OK so it's not actually me who's saving money hehehe. Money slips through my fingers way to fast because I spend it on craft supplies! So instead I'm going to help the baby learn to save by making her her first bank!
At the CDAC Progressive challenge, the second image was a rainbow by Back to Paper. I struggled with this image. Not because it was hard to work with but because I didn't want to just do a card like everyone else. Yeah I know, I have a problem with liking to be different but that's part of what makes me fun right? Anyway it took me a long time to come up wit an idea and actually Eva;s mom Krystal is the one who gave me the inspiration. She said, "what about using it with Noah's Ark?" The light bulb went on and I was off and running! I had been saving the formula cans to alter, not knowing what I would do with them but knew that they would come in handy for something. Well this was it! My chance to recycle (happened to start the project on Earth Day, not intentionally but hey...), finish one of my DT projects for CDAC, and make Eva a cool gift. Wins all around!
First I found a Precious Moments coloring page of Noah's Ark and merged it with the rainbow to make it the right sizes. I printed it out twice so I could accentuate the BTP rainbow. I colored it up leaving it on long strips to wrap around the can. After I colored it, I masked off the ark and painted the rest with Chandelier Glimmer Glam to add a slight shimmer to the background. Then I spritzed and blotted with two shades of Glimmer Mist (Aquamarine and Cornflower Daze) to give it that sort of just rained look to the sky.
When it was completely dry I ran it through my Xyron to make it adhere to the can nicely. Then I added some Petaloo ribbon to cover the seams on the sides and around the bottom edge. It was looking really cute at this point. Time to start on the lid.
The lid is plastic of course so it couldn't have been painted easily and I didn't want to cover it in paper. Another light bulb moment...a cloud, I wanted it to look like a cloud. I pulled out the cotton balls, stretched them out and stuck them on the lid and edges of lid with hot glue. I had already cut a slit in it for the money to go through. I sprayed the heck out of it with hairspray so that it wouldn't "shed" or get pulled apart easily. Then I finished the edge by adding more ribbon, popped the top on the can and tied the bow at the top. I added a chipboard circle covered in paper that I inked up with ColorBox ocher and then stamped with an old StampinUp stamp that I had. I added more of the pom ribbon to that, glued it behind the bow and added two little resin glitter shapes. LOVED IT!!!! And Krystal teared up when she saw it. Mission so accomplished!
Close up of stamped image and resin animals
Are you gonna make one now?