Sunday, August 19, 2012

Not a Square...

Hello Everyone!!!  Angie here!

First, let's draw the winner of the 2 LD 6x6 Paper Packs..........

Congrats Shirin!  Email me at ajhunt{at} to claim your prize!!!

You have 48 hours, at which time I will have to draw another winner if I do not hear from you.

You are going to love these paper packs!!! They were designed by Mindy Baxter and they are just GORGEOUS!!! We've had a wonderful response to our first 2 collections of papers and I'm thrilled to announce that more are in the works!!!

Now on to our Inspirational Challenge!!!

The theme this month is 'Anything but a Square', so I've opted to go for something round...a lampshade!!!  I made this lampshade for CHA.  I was inspired by something that I had seen a while back and thought it would be a great addition to the CHA booth. 

To begin, I purchased an inexpensive lamp at a local hardware store.  I then made a trip to the fabric store and found some fabric remnants that were further discounted by 50% and the colors and prints were perfect.  The lampshade was originally just white paper, but I hot glued the fabric to it.  I trimmed the edges with some ruffles that I made from torn strips of the coordinating fabric.  They are hot glued as well.

That was as far as I had gotten when Mindy arrived at my house just days before we were to depart for CHA.  I told her that I didn't have time to finish it and she jumped right in and saved the day.  There was no way she was going to let us go to CHA without that lamp!  I stamped the images on fabric and she colored them all in for record time too!  Thank you Mindy!!!!!  While she did that, I tore some fabric strips and made rolled flowers from them.  What a gluey mess that was!  The stems are pipe cleaners...again, hot glued to the shade, as are the rolled flowers.  Lastly, the images were temporarily applied with doublesided tape.  They can be easily removed so I can change the images whenever I want :-)

I used 3 fun Little Darlings stamps:

They are all perfect for a girl's room.  What girl doesn't love to jump rope, swing a hula hoop and want to be a chearleader???

Here are some pics of the project.  I apologize for the quality of the pics.  The lamp was too large for my photo tent and the natural light was making the pics far too yellow today.  So I did the best I could.

This image is Jump.

This image is Go Girl Go!

This image is Go Team Go!

That's it from me today!  I hope I have inspired you in some way.  Sheri will be back on Wednesday with some more eye candy for you :-)

Hugs to you my friends!



Tonya said...

This is absolutely stunning. Creative and beautiful. I love the fabrics that you used. The flowers are awesome and of course I adore those sweet images. I love this!!

Congrats to the winner.

Mary Lou said...

WOWWIE~~Exceptionally Cool--what a fabby idea!!!!!
Love it!!!!

Sheri said...

That is just amazing!! An Angie & Mindy collaboration!! :)