Saturday, 29 June 2013

Saturday Savers and music - Izzy

Saturday Savers today with a little upcycled box. I love those little tea boxes we have here in Canada, I keep them all as they are easy to alter and make the perfect gift (think teacher's gift?). 
This one is not for a teacher but for my daughter Melissa who took her first piano exam on her 10th birthday last Wednesday so I wanted to make something special for her. She also loves painting, which is why I have put her brushes in there. 
I used Crafty Individuals stamps and the Faux Batik technique to alter the box.



Here's how I made it
 Cut a piece of white cardstock the size of  your box
1-Stamp the music instruments and trebble clef with Versamark ink, add clear embossing powder and heat with the heat tool
2- Add the inks of your choice (I used Distress inks) using Cut 'n Dry foam. Then cover with a white sheet of printer paper to take the embossing powder off (Faux Batik technique)
3- This will leave just the white print of the stamped images
4- Stamp music score with Distress ink

 5- Stamp music notes and words with black Versafine
6- Stamp the lady and piano with black Versafine and emboss it with clear powder
7- Glue the stamped cardstock onto your box
8- Add a bit of lace to finish off.


I used:
Crafty Individuals stamps: CI-194 and CI-366
Distress inks: Shaded Lilac and Wild Honey
Versafine ink: Onyx black

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  1. How fun for your daughter! She's going to feel so grown up and cool with this fabulous brush holder! That really is a perfect size container.

  2. Beautiful creation, I bet your daughter loved it.

  3. Super joli ton pot à pinceaux Izzy...:) Une belle idée de recyclage, bravo !! Bisous


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