A few months ago I went through a phase of collecting items to alter. Most of them never got altered...so I decided to pull out one that was much neglected, this DVD tin I bought at Stamp Salado a good year ago. I covered the front with my Cosmo Cricket Gretel Paper, and then sanded and sponged the edges. Then I took another piece of Gretel in a different pattern, layered it onto Blush Blossom Cardstock, and stitched around the edges with my sewing machine. Using my Tonic Distressor, I roughed up the edges of the Blush CS, then sponged all the edges with Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip ink. You can't really see it very well, but I stamped "Cherish" from my Baroque Motifs set in Chocolate Chip Craft Ink & embossed it with Antique Gold embossing Powder. I wish it was more prominent...oh well.
The flower was made with a technique that's new to me called Paper Tole. It was pretty fun, and I think it turned out ok. The flowers from Fancy Florals were stamped in Palette Hybrid Burnt Umber on Pearlized Cream cardstock, and then I colored them with Prismacolors & Odorless Mineral Spirits. For the flower center, I used some cool Nostalgiques Paper Clips, but I cut off the clip with my Craft & Rubber Scissors from SU, and glued it down with Diamond Glaze. Pretty nifty, huh?
I thought the May Arts ribbon added a little something to the front, and so I wrapped it around and tied a bow on the inside. I make kind of a little pocket inside the lid of the tin using a solid side of the Gretel Paper and then a patterned piece. I used Tacky Tape on the sides & bottom of the patterned piece to create the pocket, and stuck the ribbon in place with Glue dots.
Well I better run...for some strange reason, my family expects food. Why can't we have Pop Tarts for dinner? ;)
Stamps: Fancy Florals (Verve Visual), Linen BG, Baroque Motifs
Paper: Gretel by Cosmo Cricket, Blush Blossom, Pearlized Cream
Ink: Palette Hybrid Burnt Umber, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip Craft
Accessories: May Arts Ribbon, Tonic Distressor, Sewing Machine & Thread, Nostalgiques Paper Clip, Antique Gold EP, Diamond Glaze