Saturday, May 8, 2010

Let the Relaxation Begin


I looked. They searched. He pretended to glance. We all could not find a chair stamp. He asked "How can you not have one chair image with all these stamps? Why do you need a chair stamp?" I responded "You are right, I must get one some day. And, its for the Three Cheers for Chairs Challenge at Moxie Fab World." He shook his head and grumbled "I'm not even going to ask what Moxie Fab means..."
No chair images. No chair stamps. The solution? Make one myself. I created this beach chair using four strips of double sided sided ribbon and some cardstock that was stamped with a woodgrain image. I added light shadows under the chair and a ribbon tab to represent the sky. When I retire I think it would be nice to spend some time at the beach, doing nothing all day, therefore letting the relaxation begin.

Supplies Used: Cardstock: Natural White (SU) Tan (Archers Paper) Stamps: Woodgrain Silhouettes (Wplus9) Congrats (SU) Ink: Versamark, Close to Cocoa (SU) Jet Black (Stazon) Embellishments: Orange Striped Ribbon (May Arts from Practicing Creativity Designs) Blue Ribbon (Offray) Tools: Aqua Painter (SU) Other: Thread

27 comments:

  1. Okay--you're GENIUS!!!!! If you don't get recognized for this--nothing else should!!

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  2. What talent you have! It's a great idea this beach chair !

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  3. This is amazing...I would never be able to do this! I love the colors too! Awesome card!

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  4. This is a genius idea, well done you! Great beachy colours too.
    Thanks so much for leaving Emily a comment, she was chuffed.

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  5. Necessity is the mother of invention, and girl, you are inventive! That chair is FAB! Love that you made it out of ribbon. :-)

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  6. I smell a winner..you are so very creative karen!!!!

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  7. OMG, Karen! I LOVE your home made beach chair~brilliant idea, a definite winner.
    Thank you for the sweet comment on my entry, it's so nice to meet fellow craft addicts this way :o)
    PS: You are too funny, love your commentary on searching for the stamp...I can SOOO relate.

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  8. How innovative and creative are you!! Perfect take on the challenge! I am rooting for you to win!

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  9. This is pretty cool, Karen! So creative. I love it! Good luck with the challenge!

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  10. Oh now, you know I love this! Wonderful right down to the realistic shadow that the chair is casting. You are definitely detail oriented girl. ;o) hope you win!

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  11. FANTASTIC! Your chair is awesome...almost jumps right off the card! Great job!

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  12. O my God!! you made that all by urself!! thats SOO creative!! beautiful..thanks for visiting my blog..:)

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  13. What a clever approach to the challenge, Karen!! Love it :)

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  14. Ahhhh...how I would LOVE to be sitting in that chair on a beach right about now ;) This is so clever and well-done!!

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  15. so clever, karen! happy m-day!

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  16. Awesome solution!!! Just love the use of ribbon - perfect!

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  17. This is so clever! I love it.

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  18. Sheer and utter genius!! Love the ribbon "slats" - too clever and cute!!

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  19. So very, very clever Karen. You are a true crafter! If you don't have it , make it.

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  20. This is fabulous! Great idea, way to make due with what you have.

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  21. wow! this is amazing, girl! LOVE how you used the double sided ribbons!! absolutely fabulous!!

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  22. Making your own chair from ribbon is definitely MOXIE FAB!!! Wowzers, that is sooooooooo cool!
    And Happy Mother's Day!!!

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  23. You knock my socks off! This is totally moxie fab! :)
    Happy Mother's Day!

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  24. OMG!!!! You paper pieced your own chair?? This is GENIUS, Karen! I think you are going to win this challenge!

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  25. Hey Karen! Thanks for entering the Three Cheers for Chairs Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)

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  26. This is brilliant Karen, I love how you did this!

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