Friday, November 4, 2011

Inkspirations Challenge #94 - Socks on the Line

Hope everyone has had a great week & is ready for another Inkspirations Challenge.  This week we have these fun colours to play with:-

When I first saw the new stitched stocking set, my initial thought was of socks on the washing line, so that's what I've done:-

To get the pair of socks I stamped them on white tissue paper.  I glued one sock to a piece of white cardstock & then, when it was dry, punched it out.  With the other sock, I punched the tissue with a piece of white cardstock at the same time, so the tissue didn't get caught in the punch.  Then I flipped it over so it faced in the opposite direction to the first sock & then glued it to the white cardstock sock.

The socks have been popped up on dimensionals & "pegged" to the baker's twine line with heart "pegs" from the owl punch.

I wish I had a sentiment that said something like "a perfect pair", but sadly I don't, so I inked up portions of the Short & Sweet sentiments & made my own equation.

Hope my wonderful hubby likes it - our anniversary is coming up soon.

The rest of the Team have some fantastic projects to share with you & we would love it if you could join us in the Challenge.  Here are the links:-

The Challenge Site



Card Components:
Cardstock:  Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
Inks:  Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant
Stamps:  Stitched Stockings, Short & Sweet
Other:  Silver Brads, Stocking Builder Punch, Owl Punch, Dimensionals
Non SU:  Baker's Twine

BTW, there were no paper flowers in sight in this post, but I just had to share this one:-

This was made by my DS (a 20yo engineering student) who usually gives me a hard time over my papercrafting, with comments such as "are you doing paper again Mum?"

He pestered me to help him make a card for his girlfriend's birthday.  He wanted a flower, so I explained to him how to make a slider card & he made this (all by himself).  He was pretty chuffed with how it turned out & I was pretty chuffed that he wanted to make it.  Young love!  Happy Birthday Cassy!  :)


Fiona Harrison said...

The socks are so cute, and I'm very impressed by your son,s effort!

Cindy Major said...

Oh, Helen, that socks card is fantastic!!!! I was wondering how you had gotten the mirror image with such crisp colors... You are so smart! Love the tissue paper idea! Thanks for sharing :D


Marisa said...

Absolutely love those stockings hanging on the twine with the heart clips! Great take on this week's colours!! Love the story about your son making a card for this GF too. he must be smitten LOL!

Lynne Armstrong said...

DH is going to LOVE this Helen....what wouldn't he like that you've made!! :) LOVE those socks/stockings, they are so cute, and of course it was very clever of you to work out how to reverse one for the matching (perfect!) pair lol And Ben did a wonderful job of Cassy's card....he's so sweet :)
Hugs xx

Bronwyn Eastley said...

What a sweet little card and such a great idea for an anniversary.

Carrie Gaskin said...

So very cute! I love your use of the punch on this one. Great job!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Love the theme of the "socks" and especially your creative sentiment! My eldest DS always gives me a hard time about stamping ... but ... I honestly can't imagine him ever sitting down and creating. My youngest DS is only 13 ... and has from time to time sat down and created a card. Hugs xx

Diane Barnes said...

That is just too cute & clever Helen....& the tissue makes them really look like socks. Love them! I so need to case this for my hubby. Di :0)
PS: Such fun finally having time to catch up with your creations. You really blow me away!