I’ve been seeing throw back Thursday on Facebook a lot and I thought it would be fun to do it on my blog. I’m not sure that Thursday will always be a throw back, but I’ll try. If you are like me you keep stamps, punches and even paper that you love even though you can’t by them anymore. So I figure why not share some fun ideas to do with them. Maybe I’ll even make some new projects using retired products. Who knows. So now lets get on with the project because hey that’s the fun part right?
Every year Stampin’ Up! has a contest called the Artisan Design contest. I’ve entered many years, while I’ve never won I’ve had my projects shown at Convention and I’ve enjoyed creating them. It does however make me sad to give them away. Some of them I’ve re-created and some I’m still planning on it. This is one of the still planning on it projects. Hopefully before my little boy grows out of dinosaurs. I think this was the hardest one to give away and I wish I had it still. It was also quite big so I actually took it to Stampin’ Up! (Good thing I live close.)
This is the top of the chart. I used MDS to create all the pictures for the chart. I changed them all to Sepia so they would match and added a fun background. I also added the age and height. He was only 5 when I made the chart so I left spots to add more pictures over the years. I attached twigs to the top to hang it with. Of course the top picture is when he was born. So cute.
Here’s a better picture of the bird Dino. All of the dino’s are made using punch art and shapes from the big shot. Can anyone guess where I got my inspiration for my characters. Yep “Land Before Time.” You can also see the close up of the texture on the letters. I cut them out of chip board and paper, then glued the textured paper to the clipboard.
Next is my green Dino working his way up the mountain. The mountain is just created by tearing up paper and crumbling it up then smoothing it out. I used the directly to paper technique to add texture. (That’s where you just take the ink pad straight to the paper to highlight the texture and edges.)
Here’s the brown Dino. I think I actually used the leave die to make the splotches on his back. You’ll noticed I also added some grass to the mountain by just tearing up paper and snipping the edges.
This one wasn’t really in the movie, but I wanted one more to work with the spacing. I think he turned out cute. He also had to be orange because that’s my son’s favorite color. The ruler was created by using the simply scored tool. I placed a cardboard so I would know how far to score each section so they stayed even. Then I flipped it over and used a sponge to highlight the marks and added the numbers with the calender set.
Of course we had to have the T-Rex at the bottom chasing the little Dino’s up the chart. I left space on the side so that I could mark the height and write the date. My son was very disappointed that I gave away the T-Rex. That’s his favorite Dino. Just posting about this makes me want to re-create it.
I hope you have enjoyed my throw back Thursday. As you can see I really do love punch art. It’s so fun to see what you can create using our awesome punches. Especially something they weren’t designed for.
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