Wednesday, January 18, 2012

You've Captured My Heart

Thinking of You Journal Book
Today is my first day as a fellow DT at Craft Us Crazy and I'm so excited to announce this 2 weeks challenge starting today!
Joining in the fun will be our Sponsor
Who is offering the winner a $10 Gift Certificate!
Now on to the challenge...
Today's challenge is 
You're welcome to use any and all company brands and products. We would love to see all walks of crafts here...decoupage, stamping (Rubber or Digital), altered, 3D, LOs, Die cut projects, anything as long as its made by your talented hands and it follows the Challenge theme!!!

Here is my project created from recycled items...
As I mentioned before in my New Year's Eve post, I'm not a fan of making resolutions, but after reading so many incredible blogs, I've been inclined to jump on the bandwagon and start using objects that normally I would take to the recycling.
To start this project's journey, I was given the opportunity to use an image from Stamp Fairy called Donna and Donny 4
I wasn't sure how to color them, but a talented fellow blogger suggested I use flocking powder.     Brilliant idea!  Thank you, Mitralee.
So I did, and I stink at applying it.  After the third attempt, it turned out pretty good though and I'm pleased with the outcome.
The journal book is cardboard from a cereal box and all other embellishments are either from my old stash or scraps.  I also went a bit Tim Holtz bonkers and doused everything with his products.
The concept of this project looked a lot cuter in my head and now that I see it, it appears I have caged two very scared bears.  
I hope you are able to look past the "trapping" and see the vision that I was going for...

Well, that's it for me on this one, but I hope you're inspired to join us at
with any art form you desire for this 2 weeks challenge.

Thanks so much for stopping in and I hope you have a wonderful day!
Hugs n' Happy Crafting...
Lisa xx


Maire Gamber said...

Wow my friend!!! Another DT! You rock girl! Congrats! Your project is just over the moon! Love it. You did a fabulous job. You take care!

Chrissy said...

Love the flocked bears...they do look like they have just been caught...and maybe not in a trap..very cute image.Lovely project..


Unknown said...

Well I think this is so gorgeous!!!!!Love your project!!!!! Love the little bears too it's really a great combination!!!!! Fabulous work!!!!

richardbreaks said...

Wow, Lisa, this is a terrific project! I love all the tiny details that are going on here. I definitely get where you are going here, and NOT scared caged bears. Keep on, Girl!!

Lisa Jane said...

oh congrats on your Dt ...well deserved .. i love all your projects .. and this is fabulous . I love the little 3D birdcage .. so romantic
Lisa x

Stampindamour said...

Lisa - this is so darling! Flocking is such another fun deminsional embellishment to work with {perfect for you!}...flocking will also come in handy if you need to add flocked hair to vintage bald Ken dolls or GI Joe action figures! xo

-pamela :)

Lorraine said...

This is fabulous. What a great idea to put them in a cage. Love it. :o)

Annika said...

Wow lisa, this looks fab! Gorgeous stamp and such a lovely text. I love it! Also thx for the sweet comment you left me on my blog, always nice to read!
Hugs Annika

Tammylee said...

This is a very unique project. Love it

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Q
They do look a little scared hugging each other looking out between the bars don't they? But I can also see the creative process of putting this piece together. One relates this cage to a bird not cute bears, but it works very very well, I love how you always think outside of the box.
I will not be around for a few days.....Birthday weekend away.

Debbie said...

This is fantastic... Love the idea, and they don't look scared at all..


Margaret said...

Love your fuzzy bears and all of the shabby chic goodness on this! As far as the cage, you could always add something like "You hold the key to my heart." or "You've trapped my heart." Personally, I don't think I would have thought scared caged bears if you hadn't pointed it out!
BTW-for someone not making resolutions, I'm counting two now... (big smile!)

Lori said...

Oh, what a darling journal! The bird cage is so pretty and those bears are very sweet!

Marie-Louise said...

Great project.

Shelby said...

Congrats on your new DT. I was wondering what became of that challenge...seems like they dropped off the planet for awhile. Anyhoo you'll be a definite asset for them and of course your project is just incredibly creative!!


Margaret said...

Fab card Lisa.
Thank you so much for visiting me and leaving such a kind message you made my day.
Margaret M

Mitralee said...

Those bears are adorable! I think I like the brown one all fuzzy the best! What a neat idea for little book with that paper and that Stampin' UP top note die! I think I might have to use that sometime! This would make a great teacher present, if they could BEAR to use it!!!

Sandy said...

Hey Lisa - this is wonderful - I love it!

~Jeri~ said...

Hahaha caged two scared bears! I never even seen that until you said something haha I thought you done a wonderful job on this project. I love Tim Holtz, so definitely Tim it up all ya want!! So glad youre with us at Craft us Crazy! Looking forward to seeing more beautiful work from ya!