Sunday, January 12, 2014

Monograms for the Color Throwdown!

My (little) big boy is moving into a 'big boy' bed this weekend. He currently shares a room with his brother, so I wanted to make them each a little 'something' to have at the end of their beds. Not that there would ever be any confusion over whose bed is whose, but this is just more fun, isn't it? :)


I started with two wooden letters from Michaels. I coated them with Tombow and laid a piece of Watercolor Wonder DSP overtop. Once dried, I trimmed around the edges with a utility knife and then sanded around all edges with the Stampin' Up! sanding block to give it a blended look. The great thing about this block is that there is a big side and a smaller side, and the pieces of sandpaper can be removed - I did this to get into the crevices. Worked like a charm!




Next step was to do some 'faux stitching' around the edges with Crumb Cake Stampin' Write marker. I could have gone crazy, but I wanted to keep these simple for a couple of reasons; primarily to reduce temptation for them to pick stuff off! haha. 


The wooden pieces are some of the fun new embellishments in the 2014 Occasions catalogue, Essentials Wooden Elements. I LOVE these little pieces. The circle is covered in Calypso Coral washi tape from the This & That suite, the banner is covered with Pool Party cardstock and sanded down, and the sweet little heart is just left raw!

I drew their names on the banners and added two small Candy Dots, et voila! Super quick and easy, but the boys just love them. 

I used the colours from Color Throwdown this week, with some small substitutions since I didn't have Baja Breeze and Peach Parfait. I used: Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Island Indigo and Calypso Coral.

Supplies:
Paper: Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper, Pool Party cardstock
Ink: Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Marker, Island Indigo Stampin' Write Marker
Tools: Sanding System
Embellishments: This & That Washi Tape, Essentials Wooden Elements, Candy Dots

Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox



4 comments:

  1. OMG!!! I am IN LOVE with these Tara :) I sense a project coming on... :D Thanks for the inspiration my friend xo

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  2. These are fabulous! What a great addition to your sons' room! The chevron pattern and the faux stitching look great. Thanks for joining us at the Color Throwdown!

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  3. Fabulous monograms Tara. Love the paper, the doodle lines... great use of the colors. Thank you for playing along with us at The Color Throwdown.

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  4. Totally fun!!mlove them! Thxs for joining us at CTD!

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