Monday, February 29, 2016

My Other Creations: Wire and Paper Chairs
 This week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge theme is highly intriguing!  It's to leap into the unknown.  I decided to make something I've never made before, so behold my first-ever paper and wire chairs!

I started out with patterned paper that I cut into cushion-shapes, sewed together and stuffed with batting.  WAY easier than real sewing in my opinion.  I don't think my poor sewing machine would know how to react if I was sewing something for real and using (heaven forbid) a pattern, pins and straight lines!

I then smudged on some Distress Ink and stamped the paper with some words from Avery Elle's "Write It" stamp set.  I love the graphic swirls and curls of this set.

After I spiffed up my cushions, I curled some wire into leg shapes and glue-gunned the heck out of them to the backs of the cushions.  Believe you me when I tell you the backs of these chairs is NOT PRETTY!  Just some crafting honesty for you.

I decided to add a human touch to my chairs and loved these two sassy ladies from Tim Holtz's Photobooth cards.  I included sentiments that I cut out of a piece of paper from Photoplay's Like a Girl collection.  I threw on a swirl cut with My Favorite Things' Scribble die and called it a day!

Here are the supplies I used for my wonky little chairs that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

I can't wait to see how you "take a leap into the unknown!"  Upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog to inspire the rest of us and to enter yourself to win the $50 voucher to Simon Says Stamp.