I glanced at the challenges this morning before I went for a walk. Somewhere along the way, Mojo must have decided that it was WAAAAY too hot to be a runaway and decided to come home. So, I tackled Kittie's Lost and Found Challenge first. (Warning: details of the challenge will be somewhat vague as you have to be a Fan Club member to participate. Trust me, it is well worth the $$ per year!!!)
I started with this glass soap dispenser that I have had tucked into a corner for probably 10 years (I vaguely remember that this was suppose to be a alterable craft at a MOPS (mother's of preschoolers) group but I think my MoJo had taken a hike that week also (what is with my MoJo anyways?!! Always deciding to leave me high and dry at the most inconvenient moments?!!). I added some alcohol inks in Meadow, Rust, Stream and Copper to the entire bottle.
Then I decided to put into action TenSeconds Studios "Drab to Fab" challenge and add some metal. I had some small squares of copper metal from a starter pack that I got at CHA in January. I pulled out my
Spellbinders Daisy Heads dies and went to work cutting out and embossing the different sized daisies. I then increased the depth of embossing by leaving the metal in the die and using a paper stump and refiner to define the edges a bit more. I then place all the dies on a piece of Humungo Killer tape. Hint: it may prove much easier to go ahead and place the tape on the metal before die cutting. Let's just say that cutting that EXTREMELY sticky tape was a JOB!! I got smart with the leaves after an hour of tedious cutting of the daisy head and cleaning of my snips!! I removed all the liner off the flowers and leaves and placed them randomly on the bottle. Results? Definitely FAB!! hehe
I found the quote online and printed it out on glossy card stock. I then used the same colors of alcohol inks that were used on the bottle and went over the sentiment area. The tag was cut using Spellbinders Labels Eleven. I uses my cropadile to place a copper eyelet and threaded some copper cording and black ribbon to attach the tag.
Here are a couple of other views of the finished project (not the best quality, but I was having a devil of a time getting a decent picture without glare due to the glass!!)
And a close up that shows the embossing detail a tad better
I have envisioned the copper turning a lovely patina as it sits on the counter, blending in with the inked glass. We'll see! LOL!!
Well, I'm hoping that MoJo decides to stick around a bit more today. I need to take a break and clean up this mess and tackle the kitchen mess, but I have a couple more ideas starting to form in my noggin!!
Thanks for dropping by today!! Remember to include some type of creativity in your day!!