Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Creative Belli 126 - String

So today we have a new challenge for you over at the Creative Belli Challenge. This time around our challenge is STRING. I gotta say...my creativity has apparently taken a trip to Mexico or something. I sat down to create something for this challenge, and my mind went blank. I just hate when you have uninterrupted craft time, and you got nothing but an empty mind...lol. Anyway, here is what I ended up making. A very simple project, but I thought it turned out ok.


I started with a triangle box template and a piece of PP from CTMH. I cut, scored, and folded. I added some eyelets to put the "string"/twine through. Then I used the Oak Leaf stamp from Biblical Impressions. I inked the image up with brown ink, and then used a pumpkin orange along the edges of the image. When I stamped it off, it had a "mixed" color. I love the way that turned out. I did 2 of the leaves this way, and then reversed the inking order and did 2 that way. Here is a close up of the leaf. You can see the tips of the leaf are orange. After I stamped the off, I fussy cut them out, and layered one on each side of the box. I glued closed 3 of the sides, and left one open so I can fill it. After doing this, I thought these boxes would make cute little Halloween school treats (with a "spoooooky" image of course). I may even do these for Christmas. The last step we to tie it up with the string!

Well that is all now. Head on over to the Creative Belli Challenge and see what the other DT gals have come up with using string. Then play along with us, and link your creation to the Belli 126 post!

12 comments:

Anne said...

I love the R&R technique, and your mojo is fine!!

Robin Parker said...

Jessica, we have all been there, empty minds!! HaHa! I love this technique, thanks for sharing with us, great DP too!

maryr917 said...

this is a great project jessica-a cute idea for a treat box and perfect for the "string" challenge

Maria Matter said...

adorable autumn project Jessica! great idea for our string challenge!
hugs

Kristie Maynard said...

That is just adorable! I might want to get that template from you if you don't mind sharing it. Wonderful job.

coldwaters2 said...

Oh this is gorgeous what a fab project, lovely colours and the leaves are super.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is such a great project for goodies- I love the fall leaves- and that is a great idea to imaging it with Holiday images too. So fun!

Joan Ervin said...

What a darling little box...love the pretty leaves you added and the twine looks great!!!!

Karen W said...

Very cute idea, great take on this challenge!!

Chrissy D said...

What an adorable little triangle box! Love this idea, Jess!

joy said...

Pretty, pretty box! I love the idea of using an eyelet as a string guide and I sure it makes the paper stronger!

Karen W said...

Great project, very pretty!!