Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Creative Belli Challenge - Tool Shed

Hi there. Today we have a brand new challenge for you over at the Creative Belli Challenge. This time our challenge is "Tool Shed". What does that mean you ask? Well, we know if you are anything like us, you have purchased a crafting tool that you HAD to have...and now it is sitting in your craft space collecting dust. Come on...we all have I know I LOVE to purchase the newest "toy"/tool, then use them once, and they sit. Fiskars Texture Plates are a fine example of this.

I actually own 2 full sets of these various texture plates from Fiskars. HAD to have them, NEVER use I even have both tools to use these (the little embossing thingys). Well, when I saw this challenge was Tool Shed, at first I had to think about what to pull out...then I remembered these. Now that I have used it...I am wondering why I haven't used them more. These things are pretty awesome! I went through the plates and thought this one went perfect with my Little Boy image from QKR Stampede. See what I mean? PERFECT!!! I started by stamping off this little guy on white CS and coloring him with markers. Next I layered him onto the piece of green CS that I used the Texture Plate with. When I did the texture plate, I felt I wanted the little lizards and frogs to "pop" more, so I did some ink distressing on it. Next, I layered the textured CS onto some PP from my stash (I believe it is from TAC). Then I used a navy textured CS for my base. Last I added some eyelets I have had FOREVER to the corners, and a sticker for the sentiment.

Now, head on over to the Creative Belli Challenge, and see what the other DT ladies have dug out from their "Tool Sheds" for this challenge. Then play along with us. Grab that dust covered tool, and USE IT!

Thanks for stopping by!


joy said...

I adore this image! I like the way you distressed the background with green -- great job of coloring this sweet little boy!

Kristie Maynard said...

Great job, Jess! Did you run the plate through the Cuttlebug or use the little rubbing thingy? (Technical term there) Card turned our very cute.

jdmommy said...

Wow, Jess, this texture plate is fab with this image! Great job!