Monday, 2 September 2013

PaperArtsy 10th birthday celebrations #3UP - and free stamps!!!

If you've been following the celebrations over on the PA blog you'll know that this week, is for the 3Upsters.  If you haven't come across this before Leandra's comments read as follows:

""A month ago we sent out to the participants 3 mystery items (actually it was more for this round). The #3Upsters had to somehow utilise those items to create a project to share with you tonight. The goodie baggies were allocated randomly as people signed up and registered, so no thought was given to the preferred stamping style of each 3UP-ster. Some people were totally in their element with what they received, and others were well out of their comfort zone, like I mean on another planet! However, this is a challenge, and so challenge you we shall!

However, this round the differences were:
1. Every player got a colour swatch to work to
2. Every player was part of a team (they didn't realise this)
3. Each team worked with stamps from a PaperArtsy Collection released in last 10 years


I was one of the "lucky" ones to be out of  my comfort zone and to be honest what with a busy month being on the design team, I left making my project until 2 days before it had to be sent in!  Panic definitely concentrates the mind.  This was my package . Apart from the stamps, it included a large piece of stampbord, a wooden frame, colour swatch, twill tape, smoothy stamping card and some cotton reels


After much faffing around and stamping of images, I came up with a new address plaque.  Here's the front:


...and here's the back.


If you want a better idea of how I put this together, there are more detailed instructions here.

I must admit, that I am very unlikely to use these stamps again so if anyone is very taken with them, leave a comment here and I will do a draw in a week's time and send them out to the winner.

19 comments:

Heather said...

That's really ingenious - I wouldn't have known where to start or what to aim for. It's fun and has purpose too.

Marita Soutar said...

Great project! You've done well considering you were pushed out of your comfort zone. Never easy but it's turned out fab!

Helen said...

you won't get any takers, I bet! and I don't want them either thanks, my cat set was bad enough! Well done on your new home plaque, and for using all the stamps, unlike me!!

Fandhmum said...

You have done a great job with these
Rosie x

Karin said...

Well done, Carol.

ionabunny said...

Oh, I thought this was a very cute set. I love the tortoise and I can't believe you want to give them away!! I can't believe Helen said that you wouldn't get any takers, although I must admit I wasn't so taken with the cat set. Anyway, if they need a home I'm your girl. Thanks for the chance.

Sid said...

Really lovely idea Carol !

Paula Whittaker said...

I think you did a brilliant job with this pack....I failed miserably lol

sam21ski said...

Absolutely love what you did with your set Carol, but I'd like to decline being put into the draw for them thanks!!

You did a great job considering your stash - hehehehehehe!!!

Sam xxx

Alison said...

Those stamps would definitely have me stumped Carol! Well done, you did great! xx

Gay Peplow said...

Gosh you managed very well, what a lovely idea for your products, well done Carol. I think I would have really struggled! :D Gay x

craftimamma said...

Love what you came up with Carol. These stamps had us all scratching our heads I think, lol! However, you designed a fun but useful project and deserve a pat on the back.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

karen said...

wow!! you're so clever....if I was presented with this challenge I would have hidden somewhere with blankets over my head!!

Dawn Louise said...

Think what you came up with is tremendous, can see lot of thought put in and it's different and well made. I'd love to go in draw please x

butterfly said...

What a fun project... I'd've been out of my comfort zone too, with these stamps, but I love what you've done!
Alison x

butterfly said...

Oh, and not me for the draw either - sorry!!
Alison x

Lin said...

Well Carol to say this was challenging was an understatement!! I can still hear Leandra laughing..but we all pulled it off although I think we were all outside of our comfort zone!!!

Astrid Maclean said...

I am so behind with commenting... so glad I managed to get here tho, totally adore this fun and quirky make, and well done you, I think quite a few of us would have been well out of our comfort zone with these!

hazel said...

A fabulous project.
xxx Hazel.