Sunday, April 17, 2011

Challenge # 15 - Are We There Yet?

The weather is getting nicer and everyone is thinking about vacations or just imagining that he or she is headed to the perfect spot  Therefore we turn our attentions to "Are We There Yet?".  This is the question the kids ask everytime they get into the car with mom and dad.  This is the theme of the challenge for the next two weeks.  Your creation can either be different modes of transportation or destinations.  The choice is yours.  You may make cards, tags, or other projects as long as they protray a travel theme.

Here are the different ways the Design Team illustrate this theme.
The phrase "Are We There Yet" often makes you think about the kids in the back seat whining during the car trip. But as I reflected on this theme I realized I haven't had a vacation in a long time so my question became "When Are We Going?"! This led me to my creation which is a mixed media collage on a gothic arch speaking to this theme of travel. I layered several vintage travel images and luggage labels from Twisted Papers then layered on a stamped "diva" image from a Hampton Arts stamp. I layered a bit of a die cut from K & Company and also painted around with some acrylic paints and made fun dots with poster paint as well. When are we going? Enjoy!
Do you remeber the last time when you went on holidays with your children, you were hardly in the car and the first question they asked was: Are We There Yet? I definitely do and my card is a tribute to all those trips and nagging questions (lol). The card base is Kraft card from Pink Petticoat layered with papers from TracyAnnDigital Art. The edges of the patterend papers are slightly distressed. I used stamps from Artemio, Craft Stampers magazine and Vintage Christmas No 4. I did some fuzzy cutting with the images and mounted them on foam pads.

I'm ready for a vacation. I've got my ticket and a world map. Where is this plane heading? I don't know, but are we there yet? All of these stamps are from the Tim Holtz collection. The map is great, and I really love the ticket. It looks so real. Yes, I'm old enough to remember traveling with paper tickets.
 Here it is April already.  Can you guess where I would like to go?  Yes, it is Paris.  I wonder if there is a stamper in Paris who would like to trade a month with me?  Hm... maybe I'll put in an ad..  I tried a new technique in this month's Technique Junkies Newsletter called Foam Stamping.  When I do this again, I think I will put just a little more ink on my foam.  However, I do  admit I like having just a  hint of color behind this  image.  The stamp is by Stampers Anonymous.  The greeting is off my printer.
I am so pleased to have Sweet and Sassy  as my sponsor for Challenge # 15.  Korin's site is noted for her Cocoa mouse designs.   They are adorable.   Both of the owners have a birthday this month and they have a great special waiting for you.  Take a peak at their site and check out the special.  You will really love their stamp designs and they are reasonably priced.
Please make sure your entry follows the theme. The Design Team can't wait to see what you create.


  1. Good theme - I will get creating so I can enter!

  2. What a fun theme, Vicki! I just love the DT's fabulous samples!

  3. great samples and a fun challenge!
    hugs Lynn

  4. Hi Vicki! My destination is my garden which I can't get to because I'm in my craft room working on challenge entries! LOL!

  5. Great inspiration girls, glad I got to play this time around.