Happy 'Rainy' Monday everyone!
Yea ... after such a beautiful day yesterday, today's is dull, rainy & dreary! SO, what better to do then spend time in the 'cave' crafting! The current challenge at Joan's Gardens eluded me for awhile ... but then I came up with an idea and I'm very happy with the outcome.
Joan's current challenge is:
- Use a recycled box, preferably round
- Color theme can be your choice
- Use some Lace
- Use Pearls and Flowers
Here is the container I started with.
AND ... here is the end result! What do you think?
What was creating me the problem was the fact that the container is wider at the top than it is at the bottom. Which meant that the paper wanted to buckle ... BUT .. uh huh!!! Why not put the paper on the INSIDE of the container! And, that's exactly what I've done here. I smeared Modge Podge all round the inside of the container, clipped around the bottom of my strip of dp and Viola!
Then the fun began!! Decorating the lid!
I knew I wanted to use the color purple because I've had this beautiful purple lace in my stash for awhile, just waiting for the right project to use it on.
Here is a list of items used:
Paper: K&Co. Botanical 2-sided dp, grape cs, lavender cs,
Accessories: Spellbinder 'Anemone Flower Topper' dies,Prima butterflies, Webster's Pages Silhouettes, MS branch punch, Cheery Lynn Designs 'Fanciful Flourish' die, purple Stickles, Kaiser pearls
The challenges over at Joan's Gardens are ALWAYS great fun and really make you think! (I love that!) Why not pop on over, check out the challenge and all the FABULOUS products Joan carries in her store the come play along! I'll be waiting to be inspired by YOUR creation!
Other qualifying challenges:
Cheery Lynn Designs - Use a Flourish
Crafty Boots - Glitter
Always Crafting - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Smudgy Antics - Alter Something
Trash to Treasure!
You gotta love it!!