Monday, 22 February 2010

The Craft Barn Altered Bits

We've been doing a bit of altering over at The Craft Barn and I've been altering a few more shopping list pads and adding magnetic strip on the back to put them on the fridge.  You've seen similar ones I've made before but these are a bit different cos I've added and altered pencil too!


 I coloured the card with TH Distress Ink pad aged mahogany and stamped it using Katzelkraft rubber stamps - Norris and JMC: nature quotes 1 and a crackle stamp with Versafine.  I punched through the pad and the cover with the cropodile and tied some raffia through to attach the cover. After adding a rose coloured with Tattered Angel Glimmer Mists and sticking a magnet strip to the back I attached the stampin up punched tab with eyelets to hold the pencil.

The pencil was stamped by inking up the crackle stamp with Stazon timber brown, and rolling the pencil over the upturned stamp.

These pads are really easy to make but look real classy and make a great gift so give em a go, love to see your take on the idea, it's open to so many different styles and I bet it'll look good using all sorts of card and stamps.

Have a great week - I'm off crafting with my fab crafty friends today, think I might make something just for me!  Thanks for all your kind words and encouragement, craft blog buddies are such a special group of people!

x Michelle


Fiona said...

Your shopping list is superb Michelle, I might have to give this a try sometime. Love the rich colours you used. Can't believe you even altered the pencil-amazing!

debby4000 said...

Yep this is definitely classy, beautiful work.

Avril Ann said...

Great idea Michelle, you would not believe how long I had to look for an ordinary pen this morning...hope you are feeling better, my dear friend, Love Avril xxxx

craftimamma said...

This is sooo classy Michelle. How rich and luxurious it looks. I must have a try at one. I wish someone would give me another 24 hours in a day to try all the lovely ideas you give us, Lol!

Lesley Xx

Debby said...

WOW!!! This is so beautiful. Really love it!

lisa said...

Hi Michelle. I haven't been round for so long, please forgive me. I've had a lovely catch up today though and you've some gorgeous things. I love the exploding box, what a special gift and the orange elephant is fantastic. I would be scared stiff of orange.
Love your shopping lists too, especially stamping the pencil, would never ever have thought of doing that. This is one to definitely have a go at.
Sorry to hear you've been feeling so under the weather. Hope things improve soon.
Sending you my love and hugs.


Virginia said...

These are absolutely gorgeous and so versatile Michelle - may have to give them a try - I'll add them to my to do list LOL! Love how you've altered the pencil and attached it to the cover!


Zoechaos said...

Delicious those colours are dark chocolate and thats a good thing. GM's are so great perfection is tying the pencil in to match.

Sally H said...

Wow! These are sooooo classy and gorgeous and just a teeny bit 'twilight'. Stunning work Michelle! I love them x

Maria Matter said...

Wow Michelle, this is gorgeous hun!
just amazing!!!
Blessings, Maria

Sandra Hall said...

Golly, they look so good! I agree they will make a lovely gift! Hope you have fun crafting!

Valencia said...

Hi michelle what a fabulous job you made of this I love it it will indeed make someone very happy to receive it as a gift Happy crafting

PatR said...

Wow Michelle I love this idea and what a fabulous gift it would make. Another to do thing on my list.
Hope you are well.
Love, Pat xx

Donna said...

Absolutely stunning Michelle, you always come up with such brilliant ideas for altering items...these are really beautiful :) Donna x

Sandra said...

Just beautiful Michelle, I love the rich colours you have chosen and the delish rose too.
Can't wait to see what you made for yourself.
Sandra x

Gez said...

Wow! These are stunning Michelle. Love the colours you have chosen & your pencil looks incredible. I was on my way to bed. Might have to make a de-tour!! hehe..xx

I am loving your Art Journaling & I know it does help! Your pages are fantastic & inspirational. Well Done. Hugs, Gez.xx