Friday, August 5, 2011

Anything But A Card! with a color twist

Hello, Hello all you beautiful people in blog-land! Today starts another fun filled challenge at Guylou's Inimitability! This week our host is none other than our beautiful and talents artist/owner Guylou herself. As you can see by the title you can submit anything and I do mean anything that you have created as long as it is not a card! Now at first I thought this would be an easy challenge....I mean hello I make projects all the time that are not cards....and then "light bulb" I can make one of the canvas projects that I have been wanting to do.

So picture this: I am sitting at my computer and I print the picture I kinda like, find the GI image I want, and start to work on the canvas. I bought some kits from a company called "Tilano" and have been saying I was going to do a canvas for the last year! I used the "Forever" heart image and viola! My canvas was finished. I was so excited! Here is what it turned out like:

Looks pretty cool huh? Well I forgot the twist! Hand to forehead! I did not add/use the colors that I was supposed to! I can not believe that I forgot! LOL Leave it to me.

So I made another project using the correct colors:

and here is my clothes pin project:

I used a giant clothes pin that I painted pink, added flowers, and used the image "Playing Dress-up" with a poem that I had in an old book that my mom gave me...I think I got back in 1985. Here are some close ups:


You should check out the other DT blogs listed on the left of my blog and check out Heather, out Guest Designer here.

You have from today through the 18th to get your project done. Don't forget to follow the challenge rules listed on GI and use your color scheme! Don't goof like I did! At least I got one of the canvas' done!



Trina said...

I think both projects look wonderful! The image you chose goes perfectly with that poem!

Starla B. said...

Oh, Kim, these are fabulous!!! I love that first canvas (what a happy family!!) and your clothespin project if awesome. I love the flowers, and Trina is right...that image is perfect for that poem! I have to admit, I teared up a bit reading it. =D

Sara I. said...

Yup, you got me to bring out the Kleenex ;) The poem is gorgeous - so true!! and I just adore all those humungo flowers with the button centers! Such an fabby project and your canvas is so amazing!!
ps - lovin' your song selections girlie!! I might have to steal a song or two ;)
big hugs!

Guylou said...

Ooops... Well both projects are wonderful! I love the canvas... what a great idea! Your pin project is so beautiful and unique and the poem is perfect! I am sure your dd loved it!
Well done on the challenge!

Gina L said...

both projects are fantastic! I love the finish around the picture on the canvas. It looks really cool. And the clothespin is both pretty and fun. That poem is wonderful, too. I think the image you used is perfect for it!

Brenda said...

Oh my gosh, totally something that I would do!!! I love your canvas! And I love your clothespin. Great projects!

Regan said...

Fabulous projects, Kim! And you're using your Chibi as a watermark?! Get out!! That is awesome! Can you tell me how you did that please? I wanna be cool like you! :)

CraftinGranny said...

Wonderful projects and an amazing beauiful poem. Thanks so much for sharing the picture of your family and the wonderful card. So glad you stopped by my blog and thank you for the kind comment. Hope to see you back again soon. "Love & Hugs" Carol