Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Etsy Inspired #41

The Etsy Inspired challenge this week is to find inspiration at PotatoPatch, which features clothing for infants and babies. The owner is a stamper at heart -- she carves potatoes and stamps the images on onesies and shirts. I knew I wanted to do something with the cute blue elephant because I had a sticker with a blue elephant. I was thinking about making a bookmark when I wandered over to SCS and found out -- horrors -- they'd had a VSN mini on Friday night and no one told me. One of the VSN challenges was to make a pull-treat box, but the hostess suggested using a bookmark if you didn't have any treats on hand. Was she reading my mind?

I kept everything simple, to meet the VSN time limit and because I'd never made one of these pouches before. I used stickers on the bookmark, pasting them on a pre-cut tag I had. I sponged lots of ice blue Colorbox chalk ink onto the tag to give it some color. The little "treat box" is pretty simple, but I made a bellyband to carry out the Etsy-inspired theme. The saying is spelled out from an Impression-Obsession alpha set, and the little elephant is from a DRS grabbag I bought at a stamp show a few years ago.


  1. This is so cute Sandy! You did an awesome job! Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week! Stay tuned... we have some exciting news coming up!

  2. So cute! Love the image and your colouring is superb.

  3. Super cute!!! Thanks for participating in the EIC this week!

  4. Super duper cute! Thanks for playing in the EIC! :)

  5. Such a cute little elephant! Great bookmark!


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