18 April 2012

Ms. April's Altered Challenge

This month we have a fabby challenge from our new Ms April, Teresa:

I’m so happy to be Miss April. My brain went crazy with ideas. This is what I settled on.... “My Altered Ego” We all have one and you who your is and what she looks like. So my challenge to you is to alter something, change its purpose or take the plain and make it beautiful. Bring out your altered ego. Most important rule....Have FUN!!"

Here's what I did for Teresa's challenge:
So I decided to get my craft metal out and alter this cute little box I'd kept after all the choccies had been eaten!!
First of all I covered the sides of the box and the lid with Tim Holtz tissue for a cool vintage look!
I cut some small panels from Prima Printery paper and adhered them to the box sides and lid.

For the lid of the box I took some Brown craft foil and cut out a piece with my fave Spellbinder die Labels 22! 
On the back of the foil panel I stamped the Sailor Girl for the Ahoy Sailor stamp set with Staz-On ink!
I then traced the inked image with an embossing instrument- a blunt pencil will work too.
Flip the foil over to the brown side and the stamped image will be standing proud.
Take a sanding block or a piece of emery paper and sand over the surface of the foil to reveal the stamped image!

I cut 6 little circles from the Prima Printery paper, dampened them and squished them up.
Once dry I unfurled the circles, inked the edges and put them together with a brad through the centre to make a cute little flower!
I finished the box with a strip of copper tape all round the sides and that was it!

So pop along to the Bombshell Blog to see what amazing projects the other girls have come up with!

Happy Crafting!

1 comment:

Artyjen said...

Love it! Your metal embossing looks fab ;)
xoxo Sioux