Friday, November 5, 2010

Countdown to GIVE-AWAY!

Hello Papercrafters!!  I am so very excited to share with you an upcoming event that will give you an opportunity to win free product!  Layers of Color is partnering with 2 Sketches 4 You!  On Monday November 8th LOC will be sponsoring the challenge over at 2S4U AND a very special Blog Hop that will allow our readers a chance to win something from each of our Design Team member Blogs!   That's alot of chances to WIN!!  Laura at LOC is so generous.  We would love to have you join us.

Today I'm sharing some fall projects.  This first card utilizes a couple of the leaf images from the "Flowering Gems".



Supplies : Spellbinders Die - Fancy Tags, Stick Pin - Maya Road.

I'm linking this project to
Cupcake Inspiration's Color Challenge. (you have to see this yummy fall cupcake!)
Tuesday Throwdown is looking for "Give Thanks" projects.
For Fun Challenges is looking for use of something you have never used before - the leaf stamp image. 
I created this "Hostess Gift Container" a few years back.  This project is perfect when you are having your Thanksgiving meal at someone else's house.  Give your hostess a little fall thank you gift for all her hard work in preparing this years Thanksgiving meal!


This altered large 30oz vegetable can makes a great and inexpensive gift container. I was totally inspired to try this when I seen the cover of Hand Crafted Vol 4 a few years back year.  Lisa Kaus's altered "tinnies" are beautiful, so I had to give it a try. Wouldn't these be fun for Christmas too! Lisa Kaus is a fabulous Mixed Media Artist and you can check out her blog HERE.  I would love to see what everyone else comes up with, so let me know if you decide to try it.



My "tinnie" was created using a 30oz Vegtable can.  Start by shaping the can.  Squeeze the top of the can together as shown.  I spray painted my can with a textured paint.  This spray paint leaves a brown textured finish and I think it was called "Make it Stone" by Krylon.  I got mine at a local craft store.  I sprayed it inside out.  Then on the outside, I rubbed some white paint over it to distress it more. 

The handle is brown wire twisted together.  I used my Crop-a-dile to punch holes in the sides.

I stamped a background script image on beige cardstock with brown ink and then distressed it more using brown ink and a stipple brush.  Tear the edges, then wrap it around the top and bottom of the can.

The title is stamped and punched.  Metal embellishements were attached to the ends for "handles".  Ribbon was tied to one end, wrapped around the can and then tied to the other end.

Leaves were stamped on beige cardstock and colored with warm orange and yellow inks.  I adhered along with the paper flowers on the front.

Stamps

The Angel Company : Script Background, Charcoal Leaves (retired), Autumn Swirls

If you need a TAC consultant?? You can order online from my friend BARB.
Her online store is HERE.  Her blog is HERE.

Embellishments
The Angel Company : Essential Elements Chipboard Oval, Pewter Press Metal Hardware ribbon loops

Inks
Tsukineko : Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate and Rust,  VersaMagic Thatched Straw and Red Brick
Palette : Burnt Umber
Tomorrow I will be posting a Fall Centerpiece.
See ya then!

12 comments:

MariLynn said...

What a neat altered can. I haven't altered cans in a long time. It is funny that just the other day I was thinking about doing some "Christmas Cans". I have a tip to pass on if people don't have the crop-a-dile to punch the holes. If you fill the can up with water and freeze it, you can hammer a nail through the side into the ice. The ice gives the can enough stiffness that the nail doesn't distort the shape of the can.

Justine said...

What a fabulous idea. I love containers

Rachel Hope said...

WOW! Gorgeous monochromatic creation! Thanks for playing along at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

~Rachel

Davi said...

Melisa VERY pretty card and the little pail is soo cute. Love the way you decorated it! Thanks for sharing your creations with us at TT this week. :)

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Lovely Creations dear.Hey container idea is so creative. I like it.

Lisa said...

Gorgeous creations! Love your embellishments! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

Ida said...

Very elegant. Love the embellishments. Thanks for joining the CIC Challenge this week.

Velta said...

I just saw a pail in Michael's yessterday in the dollar bin...and I almost bought it...now after seeing your gorgeous creation I wish I had...that card is stunning!!! I have to ask...did you use a doily on that card?

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Spectacular projects, Melisa! Be sure to upload that Flowering Gems card! I'd love to add it to that stamp gallery for all to see! It's gorgeous!

Kim said...

Your card and altered can is gorgeous. I love what you did with the doily. Beautiful vintage look. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, Melisa...your card is FABULOUS!!!! I LOOVE your coloring and how you cut out the image!!! The colors and lace are gorgeous, too....beautiful work, gf!!!

Barb said...

Awwww... thanks for the shout out! Love ya' baby!

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