This week I got to combine so many of my favorite things – ribbons of different textures and sizes, beautiful paper with imaginative designs, and shimmering inks and creative medium – I found a plain kraft container and knew it was ready for a new look!
Of course I couldn’t just cover the outside, continue through the post to see the surprise inside!
IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko Creative Medium Shimmer; Delicata Golden Glitz; Sheer Shimmer Spritz; Daubers
Authentique Harmony & Radiant Paper
May Arts Ribbon – string & checkered ribbon
Sizzix Camellia die
Punches: Martha Stewart butterflies; EK Success large butterfly
Cut strips of paper to cover top and sides of container and adhere with Creative Medium. Trim ‘love and life will love you back’ badge from Authentique’s card making stack and adhere to side with creative medium – while I was adhering the badge, I tucked pieces of ribbon under the side edges, careful not to glue them to the sides as well. Once it all dried, I tied the ribbon to a bow on the backside.
Next, punch 20 or so small butterflies, a few larger butterflies, and die cut 3 full camellias using a variety of paper designs. Using a dauber, lightly cover and edge with Delicata Golden Glitz.
Here’s the surprise inside!
After punching about 20 small butterflies, I attached them to May Arts twine of various lengths. I punched holes in a circle cut to fit the bottom of the container and threaded the strings and secured to bottom of the container.
This way the butterflies will fly out each time I open the box but they won’t fly away!
Here are today’s other featured Artists In Residence projects:
There’s more inspiration to be found on the Authentique Paper and May Arts blogs! Simply visit these blogs to view the projects created by their company’s design teams and to view the other prizes available.
Prizes galore for participating in the Blog Hop this week!
All three participating companies in this week’s Blog Hop will all be giving away 3 prize packages for leaving comments on the featured blog posts. Each day will we feature projects created by the artists from IMAGINE Crafts, Authentique Paper and May Arts. Simply visit their blogs and leave a comment on each post by midnight PST September 27th. We will randomly select three different blogs from the seven days, then randomly draw one commenter from each blog as the winner.
Blog Hop Hint: if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, “Sorry this page cannot be found, just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture, or the blog’s name), and it will take you to that blog’s most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post.