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~