Tuesday 5 June 2018


Here's a project I made after being inspired by the book Creative Wood Letters . (I've reviewed this book here.) It wasn't one of the projects in the book (although there is an idea in there for collaging photos onto a wooden letter that I do intend to try), but the book got my mind whirring with my own ideas.  Instead of going and buying wooden letters, I decided to use what I already have and make my own letters using layers of cardstock and recycled cardboard.

I designed my project in Silhouette Studio using a basic font and a cutting file of a seagull from the Silhouette store. I did cut most of it on the Silhouette Cameo but it didn't go through the thick cardboard so I had to finish cutting that by hand. For the top layer I used papers and shell die-cuts from a Tilda paper pad. I finished off my edges with gesso and Distress Ink.

I'd like to enter:
Little Red Wagon shabby chic
Cardmania nautical
Sparkles Monthly  seashells
Always Fun  summer fun
Make My Monday  upcycle- used recycled thick cardboard from back of a scrapbook paper pad.

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Claire said...

That's really lovely, look brilliant in a bathroom or separate wc either hung or propped up... very designer magazine looking x

meg said...

Wonderful project and great recycling,thank you for joining in at MMM

JanR said...

Delightful project! Perfect decor for the cottage! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

2craftykaties said...

Brilliant idea creating your own "wood" letters and using stuff you already have! Your project looks AMAZING!!

Thank you for joining us at Always Fun Challenges for challenge #60 "Summer Fun"!

~DT Katie

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

A wonderful project! Great work!

Crafting Queen said...

Really lovely project.

Marlena M. said...

This is fantastic, Marina!

Cazro said...

Wow! I love your project, great use of materials. So pleased you shared with us at Make My Monday. Caz DT

VEANA R. said...

Wonderful art! I just love the light colours and peaceful atmosphere!
Thank you for playing with us at Card Mania Challenge ! Wish you good luck !
Hugs, Veana R.-DT

Shylaashree said...

you are very brilliant to capture both seagull and sea words together. very beautiful card. Good luck and thanks for playing along with us at Card Mania Challenge. Hope to see you again
Shylaa DT@CMC