Thursday, May 5, 2011

Challenges Entry: Grungy Monday & Fans

I've got another two-fer challenge submission to share.  The challenges are really sparking my creativity and I thought I'd give Grungy Monday 05: A New Dimension at Studio L3 and GC99: Random Redhead Challenge - Fans at Gingersnap Creations a whirl. 

The Grungy Monday challenge was to create a shadowbox of sorts, and for Gingersnap, I just had to include a fan in my piece.  What to do, what to do?  I knew I wanted to combine the two and I played around for a bit and then...EPIPHANY!, because I'm a sassy squirrel, I got a hilarious idea!  (Well, hilarious to me.)  Fans cool you when you're hot, right?  Who is always hot?  Menopausal women!  I know one of those!  (I know, I'll get my comeupance eventually).
(tee-hee-hee!)

The Details:
  • Really, other than the combination of elements and the commentary, not much on this plaque was my idea!
  • For instructions on creating the shadowbox window, check out Tim's tutorial HERE
  • For instructions on creating the folded fan, visit Juliet's tutorial HERE.
  • The bathing beauty image can be found HERE at the Graphics Fairy.
  • The rest was just playing with TH tissue tape, Distress Inks, layering stamped images, and foam tape.
  • The finished plaque measures 5-1/2 x 8".
Supplies:
Paper:  K&Co double-sided pattern paper (folded fan); white CS; manila folder; unknown pattern paper (backgrounds); SU! ‘Pale Plum’ CS (stamped fan)
Images:  Graphics Fairy ‘Bathing Beauties’
Stamps:  My Mind’s Eye ‘Pretty’; Chatterbox ‘Eclectique’; Inkadinkado ‘Garden Delight’; SU! ‘Itty Bitty Backgrounds’
Inks:  Distress Inks ‘Tea Dye’, ‘Tattered Rose’, ‘Crushed Olive’, ‘Barn Door’, ‘Broken China’; SU! Classic ‘Eggplant Envy’; Encore Ultimate Metallic ‘Gold’
Embellishments:  TH tissue tape ‘Symphony’; TH button
Tools:  foam tape; scallop decorative scissors; bone folder; emery board; glue dots; Exacto knife; metal ruler; stylus; Tombo Monoadhesive; 3M Super 77 spray adhesive; foam ink blending tool; circle punch (I used 1-7/8”dia.)

29 comments:

  1. This is great - I love the fans and the colour combination you have used!Like the saying too! Super creation!

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  2. Pretty darn funny! Am I getting it for a gift?

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  3. This is fabulous- you nailed it! Love the fan(s) too- perfect!

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  5. Yep, this is funny and fabulous!! from a gal further north than Cindy. (grin)

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  6. OMG this is hillarious! Having gone through this and SURVIVED! I so get it. Love the theme and the technique.

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  7. TOO FUNNY!!!! I love the whole piece. It's FAN- tastic! Thanks for playing along with us at Gingersnap Creations.

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  8. Really amusing and great collage background. Glad you could join us at Gingersnap Creations.

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  9. Absolutely hysterical AND beautiful, too!!! Love the double-take on the fans, and on the challenges - just perfect. So happy you could play in the Gingersnap Creations challenge! :)

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  10. Fantastic and funny. I just love that dahlia fan!

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  11. This is seriously fabulous! Love it!

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  12. Great job on this card. Love the humor.

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  13. This is brilliant!

    Cheers,
    Susan (via ATT)

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  14. I just love this - the colours, fun vintage mood and design - all just great - fab creation.
    Sarah

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  15. Very clever, love the colors and how you layered the sentiment.

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  16. This is hysterical! It's also the first time I've seen the fan on something other than an oriental themed pice. If you don't mind, I will link to it from my site.

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  17. Thanks so much for the giggle. You did a fantastic job with the challenge.

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  18. Love it! So beautiful and too funny!

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  19. Saw this pic on Studio L3 and just had to visit to see more. Love this piece and brought a smile to my face.take care, gerri

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  20. Too cute! I carried a fan around in my purse for about a year! you put everything together divinely

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  21. She's hot, love your piece, way funny. Thanks!

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  22. Love this! I was at a crop this weekend and that question was asked about two dozen times. Fun fan in your piece!!!

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  23. Ok, you had me with your header. Then the 'hot' card - too funny - love it!
    Cathy -- your newest follower via The Graphics Fairy

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  24. fab piece. I think an idea is how we decide to combine a bunch of elements so it IS your idea lol. fun and vintage. :)

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  25. This is such a great piece--my kind of goofy humor, too!! Congratulations on being a Ginger Gem!!

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