I had a great time at the event in Truro, NS yesterday. It’s always good to meet new people and talk about papercrafting. That said, I always seem to come home exhausted and in need of a comfy chair. So today I have a quick Simple Sunday project for you using the Welcome To The Team Stamp Set.
THE DESK CHAIR
I love this little desk chair image from the Welcome To The Team Stamp Set. It reminds me of a video I saw years ago about what office workers get up to when the boss is away. So of course I had to start my project there.
I stamped the chair onto a piece of Whisper White Card using Gray Granite ink. Then leaving a bit of a gap, I stamped the sentiment above it.
On a separate layer of Whisper White Card I stamped the chair in the bottom left corner. Finally I stamped it onto the front of a Whisper White Medium Envelope, also in the bottom left corner.
To colour the images I decided to use my watercolour pencils. From the original Watercolor Pencils set I chose Basic Gray. Then from the Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 I took Balmy Blue and Night of Navy.
As the Gray Granite ink would be affected by water, I opted to use the pencils dry rather than blend them using a damp Aqua Painter. This gave a different look to the image, but I liked it.
I love the combination of blue and white and so chose a Thick Whisper White Card base for this project.
To create the focal point I first used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to fix the layer with just the chair, inside the card base.
Then I separated the sentiment from the other chair and attached the two pieces to a layer of Night of Navy Card.
TIP – When I want to have several pieces the same width on my card I usually work on a single piece. Then when I’m ready I separate them. This way I can be sure they are exactly the same width. I attach one piece to the background layer and then use a ruler or other straight edge to help me line up the others.
With the sentiment and image in place I wrapped some Night of Navy / Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine in the gap between the image and sentiment. I tied it in a reef knot and once trimmed I unravelled the loose ends.
Using liquid glue I then fixed the assembled piece onto a layer of Vellum Cardstock. Finally I glued everything to the front of the card base and I was done.
I’m really happy with how this project turned out. It’s nice to have a sentiment suitable for someone leaving a job or team, but not actually retiring. After all, sometimes people are simply promoted, move to a different team or location, or leave to work elsewhere. This sentiment covers all that.
AND HERE’S THE VIDEO
So while I have a lazy Sunday, here’s the original video involving the office chair…