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Friday, April 22, 2011

Khaki Color Challenge

Guylou's Inimitability is starting something different and each of us design team members are taking turns coming up with a challenge. It's going to allow us to get a bit creative on more than just our projects. Sooo without further ado our first host is……………………………................................................................................................................. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………...…. …..……………………………………………………………………………………………………….….

(Make sure you check out her blog…as well as the other design team members. (you can find them all on the left!) And out guest designer, Theresa Gerber, always comes up with something just fabu, so don't forget to check out her project here.)

Tracy chose a color challenge, a Khaki Creative Color Challenge that is. You not only have to use the colors listed above but there is a twist….you need to add something that you would use around the house, something that you would find lying around and add it to your card. (mesh, washers, molding, corner brackets) Pretty cool dontcha think? 


Here is your color pallet:




OK when I first read about this challenge I really had nothing in mind. You know how sometimes you hear a challenge and think "Aha that will work for the card I need for Sally." Well on this one I went "Huh...what should I make?" 
The colors are good together and I knew I had them all in my stash. And for the household items, well I have stuff that I just bought on my last trip to ACE Hardware…so I knew I was good to go for that, but what the heck was I going to make….and then it hit me….I needed a storage container for my syringe needles. Now that you're intrigued or thinking I'm doing something bad..the syriges are actually for my dog Zilla.

See she was diagnosed with horrible allergies and needed to be put on allergy injections. Zilla is our rescue Akita. She is just over 10 and a huge baby! I will post more on her and her "brother" Koda another time. Anyway, with giving this injections you cannot just throw the needles away, so the vet said to keep them together and turn them all in to the office at one time…so viola…I need a container to hold all the needles! And what better way to use my new "Akita Fun" image from Guylou's Inimitability. I love this image...thank you again G for making it.


Here's a picture of my babies:


Zilla is in the front...Koda is on the table.


 It really looks like my babies, don't you think?



Here are some close ups:





I used screen repair mesh behind the image, 3 screws to hold the tags on, a tag from my Levi shorts, and a coffee can for my household items!




OK now for all the other info on the challenge...it starts today through the 5th of May, you need to follow all of the guideline posted here, and you need to have some fun with it. (you can check all the guidelines here it is on the left) Go take a look around your house for some fun and creative stuff! Don't forget to check out the Design Team and Theresa's projects.



Don't forget that GI's having a new release May 6th. Make sure you check it out!Just to get you wondering......
I used just scrap pieces of paper that I had in my file folders. The green is cut with the Martha Stewart punch. 
I used copics to color my wonderful digi...
YR14, YR24, YR000, YR000, N3, N0

9 comments:

Brenda said...

Kim, what a perfect project!! I love the added screws. Love the coloring of the image. Great job on the challenge!! Love it!!
hugs, Bren

Sara I. said...

How awesome is this Kim!?! I just love the project idea and your coloring is absolutely beautiful! Definately looks like Zilla :)

Guylou said...

Kim... you are soooo creative!!! Love this idea!! You colored the image perfectly­. Your vet will be so impressed by this canister. Be ready, you might get orders from them to make more for sale in their office.
Beatufilly done!
Hugs!
Guylou

Charlene said...

This is just fantabulous (fantastic and fabulous together cause I couldn't decide which one to use lol)! What an excellent idea for your baby's needles. And I am awe at your creativeness with not only the mesh, but the screws, the coffee can and the tag from your levi shorts! And I'll bet Zilla was happy with her lovely can ;)

PresentStorm said...

OK you really embraced this challenge in a big and awesome way and knocked it way outta the park! I am in awe of your creative genius! LOVE everything you did and all the cool elements...really love the look of that mesh screen.. I may have to get me some of that. I do have to say that your babies are just gorgeous too!

Trina said...

First, your dogs are too cute! I've seen them before, but this is such a good picture of them! And your project is cute AND useful - awesome!

Carmen said...

I love the project you made! What a great idea!

Sandi's Samples said...
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Sandi's Samples said...

I love your babies, they are so pretty. What a neat idea you have for the challenge I may just have to give it a try.You have a beautiful horse too. It's nice to see another AZ gal here.
Huggs
Sandi