Thursday, May 6, 2010

Hangin' Out in the Kitchen Sneak Peeks

It's day two of sneak peeks from Taylored Expressions and we have a sweet line-up for you today...two new sets and another Project Pantry! Everything will be available in the TE Store tomorrow starting at 8am PST.

The first project I'm sharing today uses the new set Hangin' Out. This set was a concept by our very own Sankari and illustrated by Nancy McKinney as part of the Whimsical Wishes line.

I decided to jazz up a canvas tote for my mom...she carries the clothes pins from the house to the clothes line with every load of laundry. After watching this colouring on fabric tutorial on Sherrie Siemens' blog I set to work.

The canvas bag I picked up at Michael's isn't a very smooth surface so I wasn't sure how it would work, but I love the result! I lined up the images on a large clear block then stamped them all at once onto the canvas bag using SU black craft ink. When the ink dried I heat set it with my iron. Then I coloured the images with Copic markers...very patiently because the ink spreads along the fibers in the fabric. Then I hand-stitched the clothes line with linen thread and added buttons to the poles. This clothes pin bag is so much prettier than the plastic bucket my mom was using!

My next project takes us from the laundry room to the kitchen with Cuppie in the Kitchen and the In The Kitchen Project Pantry. Cuppie is cooking up all sorts of fun things in this set but I decided to use the cookie image...I love cookies!!!

I used SC277 for the layout. First I stamped Cuppie with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Buttercream (included in the In The Kitchen Project Pantry) then I stamped it again onto kraft cardstock from the Project Pantry so I could paper piece the cookies. The rest of the image is coloured with copics then cut out with rectangle Nestabilities.

I punched the sentiment (which reads "life is short eat dessert first!" and I'm totally on board with that sentiment! LOL!!) with my SU modern label punch and added two Tiny Twinkles to the ends. I love the colours and patterned papers in the In The Kitchen Project Pantry, and you'll see in my post tomorrow that I used them for a masculine card too! Stop by Taylor's blog to see the full In The Kitchen Project Pantry kit.

The Project Pantry kits are available for purchase individually for $22.95 or you can bundle this kit with Cuppie in the Kitchen for just $41.50 until May 9th only. After May 9th the bundle will be the regular price of $44.90. The great thing is all the Project Pantry kits are completely separate from the Key Ingredients Subscription so anyone can purchase them starting tomorrow at 8am PST.

Now let's hop around to the rest of the Baker's Dozen to see what everyone cooked up today with Hangin' Out, Cuppie in the Kitchen, and the In The Kitchen Project Pantry.


Tomorrow is release day and I'll have another new A-la-carte image to share so be sure to pop in.
Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

12 comments:

Taylor said...

What a great idea to create a clothespin tote!! Love how that turned out! And your cuppie card is so adorable!

Jodi C. said...

OH, I LOVE your tote, it is beautiful!!! LOVE how the coloring looks on it!! Your cards are very pretty too!! TFS

Jami said...

Love your Cuppie card and those paper-pieced cookies! That little tote is sooooo awesome...what a fun project although I imagine the colouring (I used the *u* just for you!) took some real patience, eh?

Dana White said...

Brilliant laundry bag my BFF!! I can use it when I come visit!! Are those Monster cookies?!

Noreen said...

Stamping a tote is a fun idea for using the stamps. I love the buttons you put at the top of the posts - they really stand out.

Melissa Sauls said...

Omg the clothesline bag is just perfect! I just love how it turned out and yournmom is just going to love it! The card is super cute too. :)

Kathy Martin said...

Very cool project! Great tote and I LOVE that laundry line! :)

Leslie said...

Outstanding - LOVE the clothes peg tote idea!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

SHUT up! I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this tote you have created Saucy! I am sure your Mom is going to LOVE this! I know it would make me want to do laundry!!! LOVE your Cuppie card too!

Jeanie said...

LOVE that bag!! That is a GREAT idea Karen!! You're SO smart!! Ooooh, and look at cuppie's cookies!! Mmmm, I'm all for eating dessert first!! Woo-hoo!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

LOVE the bag and your Cuppie card is just ADORABLE!

Carolina said...

Okay, seriously briliant ~ love the canvas bag and your Cuppie card is just sooo yummy!