Wednesday, January 19, 2011

WOYWW Jan 19/11 & Suzi Blu I Love You!!!

Yay!  It's time for WOYWW again!  Wednesdays are the day where crafty artistic bloggers from all over the world take a picture and post a link at The Stamping Ground and then everyone can take a peek at the different workdesks!  Try it, it's fun!

On my desk we have a bunch of Suzi Blu stamped images.  And a cardboard box in the process of being covered over in scraps of patterned papers.  You see, I got a set of Suzi Blu stamps before xmas and they have been sitting in the cardboard box they were mailed in because they fit so nicely.  But it was a plain boring cardboard box.  So I had an idea ... why not stamp the box with the images? No, why not stamp and colour the images and stick them on the box?!  Better cover the box in patterned paper first so there are no gaps between the images showing the cardboard.  Good.  
 And then, why not put all sorts of embellishments on the images on the box?


 This turned out to be so much fun! I painted some of the images,  coloured some with markers and even got out oil pastels to colour a couple!  And now my Suzy Blu box is all pretty and sparkly and fun!

 

29 comments:

Bluefairy4U said...

Hi, its absolutely beautiful. Really love your stamps. Have fun JO.xx

joey said...

Hiya Karen

enjoy all your stamps! love this covered box there is so much too look at in those images

Joey xx
#28

Susan Allan said...

What a fabulous project. You have talked yourself all the way through it, improving it as you go. The end result is amazing!!
Sue xx 67

JoZart said...

That's a real fun project and looks like you enjoyed it to! You made it so well.
I'll be blogging all about CHA so keep an eye out!

Karen said...

What a fabulous project and it looks really great :)
Have a great WOYWW,
Karen #65

Gez said...

Morning Karen
I love your box it looks brilliant. What a wonderful creation to have sitting on your desk. :) Have a great day. Gez.xx

Minxy said...

Funny enough i was looking at the suzi blu stamps the other day, how lucky you are to have them all, I love your box, its very cool indeed :D
Thanks for visiting me today
Happy WOYWW
Minxy #1

MaggieC said...

Thank you for stopping by to look at my blog, sorry the photos were not there. I think I have sorted it out for the moment - a bit more work needed to deal with things permanently. I love your idea of decorating the box, so much nicer than a plain storage box.

Wipso said...

What fun. Love the finished result.
A x

butlersabroad said...

Now that's a great decorated box, and you'll always know what's inside it!

Hugs
Brenda 100

——>Katie Bolinger said...

beautiful box for lovely stamps.

Shaz in Oz. said...

ah so clever, Karen now you will know at a glance it is your Suzy Blu box of stamps and no worries.. pretty way to brighten up your day!
thanks for pooping by,
Shaz In Oz.xx

——>Katie Bolinger said...

Thanks for stopping by katemade designs. I made the rolling card out of an old orange crate my mother used to use to hold record albums. I turned it so it faced up, added wheels and a couple of hanging file holders from the office supply. Works great. I have the papers (8.5x11) arranged by SU families but I am going to be changing it soon to be by color because it makes more sense not that I no longer sell for them.

Neet said...

Hi Karen - didn't know Suzi had her own rubber stamps. Must check these out. I met her at CHA last year - if you look on my blog I have a photo of her with me. Wonder if she will be there this time? Watch out for my report on CHA with photos and who knows - maybe Suzi again.
I'll tell her about your blog and get her to look at what you made - it is fabulous. Love it.

Neet said...

Karen - got so carried away with seeing Suzi B's stamps I forgot to answer you. My friend does sell a few stamping related things from home. The room I showed is her workdesk but where she occasionally holds a workshop. The stuff for sale is at the bottom of that room on the carousels. This must be about my fifth year with her (we stay a month or so) and go to CHA but before and after I get to play with all of her stuff and do whatever I want to do. Last year I did some workshops too. You could check them out on my blog a year ago.
Thanks for stopping by and sorry about the two posts (but that makes it good as you have one more comment now)

Cardarian said...

Oh you have made a lovely box - I just love those stamps but I don't have any! Where did you buy them?? I must get them as they are truly gorgeous! You have outdone yourself with this! Beautiful! Thank you for sharing!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Marjo said...

What an adorable cute box! Love what you did with it, very creative.

Thanks for the peek and sharing. Happy WOYWW, hugs Marjo #10

CINDY said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!! I didn't know Suzy Blu had stamps. (At first look I thought these were your own hand drawn whimsies!) Thanks for sharing, Cindy xx

karen said...

answer for Cardarian: you can get the Suzi Blu stamps at http://www.eclecticpaperie.com/ . They are made by Unity so they are probably available elsewhere too. Eclectic Paperie also has some for pre-order that are being released soon!
(I am going to put this as a comment on your blog but will also leave this for anyone else interested!)

Jingle said...

Oh, wow! These are really incredible! Your space looks fabulous!

weewiccababe said...

I've never seen those images before, they're cute. Love your box
Debbi #39

butlersabroad said...

Back again Karen, you had asked me about that box, I didn't decorate it, I bought it that way. I've got three large storage boxes in different designs. Not only are they're pretty but they're very functional too.

Hugs
Brenda

Ciara said...

You're bursting with ideas at the moment, aren't you?! And a great idea that one is too.

It's funny, I was just admiring your tags on your blog header again and thinking how amazing it is how you can make such different looks with one die - my pink felt flowers are made with that one too!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i always plan to decorate boxes. good for you that you got yours done so prettily! happy WOYWW!

Debs said...

Wow this is soooo funky, I love Suzi Blu and you have really made these images your own xx

okienurse said...

Love the stamps and the boxes. YOur crafting space is nice too!

Tertia said...

Your box is awesome! Those stamps look lovely, I am going off in search of some. Happy WOYWW
Tertia 110

Samantha Read said...

I love this so much, I just want, no need, to buy all the Suzi Blu stamps!!! Brilliant stuff Karen! Sam x

Nicky said...

Love what you have done with the box much better being sparkly and pretty ~ Nicky 24