Monday, April 30, 2012

IMAGINE........

Last week I said I had a new favorite color.  I guess that was not exactly the truth as I suppose green will forever be my very favorite.  However, I have fallen in love with a second color.....scarlet.  It could be magenta, or in depending on the shade...almost a fuchsia.   Whatever you call it.....I love it!
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This cute little sign is my first scarlet project.  I have more.  The funny thing about this sign.....it started out white.  Well, actually it started out as just a piece of wood:
It wasn't white until I painted it white.
I punched some flower shapes out of a a couple of paint chips.
Using some Tacky Glue, I put the flowers on the painted wood.  I added the word "Imagine", which was just a sticker I had.  (I still dream of a Silhouette machine!)  I also glued a piece of ribbon to the edges of the wood for hanging, then embellished the paint chip flowers with some cute gems for just a little sparkle.
I thought for just a second that I was done, but it was just too stark and I didn't like the way the sticker lines were visible.  I decided to add a piece of scarlet ribbon all around the sign and I was so pleased with the way it turned out.  It kind of added some shimmer as well as disguised the sticker lines while still letting the gems  sparkle through.
The image isn't blurry....it's hard to get a picture of shimmery, gossamer ribbon.
Do you like my new favorite color? 
I'm having fun imagining all of the scarlet projects I'm about to do!

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9 comments:

  1. How cute and what a great idea to use paint chips for the punch outs! ~ Maureen

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  2. So fun, I love it!
    -Melissa
    There's No Place Like Home

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  3. Cute ! I love that you used paint swatchs to make the flowers !

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  4. Hey sweetie! You always come up with something unique and cool. I was confused about the color originally because where you hung it to take the picture is making it look orangey. I love the idea of scarlet, and since you already love green they go great together! Smart idea using those paint chips as punches, I have a ton of them around and will definitely be copying you on this.

    Another pretty project, thanks for sharing.

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  5. Really a cute project! Love your choice of colors.

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  6. My daughters's fav color is scarlet too! But not red.

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  7. I just love paint chip crafts! This turned out so cute! Thanks for linking up.

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  8. Your sign is adorable...and how can you not love the message - Imagine!

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