This is admittedly the easiest project I've done yet. And, I also admit to having made this last year. It was one of the many projects I made during 2017; my year-off-from-blogging. I took a breather after doing "The 12 Tags" for 5 years straight. That's only half the Tags Tim Holtz did, but he was doing that first 5 years only during the 12 days of Christmas. I was one of Tim's fans who wanted to do 1 Tag per month, and I really enjoyed all the chances to learn new things and enjoy the challenge of making time for "inky fingers" at least one time every month. So during the time away from blogging, I simply created things. Some are as yet, unfinished, and others are totally finished. But none have appeared on any type of Social Media, giving me the chance to allow them to make their debut here on my blog- and perhaps- also as an entry. This was too perfect (in moho) not to get into the "Letter Perfect" Frilly & Funkie Challenge!
While I searched all through my photos & files, I didn't find anything from making this. But, I can tell you because the memory is still there in my mind....believe it or not! It involved a trip to Hobby Lobby and m usual perusal through the Clearance Section of the store. This is always a favorite area of mine because you just never know what kind of bargain you're going to find. Large letters and numbers are always an eye-catcher for me. So this L did not escape my grasp...nor my cart! With my mind running full-tilt on a plan, I just knew this was going to look awesome covered in one of my new stash papers from Tim Holtz's "Correspondence"! That red, white, blue, and vintage look matches in with all my Americana home décor sweetly, indeed!
This is the backside view....
I first layed the letter down onto the full 12x12 paperstock so I could plan where I wanted the edges and seams to meet together. I wanted the lines of this particular page to match up.
I layered Multi Medium Matte on one side's surface at a time.
Then cut onto the corners for the paper to fold in as I glued it to the letter surface.
You may want to try out another scrap 12x12 to practice with or make a pattern of your own.
After the entire letter was covered (following each of the top steps over again on each surface and edging), I inked up the edges with my favorite go-to Distress Ink color: Vintage Photo.
Heat dry all the surfaces and then apply another coat of MMMatte to protect the outside.
...and a bit of a funky view from the top so you can see how I matched up the edges & seams.
Is this not COOL?!?!
This (as well as the bottom photo below this) shows off my letter for all to see.
(PS: The birdcage Tag next to it was a Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge.
You can find this by clicking HERE .)
My choice of display for this letter also gives me a bit of inspiration
as I craft along the way through another F&F Challenge!
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I'm hoping to see you again, soon, as I will be Guest Designer for the next
FRILLY AND FUNKIE CHALLENGE #12 !!
Thanks for stopping by and, as always:
BE SAFE & HAPPY BLOGGING!!!
FYI: "L" stands for Lyla Louise Larimore...
& Live, and Love, and Laugh,
and LORD. ;)