Oct 15, 2009

BC121 - What's a girl to do?




HAPPY FRIDAY! - Okay by now everyone who knows me or visits my blog very often knows that I am so NOT into "altering" things and wouldn't you know it our BC Challenge this week was altering something. I will confess I truly had not planned to participate for that very reason and also for the fact that I need to give my hands a rest as I am starting to have some problems with my left hand now and seriously don't want to have to have another Carpal Tunnel surgery as I just had one in April on my right hand. But here I am and here's the reason why:

Earlier I was looking at my emails and saw that Kim (Basement Stamper)had posted that her link would go live at 12:00 and that she couldn't wait to see every one's projects. She admitted that she wasn't much of an (alterer) either. Well I saw that and I thought, "What's a Girl to Do?" after reading that. Seriously I just had to come up with something because if Kim gave it a try and I chickened out that wouldn't be right.

I had this Wylers Fruit Punch container that I threw in my stamp room (just in case) and quickly got it out and started altering it. I took off the wrapper and then pun on a new wrapper using SU Cast-a-Spell DP. Then I colored the lid with a Black Sharpie marker and cut out a piece of the DP for the top of the lid. Next up I used Crystal Effects to glue on my orange ric rac (JoAnn's Craft Essentials).
Then I stamped the Skeleton (Scary Skeleton-SU) on Black cs and Embossed with white EP, cut it out and mounted it on the can with foam tape. I stamped the sentiment in Perfect Plum ink and the cat in Palette Noir Black ink, mounted it on a piece of Perfect Plum cs and there you have it. Now it's not the worlds most exciting "altered" art piece but hey for me it's a start! Thanks Kim for getting me off my butt and at least giving the challenge a try.

Please stop by the other BC members blogs to see their altered projects for further inspiration. You can do so by clicking on the BC icon on my side bar. Then give this a try yourself and remember if I can do it so can you!

24 comments:

Kathie Bailey said...

I'm with you Ida. I just really struggle with the whole altered item thing! This little "guy" turned out adorable though so you should try more! :-)

chelemom said...

I think it is rather cute! And good for you for stepping out of your comfort zone!

Jerusha said...

That is really cute! You would never be able to tell you're not into altering with this fabulous creation!!

Tiffany Bauer said...

I believe you did a great job with our challenge this week!! What a great halloween project you made that now you can fill with some great candy for gift giving!!

Robin Merriman said...

So glad you played this week! I'm not much of a halloween girl, but you did a cute job altering this can. I love the idea of the rik-rak around the lid! TFS!

Lisa Somerville said...

Glad you decided to play in the challenge - those papers and stamps looked great on your altered container!

Selene Kempton said...

This is stinkin cute Ida! What an awesome idea!

Tami Black said...

Ida,

I love this idea! For some reason when I try to do these, I royally screw them up! You did a fabulous job and it totally changed the look of the container!

Connie said...

Too cute! Love that scary skeleton! Great job with the altering challenge!

Elena said...

That is one of the reasons why I love your blog so much! Your never give up! Wonderfully altered conatiner!

Nikki Bond said...

Wonderful altering job! Love it! {SMILES}

njburk said...

You did a great job--love this little project!

Basement Stamper said...

Ida: You are too sweet! I'm so glad you joined us as the little Happy Haunting container would make a cute little gift full of candy for that little granddaugter of yours! Love what you did, I always seem to be so challenged by things out of the norm for me, but I'm trying to be better at it!

Give your hand a rest now that you've got BC out of the way ;-)

Patti Chesky said...

Ida, I'm glad you chose to play this week. This little skeleton is so cute!!!

Rachel Hope said...

Hee hee, that little guy makes me smile! :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

It turned out FABULOUS! I like that image, the paper, the ric-rac ribbon... TFS@

Kimberly Gajewski said...

It's nice to know that I'm not the only one out of their comfort zone...lol! This turned out wonderfully Ida! What a great skeleton image! Terrific project! :D

Shelly Schmidt said...

Adorable project! I love you altered canister! TFS

MJ said...

You go girl! I am proud of you for stepping out of that comfort zone and making this adorable project. I think it turned out great--I really liked Kim's too. Funny how hard we are on ourselves. You did a fabulous job.

Lori said...

This is a great altered project, Ida! I was thinking the same thing as Kim--I'd bet your granddaughter would love to get this container filled with some Halloween treats.

Lisa Bohler said...

Too cute! We think so much alike. Altering is not ao strength of mine either so I had saved my Crystal Light container for a challenge like this, too! Your project is super cute!

Margaret Raburn said...

Ida, I'm so glad you gave the challenge a try and you did a GREAT JOB! This turned out so cute and you'll enjoy giving a special gift in it!

tonistamps said...

This is awesome Ida!!! I'm glad you gave us the hint to color in the lid with a Sharpie. I've had some tea containers with colored lids, and had no clue what to do with them. Now I know!

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Very cute! Love the skeleton!