Friday, January 18, 2013

JAI 149 Just add the Big Shot Blog Hop

Woohoo well we are back up and running at Just Add Ink for 2013 :) 
We decided to start the year off with a bang and begin with a Big Shot blog hop and of course the challenge this week for you is to Just add the Big Shot (or any die cutting machine) to your project. 

You may have arrived from the very talented Patrice Easton's blog or you can begin the blog hop here and follow the link at the end of my post to move on to Trish Radac's inspiring Big Shot project. You can even head to the Just Add Ink page and begin there. 

The JAI team has lots of fabulous and fun ideas to share with you using the Big Shot so grab a cuppa and sit down and enjoy :) Here's what I came up with.
Well that was how it ended up but it all started with the Petal Cone die and musing what I could do with it - somehow a spaceship just seemed to be a natural progression. This was how the petal cone die cuts started out.
And here is a close up of how it ended up, complete with lots of spaceshipy details ;)
I couldn't resist adding a touch of whimsy (I really didn't try very hard) so I just had to have a cow jumping over the moon.
Close ups of the two side mobiles with buttons and a bead at the end that help to add a little weight and carry the colours  through too!

All I had to do to hang it up was find a small branch in the garden, paint it deep space blue, stamp some silver stars on it, spray some sealer on it then I was good to tie the mobile on and hang it up in my Mr almost 5's room.

Hope you enjoyed this little outer space trip ;) Thanks for visiting! Now don't forget to click on the Big Shot picture below or click here to take you on to Trish's blog. Go and enjoy the rest of the hop!


Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: None
Cardstock: Shimmer White (Papertrey Ink), Night of Navy, Real Red, Basic Black, Silver  and champagne glimmer paper
Ink: Silver Encore
Accessories: Petal Cone die,Typeset alphabet BigZ, Large star punch (R), Round Tab punch (R), Finishing Touch Edgelits, Merry mini punch pack, Circle punches (1 3/8", 1"), On the farm die (PaperTrey Ink), Circle nestabilities, Cuttlebug embossing folder, acetate, White twine, Pearl touch deco (Pebeo), Sticky Strip, Dimensionals, Buttons (PTI) and beads (craft shop)


  1. So cool and so much fun, you did an amazing job!

  2. This is so cool Kim - I'm not sure which bit I love best - the cow jumping over or the rocket or the countdown - it's all awesome.

  3. Oh my word this is just too stinkin' CUTE!! :) Love the sparkly stars to go with your space scene!! Thanks for the fun! HUGS

  4. Kim this is a very cool project that I'm sure any kid would love! The cow is so funny!

  5. Such 'awesomeness' - I was blown away. This is super clever, Kim.

  6. Once again you have blown me away with your creativeness Kim. This is so "COOL", l'm sure any little person would be over the moon...:0) to have this in their bedroom.
    Such a fun project and clever use of the Big Shot! xxx

  7. OMG how awesomely cool! I love it. Thanks for thinking right out of the box for this and sharing your wonderful creations. Cheers Donna :)

  8. Oh my, what a really really great project - just love it! Have not even been tempted by that die until now - so clever, and yes, I love the cow jumping over the moon.

  9. Kim this is a fabulous project!!! You are so very clever and I just love the cow!

  10. Utterly fabulous! I love how your mind works .... you are just so creative, Kim. What a gorgeous addition to your little man's room.

  11. Such a super clever idea! Absolutely love it. x

  12. Fantastic idea Kim...& perfect for a certain little man.
    Love the colours & as usual, your attention to detail is brill. Love it! Hugs, D


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