Sunday, 21 March 2010
Creative Inspirations challenge this fortnight is anything but a card and the design team were asked to make two items for the challenge. It was hard to choose what to make and I thought about plumping for the fairly obvious Easter gift basket or bag but I wanted to do something a little bit different. So firstly I recycled an old, round chocolate box by covering it with K&Co Classic K papers, Brenda Walton Ribbon, Prima flowers and half pearls. I then made the centerpiece flower for the top by cutting 6 scallop circles with my smallest Nestability die, snipping between each scallop with a pair of scissors (about 1 cm), spritzing the circles with water and scrunching them up. I then straightened them out enough to layer them up and poked a hole in the middle adding a brad to hold the whole thing together. I was then able to tease the scallops into shape and stick the flower on top of a few stamens to finish off my box.
My second creation is a paperbag album, only the second time I've tried making one of these and I really enjoyed doing this one. I've used Basic Grey Marrakech papers and very little else - a few odds and ends of buttons and ribbon, Basic Grey brads and a fabulous grommet (I think that's what it's called) on the front which my husband gave me along with the Big Bite he bought me last Christmas. I have left the insides of the album fairly blandk because I'm not sure yet whether to keep it, give it as a gift or even to sell it. The first one I made sold on Ebay and I was quite pleased with what I got for it - maybe I could buy some more BG papers with the money...??
Posted by Jenni at 20:49