Thursday, July 29, 2010

an elephant never forgets...

or so they say...

Ever wanted to go explore the jungle? I have.... but I just hate mosquitos... hmmmm... guess that would make it hard. Well, guess this is the best I can get for now. =)
Over at the CI blog it is DT challenge again! I wanted to know what fabulous ideas the DT could get from the jungle, and they did a great job! Here is what I came up with...
Paper: Scrapworks chipboard puzzle piece, old book paper
Stamps: Will n' Way, Fancy Pants "In My Words"
Ink: VersaMark, distress
CI paint: Antique Silver, Emerald, Blush
Other: ribbon, embossing powder, dymo, metal clip

Basically, I covered the chipboard shape with a Mod Podge, then an old book paper. When that dried, I tore off the top layer of the book paper with masking tape. Then I covered it with distress ink.
I heat embossed the elephant, then just painted him in with Antique Silver. A little Blush in his ears and on his cheeks gives him a little character.

I made a stamp pad with Emerald CI paint (I totally love this technique!!) to stamp the swirls. I love how easy it is to add shimmer to detailed images using these paints!

I used my Dymo labeler for the words. This gives it a different look than I usually do, but I think it is kinda fun to do different things now and then. =)

I strung a sheer ribbon through the chipboard for easy hanging.

To finish it off, I used a strong adhesive to attach the whole thing to a strong clip. I now can clip up all the things I need to remember. *do you think I would get more done if I had everything written down that I was supposed to do?*

"Don't forget" to check out the CI blog for other projects from the DT! =)

Have a wonderful day!
~Kassi

5 comments:

cbuswell said...

Neat idea!! Brilliant sparkle on this!!

Creative Inspirations said...

That is such a cool idea, it is very cute. You are talented when it comes to photographing your projects to make the shimmer come out.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is so cute! I love the idea of making something like this! My hubby needs one, he loves to forget!

~ Kendra ~ said...

BEAUTIFUL! The elephant is so cute, love the shimmer! Great job, as always!! :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love the elephant and the distressed background. I love the addition of the swirls.