Thursday, November 7, 2013

Thursday Challenge @ MelJen's Designs!

 Hello Friends! This week our challenge is...

"Friends Forever"
 Create a project for a friend

Pretty easy, right? I chose to make a little gift for one of my tea loving friends. I decided to make a tea bag dispenser, featuring the Fancy Little Teapot .

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I had been wanting to make one of these for a while. And this week, there was a tutorial for making them in my Splitcoast Stampers newsletter! Plus, there was a video! I love it when there is a video. It was actually very easy to make. I sized my teapot to fit inside the circle die, to make sure it would fit nicely on the front. I colored  the image with Copic markers, die cut it and dusted it with distress ink. I also added plenty of glitter pen...

I just LOVE sparkle! It's my 'signature' add-on. The card stock I used has sparkles on it already and I just add a bit more with the glitter markers and pens. I colored the tiny gems and the pearls with a Copic marker. And I finished off the lid, with a rosette, adorned with a little tea cup charm...

The box itself is pretty sturdy. I used textured card stock, because that's all I have in 12 x 12. I like how it turned out and I would like to make a few more. I think Ghiradelli chocolates might fit in here, too!

I hope you take a moment to stop by the Design Team blog to see what the other members have created. It's always a treat! And then, play along with us. You just might win a few FREE digital stamps. Remember that in order to be included in the random drawing, you must you a MelJen's Designs image on your project.

And don't forget about the Holiday Sale going on at the Shop right now.  Every digital stamp is 50% off! No coupon code needed...just go SHOPPING!! Now is a GREAT time to grab those Christmas and Valentine's Day digis!

That's all from me today. Thank you so much for stopping in! I appreciate the visit.


digital stamp: Fancy Little Teapot(MelJen's Designs)
stamp set: Tea for Two(Papertrey Ink)
card stock: Cryogen Iridescent White   Autumn Terracotta Textured(Close to My Heart)  Very Vanilla(Stampin' Up!)
patterned paper:  FanFare(Stampin' Up!)  Texture(DCWV)
ink: Autumn Terracotta(Close to My Heart)  Rusty Hinge Distress Ink(Ranger)
dies: Classic Circle, Scallop Circle Nestabilities(Spellbinders)
ribbon: Merlot Grosgrain(GinaK Designs)
other: Tiny Twinkles(Taylored Expressions)  pearls(Stampin' Up!)  Teatime Trinkets(Stampin' Up!)  yellow, brown, clear Wink of Stella glitter markers(Zig)  Clear Stardust glitter pen(Sakura)  Copic markers


Sheila H said...

Barb, this is so pretty! Your papers are lovely. I love the teapot image - it's colored to perfection. The dusting of distress ink and addition of sparkle pen add interest and pizzazz. This is a sweet and thoughtful gift, sure to be treasured :)

Jeanne said...

Oh Barb, this is just beautiful. You've done an outstanding job on this project. Love the colors, the teapot with all its sparkle and the little teacup charm on top. You've thought of everything and it's wonderful!