What a wet and grey day it is - but I'm smiling and happy anyway 'cos it's my birthday and I've had beautiful cards, lovely gifts and some new crafty goodies to play with! : ) My friend Gill took me out for lunch, my friend and neighbour Kath made a chocolate cake for me and our friends Debs and Mike are coming round later on.
A few weeks ago I bought Debs and Mike a "just because" gift of a Honeysuckle and Sweet Pea beautifully scented candle from Waitrose, it smells heavenly! The candle is in a decorated glass jar and I wanted to present it nicely. I rummaged in my selection of "to be altered" items and found a red and white coffee tin which was the perfect size.
Here's a straight on view.
I die cut the solid butterfly from the black CS using a dimensional cutting pad so that the centre of the butterfly didn't cut out and the dotty paper shows through from the back. I die cut the fancy outline butterfly from red sparkly CS and glued that on top. I then added the antennae, some gems and some white stitched ribbon.
Here's a side view.
Here's the tin with the decorated lid. I wrapped the candle in tissue paper and tied some red ribbon around so that the candle could be lifted out of the tin easily
Here's a close up of the butterfly.
This was very well received I'm glad to say! Maybe - just maybe - I might be spurred on to make more "alterable" projects, I have enough alterable items in my stash that's for sure!
Stamps: 'Especially for You' from Woodware 'Going to Seed' stamp set
CS: SU! Basic Black & Whisper White, Red Glimmer Paper
Patterned paper: Real Red dotty paper from SU! Polka Dot Parade DSP pack
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools: Memory Box Oriel & Lunette butterfly dies, Sizzix Tim Holtz Dimensional Cutting Pad, circle Nestabilities dies, Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Whisper White stitched grosgrain ribbon, rhinestone jewels & Dimensionals