Monday, February 28, 2011

I Carrot For You - March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Hi everyone!  Welcome to the March Stamp of the Month blog hop.  If you're here from Georgia's blog, you've come to the right place.  We have over 50 consultants participating this month, and plenty of opportunities for scraplifting your favorite projects.  This month's stamp set, Sensational Season, contains 10 stamps that can be used to create projects from fun & playful to extremely elegant.  For this project, I chose to go with fun & playful!

First, I stamped my images on white CS using Brown Staz-on ink.  Then I colored them with assorted colors of CTMH markers, using a waterbrush for some blending.  I used my micro-tip scissors to cut out my images right at the outlines.

To make my "carrot", I used my Cricut Expression with Make The Cut software.  The design is actually from a Valentine Treat Cone SVG set I bought at Lettering Delights.  I cut it from Sunset CS, scored it, folded it, and distressed all the edges with my Sunset ink pad.  I attached a looped ribbon for a hanger to one of the flaps, and adhered the flaps closed, all using Glue Dots.

Next I used some white crepe paper streamer and colored it by rubbing it with a Pear ink pad.  Once it was dry, I fringe cut it, put a line of Liquid Glass near the  uncut edge, and rolled it around the ribbon.  Finally, I attached the bunny image and 2 eggs directly to the "carrot", the final egg to the garden image, and I adhered the garden image using foam adhesive tape.

Now it's all set to be hung from an Easter tree!  I hope to find time to make these for all of the "little" kids who participate in the Easter egg hunt at my parents' house this year.

Here's a closer view of my colored images.  Using the Staz-on ink makes it so easy to color them in with our markers.  And the sketched details on these images makes them super easy to color; no shading needed!!  Although, I did do a little shading of the lettuce and ground, just for some added depth.

Finally, here's a closeup of the carrot top with its crepe paper fringe.

I hope you enjoyed my project today!  If you like what you see, please consider following me and checking out my other projects.  Once I hit 500 followers, I'll be posting another blog candy giveaway.

Now, when you're ready to hop on down the bunny trail, head on over to Annette's Creative Journey and see what she has in store for us this month.

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19 comments:

  1. very cute! Thanks for sharing.

    Smiles Sher

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  2. LOL I just knew that at least one other consultant would do a Carrot Treat Box, too! LOL So did I. I think they are adorable, don't you? I LOVE yours! :-)

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  3. Very cute. Boy that bunny sure would be happy with a carrot that big!

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  4. What an adorable little Stamp. I love the idea of turning the box into a carrot. Super creative!!

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  5. Absolutely precious Lori!!!!

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  6. Love the carrot holder. would be a great place to hide little easter chocolates.

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  7. Thinking outside the box here using the Valentine idea! I am so bad at that!

    I've been looking around and have found so many useful and gorgeous ideas. Thanks for sharing

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  8. great project !
    HUGS !
    Alex
    http://www.youhadmeatcraft.com/

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  9. These carrot treat boxs are so much fun! How adorable!

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  10. very cute! Thank you for sharing this project!

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