Saturday, January 29, 2011

Great News and A Special 1st Birthday!

Hi there bloggers, well haven't I just been so excited to share some news with you!!  Following the excellent response and comments I received for my "Christmas Snow Globe" post as part of the Drunken Stampers Whiteout" Challenge I am please to announce that they have extended an invitation to me to join them as one of their Design Team Members. Of course I said YES!! Whooopeeee!!!  Thanks very much ladies, I am so stoked to be joining such a talented team (make sure you stop by their blogs also).

So, here I am...  My first DT creation and what better time to be joining them than on their very first Birthday!  Happy Birthday Drunken Stampers!! In order to get into the swing of things for its very first Birthday, this weeks theme is all things "Birthday".  I took up the gauntlet and after meters of tape and a multitude of chipboard and paper I came up with a fun and perfectly themed gift/goodies box: Dah da!

This was a really fun project and I think it will come in handy for various special occasions by housing and presenting many goodies with flair. Of course you can make the box however high you like but because I wanted it to enclose a bottle of wine or liqueur I needed to ensure that it was tall enough to encompass all I wanted it to enclose.   

I hope this encourages you to put your thinking caps on, try something a little different and to have some fun while you're at it by joining us here at Drunken Stampers.  Perhaps get some girlfriends together while you make your creations over some good conversation and a nice bottle of wine (we are the Drunken Stampers after all).  But just make sure you submit your creations by 11:59 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time) each Friday.  The more the merrier so hop along and have some fun. We hope to see you there.  Make sure you also check back here often to see more Drunken Stamper creations.  See you again soon. :-)

Tash Daly

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What's Had Me So Busy?

Hi there bloggers....I thought I would give you a sneak peek into what has had me so busy this past week.  Any guesses??

Well this is all I can tell you and show you right now...but all will be revealed tomorrow, so make sure you come back to see what it is!  Till then, happy blogging and thanks for stopping by. 

Tash :-)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

An Experiment In Wonderland

Hi there bloggers. I am still working on some cards for several challenges which I can show you, however, in the meantime, I thought I would share with you a little experiment.  I recently wanted to do an Alice in Wonderland themed card.  I was really looking to achieve a look which included the characters in the latest movie.  

After a search for stamps bearing the image of the "Mad Hatter" and "Cheshire Cat". I settled for the Mad Hatter from the Greeting Farm's "Alice in Wonderland" stamp set and tried to colour him so that he would look like the Mad Hatter from the latest Movie.  I then just googled a picture of the Cheshire Cat and proceeded to draft my own picture of him.  Because I wanted to use both images with shrinky dinks skrink plastic, I then proceeded to place the images under a sheet of shrinky dinks plastic and traced the images using a fine line pen.  I then proceeded to colour the images with colouring in pencils before cutting them out and shrinking them.  

Although I decided that in the end I did not want to use them for my project (and actually abandoned the project all together) I thought I would at least share the images with you and perhaps I will use them elsewhere. I can't say that I was all together happy with the end result.  I suppose that the Cheshire Cat is ok considering I had to try and draw him myself, but not quite right.   

As much as I tried to adapt the mad hatter it did not really work with this image.  I was happy to notice this week that Pink Cat Studio is currently previewing an "Alice In Wonderland" release that will work quite nicely for me in my future projects.  Go over and take a look at their range...Melissa has some wonderful images.  Thanks Melissa I can hardly wait for the new release.

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