Sunday, 24 June 2012

Altered Pencil Pot

Today has been one of those really lovely days when you close the front door and forget the day to day stuff whilst spending the day getting lost crafting with friends!!  I’ve been at Belstead House with the girls from the Kesgrave Craft Club and I always look forward to and thoroughly enjoy these days.  Jacqui had given us each an mdf pencil pot as a challenge for the day and I knew that I wanted to create something for the June Happy Daze Blog challenge.  The theme this month is ‘June Bug’ and needs to be insect inspired.  I won the £15:00 voucher last month and to say that I was thrilled to bits is an understatement!  I am also going to enter this into the Simon Says,,,,Anything BUT a Card challenge.

My first step was to add Ranger snowcap acrylic paint dabber to the rim of the box, once dry I added brushed corduroy distress ink over the top of the paint.  Next I cut 4 pieces of card from the Tim Holtz kraft resist paper stash and went about altering each piece with various colours of Tim Holtz distress inks and Dylusions stencils.  I also gave each piece a spritz of the Tattered Angels black cherry glimmer mist.  Once I was happy with the pieces, I attached the paper to each side of the pencil pot using Claudine Hellmuth multi-medium gloss and then painted it over the front of the paper as well to seal the inks in place.
I decided that I didn’t want to use my pot for pencils so instead I used some Jenni Bowlin journaling cards as templates to create butterfly, heart, flower and bird shapes from kraft card stock.  I used a mixture of distress inks, marshmallow glimmer mist, background stamps, stencils, pens, gems, pins, rock candy and stickles to cover the kraft card stock and embellish.  I used 2 Tim Holtz journaling tags and 2 different stamps for the sentiment (one each side).  Finally I attached the 2 sides of each shape to a kebab stick and placed each stick into the pot using some brown tissue paper and raffia to hold the sticks in place.
The pictures below are front, back and a couple of close ups:

Thanks for looking!
Tracey x


  1. Fab stuff Tracey! Thanks for a fab day... Great friends crafting together!
    Em x

  2. Such a fun and creative project love it and love the techniques you used... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

  3. This is absolutely fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along over on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

  4. I love this it's so sweet.
    Thanks so much for joining in with us at Happy Daze and good luck!
    Sam x

  5. I adore your beautiful creation, it is so very pretty. Thank you for playing along with us at Happy Daze, Annette x

  6. I love this, it's so pretty and to just let you know you have won the £15.00 voucher for the challenge, congratulations, details of how to claim are on the Happy Daze Blog. Carol x


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