Hello Power Poppy Peeps and Happy Tuesday! This week, we are going to have a little fun looking around our homes and seeing what fun things we can add a little stamping magic too! It's getting close to the season of giving and don't you just love adding a little crafty touch to gifts or ... actually making those crafty touches a gift in an of itself? Before I share too much about this challenge, take a look for yourself!
HOW TO PLAY: It's as simple as altering an item! Stamp on a box, deck out a gift bag or tag. The world is your oyster! After you are finished creating, simply link up your creation on the linky below for a chance to win....
A $25 Gift Code to the Power Poppy Shop!
Isn't that fun? The good news is, the linky is up all month long, giving you lots of chances to win!
On to My Creation!
I had this little gold journal in my craft room with the thought of altering it literally years ago. Recently, I decided to embark on not one, but two Bible studies and one will require heavy-duty notes. So, I thought, no time like the present to pull out that gold journal and start decking it out!
If you remember THIS digital tutorial, you might recognize this digital image! It's the digital stamp set Monarchs & Milkweed. When I did that little tutorial, I printed off a few extras for times just like this!
I started by coloring up the butterflies and, while I didn't take a picture of the butterflies on white, trust me, it just looked too stark! I ended up using Broken China and Stormy Sky Distress Inks to sponge ink all over my image. Yes. I was nervous. I am not the best "sponger" and so I worried I might ruin my coloring. Note to self, sponge before you color next time!
After I was done sponging, I did take a water brush and go over the leaves and then spritzed my paper with a few water sprays to get that dappled look. Adding a brush of water to the leaves gave it that dreamy muted look that helped define the leaves a bit without color. I wanted it to look like a scene taken almost at dusk with just that bold pop of orange taking center stage.
After I was done, I took some super strong tacky tape and taped my image to my front cover, making sure to line up the tape right along that outer edge as close as I possibly could so that the edge would be tacked down quite well to prevent the sides from curling.
And here it is! The sentiment was from the stamp set Olive and Oak Expanded. I just love that Bible Verse -- one of my absolute faves!
And now, this old journal has been given new life thanks to some inks and stamps! It was a fun and quick project that will serve me very well in the weeks to come! Just a note -- if you need a little extra inspiration, I dug up a little for you so you get the gist of this challenge!
Stacy's Altered Gift Tins
Ally's Phone Case - think of this in holiday style!
So, let's see what you can do by nipping, tucking and altering some of the fun things around your home! After you're done, don't forget to link up your creation below for the chance to win a $25 shopping trip to the Power Poppy Shop! We can't wait to see what you come up with!
Oh, and before I let you go... get ready for a Holiday Blitz! Starting TOMORROW! Check it out!
See you back here tomorrow!