Sunday, January 27, 2008

Altered letter

I love altering things. It is so much fun to take something and add your own touch to it; or better yet use it in an unexpected way. I've had this papier mache letter for quite a while ... not as long as I had Santa {see post below} but it's been sitting on my hutch waiting on me to decide which paper I would use to cover it. I finally decided the other night I wanted to put the M in my bedroom, which is painted gray. I had an unopened pack of Uptown papers from SU Fall/Winter catalog which would work perfectly.

The paint is Lilac by Making Memories, and the ribbon is Celery wide grosgrain by SU. Here is a close-up of the scallop punched flower. The center is the only stamped image on the whole piece.

I want to add more embellishments, but I don't know where. If you'd like to offer suggestions I am all ears. I don't want to overdo it, and it looks ok as is, but I'm thinking I could add something more to spice it up just a bit.

I also found a wonderful blog this morning called I {heart} 2 stamp. She has wonderful stamped projects, and a weekly card sketch. It's all lovely and very creative!

Thanks for visiting today and happy stampin'



grandmajoan said...

Love the "M". Keep up the good work.

Cheryl said...

Great job with the letter. The colors are beautiful and I love that ribbon.

Debbi said...

This is beautiful!!! I really need to look for some of those letters. I would love to make one myself! TFS!