Tuesday, April 22, 2014

DIY World Map

We took Easter global this year with a full-weekend project. And so I bring you the first of our new home DIY posts! Our bathroom is a light grey on ceiling and walls with a chocolatey wood-look linoleum. Suffice to say I felt we needed a splash of colour. Introducing: Resene's Chilean Fire. So awesomely orange...

Materials Used:
Printer paper & printer (obviously)
We used this map.
Vinyl (we had a roll left over from another project)
Snail adhesive to stick paper to vinyl
Craft knife & snips for cutting out
Paint & roller

Disclaimer: The paint did bleed under the stencil a bit but it seems to add to the authenticity of the coastlines. 


Susan Wong. DIY World Map in Chilean Fire.

Susan Wong. DIY World Map in Chilean Fire.

Susan Wong. DIY World Map in Chilean Fire.

At this point as we fiddled with the height and placement I was wondering if it would actually work... But then we carefully peeled!

Susan Wong. DIY World Map in Chilean Fire.

Susan Wong. DIY World Map in Chilean Fire.


E Voila!


Susan Wong. DIY World Map in Chilean Fire.

Susan Wong. DIY World Map in Chilean Fire.


Friday, April 18, 2014

Just Add Ink #211

This week at Just Add Ink we have a sketch challenge for you! Go get in that craft space and have some fun with it. I've turned it into a layout...


Susan Wong. Jimi H Layout.

These photos were taken just after a fancy dress party to which Daddy went as Jimi Hendrix. Felix caught on and had a great time!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Just Add Ink #209

We challenge you to 'Just Add LAYERS'. I'm looking forward to seeing the variety in all the entries this week over at Just Add Ink. Go on, it really couldn't get any simpler.

Layering is one of the most basic ways to make anything look good and stand out. On this page I've used several panels of designer paper layered with their co-odinating card stock and then stacked them on top of each other. So many patterns! But it seems to work...

The little girl is my lovely daughter on one of our family photo shoots. My how she has grown! When I asked her opinion on this page she said 'Good. Great! I mean... it's not normal. Put something else on it.' Funnily enough she voiced my thoughts, hence the addition of the butterflies which she found very satisfying. 


Scrapping Tip: When thinking 'layout' lead your viewer's eye on and off the page with intention. Here I've done it the way we'd naturally read something: ON - top left corner, THROUGH - the photos themselves, OFF - bottom right corner.