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Saturday, April 12, 2008

It okay, you can say it!

By golly you are creative Amy. There now that we have THAT out of our systems. lol ;) You want to know why I think I am creative, dont you? Well, remember yesterday when I said I bought a $5 dollar lamp from Walmart to jazz up? I certainly did jazz it up. Not so long ago I wrote a tutorial on Digital Art after some people inquired about one for the Guild. I had originally created some artwork for a focal point for my bedroom. In creating the tutorial, I created another piece that would also tie into my room. However, I did not know what I was going to use it for. I have more then enough pictures in my room so I didnt want to just frame it. Today when I went to decorate my lamp it hit me, I should use the digital art piece because it was roughly the same size! I was so excited I jumped right to it. I printed out the design on some fabric. Cut it to fit the shade and then hot glued it on. Remember that hot glue can be your best friend AND your worst enemy so keep a bowl of cold water next to you. ;) After I glued the design on I trimmed the lamp on both the top and the bottom with some thin black satin ribbon. Voila! A unique and creative lamp that no one else on Earth has but me. :)

I also made that little bowl you see there. That was super cute and easy as well. I took some yarn, dipped it on Elmer's school glue. Took a bowl, covered it with plastic wrap, draped the yarn around it. Wait for the glue to dry, peel it off, spray it with clear coat and then you are done. I think they would be great for keeping little girl's hair bows and whatnot.
Out of my GIANT list from yesterday I have accomplished very little. Most likely because I am just sitting here at the computer blogging and creating a new kit for the store. Somewhat ambitious I suppose. I worked on the hat rack but have to wait for a drill to complete it. I have my curtains half done. I bought glue sticks!! Amazingly most of the stores I went to were out! Was there some sort of mad rush for glue sticks in my town or what?
I should get busy with some of my projects....OR may be I will read some blogs. ;)

9 comments:

AfriDigiDiva said...

Fantastic hybrid project!

DawnMarch said...

By golly you are so creative Amy! No, really!

Carolyn said...

So you did print onto the fabric!! Can we please have some details such as did you have to treat the fabric first, any special type of fabric etc??????

Amy this is a beautiful lamp!

movefearlessly said...

you sure are creative - that lamp is super cute!

Josoliviamaid said...

Shut uuuup! No way! That lamp is da bomb! (can you feel my excitement for you? lol)

Scrap Evangel said...

That lamp is gorgeous. Very creative!

Amy Eileen said...

Carolyn, all I did to print on the fabric is iron it on some freezer paper, then cut it to 8.5x11 to slide through the printer. Just want a few minutes to work on it so the ink can set. ;)

Char @ DigiScrapChat said...

Wow, that IS creative, and so unique. Thanks for sharing the projects!!

Karen L said...

I would say you are definately creative. I love what you have done with the lamp - lovely blog to visit.