Monday, July 20, 2009

Bingo-licious (It is what it is)

This project has been like a bad relationship. I keep trying to make it into something it's not. So here, in front of the world, I'm facing the fact that I made a nautical, patriotic, BINGOLICIOUS beach tote that would rock the socks off seniors centers everywhere. No amount of sequins can make this project any less geriatric. So, hooray. I plan on making one of the octogenarians in my life very happy. Sometimes something just is what it is.

Shiny Sparkly Goodness:


And while this isn't exactly my crowning achievement, this sweatshirt is going to be awesome. Sometimes a new technique needs a couple of tries before you get the groove:

So, you want to know how it's done?

For close ups click Page One, Page Two

Image used with permission by Bombshell Stamps
Embellishments: Gauche Alchemy
Tutorial idea and inspiration: Crafty Chica

Thanks everyone for all the good wishes last week. I think I'm back on my feet, even if they are a little wobbly.


Chris Maki said...

Great job honey, I really like the burning heart.

CathyR said...

I'm glad you are feeling better.

I love the bag and can't wait to see the sweatshirt.

Sassy Pam said...

Very cool!

Tiff said...

Love the new blog header!!!! Great tutorial too :)

Kristen said...

Love your new header! And, your tutorial is very informative, love the turquoise and red. Very nice combo!!!

Laura O'Donnell said...

this is really cool, and I love the new banner

chksngr said...

I LOVE the title of this post. It makes me giggle like a little kid! I think somewhere in the recesses of my attic, I have a jacket that matches...with my name on the lapel...The tutorial rocks...but I have to say, Niki, I cannot for one second imagine having this much patience with a project. Its not in me.

Marie Levite said...

ROTFLMAO! I be up in the gym just workin on my!
Love you new header!

Amy Wing said...

You crack me up. BINGOLICIOUS!! RAWK!

Dee said...

What kind of paint are you using before glittering? I really think this technique would be cool on recycled jeans Christmas stockings!