Hello and welcome to my bloggy-blog! Some of you already know that this is my very first blog hop and also my very first stamp project! That's right....so, I hope to make you all proud and I hope you likey!
The hop participants today are members of the Smeared and Smudged Design Team! We'd like to invite you over for some awesome inspiration and creative networking, so when you have a chance check out the Smeared and Smudged Forum. The Greeting Farm is sponsoring our hop today, and for my project I used The Greeting Farm's digi stamp "Twisted Tea".
This image is so fun and I had a blast coloring her! I used Prismacolor and Sharpie markers and added a bit of glittery goop. After I colored her I searched and searched for something to use her on. Since I am new to the fabulous world of stamping, I have limited supplies, so instead of making a card I decided to alter an old wooden box that i've kept for no particular reason, except that it looked cool. Here is the box before I started playing with it:
So, I made some teacup paper on my computer, printed it out and modge podged it to the top of my box. Same with the bottom except I just used black paper. Then I ripped some black card stock to make the horizontal bar and painted the edges with a metallic silver paint. I glued my ribbon, my bar, and then my image on top of the tea cup paper and then wrote "tea time" in white gel pen.
The inside of the original box had some cool (but pointless) dice. So to tie in "tea time" and dice I decided to use a song for inspiration. "SPIN SPIN SUGAR" by Sneaker Pimps. "Spin spin" reminded me of spinning the dice and "SUGAR" reminded me of sugar cubes...that you would use in your tea. Are you following me? Ha ha. OK...so here is the inside of the box after I altered it. I used green paper for the base and then cut holes for my dice, glued on my cool tea kettle charm and attached my black bar o' lyrics. The lyrics read "twists for me, spin, spin, sugar" - I love it because it ties in with the name of the digi "Twisted Tea". For the dice I just painted them and wrote the individual words on each one.
It was really fun to create this and I hope you love it! I had so much fun! Please visit the rest of S&S's DT on their blogs (listed below), and be sure to leave comments! Thanks for visiting!