Ok, be honest, as a crafter do you not now look at stuff that was once trash bound and say "Hey, I can make _____ outta that!" I know I sure do! Now I rip off pieces of shipping boxes to use in layouts, bottles and boxes sit in my closet just waiting to be made into something pretty. Well if you have something just whispering to you "recreate me", this challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous is a perfect one! Click on the title to go check it out and see just what you need to do and you might even win a great prize! Lookie, Canvas Corp was generous enough to donate this awesome pack -
Pretty neat huh :)
So, as I said I have several items just waiting to be re-made into something stunning and here's what I came up with. It started out as a plain blue box from a local bakery -
I gesso'd it so that any blue doesn't peak through. Then the fun starts, I mod podged all the paper on and went wild with a major stash raid for embellies.
So, what do you think? I love how this came :) What a pretty little box it is. Nothing was bought to put it together, as a matter of fact, some of the embellies like the little metal quote and word tabs were from a swap many, many moons ago. The paper is from Prima's Fairy Belle A4 paperstack that I've had for eons now, but still adore, and then just bits and pieces of my stuff. Those butterflies came darling. I cut them on my cricut in 2 different sizes, inked the edges, then used glossy accents along the bottom edge of the wing and poured some micro beads on it, the one popping at the top I used diamond glitter on. The floral moss I have had since I make my own arrangements. The tiny blue flowers are from I Am Roses. I dragged them through Lindy's mists for the blue. So are the teeny leaves. Take a minute to check them out, great stuff, great prices.
Prima A4 Paper Stack - Fairy Belle
Lindy's Stamp Gang Flat Fabio Spray - Pink Ladies Pink
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Spray - Clam Bake Beige, Rusty Lantern Lime, Mad Hatter Mint, Carpathian Blue Bells
Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Powder - Oak Leaf Olive
Invild Bolme Chalk Edger - Garden Grass
Distress Ink - Brushed Corduroy, Black Soot
Silks Acrylic Glaze - Pretty Peridot
Tim Holtz Grunge Board Die Cuts - Hinges
Stickles - Icicle, Crystal, Cinnamon
K and Co Borders - Metallic Flower
Creative Embellishments Chipboard - Flourish #'s 10, 14
Various stash items owned for ages and finally put to use
Please go check this great challenge site out! What an awesome way to go digging and finding treasure you forgot you had.
Well folks, my summer vacay has come to an end. How do 2 months fly by so quick? My youngest is in his last year of elementary. Fifth grade and then middle school for him. Both girls are in High School now, MaryAnn in 11th, and Sophia a freshie :) Time does fly whether you're having fun or not ;) so make the most of it.
Thanks for coming by!