Saturday, June 12, 2010

ETSY Inspired #92

I am back as the Guest Designer for the second ETSY Inspired Challenge for June challenge #92!!! Are you ready?

This week's shop is My Zoetrope . Ok- because I was curious, and you might be too, I looked up the meaning of Zoetrope. The origin of the word is from the Greek and "wheel of life". According to

/ˈzoʊiˌtroʊp/ Show Spelled[zoh-ee-trohp]
a device for giving an illusion of motion, consisting of a slitted drum that, when whirled, shows a succession of images placed opposite the slits within the drum as one moving image.

Don't let anyone tell you crafting isn't educational.

So- I spent some time looking around the store and I have to share this hysterical print with you.
Seriously! How could you look at that and not giggle just a tiny bit? LOVE it!!!
However, for my inspiration today I selected THIS print (go look!). I just loved all the greens used. This is what I came up with.

This sweet dragon is drawn by Lisa Victoria for Sweet Pea Stamps. It is fun and easy to color. I think another time I will put a saying in the heart. There is certainly room for it and I can think of several different things that would work well. After coloring the image I used Basic Grey for my background and was able to use all sorts of cheerful bright colors. The flower center is actually a gorgeous bright green glitter bobble I made with my Viva Decor Glitter Liner in Peridot. I am loving these- they are soooooo versatile. Get just one and you will be hooked so just order all of them to start with :)

Don't forget that when you play along with the ETSY Inspired Challenges you have the opportunity to win a prize. This week there are TWO prizes!

One from the shop and one from the sponsor.

Shop: My Zoetrope (
Giveaway - one free print of winners choice!

Sponsor: Sakura America -
Give away: Gelly Roll Moonlight pens

So- link up and share what you are inspired by and your creation! I can not wait to see them ALL!!
Check out all the ETSY Inspired Designers for inspiration!

Res-Q Challenge #49 - Bride, wedding, love
SHC #3 - Top Selling Albums of all time- I used "I will always love you" song from The bodyguard


de said...

Isn't that asparagus print TOO funny! I giggled at that one too! One of my favs!

LOVE your card and your inpsiration piece! The green's rock and so does that dragon and your card!

StampinCathy said...

Your card is just fabulous and love the colors.

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Adorable! :)

Lisa said...

Oh, the asparagus....delightful! Your card is super, too!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is super fun and cute Alex! I love that background paper! Awesome coloring too!

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

GREAT job on these Alex!!

Kerry said...

I love the colorful background on your card...just perfect for the colorful shop this week! And what a sweet image too!

Denise said...

fabulous! I love that print too! Your dragon is high up on that cute meter too! Thanks for playing RESQ challenge this week!

Jen said...

Oh your dragon is absolutely adorable! Great colors to make your dragon 'pop'...thanks so much for playing with us at Studio 313!

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Cute dragon card and colors, fabulous dp and perfect for the album choice. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week.
Studio313 DT