Friday, June 1, 2012

PPC #69 - Inspired by Kids

This week at Playing in Paradise, we're being challenged by Merlie to create something inspired by these fun kids:
PPC # 69

Inspiration challenges are my favourite for exactly the reason you'll see when you check out the design team's creations: we all went in different directions! So much room for interpretation :)
I decided to make a card for a robot-loving kid:
Supplies: papers from Bo Bunny;
birthday sentiment from Doodlebug;
standard small circle Nesties;
spots & dots Cuttlebug embossing folder;
star dies from My Favorite Things;
London Fog Memento ink;
robot sticker from Recollections;
googly eyes
To make the planety-moon-thingy (highly technical term!), I ran some scrap grey cardstock through the Cuttlebug, and then swiped the raised areas with grey ink to highlight the "craters." I could swear I first saw the idea on Emily's blog but I couldn't find the card I was thinking of.

Remember, when you play along with us at Playing in Paradise, there is always a fab prize up for grabs - every single week! Make sure to head over to the challenge post to see this week's guest designer, as well as the details on the challenge. Super simple - use what you want, make what you're inspired to make, share it with us by noon on June 7th  :) 

And don't forget to check out what the other designers have been up to!

xoxo,
Jessi

16 comments:

Jenny said...

Yep these type of challenges allow you to put your personality into your card and looks like your still a big kid at heart...just like me :0)
The embossing really makes a great planet/moon..love the bot too :0)
Jenny x

~amy~ said...

LOL...love the aliens!

Annette said...

hehe how cute is this little robot...great card..

fairyrocks said...

Your cards always make me smile ,
Perfect birthday party for the young fellas.
Thanks for all your hard work, if I had a hint for naming posts I would pass it along, but I get stumped too. Have a great weekend

Jingle said...

Very cute!

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

Great inspiration pic and your card is soo cool! Love it!
Have a great week-end, hugs, Karin

~Tammy~ said...

This is so adorable Jessi!!! I love your robot card and perfect example of the inspiration!

lostinpaper said...

So bright & fun, it's the perfect children's card! Great moon too!

Barb said...

love the planety/moon/thingy Jessi...it really does give it a...planety/moon look! i'm off to check out this challenge. your masculine card has inspired me! :)

Dana said...

I LOVE the robot!! Cute card!!

Marie said...

What a super great "space"card. Outta this world! Love how you created the planet...so original.

Emily Keaton said...

SQUEAL!! I LOVE this, Jessi!! Everything about this is fun, fun, fun. :) The googly-eyed robot alone would have made this the BEST card, but to combine him with all of those great Bo Bunny papers? Amazing creation! I think you may have been thinking of this card:
http://mylittlesliceofbliss.blogspot.com/2012/01/valentine-for-my-boy.html

But I used buttons to stamp the craters on my card--I like the look of your craters SO much better: the embossed circles are perfect--and swiping them with ink to really make them stand out is GENIUS!!

Jen W. said...

The moon craters are genius! Love them and that cute little google eyed robot. :)

Lisa Arana said...

out of this world! adorable.

yyam said...

Awwww....this is super cute! Love the robot! And those little aliens! Fun! :)

walchowDesign said...

Fabulous alien card, Jessi! Love your planety-moon-thingy!