Hope all are crafting great. DT Vaishali on the blog today. The current month’s blog challenge is very interesting- Anything goes with Itsy Bitsy Paper Crafting Supplies- with Tic-Tac-Toe. You can choose products from a horizontal, vertical or diagonal line as seen in the image below. I have chosen to play the tic- tac-toe horizontally from the top line (Stencils, Paper pack and Chipboard ). Have also used some beautiful flowers, embellishments and one of the new released stamp set.
I have altered a wooden clipboard from the store, to create a utility board with loads of good wishes to everyone for 2020!
Let’s get started with a step wise tutorial. For this creation, I have used the new 12 x 12 inch paper pack -Sunshine & Lemonade. The paper pack has lovely pastel shade papers with great designs.
First step was to cover the wooden clipboard with chalk paint Teal Tango, love the colour! As you can see in the picture below, the clipboard has provision to be hanged on the wall. So decided to alter it to a wall hung, utility board.
Once the chalk paint dried, the next step was to decoupage a sheet from the Sunshine & Lemonade paper pack. Have done so using Little Birdie’s Deco Magic Decoupage Glue – matte.
Have decoupaged, leaving some border and gaps as seen above. This created a beautiful background for further work. Have sealed the paper with Deco Magic decoupage glue to prevent it from yellowing over a period of time.
To add further interest to the background, I decided to stencil some doily patterns. Did so using 2 in 1 modelling paste, slate colour and stencil Doily Duo.
Once the paste dried, added some wishes…Stamping wonderful wishes for all the readers!
Have used one of the new released clear stamp -Wonderful Wishes, with black archival ink. Randomly stamped on the board as seen in the picture above.
Now is the time to add utility to the board ….have adhered a piece of laced burlap roll, with silicon glue. While doing so, have left a gap to hold a pen. Have a look.
Next, prepared some tags- one of them using 2020 calendar printout and another is a ready tag from the paper pack. Decided to make a pocket, to hold these tags. To do so, I have cut a small paper piece from the cover page of paper pack. Also fussy cut some elements from the pack.
Here’s a picture of the clipboard with pocket and tags.
Added a layer of chipboard Chevron between the background on the clipboard and the tags as seen below.
A calendar tag is very useful for planning. Similarly a to- do- list or note tag can also be inserted in the pocket, to help you organize better. All these make the board a great utility wall piece, to enhance productivity. Have also added a wooden peg to pin a message.
For now, have hung a mini bag that carries just a little something…How cute is this bag embellishment from the store !!!
Now is the time to embellish. Itsy Bitsy has wide range of party supplies. Confetti Cubes pack from the party supply section is very interesting. The pack has paper cubes of lovely pastel shades and each cube has a wonderful wish written on it!
Have a look at how, I have adhered the cubes to give a dimensional effect. Have adhered them with silicon glue. Silicon glue works best to adhere all kinds of materials like paper, metal, fabric, beads etc in a jiffy!
The Confetti Cubes are openable, this allows to add further interesting details.
Wishes are incomplete without flower bouquets. So added some mini moonlight flower bouquets in the confetti cubes!
Also have hung, couple of confetti cubes from the clip of the board. Covered the steel clip with pink polka dot tape and twine from my stash.
Finally adhered a burlap border at the bottom of the board. Added some chipboard shapes (thriving thistle), mini flowers and some stitched lines with black permanent marker.
Check out the hanger chipboard that says- ‘HELLO’ to everyone in the close up pic below-
Here’s the final look of the ‘Clipboard after complete alteration with all utility elements. A beautiful wall decor piece, that makes a unique gift as well!
Another look …..with the tags off the pocket. Love the adorable toucan pen topper!
Some close ups-
Unique shelf effect created with Confetti Cubes
So here’s the Wishing Board with all my heartfelt wishes to all the readers. Sending you all loads of love, hugs, smiles, happiness, success and best wishes. Thank you so much for always showering so much love, support and appreciation. It truly means a lot to me!
I enjoyed altering the clipboard and adding utility to it. Hope you liked my creation, using paper crafting supplies from the store and do remember to play along this interesting blog challenge. Looking forward to your beautiful creations!
Create, Express, Enjoy !!!
Happy Crafting !!!
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