Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Live the Life You've Imagined...Happy

Happy Hump Day!

I've recently discovered a great new website called Memories Always-Forever. It's full of fun challenges (you know I can't pass that up!), a place to upload your projects and peruse those of other majorly talented contributors, and connect with other crafty people.

They just had a card sketch challenge using this sketch:



Aaaaaaand, here's where I took it:



I had so much fun making this. It's seriously much more impressive IRL. I hate how the camera flattens an image. You know, I've been holding on to that Basic Grey Obscure 6x6 pad forever but just recently discovered how so "me" it is. I L-O-V-E it!

For the two framed areas on the sketch I scribbled/scratched frame outlines. Then I went over them with an embossing pen and then covered them with UTEE a couple of times so there are clear, bubbley, melty, raised frames. The sentiment is stamped on a transparency and then I plopped it on top of the UTEE while it was still hot to "glue" the transparency down. (Here's a little tip...molten UTEE is H-O-T! Use tweezers if you're going to set something down into it. Don't learn the hard way like I did. Trust me, you won't do it twice.) I also "glued" down in the UTEE a couple of transistors. I've been holding on to those babies for ages, too. It's fun discovering the treasures you have organized away over the years. I have some really cool stuff.


~title detail~


For the scalloped area I created a frame with some old Heidi Swapp printed tape - this one is some sort of measuring device. Unfortunately, I have no idea where I got the camera eyelet but I'm glad I discovered those in my stash, too.

The tickets, sentiment, and the umbrella man (notice he's shadow stamped, too?) are all Tim Holtz stamps. That man is wicked talented, eh?

~stamps detail~

Details: Basic Grey paper; Tim Holtz stamps; JudiKins transparency; StazOn & VersaMark ink; Zig Millenium pen & Emboss Writer; Ranger UTEE; Heidi Swapp tape; unknown transistors & eyelet.

This month's Guest Design Team challenge for Unity Stamp Co. was to use a stamp from either the May or June Kit of the Month and this sketch:


I felt like stepping out of the box, so to speak, so I went round instead with a paper mache round hanger:


I thought I'd like to do something really playful so I grabbed my current go-to fun papers from the American Craft Teen collection. It's hard to see in the pic but some of the hearts are glazed and a little bit sparkly. I used a checkerboard pattern for the wide horizontal band on the sketch and cut out a squiggle for the smaller band bisecting it.



The Unity stamp I used was the June KOTM "happy" banner.
I told you you'd be seeing the fan fold flowers again soon! These are also made with the AC Teen papers and are topped off with some Around the Block brads. I backed them with some turquoise floss to make them seem just that much more festive.


And now, of course, I must address the pink elephant in the room - the fuschia feather trim. Oh. My. Gawd. It was like some exotic bird exploded when I cut that trim! There were fuschia feathers floating in the air for hours! I attached it to the hanger with Sticky Strips.

Details - American Craft paper; Unity Stamp Co. stamp; Ink - StazOn, Stampin' Up!; Brads - Around the Block, Stampin' Up!; Stickles; DMC floss; MSI paper mache hanger; Target boa trim; Offray ribbon; Sticky Strips tape.

Hope you enjoyed my creations for the day.

Stay tuned tomorrow for some possibly exciting news.

Have a good evening!

Heidi

5 comments:

Mika said...

LOVE your lo, so colourfull. Hope to see you around girl. Mika (www.mikascrap.typepad.com)

Kit said...

this is great love the colours

Diana Fisher said...

AWESOME to all of it! Great card and LOVE the pink fur!

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Linda said...

How cool and just neat looking hotwheels