Wednesday, June 15, 2011

GC106 Packaging Material challenge

Over at Gingersnap Creations there is always something going on. When I saw this challenge I just had to put my thinking cap on to come up with something just a little bit different.
Presently I am into card making since my stock has been depleted and I like the freedom of card making, I just let things happen.
Well I had an empty egg carton with a flat top, some packing tape,and some clear packaging from some items I had bought.
I cut the top of the egg carton off the rest of the carton and cut out an arch shape. I then painted it with some white acrylic paint and let dry. Then I scribbled some blue and pink oil pastels on the arch and then rubbed the colours to blend, took my tissue then blended some more and lifting the heavier applications so the surface was smooth and not thick with the pastel. Then I ran it through the Cuttlebug with one of my flourish EF's. I then inked the edges of the arch with some blue ink. I found a ballerina in my printed stash. I took some music from an old hymnal and applied packing tape to it and did the packing tape transfer. I took the acrylic packaging from something I bought, used alcohol inks in Stream and Cranberry to colour it,  ran it through the CB using Tim Holt's Tattered florals die. I applied Diamond Stickles along the edges of the flowers and let dry. The base of the card was in my stash with a light smokey grey background and just seem to be a perfect fit for the theme, I did some stamping on it. I applied the arch shape, packing tape with music, ballerina, the flowers with an added gem centers, and a printed Dance word, again found in my stash. I really like how this looks and would never guess that egg cartons work wonderfully with embossing and colouring.
I hope you will look at your packaging in a whole new way. I sure did.
Thanks for dropping by,
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16 comments:

  1. Lovely work, I love working with packing materials too! Hugs, Valerie

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  2. This is fabulous, Lesley! Wonderful use of packing materials and I love the finished outcome,

    Lucy x

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  3. Beautiful Lesley! Great use of packaging items!

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  4. Fantastic! I always love stopping by, and always leave inspired!

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  5. Amazing, Les! You have really nailed this challenge.

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  6. What a great card Lesley - egg boxes are the new craft material!! The flowers are gorgeous too. Love it! :)

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  7. Very nice work! Love the use of packing materials.
    www.cleverandcute.blogspot.com

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  8. Wow, you sure used a lot of packaging in this. Very pretty piece.

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  9. Certainly a different use for packaging material and a fabulous result. xx

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  10. So pretty! And embossing an egg carton is WAY out of the box - way to go!

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  11. Interesting blog and posts, helpful and informing. I appresiate the effort you have put in writing all of this.

    man and van London

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  12. Packing Tape Transfer ... what a clever way to use those packing materials ... also love the wonderful color and texture of your up-cycled egg carton ... so glad you joined us for creating with packing materials at Gingersnap Creations.

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  13. So creative with some unique packaging. Love your piece! Thanks for playing along with us at Gingersnap Creations :-)

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