Saturday, August 31, 2013

Waltzingmousestamps Pajama Party!

(Before I get to the pajama party festivities please let me know if you are interested in helping out little Taco Papacito - see this post here - he still needs a foster home or a forever home and I have heard from several stamping companies kind enough to donate supplies for a fundraising blog hop to help cover his eye surgery - thank you!!)
Today I am playing along with Waltzingmouse Stamps' Pajama Party Challenges (which has been challenging to do with my mind on poor little Taco, so if you think this work is not quite my best, you will know why.)  I used my new 'Ocean Bound' set on three of these cards, which I was lucky enough to win as blog candy (Thanks Claire & Lynn!!).  The first challenge we were asked to 'tie a knot' so I used some thick, rough twine and created this card:
 (please click on the photo for clearer resolution).  It is based on this week's 'Seize the Sketch'... sketch
I used a Fiskars wave border punch to create the 'ocean' (stamping the ship underneath first) and added a tag next to the knot.  Clap clap - challenge 1 complete!
     Challenge 2 was called 'Get Nauty' - anything nautical themed (so I technical could have entered all three of my creations thus far) but you got extra bonus points if you made something 3D, so I scoured my pantry for lifesavers to play off of the 'You're a lifesaver' sentiment but found none (EH! - HEY), so instead I used my MFT lollipop die cut and some Fancy Pants paper from their 'Down By The Shore" to create this little thank you treat with a Tootsie lollipop inside:
I fussy cut the cut lifesaver out and tucked the sentiment underneath and added a little crab eyelet from my stash (GASP - how cute would these be with Lifesaver Lollipops?!!  I wonder if they still make them...).  Challenge 2 - clap clap complete!
     Challenge 3 was a coloring combination based on this picture:
I chose to focus on one of the cute seashorse images from the set to create my own background paper:
The chain links were created with an EK Success edger punch I got on clearance at JoAnn's years ago - cool isn't it?  And I stamped off the ship image twice with Pcific Point ink to give it a subtle effect behind the 'Bon Voyage' sentiment.
     So, those are my first three cards.  There are two more challenges I hope to be able to play along with before the Pajama Party ends - hope you will play along too!  Thanks for stopping by!
~ Crafty Math Chick



Julia Aston said...

Three wonderful creations for the WMS PJ Party! love the ocean waves and tag on #1 and your lollipop cover is so fun! Your stamped seahorse background on #3 looks great with the chain border!

~amy~ said...

okay, lovelovelove all the nautical inspired projects!

Pia S said...

Nice work! I like the nautical theme of your first one, with the waves and fun way to attach the sentiment - a really great version of the sketch!

Joan B said...

now I want to be on a boat! love all this inspiration!

Kate said...

Fabulous work as always. I love all your "Nauty" projects !!!

Unknown said...

These are fabby crafty, I love the lollipop cover especially and good woman for making the effort to go 3D!! best of luck in the challenges!

Rose said...

fantastic nautical items!!
Thanks for joining us on Seize the Sketch

Shannon White said...

Wowie!! Such a Fabulous collection of nautical cards/goodies Lady!! Love every Fabulous detail!! Sending hugs and prayers for little Taco, that everything falls into place as it should!

Big Hugs