Jun 26, 2009

BC105 Alter It

Happy Friday - I hope you have all had a great week. It's time for another Blogger Challenge and this weeks theme was (Alter) it. Now for those of you who don't know me very well I really struggle with these types of challenges. They are just NOT my cup of tea at all. I always think that I'll just skip the weeks we have a challenge to alter something as I just don't do well with that sort of thing and really don't have a lot of fun trying to come up with something to show.
I thought and thought about this challenge and decided I would alter a Mahjong Tile and make a pin with one. I purchase a number of these tiles several years ago and have only used them once so I dug them out and got to work on creating my pin. First I stamped the berries from Sun Ripened - SU 2005 now retired with Basic Black ink. My first attempts to color them were disasters. I tried using Copic Markers and was surprised to find that the black ink disappeared when colored with the marker. So then I decided to color them with SU Markers which worked quite well. Next up I sealed them by pressing the tile onto a Versamark pad and embossed it with clear EP. Then I used some Foil Adhesive on the sides of the tile and applied some rose colored foils. I added a pin back an my pin was complete. I had hoped to attatch it to a card but it turned out to be to bulky so instead I just made a matching card to go along with the pin.
Card Stock: Old Olive, Rose Red, Pretty in Pin, and Raspberry Tart DP
Ink: Basic Black, Pretty in Pink and Stampin Pastels
Other: Lace Border Punch(Martha Stewart), Pink Grosgrain Ribbon, Swiss Dot Embossing Folder and Foam Mounting Tape.
So there you have it. I have survived another "Alter It" challenge. - Be sure to check out the other great projects by clicking on the Blogger Challenge Icon on my sidebar.

20 comments:

Robin Merriman said...

Both projects are beautiful, Ida! I think you hit it out of the park!

Tami said...

I love this project! I'm definitely casing it somehow as I know my folks would love this!

Barb Hardeman said...

Terrific idea Ida. Your pin is beautiful and your raspberries look yummy enough to eat. Your card is gorgeous. Nice set...

Chrissy D said...

This is stunning. I love the image on the card and your details on the domino too! Beautifully done, Ida! TFS!

Patti Chesky said...

Ida, both the pin and the card are gorgeous. What a perfect image for this time of year.

Lisa Somerville said...

Love the spotlighting on your card, the altered Majohng Tile Pin will make a great gift to go along with your card.

Rachel Hope said...

Gorgeous!!!! Love that pin!

Shona said...

Very cute, Ida!

Connie said...

It is a beautiful pin! I'm glad you didn't skip this week!

Lori said...

You didn't just survive this challenge--you did a fabulous job! Love the set you created.

Lisa said...

It's been YEARS since I had the Dominoes out! This is beautiful and I miss that stamp set.

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Very pretty, Ida! I love the matching card too!

Kathie Bailey said...

Ida, the pin is really lovely and the card is a perfect companion.

Claudia said...

I think you did an awesome job! I love it!

Elena said...

Wow! Ida, you did a brilliant job on this tile! I LOVE it very much! And you card is so beautiful! I really love how you highlighted the berries! Oh, forgot to tell that I really liked the stamp you used!

Tammy Hershberger said...

AWESOME project, Ida! Way to alter!!! I love it!

Kerry D-C said...

Ida, this is just gorgeous!!

Sue from Oregon said...

oh how pretty!

Tiffany Bauer said...

Great job with our alter it challenge!!! This pin is just beautiful!!

njburk said...

Ida--You did a fantastic job! I'll have to try this for sure!