I really REALLY wanted to do the Friday challenge last week but, I was sick as a dog! (where did that saying come from?) I never get sick, well...really rarely do I get sick. I kept thinking it was just allergies, but apparently it wasn't. I am finally feeling better. (knock on wood!) Of course, I felt so good I went out and raked leaves and now it IS allergies! LOL Such a smart one!
Today our challenge was to alter something. Believe it or not, I have a drawer full of stuff that I collect for that very purpose! I pulled out this cool little thing that came in the mail and decided it would be my victim today. It has a magnetic closing thing...magic...so, I had to keep it! Here it is all naked and 'un-altered'.
I covered it with Stampin' Up! designer paper using Tombow Liquid glue on the back and sticky strip on the edges. It was a bit tricky to get the paper smooth around all the corners, but it looks pretty good. I sponged all the edges with close to cocoa ink to give it a finished, altered look/feel. Because of all the added paper, the cool magnetic closure didn't work any more. :o( so, I used a cool magnetic clasp I picked up somewhere and threaded some Baja Breeze ribbon through it. I folded the ribbon over and stuck it to itself with sticky strip and put a bit of sticky strip under the ribbon to hold it to the box.
I put a little note pad inside (had to cut that down with my Carl Cutter a bit) and covered a (broken off) pen with more DSP I didn't have much room inside for demensional embellisments, so I kept it simple with a couple stamped images. I sponged everything heavily with a combination of close to cocoa, creamy caramel and brocade blue inks. I love how these colors look together!
I can't wait to see what awesome projects the other BC gals come up with. I loved this challenge and actually have some other items out on my desk awaiting their 'face lifts.' I'll try and post them soon.
Have a great Friday!