I was vaccuming the stairway into my basement and decided mid suction that I had it with this lack lustre, colourless transition into my craft space. Usually this little landing is also a dumping ground for Anna's knapsack, school projects, running shoes, her flute etc. When I ask her to 'tidy up' she dumps it down there, out of sight, out of mind (atta girl that's how I taught her to clean so I really have no one to blame, lol)
See what I mean, drab eh? I always had good intentions of adding some colour. Fast forward 8 years later, looks like I did pretty well? NOT!
So today was the day I was going to do something about my drab situation. I have to let you in on a little secret too, I am a bit of a hoarder when it comes to frames. I dunno, I always have these great intentions of framing pretty pattern paper as art. From my collection of frames I take out this poster frame. I remember picking these up at Ikea when they were on clearance (I think 3 for 10 bucks). Over the years of creating store samples, class samples, DT samples etc I have accumulated a pile of projects, picking through my assortment I come across pages from a 7 Gypsies carousel album of our trip to China. I don't have the carousel anymore but kept the album pages thinking I would rebind the pages into a coil album.
Here is a pic of what the project looked like originally:
After adding in some gorgeous Asian themed papers from Graphic 45 (picked these up at Pointer Scrapbooking, Heidi always has the best selection of scrappy Asian themed products), I start to think how I want to assemble this project. I originally thought about just glue dotting the pages onto the paper directly but then the pages are double sided and I have more than just 9 pages I would like to show off. To make them inter-changeable I used little wooden clothes pins which are adhered to the paper with a strip of Scor-tape. Now I can turn over or rotate in new pages in my inter-active frame (the acrylic panel that comes with the frame I used on the underside to give a little more support. I noticed the pages were a little 'flippy' in the pegs so I just tacked the page in place with a little washi tape.
Thirty minutes later, I now have a framed memory that will always bring me a little smile as I head downstairs to my scrap space, I don't know why I waited so long to do this!
Okay...back to cleaning...gotta get ready for a little craftin' tomorrow night with some friends- we are going to make fun Christmas tags.