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Thursday, January 10, 2013


Hi all!  Sorry that I haven't been around much lately, for some reason it's been tough getting back into the swing of things after the holidays.  But I'm back with a new project that I'm pretty excited about!
I'm always so impressed when I see altered projects that people have done.  I so badly want to be that kind of 'creative' but it really doesn't come as naturally to me as coloring or paper crafts does.  So I've been trying this new way of thinking- when I see something ordinary I try to think of what it could trust me, this has definitely gotten me some funny looks as I snag items from the recycle bin at work or ask if I can have something that someone is going to throw away, but it's a whole new world- this 'outside the box' thinking- and I kinda like it :)

So here's my first attempt- an altered Laughing Cow cheese container!  Now I know it doesn't look like much here but it's the perfect little size for a little trinket holder or even a gift box so I figured, what the heck, I'll give it a go :)  The labels peeled off super easy and the container itself is cardboard with a white layer over the top that distressed really well when I used a sanding block.

And here's the end result!  I of course dressed it up with an adorable Saturated Canary image called Wendy and some of my other favorite embellishments.  Who knew a cheese container could be so pretty huh?  So here's to thinking outside the box in 2013- who's with me?
Skin- E000, E00, E11, R30, R21, BV34
Hair- E50, E51, E53, E57
Clothes- YR000, YR00, YR61, YR65, YR27, W5
Puppy- E21, E23, E25, E27, E29, B41, B45, B99

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Saturated Canary- Song Inspiration: The Dog Days are Over by Florence and the Machine
Inky Chicks- Anything Goes
Divas by Design- Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter- Flower Extra Vaganza

Supplies: DP- MME Be Happy; Ink- Distress Ink Frayed Burlap; Flowers- Prima, Recollections; Metal Charm- Momenta; Sticker- Jillibean Soup; Pearls- Recollections; Cheesecloth- Fred Meyer


Laura Love said...

What a super cute idea! I use this cheese too so I will have to try one of these :) Now I have to save my cheese containers, my toilet paper rolls for mini albums, AND my used dryer sheets for flowers - LOL! Your coloring on Wendy is gorgeous!

Pop's Cards said...

Good Morning sweetie, this is just fabulous, thank you for joining us at Saturated Canary this time hugs Pops x x x

Christina C. said...

The end result is truly exquisite, Katie! WOW, WOW, WOW.....loving this exquisite creation! Superb coloring and magnificently embellished....a work of art!

Gabbi said...

Katie, this is so great. I love altering things as well and this was perfect. As usual, its no secret how i feel about your coloring. Its superb.

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

katie this is amazing!!! what a fantastic creation...i love this idea and think you have executed it beautifully. love the song you picked to play along with the sc challenge this week too! :D

Rachel Parys said...

She is drop-dead gorgeous!! Wow! Great colors! Hmmm...I actually have a LC container in my fridge...think I see a little project in my future!

Marcy L said...

Amazing Katie! You can send me gifts like this any time! Ha ha!

Shazza said...

this is just fabulous x

Tonya said...

Katie, this is so gorgeous. Amazing coloring as always.

Gretchen said...

Katie this is wonderful. I struggle putting cards together so rarely do I attempt this level of craftiness. Yours is amazing.

Unknown said...

Hi Katie, oh my goodness! This is stunning - who would ever have thought at cheese container could turn into this!!!

Your colouring is superb and your colour choices beautiful.

Thanks for joining in with us this week at Divas by Design.


Janine said...

Wow, this a gorgeous and all from a cheese container! Fantastic colouring as always.
Hugs, Janine xx

Debs said...

What a lovely Flowery plaque Katie,
Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter Challenge this week.
Good Luck.
Hugs Debs

Jill said...

I'm in love sweetie!!
Amazing thinking out of the box!
Gorgeous colouring and colours. Perfect gift idea. I would have been happy with just the empty container!! LOL
Have a great day my friend