Friday, November 30, 2012

November Flamingo Four

I've been designing and blogging for Flamingo Scraps for over two years now and it's been a blast!  Recently, I was promoted to become their "Flamingo Four" coordinator.  Each month, three other members of the Design Team and I each receive four products.  This month, we received the following items:

 
  1. Glimmer Mist (Clam Bake)
  2. assorted wood veneers  
  3. lacy trim
  4. an empty Maya Road tin

I thought about what I wanted to store in the tin and let my design go from there. Trevor needed a place to store the flattened pennies that he's recently started collecting; the tin was just the right size.  
The next step was figuring out how to cover up the brand name and slogan on the tin.  What would stick to the metal of the tin AND cover up the words without interfering with the closure of the tin?  Washi tape!  I layered torn bits of washi tape and it worked beautifully. 

 
Because Trevor's pennies are from our travels, I decided to back the opening with a map.  I found a 10-year old map of the western US that I haven't used in years and probably will never use again.  


I cut out the section of California where we live and attached it to the opening.  I chose the heart veneer and misted it with the Glimmer Mist.  Then I cut apart the trim and misted that.


When the mist was dry, I attached the trim and then added the heart.  


The tip of the heart points to where we live. 
 
Want to see what the other designers made?  Head over to Flamingo Scraps to check it out! It's amazing how different the four projects are, considering that we all used the same supplies!

5 comments:

  1. That is so clever!
    Love the idea to use washi tape and the map BG!

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  2. I love what you did. Very clever, esp to have the heart point to your location. :) Fun project!

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  3. VERY nice!!!! I love the tape on the edges!!!!!

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  4. Ohhhhhhh what a great idea!!! LOVING the map!!!

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  5. Oh wow. Love the idea. Excellent execution.

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