Whew! Well, this Pinterest Challenge really lived up to its name! It was a challenge, not for skills required but in satisfaction with the results. I still don’t know if I love it, but it’s a lot better than where I ended up after the first try! So, like with many things, let’s look at where we started to understand where/how/why things ended up like they did 🙂
A few weeks ago, I saw the pin below from Cutting Edge Stencils, (the original comes from Southern Lovely).
I had an old corkboard lying around so I figured I’d give it a go. I started out by painting the frame a darker coppery color.
I wasn’t in love, but I thought once I added a design on the cork itself, it’d look better.
Not. So. Much. Once again, my crafting impatience struck. Partway through, I decided I wanted a more random pattern than a uniform one. And I was experimenting with different shades of purple. Yea…… not loving it. So, out came the black paint for a frame re-do. Then, I only had the cork to contend with. I was over painting at this point, so I tried craft paper.
In the end, my fabric scrap bin came in for the win!
And looks much jazzier than craft paper. I like jazzier.
Did you take on the Pinterest Challenge: Winter Edition? Check out more pinspiration in action from Megan, Katie, Sherry and Michelle!