Monday, January 24, 2011

{The Paper Variety - Quote/Journaling Challenge!}

The challenge this week at The Paper Variety is to create a paper project with a quote or some journaling inspiration. I {heart} quotes. So often, when I read a quote it will make me think "I feel the same exact way!" Quotes make me feel connected to others - like I'm not unique in my way of thinking. Sometimes that is a real comfort.
I chose to create a wall art piece for the Paper Variety challenge this week.

{Here is a before shot - my boss had this hanging in his kitchen of his old house. He gave it to me when he moved. I flipped it inside out and painted it black. This gave me the boxed frame that I built on.}
Materials used:
Clipboards - Staples (.99 each)
CS - Coredinations
PP - Basic Gray, Pink Paislee
Quotation marks - AC thickers
Bling - Zva, Prima
Flower - Prima
Brads - MME
Hambly overlays
Punches - Fiskars, MS
Crocheted frame (RAK from Kayla)
Old key - (RAK from Kelly Day)
Offray ribbon
Yellow Glimmer Mist (each quote was misted)

The prize this week is this -----> Woo hoo!!! That's one sweet deal! :) :)

I made this wall art of quotes, knowing right where I would hang it, when it was complete. My house does not have a designated office or a den. We use a small space in the master bedroom to keep our file cabinet and bills. I placed my new wall art above the desk and honestly...I love it! My hubs, sons and mom have all given me very flattering compliments on this piece as well. Everyone has chosen their favorite quote. :) Some close-up shots follow.

Thanks so much for coming by my blog!!! I hope that you'll be inspired by the Paper Variety quote projects and make one of your own.

hugs, patti


Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Great idea and wonderful colors. I love how you repurposed the frame and I like the way you did it.

curlyqmosaics said...

Wow Patti! I LOVE this! So unique and ecclectic for room decor. LOVE all the clipboards lined up and the oh so inspiring sayings! TFS!

mustangkayla said...

How cool! So creative to flip the painting over! LOVE the looks of the altered clipboards! Great quotes too! I have a quote laying on my desk I have been wanting to do something with. Now to just find the time! haha!

wendipooh13 said...

Patti I saw that on their blog and was totally blown away at how cool that is!!! I soooo love it and what a clever idea!! you rock girl

~jan said...

Such a rockin' cool project, Patti! Such a creative way to use that painting and clipboards! Your creativity amazes me, GF!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for leaving such a nice comment! I love this project! First off, the clipboard are so cute, but mostly because this idea and color scheme are fabulous! I love it!!

Sherri said...

that wall hanging is so pretty. love the quotes and how you used the tan/brown paper on all.

Mel said...

Patti this is so pretty! You put so many fantastic details on it. I love the way you used that frame and did your quotes on the clipboards!!! Brillant my friend. Oh yeah and I love the quotes too:)

Mara... said...

FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!! What an amazing project, Patti. The colors are wonderful and I just love it. What a unique piece to have in your house. Just beautiful!

Marjorie said...

Another awesome project. I Love the fact that you repurposed the frame and the clip board idea is pure genius.

Anonymous said...

WOW !!! This is simply fantastic. I love it. Every detail is just amazing. Thanks for sharing it with us Darl !!