Friday, June 1, 2012

Pencil Over Marker 2/05

Hello Stamping and Paper Crafting Friends~ Kathie McGuire here. Thanks for stopping by today to take a look at one of my recycling projects. For this box, I used an empty container from the Laughing Cow Cheese Wheels. I used a few Spellbinders dies for the circles, minus the first layer (I didn't have a punch or die that was the right size). I hand cut the first layer by drawing around a coffee mug and then cut the cardstock with scissors. Not the ideal method, but sometimes we have to just do the best with what we've got, right? The image layer was made by stamping the rooster image (Stampin' Up! from ages ago) in black ink and then I colored with makers and colored pencils and Gamsol using the "Pencil Over Marker" technique from the 2/05 Technique Junkies Newsletter. I used some red line tape around the top and bottom of the container's sides and added some Stampin' Up! ribbon. This box ended up being the ideal container for two necklaces I made and gave to a friend for her birthday. Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a lovely weekend. Kathie

13 comments:

Diana Enns said...

Great project and I love those Laughing Cow cheese, so now I'll have something to think about before throwing those containers away. Thanks

Christine said...

The colouring on the rooster is wonderful.

Chrissy D said...

Great idea - LOVE that you recycled!!!

Darla Haverstock said...

Great project. My son usually snatches up those containers for his craft supplies... I might just need to sneak one into mine. :)

Hetty said...

Beautiful colors on this box, Kathy!
Great for wrapping gifts.

Nancy Dawson said...

Recycling is my thing! I will have to look for the cheese. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

Kathy the Teawife said...

Great inspiration, Kathie! I love altering leftover stuff! Very clever, and your coloring is fabulous.

Juliet A said...

It's b beautiful coloring job, and it's a very clever job on the cheese box!

Darlene L said...

That's what I call great re-purposing. Love cheese and roosters too! Awesome coloring job.

MaryE said...

I recognized it right away as I have a drawer filled just waiting for inspiration. You have inspired me!!!!

Cathy Y said...

Kathie, your roster is stunning. Anyone would be happy to have that box as the gift!

itzamitzi said...

Kathie, I love your box! I have been saving those... just as I save everything else... now I know what to do with them! Your coloring is so beautiful. We used to have a farm rooster who looked just like that. He was mean, but absolutely handsome!
Mitzi

Pat Bowman said...

Oh my gosh Kathie - this is too funny. I just finished up a package of those cheese wedges and I immediately put it aside thinking there is definitely SOMETHING I can do with this cute little container. Couldn't make myself throw it away. And now I see this! Coincidence? I think not! Anyway - love your creation.