Hi Sweeties, and happy Wednesday! So glad you could stop by for a visit. I have a fun project to share with you featuring Authentique’s new summer collection, Adventure. Last week, I shared a card showing the softer, more feminine side of Adventure, and today, I’m going to show you its rugged side.
Adventure is a very campy, outdoorsy collection, and I thought it would be the perfect line of papers for a rustic summertime wall hanging. This little guy with its “fresh catch of the day” is dressing up the back of my kitchen door for the season.
I don’t do a lot of camping or fishing these days, but this little hanging makes me smile. I may not camp much now, but this sure brings back some happy childhood memories.
I love to use recycled materials in my home decor pieces, and old cardboard boxes are one of my all-time favorite bases for projects like these. Since shipping boxes come in all shapes and sizes, the creative possibilities are endless.
I made a simple pattern for the fish, layered two pieces together, and stuffed them with fluff before stitching them closed. The bit of padding gives them weight and a little lifelike dimension. I’ve got the full tutorial and step-by-step directions up on the Authentique blog, if you’d like to learn more.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful day.