Friday, February 27, 2009

Friday challenge returns

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!

18 comments:

Lisa Bohler said...

Junk mail to a prize possession! Great job with this challenge!

Robin Merriman said...

THIS is Waaaay cool! Great job, Beckie, love it!

Basement Stamper said...

Love that clasp, it really adds a lot to this!

Lisa Somerville said...

What a great way to alter junk mail - love the clasp too!

Sharon said...

am impressed! That is gorgeous! Love that clasp too!I wanna do one now! :) I better get crackin'!

Connie Paxman said...

Now that is very creative..Love the paper and Bird stamp.
Love this.
connie paxman

Ida P. Krause said...

Oh my stars who would have ever dreamed you could use your (junk mail) for something so cute and functional. A job well done!

Shari Bielefeld said...

SUPER CUTE!! I love those colors! Glad to see you back on the blog!
Love ya!! Shari

Rachel Hope said...

OMG, brilliant!

Kristen said...

WOW....This came out great. TFS

Lori said...

What a great idea! Love how you reused your junk mail.

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Great project and very clever!! Now I have to look at my junk mail more carefully, lol!

Michelle Tweedy said...

So Fabulous! Looks great! You are the Stamping Goddess!

neverenoughrubberstamps said...

What a good way to recycle!
Very very nice!
Love the colors love the whole concept of using the junk mail!

Smiles & Cheers,

Dorothy

P.S. I'm glad you are
feeling better!

njburk said...

What a great idea--GREEN even! I'll have to remember to do this with some of the mail we get from time to time!
You did a wonderful job, Nola

Kimberly Gajewski said...

What an absolutely fabulous project Beckie! That clasp is beautiful! Feel better! :D

tonistamps said...

Wow Beckie! This is really cool! I love the new hardware.

Chrissy D said...

So Pretty!