(Silkeborg, Midtjylland, Denmark, Europe)
I am so happy and honored to be part of this crafters community. I greet you newbies – since I am a newbie myself into junk journals, journaling and all things vintage crafting ephemera. I have been creative all my life just with other fun projects like papercut, sewing and knitting.
A year and a half ago I discovered craft projects on YouTube and EVG a.k.a Debbie-Anne Parent. I watched one video after another and fell in love with the journal making and scrapbooking addiction. You might think I have done a whole lot of journals by now but you might be surprised to learn that I have only made 5 or so. What I love to do is to recycle every day things and trash, and transform them into beautiful artwork for my home.
I studied design in both multimedia and fabric construction (tailor) so I have learned a lot about color and how to put things together. All my life I have been interested in interior design, design and just beautiful things. I guess that's why I create the things I do and since I care about our environment I try to incorporate at least one reusable/recycled object in each item.
In the projects I will show you with this spring theme, I reused a plastic lid from a bottle, a chocolate box, wine corks, a piece of drift wood and made clever use of all the leftover scraps that match these papers (Steamtown Spring collection). I am also going to reuse and alter some little tins from tomato paste to hold the spring flowers eggs I am going to make next week if they arrive here in due time! Fingers crossed.
Watch here how I made a styropor heart with punched paper flowers
In the second video which is kind of a process video I show you how I decorate the chocolate box with the spring flower heart and other spring like decorations. If I talk too much nonsense please forgive me I am not used to make process videos.
For my tables I make napkin rings from toilet paper tubes and candle light covers/rings from the same tubes and this year I am also going to make some styropor (foam) eggs covered in paper flower punches in matching colors.
Maybe there will also be a reused egg carton on my kitchen counter when the easter holiday begins!
It will take me hours and hours to create all this but I am loving it so I can't stop really!
Ok so this is it for me with this first post. I hope you are all doing great and will be crafting great things!