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