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

http://blog.timetocreate.com.au/ 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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