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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Challenge #57 - I Can See Clearly Now...

The challenge this week is "I Can See Clearly Now" and we're asking you to use clear plastic (acetate, etc.) in creating your project.


Jana here: For some reason, I couldn't decided on which project to do, so I did them both. And then a little guy was born out of the remaining materials. So unlike me to go overboard. LOL.

I made a card for an upcoming event. I needed it to be girlie and blingy. I also made a little candy/trinket box for my mother. I loosely followed a tutorial from SplitCoastStampers.

By loosely, I mean I scanned the tutorial and then did my own thing. I didn't use their measurements. Cuz I am too impatient to go back and check them. So I winged it. It worked, so I am happy. Then I looked down and spotted a little piece left-over and made this adorable little inchie. I stamped with Staz-On and then used my Copic markers.

(I got a tablet of acetate sheets at Michael's. It was tucked into the regular tablets of patterened papers. If you want more info on what I used, go to my blog - I Can't Wanna, I'll try to get more info and post it there.)

Rosemary here and when Jana mentioned this as a theme, I thought...what the heck am I going to make? Then I realized, what a great way to recyle or repurpose some plastic!

I made a shaker box and the acetate portion came from a transparency; you know, the kind we used to use for presentations. I happened across an almost full box in the trash, what a waste! But I didn't know what to use it for so it sat in my craft room awaiting this challenge (LOL).

I made my girly girl kitty, Emma, a girly shaker box to use on a scrapbook layout.
Used items from my stash, and printed on the transparency some kitty words (does this count as hybrid?). For further details, please see my personal blog (I am trying REALLY hard not to get as wordy as I usually do to prove to Jana I can be succinct).


So, unleash that creativity in yourself and let's see what you come up with when

"I Can See Clearly Now"


Chat Noir said...

OMG.... okay, going away to small dark space to think about this one. Acetate sheets, hmmm... have some somewhere (and Rosemary, I saved a box of transparencies too. This is a twilight zone moment!!)... Then again, it wouldn't be a challenge if it wasn't outside the comfort zone.

Unknown said...

Thinking.. thinking.. still thinking.

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Ooh! Ooh! I got this one!


Electra said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your new header!!!!
Oh yeah, right, the challenge.
Mine's done and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. Thanks for another week of inspiration Poobahs!

lauren bergold said...

ohhhh yeah i am ♥LOVING♥ the projects you've made and lately i am VERY into clear layers so *HOPEFULLY* i can carve out a little time and make SOMETHING! (i know, i know, i sooooo often get crafty eyes bigger than my time-based stomach that no one oughtta hold their breath...but still...a girl can dream!!!!!) (especially about ♥CLEAR INCHIES♥!!!!!) :)

ps: new banner & badge thingies are tres fab, btw!

Chat Noir said...

Inspiration landed just in time. Made two different ones but the Linky thingy doesn't like me trying to upload them both (and I did give them different names too) so here's the first one. Thanks Electra for pushing me in the right direction.

Love the new banner...June is THE BEST month.