FINAL WEEK OF THE QUARTER! ONE YEAR UNTIL I GRADUATE! :)
Anyways, tomorrow my final day for on campus classes. Final projects are due. One project is in Flash and I've been working on it for a little over a month. Second project was given to us last week.. and boy was it cram time!
Project Concept: Design trading cards that would be featured in a magazine for Vespa.
In other words.. HARD WORK!
This is what the front of the ad would be. Nothing to really indicate that it's for Vespa except for the Vespa itself. You can barely see the lines to where the cards would be featured. The lines to the right indicate the cards, making up part of the picture, like a puzzle. And the line to the left is where the magazine would start, a quarter inch in.
Imagine flipping the page and this would be the back print for the page. Here you can really see where the cards would be. All the information is included for each Vespa model, the disclaimer is at the bottom, the logo and website is included.. whew!
I guess I've never really realized how much work goes into putting an ad together. I wasn't into making individual cards, but I loved making it and how it turned out.
I went to the Dollar Tree yesterday in hopes of finding some great Halloween items to redo. I found these great little pumpkins and decided to take them home with me.
Last year after Halloween I picked up three Martha Stewart Glitter Packs, which contained three different colors of the large glitter bottles, for $5 each (score!). I had no idea then what I was going to use them for until I found these pumpkins and I knew I wanted to cover them in glitter.
Here's what I did.. 1. I ripped out the stem and covered the entire pumpkin with glue. 2. I layered the pumpkin with tons of glitter. I recommend doing this over a paper plate, this way you don't make a mess else where and it's easy enough to fold the plate to dump the glitter back into the bottle. 3. I took a skewer and cut it in half, each half went to a pumpkin. I painted them both black. 4. I made the signs with scrapbook paper and stickers. The Orange stickers were silver, I added glue to the front and pressed them into the remaining glitter that was on the plate. I made the heart from scrapbook paper, doing the same thing. 5. I added the lace around the Boo sign. 6. I glued both signs to their sticks and pressed them into the pumpkins where the stem was.
Supplies: Two Dollar Tree Pumpkins.. $2 Glitter.. (On Hand) $5 Skewers.. (On Hand) $1 Glue Paint Brush Scissors Scrapbook Paper.. (On Hand) .50 Lace.. (On Hand) $1
Supplies: Dollar Tree Frame Black & Orange Scrapbook Paper Black Gloss Paint Bat Template Cutting Tools (Scissors & X-acto Knife) Double-sided sticky foam circles Glue
Awhile ago I bought a small frame (4x4) from the Dollar Tree.. and I knew I wanted to take it apart and do something with it.
First I took the frame and my X-acto knife and cut off the edges of the frame to make it not look so clean. I then painted the entire frame Black. While it was drying I got to work on what I wanted for the inside of the frame.
I have a folder on my computer full of craft ideas and in that folder was a bat template that I had saved to use.
Here's the Bat Template that I used:
I took the template and cut out the smallest one with the X-acto Knife.
I took the cut out of the bat and traced it onto the back of my scrapbook paper.
Using the scissors I cut out three bats with two different papers.
I measured the back of the frame and cut out my Orange background (4x4).
After cutting it out I made marks on the front of the paper at the 1" mark, this is where I would add my bats.
I took the small double-sided sticky foam circles and added them to the back of the bats.
I added glue dots onto the other side of the circle (the side that would stick to the orange paper) for an extra hold.
Place the bat at the 1" mark on the Orange paper.
After this is dried you can add it to the frame.
Total cost: Dollar Tree Frame..$1 Black & Orange Scrapbook Paper.. On Hand Black Gloss Paint.. On Hand Bat Template.. Printed Cutting Tools (Scissors & X-acto Knife).. On Hand Double-sided sticky foam circles.. On Hand Glue.. On Hand
You know that I've been considering selling Stella & Dot.. I have not yet still decided, but that hasn't kept me from looking at their fabulous pieces of jewelry. I have quite a few favorite things, but here's the things I like most.
I know, I know.. you want to buy something for me.. :)