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Tuesday, 21 May 2013

SOS Tool Shed!

Hiya!

I'm here with this weeks Shopping Our Stash challenge! I had to take a few weeks (months) off my SOS duties thanks to the little person I'm growin inside of me, stripping me of all my energy and almost all my crafty mojo! I'm so glad to be participating again!

This week's challenge is called TOOL SHED! Break out that tool that you've had lying around forever. (It can be never used or not-used-for-ages)

Now I have a few never before used things on here, one is the stamp (but that's not "REALLY" a tool), the largest circle die in the set has NEVER been touched (bingo!) and also I rarely use my Prismacolour.

In my defense, I went on a huge clean-out purge of my craft supplies and got rid of HEEEAPS of stuff I'd bought two or more years ago that just aren't my style. My goodness I'm more productive now and my layouts and cards are better for it. I'm just not so overwhelmed by all the choices. :)

Here tis:


I stamped my Sugar Nellie Poppy Fields image onto Neenah, then coloured her with Prismacolor pencils, then scored and folded the cardstock.  I carefully positioned a circle die on the top 'half' of the card, so that it would show the image through with only her boots being cut off a little (which is what I wanted, not her head :)) then diecut the circle.

Next I cut a piece of patterned paper from the Sweet Girl Echo Park 6x6 pad, slightly smaller than the card base, and diecut a circle one size bigger than the previous one (so I'd have that nice white "border" around the circle. Then I adhered that down in place and added my sentiment from Paper smooches.

For a few little added details, I made her rainboots glittery (stickles of course!)
I want sparkly yellow rainboots too...

And I did a bit of a Kathy Racoosin, and added some white gel pen detail to her dress (the 'zip' and collar...I ALMOST added a lacey hem, but I didnt....I might do that next time.)


Well, I hope you like!

Be sure to head over to the SOS blog, to see the rest of the DT's creations! they're super gorgeous!

If you'd like to join us in the challenge, we'd love to see what YOU pull out of the tool shed! Be sure to let us know which tool you're using specifically for this challenge :)

Thanks for looking!

Linda xx

4 comments:

lauren bergold said...

wow♥WOW♥wow!!! glad you are feeling a bit better, clearly the little person is going to be creative too, if this gorgeous card is any indication!!! love it! ♥

Melissa Shea said...

so sweet! Your coloring is always amazing!

Carla said...

awww what a fun card- and so glad to "see" you back on board at SOS!

Jessi Fogan said...

Getting rid of the 'never use it' stuff is so very liberating! And it's treasure to someone else :) Thank you, grumpy little baby, for letting Mama come back & play! I love how you did the offset circle, Linda :)