Sunday, 9 February 2014

Tic Tac Toe .......


........ a totally new challenge concept to me! but most enjoyable and our theme this month at Anything But A Card.  


Just like noughts and crosses you take a "line" from the grid and then create your project using those colours, themes and/or products. All the details are on our first challenge post HERE. I chose the middle line - recycled, red heart and black and made this tiny little keepsake box from some scraps of well loved Maja Design Paper.






The base of my box is the inner of a roll of cleaning tissue which my husband uses in his workshop. Slightly stronger than a toilet roll inner it also is slightly bigger measuring 2.5" across.

For the lid and base I cut circles using the Spellbinders Nestabilities die, the base and lid being slightly larger than the tube.  For the lid I cut some smaller circles and stuck them together (three layers of card) in order that the lid sits reasonably snuggly.



I covered the inside and outside of roll with text paper leaving about a 1/4" overlap which allowed me to glue the roll to the base (sorry no photographs!).



Then it was "fun time" decorating the lid. I had only a few scraps of these papers left from another project but I managed to cut them to fit the lid and the scalloped layer. 




The die cut heart was inked and then had a three layers of UTEE before I stamped into it with a tiny flower stamp.  




I hope you will join us for our fun challenge this month - as usual just have fun making Anything But A Card! Click the link HERE for the challenge page and more DT inspirational pieces and be sure to visit again next week for more DT projects from our fabulous Anything But A Card team.



Thank you for visiting and I hope you are having a lovely weekend.

Jennie x

8 comments:

Rita said...

Oh my word Jenny, this little box looks beautiful. I really like what you've done with this. Well worth all your time and and effort. Hugs Rita xxxx

Aspiring crafter said...

This is a lovely little box Jennie-I really must get some nice lace -have been meaning to for a while but this little creation of yours will spur me on ,
Thanks for sharing,
XxRuth

butterfly said...

A really enchanting altered box, Jennie - it's just lovely!
Alison xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful box Jennie and it looks like a fab challenge!! Oh for some more time... :o(

Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful Jennie, love that you made the box yourself and the finished product is truly delightful xx

Julie Short said...

Jennie this is so lovely. The combination of colours and textures works together perfectly.

Redanne said...

What a wonderful way to use up those gorgeous papers! Your little box is so, so beautiful. I love it. Anne xx

Annie said...

A fabulous box Jennie :-) beautifully decorated and your flowers are stunning

TFS
Annie x

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