Tuesday, April 14, 2015

SHOPPING OUR STASH #197 Lost and Found

Hello and good morning crafty peeps! It's time for a new challenge at SHOPPING OUR STASH! What do we mean Lost and Found? We'd like you to use something that you've re-discovered. Perhaps you put some crafty stuff away in a 'safe place' two years ago and only just found it again. Maybe in searching for something else, you came across a stamp set you forgot you owned. Well - use it! Here's what I came up with:

 Here's the inside:

In a previous post, I was searching (for a couple hours) for some acetate that I recently purchased. While riffling through drawers and boxes, I came across an unopened package of gold pipe cleaners and re-discovered my Epiphany Crafts shape studio tool. Ok. That'll do. I can make bugs with them. The pipe cleaners were too gold, so I took my Staz On jet black ink pad and went over them to darken them up. Even though it's much darker, I like how you can still see the gold. I used the shape studio for the bodies, and after coloring some googly eyes with an orange marker, adhered them to the bodies.

I hope you get the chance to play along with the Lost and Found challenge at Shopping Our Stash. Please be sure to check out the awesome creations my teammies came up with and leave them some bloggy love! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!

I'd like to enter this at:
CAS Colour & Sketches #119
Crafty Gals Corner #14 - Any Holiday

Stamps: Hero Arts - Celebrate Everyday
Ink: Ranger DI - Black Soot; Staz On - Jet Black; Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: American Crafts - Haunted
CS: Darice
Accessories: Westrim Crafts - pipe cleaners; Epiphany Crafts - Shape Studio & bubble caps; AC - Thickers; Nicole - googly eyes; SN OR3 marker
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Ranger - Glossy Accents


  1. Yep, I am forever putting things in a "safe place" and then they are never to be seen again
    Love your spooky spiders! Glad I am not the only one who makes Halloween card in April lol

  2. Oh, my goodness, but the black ink on gold pipe cleaners was genius! I love them! Way to get a head start on an October holiday! :)

  3. Those are some perfectly "creepy" spiders. Pipe cleaners worked like a charm. Love it.

  4. Funny you made a Halloween card, I've got one in the works sitting on my desk. are we all "nuts". Fabulous little spiders, great thinking on dulling the gold but leaving some. awesome take on the sketch too.

  5. How very creative you are, dear! This is a fabulous card and very well crafted!

  6. Those spiders sure says "creepy." I love it!

  7. i was going to ask where you found those UBER- cool black/gold/tweedy pipe cleaners but you actually re-colored them yourself?! what a brilliant idea! (& also a brilliant spidy card!!!) :)

  8. Hey, it's finally spring on your blog! :D
    I love this card! The googly-eyed bugs are so fun. And you making a Halloween card makes me feel not quite so bad about making a Christmas card today. ;)

  9. EEk! Those spiders are so hairy! Great use of the CC&S sketch. Thanks for playing.

  10. Seriously creative crafting here, Chris! LOVE it!

  11. I love the effect of those black and gold pipe cleaners/chenille stems. Thanks for joining us at CC&S this week Chris! Stef x

  12. Your spidery bugs are too cute to be very scary! Using the pipe cleaners for their "hairy" legs is genius. Awesome job! Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at CC&S! :)

  13. How fun is this?! I love the orange googly eyes (never thought of colouring them, that's genius!) and how you toned down the gold. Again, freaking genius!

  14. You would be fun in a scavenger hunt or a MacIvyer game! Way to pick a random retro item and make the coolest bugs ever for a Halloween card! Well done, Chrispy!! Enjoy your day!! (Did you ever find the acetate? If you're like me, it was right on top of your desk the whole time!) Hugs, Darnell


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