Thursday, January 27, 2011

Nothin' Says I Love You Like Soft Lips....

So I have been playing around with ideas of things to fit inside of these test tubes I purchased online (I know-- so stinkin' cute with the cork stoppers, right??) and I found that the Soft Lips brand of lip balm fits neatly in there and I am really easily entertained, thus the title..... hee hee :)

My project today is for the Moxie Fab World: Tuesday Trigger Challenge (Holy Smokes...that's a mouthful!), which was to take inspiration from this photo of fudge hearts from Martha Stewart Living...

You may be asking yourself, "self, how in the world did she get her project about soft lips from Martha's fudge?".  I'll attempt to take you through my train of thought, which I must warn you, can sometimes be a bumpy ride, and have a couple of stops in What-in-the-heck-ville.

So the first thing that struck me about this photo were the candy wrappers!  The accordion folds lead me to make the medallion base for the tag on my project.  I was also inspired by the soft Valentine color palette, the heart shaped fudge, the silky satin ribbon, the scallops on the box and the swirls in the design of the decorative paper...what can I say, it was a very inspirational photo.  Keep in mind, it is a photo of fudge.  I speak the language of chocolate quite fluently.  Let me break it down:
1.  Valentine Color Pallette.  Check.
2.  Heart Shaped Fudge (on my project the Heart Shaped punch).  Check.
3.  Silky Satin Ribbon (Silky can mean Soft Lips, right?) Just making sure you were paying attention:)
4.  Scallops on Box (Ruffles on Ribbon).  Check.
5. Swirls in the Card Stock (Swirls in the Love Stamp).  Check.
6. Bonus!  I used chocolate brown ink on the love stamp.....and the above fore mentioned sweet treat is chocolate.  Check.

Ingredients:  Stamp: Unity, Punch: Marvy Uchida, Ribbon: May Arts, Twine: Paper Trey, Button:, Card Stock: My Mind's Eye {Be Loved}, Buttons: My Mind's Eye, Lip Balm: Raspberry Soft Lips, Test Tubes & Cork Stoppers:, Ink: Memento, Copic.

P.S.  I used the Copic to color the edges of the heart and medallion!


Country Mouse said...

Super cute project!!! Love this idea!!! And I agree, the title is great too!!! :)

Amy said...

I LOVE this!! It is soooooo FABBY!! One of my fave lip balms too!! Such a sweet idea! Where did you get those test tubes?! Did they come with the corks?

It's Me, Nikki (NCSUnikki) said...

Hey Amy! The tubes and corks came from You buy them separately, but they are very reasonable. I believe the size I got was #5 :)

Cath said...

Hey Nikki! What a pretty approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for playing along! :)