Monday, June 18, 2012

Project: Lollipop Stick Journal Prompt

I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I took part in a journal prompt lollipop stick swap. I was going to post this when I received mine but then decided it would be too photo heavy so I'll post mine now and the other one later for you to see what my partner does.
All lined up to decorate for a journal challenge
I'm so glad I bought the wider sticks as the thinner ones would have been a pain to write on.
Do you ever go in to a scenic place and find there is always that one mysterious building?
A close up of what the black mess looks like
The back
The first half I decided to do a dark style theme as I just can't help it. The problem I found is that the colours bleed because of it being a natural wood so when I stamped the building it looked like a blob of black. I ended up making it an even bigger blob of black because it reminded me of going into the countryside and always seeing at least one deserted but interesting building. Also though some people always have that one house in their street that they think is haunted. I went over it in yellow fluorescent to highlight the building a little, it was much darker for real but not so obvious on here and it looked so eerie.

As I didn't know who my partner was I decided to make a cute one too but that was a big mistake as when partners were assigned it turned out my partner doesn't like cute but especially not teddy bears! Eek! I sent it anyway and said that if she really didn't like it I'd remake it as I have plenty of sticks left.
All 25 are now decorated, now I just need to think of prompts
The back
For a Journal Prompt Lollipop Stick swap on swapbot
I had to make a container of some kind to store them in, I had planned on decorating an envelope but the sticks wouldn't have fit so I used this hair band which I've never used but own for some reason. I cut it in half and sewed the bottom. I couldn't be anymore creative as the postage would have been sky high as it already cost me nearly £4 to send this. My brother posted a few packaged on Thursday for me including this and wouldn't be quiet about the cost of everything! Its one of the reasons I hardly swap on swap-bot anymore because majority of the partners are from the U.S and Regional swaps are so limited in what you can do. Anyway I now have to keep my fingers crossed that my partner will be happy with everything.

I can't wait for next month when I can share my next project but also I don't want it to come as it will mean I'll be another year old and Ramadan but it will bring the summer holidays at least!

Did you have a good weekend?

15 comments:

  1. What a lovely idea, I like the cute one and I am sure your partner will love it. Your blog is really nice and I like the layout. I am looking forward to following your blog and reading more.

    Nasreen (swap-bot)

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    1. Thanks Nasreen, I hope my partner will too. I'm waiting for my banner etc... so that will hopefully be with me by the end of the week.

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  2. omg i love this totally going to do this with little man

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    1. It's a really good one to fill up a jar with lots of these and he just takes one and fills a page. I'm curious to know what you come up with.

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  3. This is epic! What a super cute crafty idea. I must look into this :)

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    1. Amy if you want I can create you a set and send it with my next letter?

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  4. Oh.. my.. goodness. That is amazing!

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  5. Very nice indeed truly lovely...........you are so clever and have more talent them little ole me............lol

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    1. I'm going to have a create a craft pack for you so that you can create something and show me what you've come up with as I'm sure you will do a fantastic job. I started somewhere and even now I look at other people's work and wonder if I'll ever make something as good as what they've created.

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  6. Great project...love it! Lovely blog too. Adriann from Swapbot (FMBB)

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