~Sharing a little CrEaTiViTy...one day at a time.~
Thursday, July 8, 2010
My friend Kim, and her daughter Tabitha, came over, so that I could help Tabby with her 4-H fair poster. The message of the poster had to be simple and there was a list of requirements and guidelines we had to follow, including some specific colors. I walked through the design process with Tabby, and once she had chosen her phrase and some shapes from the Old West cartridge, as well as what type of font she wanted, we set to work!
The first order of business was a border. We used the Martha Stewart Doily Lace punch, and yellow cardstock cut at 2". Once they were done, Tabby and her mom mitered the corners and adhered it to the posterboard with Scotch QuickDry.
While they worked on borders, I got out the trusty Gypsy, and sized and welded the phrase (except for "around," which arches over a horse and person). All the lettering was cut from red, and finished with a white gel pen, to add dimension. Next came the horses and other embellishments. All horses were inked and outlined with gel pens and Stampin' Up Close to Cocoa ink. The boots were cut and the stitching outlined with a white gel pen. Also, the lasso, saddle, and girl, were all outlined using a white gel pen, and inked with SU Close to Cocoa and SU Vintage Violet, respectively.
Tabby and her mom really enjoyed learning some 'tricks of the trade", and creating this poster together. Now the poster is off to be laminated....and hopefully will fare really well at the fair! :o) Good luck, Tabby!!! ~Hoppy Crafting!
Kindergarten teacher by day, and self-proclaimed crafting nightowl. I enjoy long walks with my Gypsy, iced mochas, and salivate over the newest papers, embellishments, Stampin' Up products, and Cricut cartridges available. While I LOVE my job as a kindergarten teacher, I need a creative outlet in my downtime. For me, this comes in the form of scrapbooking, cardmaking, cake decorating, and other miscellaneous crafts. I am a woman who is forever 29. Artist. Married with furry and slimy children (cats, dogs, & fish). And, in case you can't tell by the blog name, I'm obsessed with frogs. :o) I'm ready to try new things...let's see where this journey takes me!
Copyright: All creations and ramblings displayed on this page are shared with the intention of inspiring others to be creative. You may use my ideas to guide your own creations, but please don't use my photos to pass off as your own artwork (submissions/contests, publications, family scrapbooks, etc.). Thank you & "Hoppy" Crafting!