Friday, November 8, 2013

TGF's Alter-Ego Contest

Hi!  The Greeting Farm (TGF) had an Alter-Ego contest a little while ago and I never got to post what I made for it.  It seems like forever since I used my TGF stamps.  Truthfully, I had to dig my containers out of the cabinet to find the stamps I wanted to use.  I don't seem to have as much time to "just craft" anymore.  Lots of my crafting is dedicated to DT requirements which I love to do but sometimes you just want to do whatevers, you know?

Anyway, I wanted to use the Trinket Box kit I bought from La-La Land Crafts.  They have such fun looking kits and since it looks like a book, I thought it would go nicely with the TGF stamps I chose.

I chose to use Gracie's head with Annika's body.  These two stamps (one old and one newer) are probably my favorites from TGF.  I gave Gracie's head a little tilt.  I added gesso and then painted the box in pink, and then glued the pieces all together.  Once in a while I'll look through my stash and wonder geez, why don't I use all this stuff I have?  So I literally try to use all the stuff I have on one project.  Lots of flowers, ribbon and bling.

Here is a close up of Gracie/Annika.  Isn't she sweet?

I've also been volunteering in my son's kindergarten class.  I don't go often just once a week but I really don't know how these teachers do it.  Twenty little 5-6 year olds clambering for your attention.  I'm only in the room for maybe couple of hours but I'm exhausted when I get home.  I actually need a nap!  These teachers do so much!  And I can't imagine the teachers that have more children in their classes in the upper grades.  My older son has 27 kids in his class for one teacher.  That seems like a lot.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Cheryl said...

Another cute project!!! Ha, love all the embellishments. Sounds exhausting to be a teacher...I think I'm too impatient. I'm ready for a nap too, driving around in traffic is wearing me out!

Creations by Shirl said...

Love the double stamp, I would have never known it if you didn't mentioned it, LOL! Pretty colors and love all the added details to it!

Linda said...

Great card!!! love the alteration!!!

Lynn said...

What an enchanting card. Love the colors and all the embellishments. The image is so sweet and you colored it well. I know what you mean about having so many unused products. Sometimes I just go crazy and test them all out on one card...sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. Your card turned out really well and was not over done.

Rachel Parys said...

What a cute swap!! Two of my favorite TGF gals! This box is totally gorgeous!

I know what you mean about helping out at school! Every party or field trip feels like it has completely sucked the life out of me! lol!!

Blankina said...

Love this Eva!!
Have a nice weekend,
Hugs Blankina

Denice said...

What a fun trinket box...I haven't seen it before. A great combo for the alter-ego...looks like these two should have been a pair before now!