When I saw MADE was highlighting just boy stuff for the next 30 days (Celebrate the Boy) it made me want to make a few special projects just for Simon. So I sat down and tried to think of some ideas for Simon. I'm not really much of a sewer (yet!), but I LOVE to make paper crafts. This is my first project that I have made since hearing about Celebrate the Boy- but I have another one that will hopefully be done soon! This one seemed to take quite a while because I had to abort work on it for a bit to plan and host Claire's Birthday party.
My inspiration? These sleepers. I love the simplicity (and boyish-ness) of the trucks, airplanes, and cars. I knew that even I would be able to draw these trucks. I loved how on the white sleeper the animals were stacked on top of one another. This was my starting point.
Then, I sat down and tried to sketch out some ideas. The truck and boat were fairly simple (lots of straight lines!) The car took me a few tries. The airplane, I had to give up on though. They are tricky to draw. I would have added the airplane if I was making a larger print, but I decided to make an 8 x 10, which didn't really leave enough room for the plane (thank goodness!)
Then, I went through my paper collection, I started pulling patterned papers left right and center. Then when I saw just how many different pieces that I would need, I remembered that I had picked up this little pack of coordinating papers a while ago on a trip to Michaels. I flipped through it and knew that it would be perfect for the project.
The papers that I chose- aren't they nice and
Then, I printed the words out on the white paper (which *may have taken me forever to get them just right- I should have just used rub-ons) and glued on all of the pieces.
The best part of this project was that I made two prints. One for Simon's room, and one for YOU. That's right, you could be the lucky winner of one of these prints- the perfect addition for any boy's room.
The winner is: #1 Visible Voice. Send me your address and I'll send the print to you.
Thanks everyone for entering, I wish that I could send you all one!
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