Thursday, March 10, 2011

transportation art print giveaway

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 pretty boyish?

Then, using my scissors, paper trimmer, and exacto knife I cut out all of the pieces.

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.
Want to win? Just make sure you're a follower of sweet and lovely crafts. Then, leave me a comment. Please include your email address. One winner will be chosen via Giveaway is open until March 17, and the winner will be announced on March 18.

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!

Linking up with:Made by You Mondays @ Skip to my Lou & It's a Hodgepodge Life & Tatertots and Jello


  1. Me me! Do you need my email ;)

  2. How cute!!!! I came from The Girl Creative and now a new follower. Would love for you to stop by.

  3. Very cute! I can see this hanging in a nursery!
    a stopped over from The Girl Creative too!

  4. I'm following from The Girl Creative! I love your paper crafts- you've got so many great projects here!

    Stop by if you can-

  5. Found you through the Blog Hop over at TGC. Great Blog...I'm your newest follower! I love finding new inspiration.

  6. Another 'two-thumbs up' project - love it!

  7. Oo! I'd love to hang this in my office - I'm a speech pathologist who works with preschoolers. This would be fantastic.

  8. Oh, how great is this project? Wonderful job!

  9. THIS is adorable!!! I am pregnant with boy #3 & this would be perfect for his nursery! I'm a new follower:)

  10. I was already following...and LOVE this project! If I don't win it, I might just try to reproduce it :)

  11. This is adorable! I've visited before... LOVE your ideas! I'm your newest follower! Thanks for stopping by Sun Scholars!! :)

  12. Hi
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