Friday, October 1, 2010

Stampsmith Challenge #1: All Dressed Up

Hi Everyone,
If you have joined me from the Stampsmith Challenge Blog, Welcome. Today is the first Challenge hosted by The Stampsmith. The theme is: All Dressed Up. This theme would encompass bling, crowns, shoes, purses, costumes, etc... Any of the things you would wear for Dressing Up. There is lots of scope in that list and it should be sparking ideas in your head right now. LOL. This challenge runs for 2 weeks so you have plenty of time. And, did I mention prizes? You will be entered into a drawing for a $10 gift certificate to The Stampsmith.

You are encouraged to us Stampsmith stamps if you have them, however; you may enter this challenge using any stamped images for your chance to expand your Stampsmith collection.

I think I got all the details, but just in case, click over and read all the info. And to link up your creation of course.

So, now that I'm done with all the hype, let me share my project with you.
I made a mini suitcase using a template from Scrap Bitz Designs. There is a free tutorial over at there. It is super fun to make.

As you can see, I used a stamp from the Audrey Hepburn Full Sheet from The Stampsmith. I framed the lovely Audrey with frame cut with a Sizzix die. I layered the image onto some DP from Penny Black and did a little distressing with Vintage Photo from Ranger. The sentiment is computer generated. I used black velvet ribbon for the suitcase straps and Black CS from Stampin' Up for the handle. The suitcase also opens up. And it is just the right size for a gift card. I made up a personal coupon to go inside my suitcase. Because when you are "all dressed up with no place to go" you defiantly want someone to call up and say, "what are you doing tonight?" Boy, I sure am chatty today. Here is the inside.

Fun project. So, now that I have inspired you to create greatness (LOL), get busy and join in the challenge. Just think of the lovely stamps you could get with the gift certificate. OHHHH.

That's all for me today. Have a super day!



  1. Karen, this is just simply fabulous!!! I love the suitcase idea - how perfect is that?!!!! I just love this stamp too - can I be her when I grow up?!! LOL! Thank you for your super inspiring piece!
    Val :)

  2. Oh wow Karen, what a stunning suitcase! Love the colours, the picture, the details! Who wouldn't like to take such a pretty one on a holiday?

  3. WOWWWW Karen this is wonderful what a fantastic project and that image is stunning
    Lorraine x

  4. This is very cool, I love those stamps!

  5. Wonderful vintage piece. Love it.

    Judie H.

  6. Outstanding project. Cannot wait to see your future art. Lynne M x (hope it is okay that I have added a link to your Blog in my most recent post)

  7. She looks just like a princess and I love the way you have framed her, it is a really clever composition.

    have a lovely day
    Sue xx


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