I am participating in a craft challenge from Die Cuts With A View & May Arts. I submitted an idea for the challenge and was chosen to play along.
Click 'read more' to see the process!DCWV sent me some of their papers from the Snapshot Stack and May Arts sent these ribbons. The challenge was to use some of the papers and all four of the ribbons (whew- seems to tough to incorporate four ribbons in one project!).
I almost instantly knew what I wanted to make when I saw the paper pack because it has the awesome blue polaroid camera print paper! I spent a long time making sketches of a 3D paper camera. I went through several mock-ups. I finally got it to a place where I was sort of satisfied. Mostly because I was running out of time (I'm a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to crafting). So it has some imperfections, as you can see. Some of the edges didn't line up just right or cracked a little due to the thickness of the paper.
So, I learned a life lesson from this project. 3-D paper objects are a booger to create. If you love detailed crafting or you are an advanced crafter, go for it! If you want the end result without the effort, buy a paper camera template from this Etsy seller, Girlie Pains. Her templates look great.
What do you think? The imperfections are driving me crazy but I still think it's pretty cute!
*Excuse the outfit, this is a lazy-day work outfit!