Sunday, March 9, 2008

Bucket O' Crabs!


I've been meaning to finish this project all week, but I just got to JoAnn's for some googlie eyes, so now it's complete! I adore all of Gina K's stamps, but Just Be-Claws is one of my most favorite, especially because Summer is coming and I'm definitely a summer girl!

I started with a standard sized card and trimmed the sides at a slight angle to make it resemble a bucket/pail. I then rounded all the corners with a corner punch. I now have a bucket template. I traced the pattern onto designer paper, here Pebbles Inc. in Barnwood Navy Blue. Isn't it perfect with its semi-warped look? I cut out the bucket, then set 2 brushed silver eyelets in place for the handle holes. I stamped several crabs from "Just Be-Claws", overlapping a few, then I stamped 3 more crabs separately to be placed on top of the overlapping ones and to hang 1 off the side. This does two things...first, it creates a clean look so you don't see the overlapping lines and second, it creates added dimension on the crabs. I cut out all of the crabs, popped 2 of them on dimensionals and hung the last one over the side. I glued all the googly eyes on using my quickie glue pen. Tip: 5mm googlie eyes by Darice are a perfect fit for Gina's crabs. While the eyes were setting, I decorated the front of my bucket with some hemp, a little pearl accent and a fun framed title. I distressed the red brads a bit and sponged around all layers of the frame with chestnut ink for a more worn look. After the front was decorated and the crabs all glued securely into place, I attached the bucket "handle" using black wire. Finally, I used my brand new Scor-Pal and added two lines along the bottom, you know--like the old galvanized pails? That's it, all done!

Do you think these fellas would be so darn smiley if they had the foggiest idea where they were heading?! Look out for that boiling pot of water, yikes!!! Thanks for visiting today!

15 comments:

Neva said...

Well I have been trying to resist the temptation to buy this set and you are NOT helping . This is adorable. Love it

Lee said...

Linsey!!!! OH man, I'm so laughing my butt off!!!! Oh this is absolutely *priceless*!!! Love that bucket!!! And googlie eyes are going on my shopping list now!!! LOL You have been busy all right.....and supah creative!! You get 2 Claws Up from me!!!!!! LOL (And my new Scor-Pal will be here Mon or Tues!!).

Carolyn King said...

YOU ROCK! This is so clever. love all those poor crabs headed for my dinner table! lol!
The googlie eyes are PERFECT!
Love this!

Donna said...

this is so cute!!! I love it-you really need to enter for Gina K's next design team call

Maren said...

This is so creative and amazing! Love that bucket of crabs! So cute!!

Gwen said...

that is just so stinkin cute!!!

Joani said...

Linsey, I LOVE this. I so need those crabs. You did it again, you amaze me!!
Hugs,
Joani

Julia said...

Linsey! this is just so CUTE! I love your little crabs falling out of your terrific bucket! So clever using your scor-pal to make the ridges! Isn't it a fun tool! you need to find a crab shack that will buy this card to sell at their restaurant!!

dpkennedy said...

Linsey this is so cute! How great would this be for a summer party invite? Of course you would have to serve crabs then! Love it! I really want to make one of these...great idea and great job!

the scrappy chick said...

Oh my gosh...how stinking cute is that?? I actually have that set too...what a great idea for a scrapbook page too!
Cyndi

Tiffany said...

Okay the bucket of crab's is soo fantastic I don't know what to say. I love all your creative ideas. I'm so jealous :-)

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

This is so cute...you are just too funny and too creative! Love the googlie eyes!

Deb Neerman said...

This bucket? Awesome! You are just so stinkin' clever!

I jess love using goggly eyes on anything with a face! Kids love 'em and adults can't help but smile ... a lotta bango for the bucko! I wish I'd known you were needing 'em, I have a truckload of 'em ... would've been a pleasure to send 'em on to you. Next time.

Is this bucket template a digital thang, like a .pdf file? Cute with a capital 'q' and I can think of like a jillion ways to use it. Mind if I CASE?!?

~Hugs, Deb

Jessie/knightrone said...

You totally have me singing that song from the Little Mermaid....Cause it's a gonna be a hottie in that big silver pot-a........heheheh

Thanks for sharing it is so super cute!!!

SeattleStamper said...

Whoa, this is SO freakin cute! I love it!