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Here, in my little corner of bloglandia, is my blog about my crafts. Until recentley I've blogged about my card making. Now, in 2011, I'll try to do different things also, such as sewing (patchwork), knitting, crochet, baking, along with some card making...
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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

TIOT # 32 ~ Back to School

All pictures can be enlarged by clicking on them

A fun challenge this week at SCACD; make a teacher or a student gift. I came up with this pencil holder, an altered can, bean sprout can to be specific, it has a good size for this purpose. I'm always thinking of my self as a card maker, but it's fun to do something else, to go outside my comfort zone. On this project I even got to use eyelets, that's a rare thing to do these days!

The stamp I used is the sweet and cool lady owls on a branch from the QT Hooty Owl stamp set by Pink Cat Studio from SCACD. Colored with my Prismacolor pencils. I put Kaisercraft Rhinestones on the flowers on their hats, punched some leaves to make their branch a nicer place to be....

I'll give this holder to one of my nieces, she starts her second year in college these days. She's into environmental stuff, so recycling is something she likes. The brown paper I used is from the Green Stack, a paper pad by DCWV - recycled papers, and the bean sprout can has now started a new life as a pencil holder - a nice gift for her!

I painted on the inside of the can.

I made faux seams, very easy and quick to do
with a ruler and a tracing wheel at hand!
(Click on the picture to get a better look)

On the company blog Follow Your Heart you can see all the wonderful projects by the rest of the DT ladies!


Anki said...

Underbart Aud! Tusen tack för tipset för din "faux stiching". Kramis - Anki

Riet said...

Wowww Aud,what beautiful,i love the images and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Sparkle and Flourish said...

This is just fabulous Aud!! I am like you...go straight to making a card. But I just love this pencil holder. the owls are so cute and I love the lacing effect! your neice will love it! hugs Judy xx

Unknown said...

Utrulig stilig pennholder, så skjønne de var de uglene!


Annacarin said...

Hej Aud, vad imponerad jag blir!! Jag har kollat in din blog och kollat in dina stämplar och galleriet... wow!
Ska bli roligt att följa din blog.
Kram Annacarin

Susan said...

Way, way too sweet and what a great idea! Love those little owls and what a great idea to use the tracer! Love it!

Big hugs to you,


Hanne said...

Så fin denne var! Fint med de falske stingene også!
Klem Hanne

Carolyn Bounds said...

This pencil holder is a HOOT!!! I love the soft colors and the way it is laced up:o) Beautiful!!! Now, I will be looking at cans in a whole new way. Thank you for the inspiration!


Kim Piggott said...

Oh this is just fantastic!
kim x

Suzanne J Dean said...

Fabulous project Aud--those owls are just too cute & I LOVE the lacing on the back! Wonderful!


Marianne said...

Jeg har fått meg en ny favorittbutikk! "I brake for stamps". Nyyydelige stempler kom i posten i dag. Takk for tipset!!!

Klem Marianne:)

Iren said...

Skikkelig stilig denne b
penneholderen du har laga Aud! Så koselige motiver du har brukt ;o)

Ha en fine kveld!