Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Blah, Blah, Blah–All Zipped Up!

Hello Again!
Yay, two days in a row!!  I got to spend a glorious day yesterday crafting and finishing up this project that I started at the crop on Saturday.  I created this for the current Moxie Fab World Challenge, which is called All Zipped Up!  Zippers in crafting is a new trend that I find really fun and interesting.  I love taking an everyday item and incorporating it into my crafting, don’t you?  And leave to it Cath to discover what those trends are.  She’s brilliant, really.



So I figured that most people playing along will create a flower out of a zipper and incorporate that into their design.  Don’t get me wrong – I think that the zipper flower trend is super cute and innovative!  But I wanted to do something different.  I’m kind of the “black sheep” in that regard.  Get it?!  Black Sheep?!  LOL  Oh, I just crack myself up!!  I envisioned the zipper curled around to create the curls of the sheep’s wool.  What do you think?

The layout was inspired by Kim Kesti’s Go To Sketch on pg. 94.  The sentiment (hysterical, right?!) is from a My Stamp Box set called “Whatever.”  I free-hand cut the word bubble.  The body of the sheep was created by die cutting a scalloped oval from white felt.  I then cut down a 36” white zipper, twisting it into curls, and stitching it down with a needle and thread.  I then painted the teeth of the zipper with a white paint pen.  My sweet friend, Kim, free-hand cut the sheep’s head and legs, and that stubby little tail for me.  I can’t draw a straight line with a ruler.  LOL  I had some fabulous direction from my amazing cropping friends, and I am so stinkin’ happy with the end result.

I have one more idea for this zipper challenge that I hope to implement before the December 6th deadline.  So keep your eyes peeled for that!  LOL  You should play along, too – Cath’s challenges are the best!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I’ll be spending the rest of today at the grocery store – ugh!  Have a great day!

11 comments:

Michelle /Eliotstamps said...

OMG, this is so cute! And you are so clever! I love the sheep and his cute word bubble. Simply fabulous!

Kathy Martin said...

So very cool! :)

Melisa Waldorf said...

Girlfriend these are FABULOUS. I seen that challenge and didn't even have the energy to tackle it with the holidays coming. This is sooooo creative and I just love it. I hope you win / or featured!!
Happy Thanksgiving and thank you so much for stopping by my blog!
Melisa

Erin Smetak said...

Super cute, Karolyn!!!! Love the zipper detail! Awesome idea!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Agata said...

That's a very creative thing you did there! Love your idea!

Dora said...

OMG this is so sweet and so creative. Love the blah blah blah sentiment too, it is so fun :))

Charlene said...

Instant smiles from your zipper curly sheep...adorable!!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Oh my word!! Brilliant and so very adorable!

(-: Heidi

Jaclyn Miller said...

oh my word, this is adorable. My fave entry so far for the all zipped up challenge!

Helen F. said...

Karolyn, you really came up with a winning idea! Your 'black' sheep is so adorable with his googly eyes~love it!

Cath said...

Hey Karolyn! Thanks for entering the All Zipped Up! challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you had the moxie to play along! :)