Sunday 9 November 2008

CBC weekend challenge 12

'This challenge is to make something from a item you have put in that bottom drawer. You know the one where you got a gift etc and thought the packaging might be really handy for something one day. Well this is the day.'

This was originally a tin that came free with some expert products from Boots (I got a couple of them a while back, so I've shown one altered before, but I can assure you this one has just been done - completely different colour scheme to the other one):

I used alcohol inks on the metal lid - a mixture of red pepper and butterscotch. The blooms were from Wilkinsons (there were so many of them - bought them ages ago - I've used loads of them on different projects) and the yellow one in the middle is from ELC (pity they don't seem to do them anymore and I've nearly exhausted my stock).

The yellow gingham is a sticky ribbon and the coppery coloured one around the edge of the tin is one I've had for ages (wondering what to do with it) - had a job to get it stuck down, but won in the end.

CBC weekend challenge 10

'I would like you to make a coaster, it can be made out of anything you like.
It could be cork/plastic or even one you've just altered.


The paper is BG fruitcake (love it - in fact love all the Christmas ones in that range).

I layered pieces of card, using my new bookbinding glue that I got at last the other day, cover the top piece with the PP before sticking to the base piece, so that there are no edges showing. Pieces of sticky ribbon complete it.

This was a good challenge. I think I might make some more of these to use at Christmas (could also make bigger table mats).

CBC weekend challenge 8

Challenge 8 was to make a bookmark.

I've used K & Co Hannah paper (double sided) using both sides matted so that the back matches the paper used for the quote, with the addition of some eyelash fibres:

CBC challenge 073: paper roses + MMM: colours of autumn

There's a weekend of challenges on CBC atm, so why is it that I'm making a card for one of the normal challenges on CBC instead? It could be because I was putting something else away and came across the paper roses and remembered the challenge ... and also remembered that I'd found a new challenge site called Mixed Media Monday (I don't mean it's new, because it isn't, it's just new to me) and the theme is 'colours of autumn'.

So this card fits in with both of them. It's very similar to one I've made before (using scraps up) and there's more gold flowers than originally intended, but a couple now hide some marks I made on the gold mat for the paper roses.