I was having fun playing with my Cohas adhesive Vinyl chalkboard again and made a sign to hang up outside of my kitchen. My lil guy can be a fussy eater, so I thought I would make him a fun menu so he could help meal plan. This is just a flat canvas panel, covered in chalkboard vinyl and a couple of strips of ribbon… and I added Beer and Barbeque Lady Digital Stamp, but colored the bottle to look like Ketchup. The image is colored with Zig Kurecolor markers.
Another fab selection of projects again this past month.. thank you to everyone who joined in. So are all you Bug fans excited about the new store that is coming?, I can’t wait to see it up and running. From the sneaky peeks I have seen, it’s gonna be awesome.
Big thank you to Jodi who is our sponsor for this fun new monthly challenge dedicated to all things Bugaboo Stamps.
Before I get to the winner from Challenge No.2 and .. an alternate winner for No.1 which was not claimed…I wanted to thank the DT ladies for another fabulous set of projects for this new challenge.
WINNERS !!! WINNERS !!!! WINNER !!!! You have till April 14th to claim. Please contact me at MsWipz to claim
Thank you for all the fabulous entries…. looking forward to another bunch of fab projects this month.
Here are the rules.
Must feature a Bugaboo Stamps image as the main image of the project.
You must link back to the Bugaboo Image you used in your blog post, as well as to this blog challenge.
You have till the end of the following challenge to claim your prize ( 14th of each month ). Unclaimed prizes will be re-picked on the 15th, and a new winner notified. ie : you win January.. winners picked on Feb 15th…must claim by March 14th… if no one claims new winner drawn March 15th… NO EXCEPTIONS. winner’s will be posted on the blog, please be sure to subscribe for updates, or check back to see the winners.
Limit of 3 entries per person, can be entered in unlimited other challenges.
Prize: 4 single image digital stamps from the bugaboostamps collection
Winner will be randomly selected, unless otherwise noted
I reserve the right to modify the rules as necessary at any point in the future.
Last, but not least… HAVE FUN !!! that’s what it’s all about.. right?
This one was a lot of work, but I love how she turned out. She was printed on a 9×12 piece of Canson Mixed Media Paper and colored with Crayola Color Escapes, the new “Grown up Crayolas” as I like to call them. She is part of the New Release collection for March over at Cute As A Button this month. I added a black photo mat to this and will frame it and gift it to someone.
Go check out all the fun new images and don’t forget to pop on over and check out the Inspiration Blog & Facebook Group for new challenges 🙂
Sorry guys and gals.. running a little late this month….
But lets get this party started… see if we can convince a few more of you to put pen to paper..or mouse to pad..or finger to blood.. however you do your thing…. heh.. no judgement here..art is art right haha Once you have seen a guy who caters his diet to produce poop of certain shades so he can paint with it.. and then people actually buy it… nothing and I mean NOTHING surprised me when it comes to creative minds lol.
I forget the name of the show, but it was some crazy show back in the UK late at night with.. two french guys and a couple of stick giraffe’s.. yeah don’t ask.. Pee Pee and po po I think they called them lol.. the giraffes that is. and then of course the chick with the biggest pair of boobs I have EVER seen… yeah that was one crazy show… I am sure someone will know what I am talking about… it was like they traveled the world looking for the weirdest people and habits and lifestyles they could find..and trust,e .. they found A LOT of them lol.
Anyone remember the show I am referring to?
anywho.. back on track.. thank you to everyone who joined in last month… love seeing what new stuff you all come up with…. so.. what have I got for you this month?
“Up close and personal”
Inspiration for those that need it:
I’d love to see some nice tight close crop images….something for everyone to practice skin, hair, texture type techniques on, head shots or closer. Whether your head is an animal, human, robot, alien or flora… or anything else you can come up with.
If you really want to be up close and personal.. how about a self portrait… show us how YOU see YOU… even if it’s not “realistic”
Each artist may enter up to 10 individual NEW digital stamp images per given theme.
Images can go on sale as soon as they have been entered into the challenge.
You may add single images, or link to a blog post with up to 10 images..but each image must be entered in the challenge linky individually.
You may showcase the images in color, or projects on your blog links should you wish to show off inspirational images too.
I had some ideas for this one that were not too “PC” so I played it safe and added a simple stamped sentiment by Unity stamps. What I really wanted to do was make a joke about the President pardoning turkeys….or some crack about accidentally mixing up the caterer and entertainment orders for a bachelor party and the caterer providing a “Bird with big breasts” I will leave that with you.. and your imagination can fill in the blanks lol. I’m just keeping in Simple … for this one LOL
This is probably the shortest project post I have ever written..and that is because it’s soooo simple but kinda cool. I wanted to try something new and so I printed my image onto a laminating sheet. Be sure to feed it fold edge first if you try this:)
Once I had my print out I placed it on a wood blank and used my brayer to transfer the image..and then I colored it with my new Crayola Color Escapes pencils. I am pretty sure this is NOT what they had in mind when they made these pencils.. but they do a great job on so many surfaces… why not ???
I didn’t want to make this project overly ornate..I just wanted to have the image on it’s own. But you could easily take this technique and inject it in to a bigger, fancier Mixed Media project, if that is what you wanted to do.
My best advice would be…. tape the image down when you go to transfer it to avoid slipping and sliding on smooth surfaces. I didn’t do that and got a bit of ghosting in places.. but to be honest, with the look I was going for and using pencils.. it really didn’t make a huge difference. You don’t get sharp clean heavy lines anyway, it’s more like working on a no lines coloring project.
anywho, fun technique to play with and definitely something I’d like to experiment with a bit more. It makes for some rather cool wall decor 🙂
What fab entries we had last month; so many wonderful projects, thank you to everyone who joined in. And of course a huge big Thank You to our January sponsor, KennyK Stamps. Of course you all want to know…. who won the Digis.. right?
The Winner, chosen by random.org who gets their choice of 3 digis from the KennyK Stamps Store is….. EDIT ***UNCLAIMED – New winner will be announced in March challenge post***
Talking of joining in… we have a new DT, please welcome Ms Merrie Jones who will be joining us for this Crafty Awesomeness Challenge and also our Bugaboo Crafty Challenge. As always we also have the usual crew….NanaDonna, DeeScraps and yours truly, MsWipz.
and here are our fun makes with this months DT image picks. Please hop over and check out the projects and leave some love for the girls .. and me … I want to be loved….I’m cute AND adorable.. my husband says so …
OK, ok so maybe adorable is pushing it a bit.. but heh… every family needs a black sheep… right 🙂 BAAAAAaaa
PRIZE We will have One random winner who will receive 3 digital downloads from CAAB
Max 3 entries per person
No limit on how many challenges you enter project in
Must be a colored piece featuring some kind of image, rubber, clear, digital stamps.. hand drawn..whatever. Does NOT have to be a card.
No artist restrictions.. but we’d love it if you were using a sponsor image
Please watermark your images before linking, but if you choose not to… that is your choice.
Project must have been made/posted on your blog within the last 7 days prior to the start date of the challenge.
If you do not have a blog, you can still enter… but please do not post your projects anywhere that requires registration to view, or comment.
Most importantly..you must have FUN while you craft…totally unenforcible rule… but heh.
**UPDATED – Winners must claim by the 15th of the month. These posts are shared on the blog, facebook, google+ and twitter feeds. Please make sure you are subscribed to at least one of these so you don’t miss your chance to claim.
No porn, violence etc … do I really even have to say that ??
All submissions will require approval before going live, if I am awake and at home… that won’t take long usually.
I had to do it… I have so many strange and wonderful friends that this would suit LOL .. one in particular whos birthday is coming up soon. I have a slight Unicorn/my little pony phobia.. but when I saw this one. I just had to do it LOL.
It’s popped on layers of foam sheet on the banner, main image and the purple. Image is “BUGUNIBELIEVE” from Bugaboo Stamps New Releases … which you can still grab for half price till Tuesday. Colored with Chameleon Pens and a sprinkle of Wink of Stella clear.
I may add a few glitter stars and/or rhinestone stars to the background for a little glam, but for now I am keeping it simple.
The inside was created in Paint Shop Pro and printed and trimmed to size…
Just a fun card for those friends who know they are crazy and embrace it!!
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I am a creature of moods and I already kinda jumped the gun a few weeks ago and got over zealous and posted what ‘should’ have been my DT project. I liked it so much I couldn’t wait to share, which is great.. except that left me needing to do a second project. I was desperately trying to come up with something I really wanted to do and of course ….I got sidetracked coloring Roosters and cutting cut files and all that other fun stuff… like you do LOL
So here I am, or was …. half a day left to pull off a Project… and my lil guy wanted to go out. So off we went to Michaels and then Toys R Us and while I was there I picked up some stamps for him and some bits n bobs for me ….INCLUDING something I had wanted to try for ages.
I had been wanting to make a Chipboard project and I found this great 2 pack of Chipboard albums for just $4.99 ..it was perfect. Well except I only had a few hours to actually pull it off lol. So my apologies for the late showing… but I hope it’s worth it and you at least enjoy this crazy tangent head post.
Because I am not just going to show you the project…
I’m going to share with you some of the origins of what inspired me to make it. If you are British, some of it may be familiar… if you aren’t .. maybe you will learn something new.
Ok.. so here it is , this is the front cover of my ‘Album’ and I chose the smaller of the two Chipboard kits which measures approx 7×6.5. My image this month is called Girlz – wiggle the bait
I covered it with a foiled ‘fish scale’ sheet from a DCWV I won called Coastal It has some fab papers in it..in fact I used one of them in that other project too.
I used Elizabeth Designs double side adhesive to attach it to the chipboard… just for speed since I have a 6 inch wide roll of it sitting here staring at me lol.I cut the paper slight over sized and used a punch to make matching holes to the chipboard. popped it on .. smoothed it out and tucked in the edges.. then I lined it with a matching sheet of Recollections 65lb card.
What it actually will be when I get the contents pages done….is a Recipe book…. for Fish. I have a friend who’s husband fishes… when he isn’t falling off 2 foot high walls and breaking bones that is… yes seriously he broke his pelvis fishing a few years ago by falling off a two foot wall. We jokingly refer to him as the $6 man, he has been rebuilt ..almost from scratch these past few years.
…and my friend…. well she loves to cook..and pin recipes and post them all over my Facebook feed at 3 am and gives me the munchies.. so I am dedicating this project to those two. I left the top space blank as it will be personalized ..so for privacy reasons… I will add that later 🙂
The lyrics on the front of the book read:
Dance ti’ thy daddy, sing ti’ thy mammy,
Dance ti’ thy daddy, ti’ thy mammy sing;
Thou shall hev a fishy on a little dishy,
Thou shall hev a fishy when the boat comes in.
These were the lyrics for a show back in the 70’s when I was growing up in the Northern part of the UK. It was called When the Boat comes in and starred James Bolam, a very well reknowned British actor who has starred in a bunch of great Tv series. It was a period drama series set in post-World War I northeast England…and I grew up watching this. I lived on the North East coast till I was about 8 years old, so I have fond memories of the coast and all the small fishing villages… and the smell of Kippers smoking.
How I miss those Geordie tones!
anywho… this was the inspiration for my theme.
The inside pages where the recipes and such like will be is made of the same 65lb card stock as the inside liner, in various hues of blue. I’ll be adding in little fun facts, quotes and images and such to the pages as well as room to write, or stick recipes. It’s kind of like a journal… but for recipes…with some fun facts and images thrown in.
So there you have it.. a Fun Fish filled Recipe book with a touch of British Nostalgia thrown in.
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