Saturday, June 27, 2009

EtsyInspired #42 - TonyCarlisle

Happy Saturday my fine peeps! It's another EtsyInspired day and have I got a surprise for you. Yup, you got it - no ladybug creations from me! Okay, well, maybe a picture, because today we are featuring tonycarlisle, an actual photo gallery. Let me tell you, these are some truly beautiful photographs at ridiculously reasonable prices.

First I have a card. I used this photo of a bike trail as inspiration. The card isn't my usual style, but I wanted to try something a little different. I think it worked. I hope you like it.

My other little project came from this photo of a boat. I don't have any boat stamps, so it took me a little while to decide what to do - and then I got obsessed with origami boats. I really wanted to make an origami boat box, but I couldn't figure out how to do it and I couldn't find instructions anywhere, so although I made several types of boxes, the boat box never came to fruition. I did, however, make a boat envelope, a boat with it's own stand and a sampan boat. Two sampan boats. The kitten absconded with the first one and we still haven't found it!Here's a closeup of the Sampan boat, just because I think it's neat. This is the second one I've made. Ever. I found directions on YouTube while I was searching for instructions on the boat box.
Before I go, I want to thank Ashley, Kerry, De and everyone else for letting me be a part of the team this month. Love you guys!!

Okay now, you know the drill. Find an item from the tonycarlisle Etsy shop that inspires you in some way and create whatever your heart desires. Link it to Ashley's blog post by noon Pacific on July for a chance to win a prize. All the details are here.

Before you get started, please head over to see what the rest of the Design Team has to show and leave them a little love. They work hard to bring it every week.
Don't forget, if you upload your project to either Splitcoast Stampers or Papercraft Planet, please use the keyword EIC42.

You didn't really think I wasn't going to post a ladybug pic, did you?


Tiff said...

I thought you were going to do something with ladybugs ;) Great job this week!

Kerry said...

I like the distressing on your gives it that more natural, organic feel. And I LOVE that you did a different type of project too...hopefully it will help encourage all those creative people out there who might not be card makers. Thanks for being a part of the team this month...we look forward to continuing to see your wonderful projects! :)

Jenn said...

It was! Such fun boats and a great card! I can't believe our month is over.

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Beautiful card and I LOVE those little boats! Too cool! To answer you question...YES...totally acceptable to go to a bar and not drink and STILL eat icecream afterwards! :)

Jackie said...

I love what you've created gf! They're both fabulous projects but those boats are just awesome!!! tfs your wonderful art with us!!!

Heather said...

Um Hello Carole but you totally rocked this week!!! All I can say is WOW WOW WOW!!!!

Amazing creations and amazing creativity you totally captured the essense of this weeks shop!!!

Love all your creations here!!! So far I have seen no lady bugs from any of us??? But I have not been to everyone's blogs quite yet!!!!


Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Carole....what a cool card focusing on the sentiment!! And how fun are those little boats!!

Ashley said...

Great card and adorable boats Carole! Super fun! I'm so glad we had you this month!

Linda said...

I love that picture very pretty... hotwheels