Friday, August 31, 2007

Do You See What I See?

And yes, from there I started singing Christmas carols - fa,la,la,la,la! Should be of no surprise though, my daughter, almost 2, sings Jingle Bells repeatedly throughout the day; so Christmas carols are commonplace around these here parts!

I did this card for Shannon's contest, to make a card with stamps used in a way that they were not necessarily intended. I had to do this challenge, because it truly was a challenge! Love this idea!
In this card I used a few things for their intended purpose (obviously), but I also used some other things that I saw a bit differently. The main thing I changed (and this was the start of the whole card), was from an old SU! set called Framed Greetings. This was one of my first SU! sets, and I have thought about parting with it, but I go back to it every so often, so not yet ready! Anyway, I used the purse from that set and turned it upside down to make the chef's head and hat, then I gave him some eyes so he could see what I was doing to him :-) I added Star Dust Stickles to the curlies of his hat to make it sparkle a bit. Then I made him an apron out of some generic red cardstock and a Zig journaling pen. I cut that out and added a little strip of checkered Papertrey White that I colored with a red marker. I used the smallest "stem" stamp from Papertrey's Green Thumb set for his arms, pants, and the spatula handle and doodled on some extras. I used the cupcake outline from a Technique Tuesday Collector's set called Icing On The Cake for the spatula base, and colored it in with a black Prismacolor pencil and OMS, and added some Black Diamond Stickles to the spatula and grill for sparkle. The rest is pretty self explanatory. I doodled the outline to make it mirror the smoke coming from the grill, and added some black mini brads to finish it off. I got to use some of my dollar stamps that have been eagerly awaiting ink. I buy tons of those things and then forget to use them. So this contest made me look at everything I have, thanks Shannon! Oh, one more thing, the ink is my new favorite Black - Brilliance Graphite Black, and the paper is Papertrey White, Cool Caribbean SU!, and Paper Company red.

Here is a pic of the stamps I used:

Well, I think that about covers it! Can't wait to see who wins, there are some really cool designs coming from Shannon's contest. Great prizes too!

Have a fabulous weekend everyone! Thanks for visiting!


Shannan said...

Oh my gosh, I cannot believe that is a PURSE! You are too creative...such a great job!! Thanks for playing!

dini said...

how clever with the purse (just clicking links from Shannan's blog)! Good luck to you!


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