If you are a fan of Pinterest or Facebook you have probably seen the "Nailed It" pictures. You know when someone tries to replicate something they saw on a creative site and it didn't go exactly as planned. My personal favorite is the lamb cake one...
So when I first saw the images for the Trees kit, especially the Stencil and the large stamp collage scene...
Not to be undone I decided maybe a different route. My niece has this lamp with moving fish, maybe I could modify an old lamp. I did some research and found that there were these neat vintage motion lamps by a company called Econolite. They looked something like this...and when the bulb warmed up the lamp turned.
Well wrong, the lamps are a few hundred dollars, broken.
Dang it, I was getting frustrated. Finally the time for the hop was drawing near and I wanted to do something so I bought a cheap garage sale lamp from a Facebook friend.
So step one unpack Trees kit. Then realize that my Collection UM Stamp I want to use doesn't come until the beginning of next month since I bundle my kits. Freak out a little because I'm really getting annoyed by the whole thing. That's ok, I'll use the stencil, shouldn't be too hard with the lamp shade off.
Except the lamp shade doesn't come off.
Next step involves alcohol and banging head on counter. Waiting until the night before the blog needs to be posted is now helpful as added motivation. Additional shots help as well.
Ok so get some paint and the stencil and a foam brush and paint the portion of the stencil you want on your lamp shade, (that is still attached to the lamp.)
Well this sucks. This is just not turning out as planned at all.
Next step, more alcohol (tequila works) and a paintbrush.
So I used a small paintbrush to embellish the image and I added the stamped giraffes.
All in all it ended up not looking toooooo horrible but it's pretty bad. It's not moving giraffes.
I shall call it "5 Giraffes and 1 Camel...Walking"
To finish please wash off your stencil, have another shot and stop the cat from eating the flowers...
I hope you have enjoyed the journey here, it was a rough one. If you are still standing from the shots you can click on over to Tiare's Blog (iclassygirl) to see what she has come up with this month! If you get lost along the way feel free to hop back over to Club Scrap Creates to start over.