Friday, July 1, 2016

ClearSnap® July Color Challenge - DIY Planner Cover

Hello, Crafty Peeples!
These colors are so in my wheel house!  
My regular visitors know that I like creating projects from scratch using recycled materials. These colors seemed perfect for my 2017 Purse Size DT Planner.  Yes, I could buy a planner and alter it, but I figure I already bought the cereal box, so why not cut it up, fix it up, and keep it out of the landfill!  Yeah!
Click HERE for Challenge. 

I am so impressed with the convenience of the ColorBox® 4-Color Premium Dye Ink Pads.  Using these pads and two ColorBox® Stylus Tools with Tips, I was able to easily switch between colors.

I think these red binding combs work really well with my decoupaged image and the fabulous colors!

Click HERE to go to the Challenge.
Supplies - For Cover
2 - Heavyweight Chipboard Panels (cut to desired size) Mine are 5-1/2"x 7-1/2"
Napkin or Decoupage Paper
Gesso (or white primer or white acrylic paint.)
Decoupage Glue
Parchment Paper
Paper Trimmer/Cutter
Binding machine and coils

Stay Tuned .... Pages and elements using ClearSnap® and ColorBox® stamps and inks are coming soon.


Altered Eclectics - Dressmaker's Closet - Altered Altoids Tin

Hello, Crafty Peeples!
Welcome to the July Challenge at Altered Eclectics!  
As always, our challenge is Anything Goes.  Remember, projects should be:
Mixed Media, Altered Art, Upcycling, Recycling, Repurposing .
Please, no ATC's and no Cards.

My Dressmaker's Closet
For a long while now, I have toyed with the idea of altering an Altoids tin. Many fabulous projects have been created using these little tins so the true challenge becomes thinking of a design that has not been shown.  
I was my intention to add a sewing machine, but all my dies were  too big.  
I really like making my own "rust."   
The Hubster says my altered tin looks like it has been hanging out in some old barn for years!   Lovely, that is just the look I was going for. 
I have begun work on another idea using a tin and hope to be able to share it by the end of July!  We shall see, you know our muses can nut up sometimes.

Please check out the fabulous creations presented by my Eclectic teammates.  You will be inspired!