Hi friends! I'm so excited to share my work for the Heidi Swapp/Canvas Corp Design Challenge, featuring a lovely mix of product from Heidi Swapp, Tattered Angels, Canvas Corp and 7 Gypsies! I was asked to represent the 7 Gypsies Brand so my project may remind you of work I've done in the past for the Gypsies!
I was thrilled to be asked to create a project for the Designer Challenge - and it was with great anticipation that I opened my box to see what Heidi had selected. I have to say, the mix of products and brands for this challenge was perfect, and so inspiring! I can't wait to see what the other designers have created!
My inspiration for this project was drawn from the colors and products themselves that Heidi chose. I keep a file of tear sheets and often, when I pull a project together, I look at either my magazine tear sheets or my pinterest board to draw inspiration from a color scheme, etc.
Since Heidi had already put together some amazing products and colors for me to work with, I was immediately able to identify with the richness of the colors, the old world feel of the products and immediately was drawn to these two ads from Italian luxury goods house Bottega Veneta. I wanted to recreate the rich, old world color scheme shown in these ads. (photos attached) Also, since the colors reminded me of autumn, I felt they would go perfect with photos of my daughter taken last fall at a local park.
To create the Memory File, I misted the front and rear cover with Tattered Angels Woven Burlap. I created the inside by trimming the edges from another folder that had the same shape as the striped folder, misting them with Myrtle, and adhering them as a footer and header on the inside. I then used Heidi's Color Magic Paper (with the matching striped pattern) and misted it with my own stash of Tattered Angels Pearl and Gold. I adhered the paper to the inside. Then I layered the 7 Gypsies Postale index and tag envelopes and inserts and decorated them with photos and autumnal quotes. I love that the envelopes give you a space to hide journaling or additional photos.
To finish the cover and trim, I added Heidi's Information Trimmings on the tab of the folder and misted a Color Magic banner with gold/pearl for the front. I then misted the gorgeous canvas flower with the gold and added some ribbon trim, a metal finding for the center with a punched circle of vintage french text. Two gilt leaves finished off the cover, and I love the old world look and feel of this project.
To see my next project for the Design Challenge, please click here to visit Heidi's Blog. Here's a little sneak peek - I'll be giving this one away - so if you're interested, leave a comment and I'll draw a winner on Sunday!
- Heidi Swapp Products (Color Magic Memory Files, Color Magic 12x12 paper, Color Magic Banner Delights, No Limits Destination Pennants, Trimmings - Information)
- Canvas Corp Products: Canvas Flower, Canvas Envelope, Canvas Postcard
- Tattered Angels Products: Glimmer Mists in: Tokyo, Myrtle (Chalkboard), Woven Burlap, Gold, Pearl
- 7 Gypsies Products: Postale Collection Index Envelopes and Index Inserts, Tag Envelopes and Tag Inserts, Paper Tape (Postale)
- Miscellaneous Supplies:
- Gilt Leaves - from Papier Valise
- Pink Acrylic Paint - Folk Art/Spring Rose (Plaid)
- Chocolate Seam Binding
- Metal finding and vintage french text (my stash)