Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Inspiration journal en use it tuesday challenge

Hi bloggies,

Today it is time for a new challenge. Yesterday I visited the blog of Shelly, who makes incredable and beautiful things (the can of sardines is so cool!). On her blog I saw that there was a super fun challenge at Inspiration Journal. And of course I'm going to enter! This time it's a color theme. And I heard about Use it Tuesday challenge, where they have the same color challenge! Why not combine the two? I knew right away what I wanted to make! I want a box for my loose scraps I have lying around. So I'll make one in those colors.
 I do not own a scor-pal (I'm deeply ashamed) and I thought it was a good idea to buy one today. When I came to the scrap book store, they unfortunately were not in stock. So I had to think of something else to score the lines of the box. In Illustrator I drew the box I wanted to create so I knew what the measurements had to be. After I measured and marked the black sheet of cardstock, I made score lines with a ruler and a hobby knife. You have to  use what you've got...
Then it was time to go make the four sides. I had orange flowers laying around which I thought I never gonna use, the same voor the black feather, but for Use it Tuesday I had to use something I forgot about or rearly use.
For this box, I tried a new method, namely the cutting out a stamped stamp. I'm not good at neatly cutting out images, so I used the print-and-cut method, but now it's the stamp-and-cut method:). I have made pictures of it and will make the tutorial in a couple of days.
Before I go on for another hour, this is the result:

The supplies:
  •  Distress Ink: milled lavender, dusty concord, seedless preserves, black soot, ripe persimmon
  •  Perfect pearls: Pewter
  •  Paper flowers
  •  Stamps: all from Tim Holtz
  •  Lace and ribbon
  •  Feather and label
  •  Split pins
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  1. SUPER gaaf gemaakt zeg!
    Heel erg leuk idee dit, en ook makkelijk voor al de losse spullen!
    Succes met de challenge.
    Groetjes Patricia

  2. WOW wat een geweldig project! Erg mooie kleuren. Mooi bakje, altijd handig. Vooral de stempels uitsnijden is een fantastisch idee.

    Tot morgen, dan gaan we samen een project maken, double fun!!

    You rock girl!

    Liefs, Leintje*

  3. Whoa! This is fantastic!!! How inventive of you on the scoring too! As my husband would say "you're a farmer at heart!" Farmers are great at finding ways to do things and make great inventors. I have a spare scor pal. Come and get it. :)

  4. Great box! Thanks for playing along with us at Use It Tuesday!