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Sunday, February 7, 2016

More Inspiration on the Hop with Tombow

Welcome back to the last day of the Stampendous and Tombow hop! If you've been hopping with us you know we are on Day 4 and if you want to see all the goodies from all the days then stop by the Stampendous blog first. Details about prizes are there and they are GOOD!

Here are the links you need to hop today and on the Stampendous blog there will be links to the other days. Enjoy!

I have a treat for you today! This little project has been brewing in my creativity engine for a long time and it's taken a few turns, but I do think it will be fun to get your imagination moving. So there will be tons of photos!

A game box with a game board, Woodland Friends with heads that wobble and a good dose of imagination.

FYI - Techniques and supplies will be listed and linked at the end.

Every game needs a container so I made one from cardstock and added a cover image (as you saw above), but what I did want was a good way to keep it closed and my game pieces from falling out.
Tombow Fastener Tabs came to the rescue!

Here are what I made for the game. a few characters, props and leaf stands.

Each leaf stand has a small dollop of Tombow Xtreme Mounting Putty. Now we can mix and match, plus make more characters with the other Pop Up character stamp sets.

Most times a game needs a game board, right?

Each character was colored with alcohol markers, because honestly I just didn't have enough Tombow markers to do it, BUT I always like to add detail to marker colored images, but can't get it unless I use pencils I pulled out my Tombow Recycled Colored Pencils, 24pk Tin

Now for the fun part. Adding a Wobble to their heads and a stand for them to prop up against. Both can be made using DCP1003 Pop'cessories Die Cut Set with ease.

From experience, do a dry run on the wobble die cut because you'll want to make sure the head isn't glued to the wobble or the base. For your convenience, I added and an "X" where the glue should go... I'm using MONO Multi Liquid Glue

Now this game needed a game board and that is what I did. Stamped on white cardstock and colored with markers, masked and air brushed with Tombow Dual Brush Pens using an eBrush. Once the airbrushing was done a light spray of water so the color would expand and darken, BUT since I did the leaves and tree stump with Copic markers those did not run at all. It warped of course so I ran to my matboard stash and made two squares just smaller than half the game boards, glued on so there was a gap at the fold and voila, a sturdy game board.

I wanted to have a mostly soft border, but I did use the Fudenosuke Soft Body Pen for some pebbles along the way.

CRS5087 Cling Woodland Friends Rubber Stamp Set
DCS5087 Woodland Friends Die Set
SCC1669 Vintage Lowercase Perfectly Clear Stamps Set
CRS5077 Cling Pop Up Forest Rubber Stamp Set
DCP1003 Pop'cessories Die Cut Set
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Various Perfectly Clear Acrylic Stamp Handles

*Tombow Fastener Tabs
*Tombow Xtreme Mounting Putty
*Tombow Dual Brush Pens (947, 969, N35)
*Recycled Colored Pencils, 24pk Tin
Fudenosuke Soft Body Pen

Those items with an asterisk were so kindly sent to me as a product collaboration with the Stampendous Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by... and making it all the way to the end!

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  1. What a precious gift for someone. Love those animals. Your coloring is awesome.

  2. Squeee! This is too stinkin' cute! What a fabulous idea!!

  3. Wowzers!!!!! That is awesome! I love the idea of making a game out of these pop-up characters. You really got me going on the possibilities of this. Your coloring on this is awesome!I love the way the trail looks.

  4. Just so super cute!!! I love them!

  5. Awesome is what this
    is! I love it and you
    can make me one! Love
    the critters, especially
    the owl!
    Carla from Utah

  6. Absoluteyl darling project with amazing details!

  7. this is such a fun idea.
    Love the little critters.
    thanks for sharing and being so precise
    with the directions.

  8. Adorable project! Your coloring is amazing!

  9. This is so cute, and what a wonderful idea and gift for someone. Thanks so much for sharing. ♥♥♥

  10. WOW!! Your design for this is great and what fun you had with these neat products..A new way for me to think outside the box for gifts to make..Thanks..

  11. Fantastic concept well executed. I love it.

  12. WOW!!! This must have been a huge project for you. You did an AWESOME job on the game. Someone will be super excited to have this game.

  13. This is so totally adorable!!!! I love how you colored everything, and I think your game is a spectacular idea!

  14. Wow!!! Your project is sooooo amazing!! Fabulous coloring work!

  15. What an awesome project. Your coloring is wonderful.

  16. What a clever and fun project! Thanks for sharing today!

  17. This is delightful and amazing!!!

  18. GENIUS!!! I love this and am definitely going to be making my granddaughter a game like this!! LOVELOVELOVE!!! The coloring is awesome and the idea is beyond genius!! Thanks for the inspirtaion!


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