Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Mountains & Wookiees

I could not resist the Pin it, Spin It, Win It! challenge at Opus Gluei. Basically, you link up a new project inspired by something you saw/pinned on Pinterest. I was looking for some paper background ideas, and found this great image, pinned from Say Yes to Hoboken:

Source: via CG on Pinterest
Like the person I repinned this from, I was especially drawn to those lace-covered mountains. I have some paper doilies in my stash, so I hand-cut some triangles from scrap paper and folded bits of doily on top. The lace border is adhered on top with double-sided tape, which I then covered with glitter. The sentiment is from a Verve Stamps set, heat-embossed in hot pink and cut out with an IO die.

Cupcake Inspirations #218
I'm entering this card into the following fab challenges:
Card and Scrap: Use lace or ribbon
Creative Card Crew #40: The Great Outdoors
Cupcake Inspirations #218: Photo Inspiration (Pink, Yellow, Green)
Opus Gluei Challenge #160: Pin it, Spin It

Update: I was the random winner of the goodie prize pack for Opus Gluei Challenge #160, and also made the Top 5 for Cupcake Inspirations #218.

But I couldn't stop thinking about those sweet little Eggs... I felt like they really wanted to inspire me! And so they did...

I have a special place in my heart for decorated eggs...You might remember the hanging teacups I made. I still had some of the plastic eggs from that project, so I made... a Wookiee treat egg:

The egg is actually orange, so I painted it with brown acrylic paint. Then I used a ZIG glue pen to apply Flower Soft to it, and glued a painted button on the bottom. The eyes are plastic bubble gems, and I used Glossy Accents to adhere them so that they would really stick. Then I used some ZipDry glue to add a ribbon "bandolier."

In the spirit of the pin that inspired both of these projects, that's my Galaxy Paper Tots matchbox playset in the background. Many thanks to everyone who inspired these projects, especially the folks at Opus Gluei.

Thank you for visiting,


Rene said...

This is fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Cupcake Inspirations! Good luck!
Rene :D

Chat Noir said...

Going to have to copy those mountains too........and I do love a Wookiee!! Glad you played with us at Opus Gluei. Love your work.

MichelleZ said...

Great projects! The snow capped mountains are fabulous. So adorable! And so is your Wookie! :)

UTs Hobby Time said...

Fabulous creation again. Love the technique you used.

Jana said...

Oh, my, goodness. Those mountains are adorable. LOVE those colors. AND that Wookie is too cute. Thanks so much for explaining how you did everything. It'll make it so much easier when I copy you. ;-P

Electra said...

What a brilliant interpretation of the mountains-I love your card. (And I am going to copy it-lol) It's perfect for our challenge at The Order of the Opus Gluei, thank you for playing along!

Electra said...

I meant to say on my last comment that your egg is marvellous as well. I can't believe you had the patience to glue all of that flowersoft on it! It looks positively magical!!

Mei said...

Super duper cute!! Love the little characters! Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Card Crew

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VanessaB said...

what a unique card. love the laced covered mountains. thanks for joining us at cupcake inspirations :)

Juliet A said...

you lace covered mountain card is stunning - well worth CASEing. You egg wookie, now that is hilarious!

Sheena said...

This is fab and so much fun!

Thank you for joining the challenge with the Creative Card Crew!


Grethe Røren said...

Nice card. Thanks for joining the challenge at Card and Scrap.

Eva Gro said...

Beautiful card! Love the bright colors u have used!

Thanx for joining us at Card and Scrap Good luck in the draw, and hope to see you back next time!
Eva Gro
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