Friday, May 15, 2009

Dollar Find Friday- Socks

Every Friday, the There She Goes Trendsetters have what we call Dollar Find Friday. Basically, it is a tutorial of some sort using an item we have found for a dollar and There She Goes stamps. I am TERRIBLE at altered items and thinking out of the box, so I really had to STRETCH myself for this one!! While walking around the only "dollar" store we have in my town, the Dollar General(which has hardly ANYTHING for a dollar anymore), I happened across a pair of socks and thought....hmm. They are only a dollar, why not try it, right??!! So today I bring you my very first Dollar Find Friday tutorial, Stamping on Socks.

Step 1: Obviously besides purchasing the socks is to gather your materials.

Step 2: Turn your sock INSIDE out so that you are stamping on the part of the cuff that folds over. I also put a piece of cardboard or something else inside, so that your markers don't seep through to the other side.

Step 3: Stamp your image, or images with a water resistant ink. For mine, I used the Flowers of Happiness set from There She Goes. Stazon probably works the best, but I did have success with the Memento ink as long as you heat set it!! After stamping your image, color it in with your Copic markers or other fabric markers. I then sewed on my button(from MFT), but you could also do a bow or something along those lines.

Step 4: Heat set your socks by either placing them in the dryer for a few minutes. I even recommend letting them dry overnight and washing them before wearing!! I plan on hand washing mine, but if you want to wash yours in the washer, I would turn them to where the design is inside!!

Here is some news from TSG!!
Every Friday, TSG will post a new challenge on the There She Goes forum! The challenges will change from week to week and there is no deadline so feel free to play in any of the challenges at any time :)
This week's challenge is an awesome one that you won't want to miss! You can find out all of the details HERE.

Friday Night Chats-
The Friday fun doesn't stop at the challenges! There will also be a Friday night chat on the forum from 7-9 both Eastern and Pacific time. That way, it will be easier for everyone to join in on the fun. I will post the Chat Thread Friday mornings and feel free to post throughout the day :) I have such a great time chatting with you guys at the Release Parties that I thought it was a shame to only do it once a month. So come introduce yourself and get ready to meet new friends and have some fun!! You can find today's chat thread on the TSG Forum HERE!

Well, that is it for me for now, thanks for looking and have a great day!!

Little Paper Shop Challenge

Every month the girls on the Little Paper Shop Design Team issue a challenge to each other that is to be posted on the 15th. This month, Silvia challenged us to make a 3D or altered item. Since this is my SECOND one for today...ya, I KNOW, I tried to keep it simple!! I decided to do a notebook for my niece Madison to draw in. Every time she is at my house, she has to use one of mine, and since they were all made for me from other people, it hurts me to let her use! I started with a regular composition notebook and covered it with Delicate Dots DSP from SU. I have a ton of this, so don't be surprised if you see a lot of it!! I then added some SU ribbons, both were part of the Sellabration Ribbon bundle. I then added a panel to the front using my Little Friend Digital image. It was colored with my copics and then layered with So Saffron, Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery. I then added some Basic Grey buttons and it was done!! The pen just has a piece of DSP rolled up in it so that it looks like it cool am I, LOL!!

Wanna play along, just be sure to get your entry done by May 24th and uploaded to the SCS or PCP gallery using the LPSC16 keyword. Since 3D projects are a bit harder and this falls on a Friday, there will be NO LPS Monday challenge on the 18th. A prize will be given of TWO free digital images so be sure to play along!! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!