Monday, 24 February 2014

Colour Me Happy

Hi to you all out there in Blog land!

I hope you have all had a great week.  Mine has been pretty great.  You know when you start saying yes to things an all of a sudden you have no time to do anything, and you start getting panicky and find it hard to breath... Well that was the start of my week, but thanks to God and amazing friends, it all came together and I am at least organised with the Church music for all of March!

My husband and I are Youth Group leaders and we did the Winter Olympics (in a Roxby summer too!)  It was such a blast and the youth joined in the crazyness of Winter Olympic charades and snowball competitions (marshmallows), Snowball competitions escalated into a full on snowball fight at the end... MAN marshmallows can hurt!  They did settle down in the middle of the night for discussion.  I loved every bit of it!

I did even get a project done (on Sunday night)!  And not a card this week!  I love my water colour pencils but the box was a bit daggy, so I jazzed it up a bit.

I was quite excited once I had made my mind up not to do a card!  I can use this and my craft supplies will start to look a bit groovy.

Ok, the whats and hows.

I took some purple cardstock out of the DCWV Jewel Colored Cardstock Stack, cut it down to fit the pencil box, measured and scored the fold lines (with a freebee scoring board and tool from Papercraft Inspirations Magazine) and then stuck it to the box with tape. I cut out the DP from DCWV Blossoms and Butterflies stack using a template from another magazine (had them for a while now, I can't remember which one), inked around that using Tim Holtz distress ink in Pickled Raspberry and stuck it on the box.  After colouring in Color Me Janette using the water colour pencils from the box, I cut her out by hand, then stuck her to more purple card and cut that out too.  The blossoms were from my stash and I made the sentiment in word, cut it out and inked around it with the same ink. I think that is it!

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Again this week, SOOOOOOO many great creations, you are all making it hard to pick a POTW!
I did pick one in the end, Kathie from Kathie'z Kards  has an amazing card for the first day of school.  Stop by and check it out.

I think the white frame inside would be perfect for a photo of the first day of school.  What a great keepsake!

Well that's it for me,
I hope you have a great week

Rachael :-)


Chrissy said...

What a great project Rachael and love the zingy colours and fab image..she is perfect for your altered pencil box.Love you POTW what a fabulous card..


Sandy said...

Great idea to jazz up your pencil box. And a perfect image choice to do it with. She's lovely.
Wonderful choice for POTW. Love the stepped inside too. I've written out the instructions for a card similar to this and do you think I can find them, lol.
Have a good week (hope you recover from the snowball/marshmallow fight!!!)

Rocio De Alba said...

This is such a cool idea Rachael! I love the image and your colors work together so well.


Loz said...

Fantastic project Rachel. I saw this on MIM..Loz

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

Hi Rachael .
Oh this is a beauty.
Love the dressing up of the pencil box ..fabulous colouring .
Love the floral back ground and embellishing too .
Great choice for your POTW too .
Huge hugs Mum

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Inkyfingers said...

What great inspiration to jazz up our craft storage. Love the colour and and the end result is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Hi Rachael !!
I love your box of colors !!
It's so fun!! :))
Reading the top of your post -- I can clearly see that you completely understand what I have been feeling lately ... The running on a treadmill panic..!! Add in a few weird accidents & bad luck & that's what my week was shaping up to be!! Thanks for putting a positive spin on your end result!!
I'm having such a rough go right now--/ it's nice to know that the end result can be a good one!! Hugs! :))

Margaret said...

This box is fantastic, do envy people who can work with bold colours.
Saw this on MIM.
Margaret M