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
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)