Thursday, September 9, 2010

More Chunky Goodness

Well, got myself involved in yet another chunky ATC swap.  Can't resist those little darlins.  This time it was my friend Lori who twisted my arm, conked me over the head, and otherwise forced my participation.  (funny, right?  all she did was post the swap on the EWV group and there I was, signing upin fact, truth be told, Lori put out a call for swap suggestions, and me and my big mouth came up with this idea).  This, after I swore no more signing up for stuff until after the cruise.  Too much to do, too little time.  Yada, yada, yada.  When do I ever listen to myself anyway?
I've done these before.  Click here or here to see other examples. 
And here they are in all their chunky goodness, Wendy-style: 






I completely covered the wood with Tim's tissue tape, then sprayed it with some glimmer mist.  Turned out WAAAAY too pink, so toned them down with some white paint.  Yes, folks, this is the toned down pink, LOL.
Attached the cool knobs (also from Tim) to the tops with adhesive, though it looks like the wire is holding them down.  The wire is really doing nothing, I just like the way it looks, plus the nails it's wound around came in handy for hanging the little tags with Wendy sayings on them.
The flowers.....came from a bunch I made for the CCC challenge (see this post for a better look at them), and the butterfly is also a Wendy stamp.
These are such fun to make....so, my advice is to get yourself a two by four, cut it down, and bring some chunky goodness into your lives.

16 comments:

SusanK said...

Wow, they look great! I hadn't even given a thought as to what I was going to do on mine, let alone get my 2x4 cut. But I understand about wanting to get things done before you go away, especially if you have the idea.

Chris said...

You never cease to inspire!

Kathy Eddy said...

Wow, you are so fast girl! I know what you mean about being done early for pre-cruise stuff. I remember that on the Alaskan cruise. I have mine almost done but need to change one portion as I am not satisfied with it. Hopefully this week-end or next week I will be happy with it!

Debby said...

Great job on these! I have the 2 x 4 just have to get the hubby to cut it. Been working on a canvas to send to my daughter for her birthday. Hope to finish that today. Love what you did and the tissue tape is cool.

Tammy D said...

Your energy is amazing. I do not know how you do it. Very cool. I had not heard of those before.

Elaine A said...

Eileen -

Gorgeous! I really love how these came out. So much fun to look at all the details you've added. Have to get some 2 x 4's and give these a try. They just look awesome!

Elaine Allen

Linda said...

Fun pink chunky ATCs! Never thought of "colorizing" Tim's tape until Wendy mentioned it. Seeing these definitely makes me want to try!

Linda

Joan Fricker said...

Wow, these are great. I love how you colored the tape. Did you use the Distress Ink Pads?

Great job and I know the person receiving them will love them.

Thanks for sharing!!!

Victoria said...

They are great!

Helen said...

Wow! What wonderful chunky ATCs. Whoever gets one in the swap will be delighted.

Lori said...

Ask me how I knew that you would be the first one done, go ahead, ask me.... you're too funny... I just love these, so Wendy! And what a nice feeling to have them done prior to the big event.... didn't you mention you were making 160 of these for the event? rofl!

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I LOVE those Eileen...GREAT suggestion and they look SO AWESOME!!!

Dorothy said...

Excellent Eileen!!!

Heidi Davenport said...

Eileen-these are beautiful. I love the flowers and the use of the knob on top-very creative. Remember, I still have TONS of these wood blocks at my apartment, let me know when you want a bag!

Tami Roth said...

Oh my gosh-I love these!!! Why didn't I join this swap? I just joined this group though and am just in awe of the talent! I would love to go on the cruise too :) Have fun for me!
Hugs,
Tami

Patzee said...

These are fabulous! And here I thought you were afraid of pink. The knob looks like a giant diamond. Just perfect!! As for introducing some chunky into my life, I only have to look in a full length mirror.