January 28, 2010

It's A Boy Thing...

This is my lo for the ETG - TECH Challenge over at sb.com ETG (the challenge): I Can See Clearly. This challenge is to use clear (transparent) or translucent items (you can use as many as you want, but you MUST use at least one!) on your layout--this includes transparencies, overlays, vellum, plastic, or even glass (tiles, etc.)! You can use these materials in any way you wish, so use your imagination! 25 Points!
TWIST: NONE, 10 extra points for everyone who does this one, too! TOTAL 35 POINTS!

I use transparencies to cut stars out using my fiskars tool. I then used MM paint and sponged/outlined the stars in the blue and then went back and did some white doodles on them with my uni ball pen. This is a very simple lo for me, but I really liked how it turned out. I added some mustard colored ribbon with blue ric-rac on top of that and then added buttons in the middle of the stars. The 3 is Avery's age in this pic and it was made out of a transparency as well, but I painted it gold. added a few rub-ons and I really loved how this turned out; simple and clean, which is really hard for me!

Thanks for stopping by and taking a lookie!

January 25, 2010

Magical Monday - Box/Bag/Container

This week over at TMITA/PCC the challenge is brought to us by Kim McDonald. The challenge was to make some kind of container, box or something that would hold or contain candy or something like that. I love making other things outside of cards, so I thought I would do a set again this week. I have to say this project photographed really goofy in the color way. Have you ever had one of those projects where the colors that show up in the photograph really aren't the true colors of your actual project is in real life! Well, that is the way this bag photographed and it drives this perfectionist nut-so! The flower looks an odd green, but really matches much better then it reflects here and my giraffe here on the bag looks more bluish purple then purple. Really look at the giraffe on the bag and then look at the giraffe on the card! Both colored with the same colors, but yet they look like they were not. I think that purple on the green must bring out more of the blues in the color for whatever reason, so I just gave up and this is what you get, photograph wise! :O)

So, anyway..... I had these little bags from the dollar store and so I used one as a template for this bag. I covered the handles with this lovely fuzzy yarn for some fun texture (love texture!) and interest. I colored my image with my Bic Mark-its and then added some colored pencil as well. The PP is from my friend Ami and it is made by Prima (both on the card and bag). OK.. this picture of this bag is REALLY driving me crazy because of how odd the colors look and I almost didn't want to post it, I think I want to replace the flower with a big red one as well!! LOL.... But truly in real life it looks more like the card! OH WELL....

Well, that's it for this week, come back later this week I have some other cards to post with some other images from my store. So, as you go through your day "Think Love".