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!