Hello crafty friends..
A quick post to share with you today! I was experimenting to alter an empty liquor carton, I cut it right in the center to get 2 pieces and this is what I did it to it.
A tea bag dispenser! I have a detailed tutorial here where I did a shabby chic style. For the other one, I decided to make it Vintage and used my new Graphic 45 French Country Stack papers! I love the country style patterns in lovely fall colors and it has a vintage feel to it.
Since I was doing 2 dispensers from one empty carton, I decided to keep this one simple. The papers speak for themselves! I inked them all with Walnut stain DI.
I chose 2 coordinating papers from the stack to cover the outside and for the inside used a green PP from DCWV.
The base and the lid was made using heavy chipboard and adhered some bottle caps here as feet. I have colored them with red acrylic colors and inked the edges with Archival black ink.
Around the base is a lovely grass hedge. I have used IO dies for this. This gives a closed garden feel!
I have embellished the lid again in fall colors. I decided to pick the sun flowers from the PP and made them using CLD sunflower die. The l;eaves are using CLD tropical leaves set.
I have used mustard seed, wild honey and walnut stain to color them. There is something about these flowers, it always brightens up any project!
Firstly I layered a bed of coconut coir, placed the sun flowers. Then I stamped this lovely tea cups on text papers. I have highlighted the flowers and added a small bling too. I have given an acetate backing to the cups so that they can be propped up! It looks as if the cups are in conversation!
These are Hot Off The Press stamps, the sentiment too!
As you turn the box around, I have clipped an Ideology paper clip using a brad. Some paper scraps with inked edges hang on the back side for those eureka moments after sipping your favorite cuppa!
I would like to enter this is the following challenges...
Cherry Lynn Designs- Things with wings
Crafty Creations- Takes two ( 2 sun flowers, 2 cups, 2 bling and 2 pairs of bottle cap feet!)
Dream Valley Designs- autumn colors
Little Red wagon- Try something new( new paper pack, new stamps)
Our Creative Corner- shades of autumn
Rubber dance Art Stamps- celebration( have used the Nov’14 colors)
Scrapping 4 Fun – Branded scrapping paper ( Graphic 45 and DCWV)
Thank you so much for stopping by.
Until my next creative Journey,
Happy Crafting and recycling.