name - Alex.
I needed slightly smaller letters than usual and found some at Warehouse Stationary, and the canvas as well, which 10 x 30". I've painted along the edges of the letters with gesso. Once I had adhered the paper, I inked the edges with pinecone ink - I spyed a new supply of these when I was in the shop yesterday ;)
Ive used three sheets of paper and a few of the chipboard stickers for decoration, and some old BG buttons.
With every range BoBunny puts out they always have one sheet of paper with four different designs on it. Usually I cut that up for cards but this time I thought it was time to try some else, so that is how I created the background, - four squares turned on the angle - so simple but pretty effective. You could also cut around the outside of the inner border of each square and distress along both edges for a completely different look, before putting them back together again.
Thanks for popping by!