Thursday, 31 October 2013

Finally getting time to craft again!

Well its now October, the little one is 1 year old (I know, where did the time go?!) and that means Mummy has a little crafting time whilst he naps (as he naps for a good hour twice a day normally). Every now and then, if I am very lucky, my partner will offer to look after him so I can craft. Recently I used this time to alter a plastic food container (by Systema) for a friend. Her eldest daughter is suffering some jealousy when the new baby is being breastfed so I have made a Snack Box for her, that only comes out during Boobie-time.
I used my Alcohol Inks to give it a pink/purple base and then added a little gold. Once this had dried, I added a lace effect "ribbon", some rainbow peel-offs (flowers and butterflies), hologram stars in gold, faux gem stickers in pink and purple and finally the word "Special" coloured pink with my Flex-markers and a circular "Enjoy" peel off for each end, coloured pink using my ProMarkers. I also used Foam Letters (The Range) to spell out her name and Snacks on the lid, so it was very personal to her.
Finally I sealed the entire decoration with PVA glue and whilst it was wet, sprinkled in very fine glitter.
The photos have not come out well using a flash so I will take some more in daylight and upload shortly but I am quite pleased with my first attempt at altering something and hope the little girl likes it!

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