Monday, September 6, 2010

Wink Wink Ink September Challenge 'Anything BUT a Card'

Hello! Today is the first Monday of the month and you know what that means: a NEW Wink Wink Ink Challenge!!!! This month's challenge is 'Anything BUT a card'. Simply make anything you want, as long as it is NOT a card and uses a Wink Wink Ink image.

Well I had purchased this adorable wooden mailbox a long time at JoAnn's Fabrics and Crafts and finally decided to do something with it. I thought the image "Kitty Note" would be perfect for my mail box, so that's the one I chose to use. Here is my completed mail box with a matching card: And here is what the mail box looked like before:

I covered most of the mail box with designer paper. I painted only a small portion with a Robin's Egg Blue that was too difficult to cover with paper. I hand cut some design elements of the paper out and using Mod Podge, glued them to the painted portion of the box. I added some ribbon for embellishment.

Here is a view of the back and side of the box. The Kitty image was printed in the full size it came in and colored with Copic Markers. I then cut it out it out and glued it to the box with Mod Podge.

Here is a close up of the kitty image showing a card peeking out inside.

And this is a close up of the side view.

And finally a close up of the card I made.

I chose the Robin's Egg Blue color and matching designer paper because I plan on using this as a storage box in my future craft room, and those will be the colors of that room.
If you'd like to play along with us this month, simply go to the Wink Wink Ink Group on the Crafter's Digital Art Center for further instructions. I hope to see your creation there!
Have a Labor Day! Amy


  1. What a fun home decor project. I like your choice of patterned papers and colors. The cat is a perfect image for your projects.

  2. That's going to look so cute in your new craft room. Love the fun, bright colors ... That little cat card is so adorable ... I still haven't tried the digis I keep thinking they would smear with my Copic markers but guess since so many of you use them they must be great ...Gotta quit being such a "scardy cat" ...
    Hugs, Janie

  3. Amy, this is so neat! I LOVE your coloring on the kitty! You really know what you are doing with the Copics! And I love that Robin Egg blue on the mailbox! One of my very fav colors! Beautiful project! ;o)

  4. OMG Amy this is absolutely wonderful what a fabulous mailbox and matching card, those papers and colours are superb oh wow I love this.
    Lorraine x

  5. Hi Amy

    I LOVE this! What a wonderful matching set. I have just started a new Linky party on my blog and I would love it if you would join in the fun with this gorgeous creation.
    Michelle :-)
    Make It Monday - Linky Party

  6. One word for you (ok, maybe two words combined): CRAFTASTIC!

  7. WOW Amy, how cool is this! Fabulous project, beautiful coloring & papers!!

  8. Your are amazing lady!! This is so creative and so much fun! WONDERFUL!

  9. What a lovely gift set. I really like how you made the mailbox out of a wooden one. Again, your coloring is perfect!


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