Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Handmade Ninja

Woohoo!!!  It's Pink Ninja Wednesday!!!!!!!!!!!

The new prompt is "handmade", technique is to use cardboard, and the pink twist is lace. 

I have to admit I was flummoxed by the "handmade" prompt.  I dont' really make anything what I'd term "handmade" other than papercrafts.  I don't sew or knit or anything like that.  As Mo so nicely put it, I just wasn't getting my mojo green light.  And then ~chorus of angels, bright glowing light, bluebirds soaring~ the Sunday Target ad arrived and my mojo was greenlighted!  They had an adorable piece of "art" on sale that inspired this layout:


I obviously didn't focus on something handmade but I featured something "handmade".  The heart is "faux handmade paper".  I've used this technique before on another Pink Ninjas prompt way back when.  You use paint and toilet paper to get that fiber-y handmade paper look:

~title detail~
I have to say I absolutely LOVE painting on cardboard!  It's become my favorite base.  And I've been hoarding pieces for a while now and have some great "interesting" pieces.  This one, for instance, has several holes in it which I love.

Hop on over to the Pink Ninjas blog to check out what the other Ninjas made for your "handmade" inspiration.  It's a regular craft fair over there!!!  Have I mentioned how honored I feel to be included in this amazing bunch of artists??  These chicks are off the hook!

Hope you have a happy hump day!

Heidi

6 comments:

Leah the Orange said...

seriously!! toilet paypah? i'm going to play with some tissue paper for a similar effect - just not today as the boys have a snow day. CURSES!!

i love this - and i share your appreciation for cardboard. your colours rock in a big way.

but then, so do YOU!!! oxoxox

Tessa Buys said...

Love it! I love the colors and the texture.

Mo said...

i love this layout heidi!!! the colors are awesome and i wish i could just run my hands over it to feel all the cool texture! gorgeousness!

hugs,
mo

Jenn said...

This layout is beautifully done Heidi

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

u totally rock!!!! loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the heart....seriously u soooooooooooooooo inspire me! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

ps....i am sooooooooooooooooo snagging your edward photo as well...he is hot and he belongs on my blog too!! LOL!!! hope u are into sharing!! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)