Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Shopping our Stash #236 - Inspired by A Book!

You would think as an avid reader I would find this week's Shopping our Stash challenge an easy one - create a project inspired by a book. Wellllll. Most of my reading is mystery novels (or crime procedurals) and so maybe not so perfect for a card. *ahem* I also had an order last week for a little girl's birthday card, and so when I was thinking about her favourite things I also thought back to some of the books my kids enjoyed until not long ago. (As an aside, childrens' book illustrations are an excellent way to learn more about colouring!) Olivia the pig was a character they really enjoyed, and lo and behold, there's an Olivia book about ballet. 

Supplies: ballerina image from Tiddly Inks; Spectrum Noir markers; Wink of Stella clear glitter pen; Purple crushed velvet flock from Doodlebug; Basic Grey letter stickers; AC thickers sparkly 4; classic small oval Nesties; miscellaneous sequins and bling

The little miss this card is going to just recently had her hair cut short and loves ballerinas - so I found an image that I could give a haircut ;) Since she's brand new to my (enormous) stash of Tiddly Inks I'm popping this in over at Open-Minded Crafting Fun  for their first monthly challenge, Try Something New. 

The SOS DT made sure to share which book inspired our creations - make sure you do in your post too! 


Barbara Godden said...

Oh my gosh Jessi this is ADORABLE. fabulous background and super cute image. I too just read Horror/Mystery books and thought they might not be appropriate for a card.

Chana Harris said...

This is so cute, Jessi! I like shaker cards (although I have never made one!) I like your background staining, very effective. Little Miss Carmen is going to love this!

I am a big crime/mystery fan as well. My personal favorites are P.D. James and Agatha Christi. I read them in between reading the current authors. I will read anything written by Stephen King, even though I know it will peter out in the end. I just finished reading Testament and Younger.


Donna said...

Eeeeee this is so pretty and pink and ballerina-y!
Loving the sequins...just perfect!!

Lindsey said...

LOVE Olivia! And she's a great inspiration for this card. (And I agree, the illustrations in the books are a great tutorial, as well) I think it would have been fun to see a card based on a mystery/crime book... a use for red spray mists? :P (Have you read Pretty Girls?)

lauren bergold said...

superly duperly AWESOMELY fab!!!!!!!! great take on the book challenge, missus! ♥♥♥

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Lovely creation. Thanks for playing along with us at Open Minded Crafting Fun. Hope to see you again next month. Good luck.
Lynn, Open Minded DT

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Aw... cute card! Yes, children's books seemed easier than adult ones. I'm with you on the mystery thing, not easily translated to a card. Charlotte's Web came to my mind at one point but I didn't know who I could send a card to with a spider and a pig on it.

Annette Stapylton said...

Very beautiful.
Thank you for entering the Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
Annette DT Member

Sandy How said...

I too love murder/mystery and I can imagine what projects would come out of that genre, lol. Love your sweet girl with her ballet outfit and fancy mask. A delightful shaker card. Thanks for sharing with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope to see you again soon.
Hugs, Sandy

Susan Kennedy said...

This is wonderful!! LOL I had to laugh when you were talking about the books you read... Nope... I guess you could make a really dark card o.O LOL Me... I love fantasy!! Makes a great thee for making cards for me HAHA! I love that you thought of a kids book. This is perfect. Love the shaker! Just wonderful!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

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