Monday, June 11, 2012

Ten Inspiring Pins (Ten things on the 10th)

When I was first thought of the topic for this month's 10 things on the 10th, I imagined a fairly long introduction would be in order.  That was until I came across this . . .

 . . . ironically enough, on Pinterest.  (Incidentally, if art journalling is something you like, the blog this originates from, journalgirl, is totally worth a look).

So this month, I thought I would choose ten pins, and try and focus on taking inspiration from them this month.  Here we go:  

1.  Buttons. Lots of ideas here on using the old button stash!  Maddy is currently working on her own monogram button canvas!

2.  DIY Chevron.  (This one repinned from Two Peas).  Such a great stash-buster, using small scraps of paper in a chevron design.

3.  Dress-making patterns.  (This one pinned from Scrapboxx).  I certainly have more than a few of these lying around the house that I will never use again!  I wonder if I can incorporate one into one of my craft projects in the next month or so . . .

4.  Left-over alphabet stickers.  I am so in love with this alpha-fly.  Or is it a butter-bet?  Either way, judging by the number of re-pins this one got, I'm not the only one that thinks this is a great way to use those odd-bod letter stickers.  Thanks, Basic Grey Blog!

5.  Silhouette machine + scrap paper.  This one is a recent pin from My Minds Eye.  I love the technique of using the negative space, and especially how this page has filled some and left others blank.

6.  Scraps of plain cardstock + silhouette-style stamps + embossing powder.  I have pinned a few cards in this theme.  Whether the cardstock is a rainbow, ombre or any other  lovely colour combo, I love, love, love this idea!

7. Markers.  Pinned from A Consuming Passion, the colour-wash effect on the bottom of this card is apparently done by rubbing markers across an acrylic block, spritzing with water and then stamping.  Got to try it!

8. Embroidery floss.  The blog I pinned this one from, Our Change of Art, has several other great cards incorporating embroidery floss.  I love them all!

 9.  Book paper.  If re-pins are anything to go by, this one is another very popular idea!  Stamping over book paper - easy and effective.

10. Misting.  This list wouldn't have been complete without at least one pin from Shimelle, wouldn't you agree?  I love how she punched out the butterflies from a scrap and then used that as a mask for misting.  Would obviously work with anything cut from the Silhouette, as well.

So there you have it, ten inspiring pins!  Doesn't that make you want to dive into your craft room right now?  I know I do!  See you next time!

PS. After writing a whole post about spending less time on pinterest, I've just spend half an hour creating a new board, Stashbusters, which contains the above and many more, so pop over if you want to take a look!


  1. Great inspiration! I love the ideas I get from Pinterest... I just wish I had more time to do something with them!

  2. Ohhhh a button canvas... that's a good idea! Lovely post :)

  3. Great looking ideas! Love the floss one!

  4. Great pins! I love the button stag, and the alphabet butterfly! I'm now following you on Pinterest too! x