Thursday, May 29, 2008

Luggage for the Trip


I've had this idea in my head for a couple weeks now, and today's Ways to Use It Challenge was just the reason to make it happen! I thought this lunch tin from All That Scraps would be perfect paired with Going Places by My Favorite Things. Since today's challenge was to "Get Packing," I created a little "luggage" for my two little girls. We are going on a Disney Cruise in a few weeks (yipee!!), so this will hold their crayons, papers and travel games while we drive to Florida.

I covered the lunch tin with paper from K&Company and some Chocolate Chip grosgrain. I sanded the edges of the paper and sponged them with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I stamped the image, paper pieced her dress, and colored the rest with Copics. The luggage was stamped on more patterned paper and cut out. All the edges of the images and sentiment were sponged with the Distress Ink. The tag is one I've had in my stash for a while. I actually bought it already stained, but I added more Distress Ink to the edges and drew some faux stitching.

I had a lot of fun making this -- I hope the girls have fun using it! I'll be back tomorrow with AmyR's Friday Sketch, and Saturday I'll start the previews of the June C.C. Designs releases! Thanks so much for stopping by -- I really do appreciate it! :)

Stamps: Going Places (MFT) Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko), Tim Holtz Walnut Distress Ink (Ranger) Cardstock: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip (SU!) Paper: Classic K McKenna (K&Company) Other: Copic Ciao markers, Chocolate Chip grosgrain, 1" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, Vintage Brads, Prima flower, button, black gel pen, natural hemp twine, sponge, dimensionals, pop dots

6 comments:

Julia Aston said...

Love this little 'luggage' - wonderfully decorated and how fun for your girls to have their crayons etc in this! super creative idea! I'll be caseing this for sure!

Julia Stainton said...

Cute, cute, cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love it!

Dawn Easton said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh that is fantastic Christina! GREAT job! I love the stamp choice. Wish I was going on a cruise with you all ;) Sounds fun!

Alyssa said...

So fun! I wish I were going on vacation with you so you could make me a little something :)

Cindy Haffner said...

I love these colors, awesome, awesome job.

shel9999 said...

This is fastastic, Christina! I love that you used that set on a lunch tin (like luggage)! GREAT idea!!