Sunday, September 20, 2009

The MichJay Challenge! #5 Now only in these photos!

I just love the MichJay Challenge each month!!! For those that don't know that is a personal challenge between my Buddy JayJay and I to take at least one day a month and create a 3-D project. We take turns finding templates and then create our own version then on the 20th of the month we show off our item!

This month was my turn to pick a template and I have been wanting to try this adorable little backpack template at SplitCoast Stampers - you can find the template HERE. Now this wasn't one of the easiest items I have ever made, but really it did go together pretty well, and I have to say I was so in love with how it came out.

I started with two sheets of paper, one the solid green card stock from Bazzil and then the second is a cute green and white gingham paper from American Crafts.

I followed the instructions from Splitcoast Stampers and put together all the pieces - with the template also provided. I used a white gel pen to stitch around the flaps on the backpack. And found the little Making Memory Mini Button brads that were just perfect to hold everything closed.
Micheal's ribbon is used for the handle of the "bag" at the top and the "shoulder straps"... LOL...

Now common really wasn't it too cute for words? And then was decorated even mor! I used the new Stampavie Helz Cuppleditch image "Ruffles Birdwatching" colored with my Copics and then cut apart and added to the front of the bag. Oh it was all so perfect!!!
So are you wondering why all the past tense? Well we all love little Libbie don't we.... Yes.. my adorable little puppy Libbie with help from her "sister" the cat Gato... it got knocked off of my desk onto the floor - from there it was fair game for Libbie, and she is teething and into shredding things ... this little backpack is now sitting on the corner of my desk in oh.. 10-12 pieces. I hated to even throw it away, I was so proud of how it came out.. OH well I scolded Libbie and shamed her all night... but in the end she wiggled her fuzzy little rear end, held her ears back... batted those ice blue eyes at me and well.. I forgave her :0)

Now it is time for me to run over and check out my Buddy JayJay's backpack!!! Can't wait to see hers! I hope you might try this template as well.. it really is fun to make, and just adorable! I found another piece of this paper in my stash... I may just recreate this one!

Hugs and have a great Sunday!

13 comments:

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

I love it and will check out the link. If you want a challenge that likes something a bit different check out my new blog challenge starts oct 1.http://bythecuteandgirly.blogspot.com/
janex

~* Jay Jay *~ said...

Oh my dear this is SOO cute! Was... I'm so sorry to hear that Libbie and Gato destoyed this little backpack but hey, they also liked it ;) Wonderful idea to use this Helz stamp for the backpack. I really had to think about WHICH stamp I could take until I found the little C.C. Designs angels *lol*.

ribenaruby said...

Love this fantastic back pack, so sorry it's no longer in one piece, loved everything you've used on it!

stampinfrog said...

Oh Michele this backpack is(was) so ADORABLE! Love the papers and the stamped images are so cute and colored in beautifully!
Hugs,Connie

Jo said...

Hi Michele, what a sweet little backpack, it looks so good, pets who'd have them!! My cat, yes the one in the picture, has glossy accents on him at the moment!! Don't ask! The end of a card and he sits on it!!! Jo x

scrappyjan said...

OH Michelle this is VERY VERY AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love it and now I have to make one. LOL.........

great job sweetie.. hope the donkey's are well..
hugs, janny

Danni said...

This is just too adorable for words!

dawnmarieg said...

Oh dear! Libbie and Gato are so on the naughty step today I can tell you lol. Thankfully you took some photographs of your make before libbie & gato altered it further. Gorgeous work Michelle. Hugs Dawn Marie.xx

Nancy said...

OH WOW This bag is soooo cute, Michelle:O) Love the colours and papers, and the images are just adorable. Great work!
Hugs, Nancy;O)

Carol said...

Soo cut e love all the elements

Poor Libbie - maybe she thought it contained some doggy treats :)

TFS

the whimsical butterfly said...

This just blows me away-3D is NOT my strong suit so I am always in awe of your and JayJay's creations! Seriously HOW cute is this?!?! LOVE the little ducks on the bottom!

Annie said...

Well it was fabulous while it lasted! I can remember scolding Aero when she ran off with one of my rubber stamps - and then trying to mend it with glue! oh well, at least you have wonderful picture memories! hugs, annie x

Heather x said...

So cute, Michelle :0)
Just like having little children around wrecking your creations lol.
Nevermind, it gives you a good excuse to make another :0)
*hugs* Heather x