working with new lines to make a project for a cha booth is always an interesting challenge. there's usually a time constraint. you're working with limited product. and for this last show, since i was the last member of the SC team to hit the ground in California, my booth assignments were to work with the stuff that came in last minute + any products that didn't get featured in the other layouts.
first, i had the mist assignment. ie : use as many of them as possible. i took this as a personal challenge and used every dang color except white. a box of prototype mist was overnighted to me. prototype = no labels. kelly hooked me up with the pantone color number list that they'd used, and i slowly sorted out which bottle was which color, then sprayed samples of all of them and arranged them into a color wheel.
then i misted. and misted. and misted some more. i used the plano mask, and masked off one wedge at a time. i actually covered my dining room table in newspaper and misted there - it was too hard to do this inside of a box. i covered all but one section of the mask and made sure the paper i was using to mask off the rest of the page went all the way to the edge. I aimed the mist towards the center of the mask and sprayed 2-3 times - that's why the color is more concentrated towards the center.
once that was done, i added the patterned paper, photo, and stitching. the veneer, letters, badge and clips were added once i got to the show. it kind of pained me not to be able to stich those thickers down. ;)
my second assignment kind of made my head spin. it came in stages. "can you do a page w/ fabrip flowers, using the take note line?" (this one took some thinking. i don't make many flowers. HA.) and then "oh, and could you use the plano stamp, no one else did." and THEN, "and we'd really like an aqua or yellow background, we need a pop of color in that display" and once i got to the show "any way you can work the stitched tags in?"
and somehow... i got it all onto the page. and i even like how it turned out. ;) again, the paper part was all done at home, as well as the flowers. the chipboard, veneer, tag and badge were added once i got the cali. i definitely couldn't work like this all the time, but CHA time is always a bit of a creative workout.
some good news to end this crazy post - most of the studio calico products are hitting stores now! the veneers should be in soon - these are my favorite and i can't wait to see how everyone uses them.
at 2peas :
happy shopping! oh, and did i mention that 2peas also got in the new crate paper and amy tangerine?? i may have a SMIDGE of those lines in my cart.. as well as these cool 7gs stamps. i'm attempting (and doing a bad job) to weed my cart down a SMIDGE before i order. ;)
so. it's monday. we got a lot accomplished outside this weekend - and i'm hoping to get a lot accomplished inside this morning. the plan is to knock out another project life week today - fast & furious style. i've got all the pics planned for weeks 11, 12 and 13 - i wonder how much progress i can make this week?