Monday, March 14, 2011

Tim Coffey entry for My Paper Pantry Contest

Instead of a 12x12 layout, minibook, or decorating a birdhouse or paper mache box, all which I'm tempted to STILL do with this beautiful paper, I wanted to 'quilt' a picture with this paper for my contest entry. I created a pattern and cut the paper as if you would be piecing a quilt, and glued it all down, sections at a time, including the canvas's outside edges, and then modpodged over it, and modpodged some of the cardboard Tim Holtz decorative chipboard pieces that matched the paper (the bee's and butterflys). I wanted to do MORE to it, but I realized that it would hide the paper piecing and the simplicity of the pattern was the beauty of the piece, so I withheld from adding more to it. I will put it up on my wall infront of my computer downstairs, where my husband and I play video games together. And yes, I'm dreaming of spring and flowers and my flower and veggie gardens. Only a few months away and I'll be in the mud and sun.

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