Jun 26 2009

Bloggers Challenge 105 – Alter it!

Today’s Bloggers Challenge was to alter something.  Well, heaven knows, I have PLENTY of stuff in my Studio that I’ve saved to "alter" someday.  A couple of things were these Stax potato chip containers.  The Brilliant Blue and Yo Yo Yellow colors were hard to work around, but I think the Good Morning Sunshine Designer paper goes pretty well!  Not sure what I’ll use this for…any suggestions?  

I started by wrapping the container with Good Morning Sunshine Designer Paper and securing it with Sticky Strip.  Then I used Sticky Strip along the back of the 5/8 Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon and secure it on top of the DSP along the top and bottom seams of the DSP.

For the lid, I cut three sets of the Daisies #2 die in Brilliant Blue, Summer Sun and Old Olive cardstock and alternated the colors and sizes to make the flower.  I finished the center with a Kiwi Kiss Corduroy button (since they are being retired!)  I secured it to the lid with dimensionals.

As a design for the front, I decided to use a little of the On Board I’ve been hoarding.  We received an entire package of So Tweet OnBoard at Convention or Leadership and I hadn’t even cut into it.  So, I used the large bird, covered the On Board with Craft Summer Sun and Craft Pumpkin Pie.  I used Crystal Effects to hold on the wing, beak and tail feathers…then went ahead and painted on a thin coat of Crystal Effects over the entire body to give it a little bit of shine.  I was going to put some kind of words or something…but really couldn’t think of anything I wanted it to say, so…I’ll just keep it until I use it and then come up with something!  lol!

Remember a few weeks ago, I mentioned I had some exciting news?  Well, I’ve been selected by Korin Sutherland to be on the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Design Team!  I’m so honored to be able to share my creativity with this team!  You’ll see we have a SNSS Blog Hop scheduled over on the left sidebar…my post will be on July 2!  Hope you stop by and see some of these talented gals’ work next week!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend! 



16 People have left comments on this post

Jun 26, 2009 - 12:06:55

Congratulations are in order Connie. How exciting to be on the Design Team at Sweet ‘n Sassy! You’ll be terrific!

Now, your altered piece is just adorable. So sunny and bright and the little bird looks so cute perched on the side. Great job…

Jun 26, 2009 - 01:06:05
Rachel Hope said:

FUN!!! Love the bright cheery colors

Jun 26, 2009 - 01:06:17
Shona Watson said:

So Cute Connie! Love the colors!

Jun 26, 2009 - 02:06:18
Ida said:

Very cute! You picked the perfect DP for those containers. Love how cheery these look. Congrats on making the DT for Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps.

Jun 26, 2009 - 02:06:06

Stinkin cute Connie! 🙂

Jun 26, 2009 - 02:06:06

It’s really cute, Connie! Congrats on the design team!

Jun 26, 2009 - 06:06:22

Great way to recycle those Potato Chip Cans – that DSP works perfectly! Congrats on the SNSS DT!

Jun 26, 2009 - 08:06:04
Patti Chesky said:

Connie, congratulations on your new DT assignment. That’s wonderful news!! Your project is awesome!!! Love the colors!!

Jun 26, 2009 - 09:06:14

Super cute! The blue is perfect with the Good Morning Sunshine DSP!

Jun 26, 2009 - 09:06:26
Lisa said:

Stinkin’ cute, Connie! Just got the daisy die….now I need to do something with it!

Jun 26, 2009 - 11:06:44

This is CUTE! I love how you layered the colors on the flower! DELIGHTFUL!

Jun 27, 2009 - 10:06:11
Kenna Callahan said:

Hey Connie:)

Love the chips container……so adorable! I’ll tell ya what I’d do with it….fill it with straws! I always use straws and have them for the kids and I’m always looking for a container to put them in rather than the plastic bag I buy them in that would look cute on the counter……..thats just one thought:)

Jun 27, 2009 - 01:06:05
Kerry D-C said:

Well isn’t this super TWEET! 🙂 Love the Vibrant colors! Just got that Daisies die too…can’t wait to use it.

Jun 27, 2009 - 04:06:38
Claudia said:

Super Cute! How about putting all the loose change in when coming back from shopping?

Jun 28, 2009 - 11:06:33
tiffany said:

super cute!!! love the dsp and it matches perfect!!!

Jun 28, 2009 - 10:06:49

This is darling Connie! Congratulations on your new DT assignment! You’ll be fabulous! 😀