Sunday, February 10, 2008

Hippy Lamp for Hannah



Hi friends! I created this lamp for Melanie Muenchinger's Just So Hippy contest and for my precious baby niece, Hannah May's nursery. I'm still in a daze over the fact that she actually chose it as the winner! I get her brand new *Just So Hoppy* stamp set for free and she's posted my creation on her blog, which is a true honor in and of itself! I can't wait to get it and start mixing and matching her 2 great sets! Gina K. Designs also has beautiful new sets just released and some really slammin' new embellishments, which I bought all of (the Visa people will love me this month)!

For The Lamp: I purchased the least expensive plain white lampshade I could find at Fred Meyer (or Target, Wal-Mart, etc). I stamped each image from Melanie's Just So Hippy set-a giraffe, a hippo and a monkey-spacing them evenly and stamping the 2 heart balloons from the same set between each animal. I used Versafine Archival in onyx black, however, certainly Pallette ink or Staz-On inks would work famously. I carefully colored everything in with the same color, lavendar VersaMagic multi-surface chalk ink. I attached a lavendar and white dotted ribbon with a brad to each balloon and *curled* them with a kabob stick and a heat gun. I then covered everything with diamond stickles and let the shade dry for 48 hours (even though 24 is probably sufficient). I added white lace trim to the bottom of the shade and sheer white dotted ribbon by May Arts to the top.

I hope you are inspired to create a lamp too! There are so many possibilities for themes and design, especially with Melanie's NEW Just So Hoppy set, which is available now at Gina K.'s online store! I would love to see anyone's creations--if you chose to make one be sure to let me know ;) thanks for visiting my blog today! ~Hugs and Happy Creating~

15 comments:

Lee said...

Linsey!!! Congrats on your win!! When I saw the lamp I was absolutely in awe!!! It's so fantastic!!! I'd love to make a similar one for my 3 y.o. niece too if you're okay with that!! I wanna CASE it!!! :) Thanks for your comment on my blog......I LOVE your beautiful creations!! I'll be putting you on my Google Reader so I can keep up!!! What a super fun night!!!!

Carolina said...

Congrats Linsey - you rock! This is just adorable, you're talented beyond words and your precious niece, Hannah May, is one lucky little girl. Hugs dear friend and can't wait to see what you create when you get your free set!

Bluemoon said...

This is just adorable, well done! I was curious, did you stamp the images originally in a permanent dye ink (stazon?), or perhaps a pallette ink for fabric before colouring? You deserved to win, congrats. bluemoonbynite at yahoo cot com, www.bluemoon.blogspot.com

Simonne said...

This lamp shade is ADOREABLE! Congrats on your win, although it comes as no surprise to me. You know I think all your stuff is fab! You rock baby :)

JenMarie said...

This is SO ADORABLE!!! And...have your checked the winners list for the question last night...?? :)

Donna said...

congratulations again - this is so precious. I know you're going to have FUN with the next set (*AND congrats on winning again in the contests on the FORUM last night!) you're a LUCKY gal right now, I tell ya) p.s. I posted about the E award you gave me on my blog last night. thanks again, girl!)

irisbleu said...

Congrats Linsey!! These lamp shades rock!!

Melanie said...

Go, Linsey, go Linsey, it's your bithday...!

Did you see Gina K's blog tonight? You're famous!

I will reply to your email tomorrow, I am sick now, too, J is still sick, and my youngest celebrated his 3rd birthday today, it's been crazy over here!

dpkennedy said...

Yippee!! How cute is that lamp?! Congratulations!!

Etha said...

I just saw your lamp won! That is SO well deserved :) I would want to have a lamp like that too :)

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

This lamp is just FABULOUS Linsey! What an awesome creation and so deserving of the win! Congratulations! Thanks for telling us how to make one ourselves! :)

Jessie/knightrone said...

Way to go Linsey!!! You're a rock star now!! Love this!! It is so pretty and heartfelt!! You totally deserved to win!!!

Laura said...

Congrats Linsey! Your lamp is awesome...just a wonderful idea and fabulous execution...it's just darned cute!

Carolyn King said...

You did an AMAZING job on this project! I am in awe!

Joani said...

Linsey, that is so adorable! I would of never thought of it!
Amazing job! She's one lucky little girl for sure!
Hugs,
Joani