Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Saving Money

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!

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Are you gonna make one now?

Love ya,
~Deb~

27 comments:

  1. so nice Deb and I liked the clouds and the hair spray idea!! tell me one child who could resist pulling on the cotton!!
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    1. Exactly! Now it's kind of "glued" down. thanks for your kind comments.

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  2. Totally adorable :) Very creative :)

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  3. Wow love all your fun techniques on your project... Really came out really pretty.... Great ideas on sharing....

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    1. Thanks Shirl. It was a fun project to make.

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  4. Very creative project Deb. Love the rainbow.

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  5. lovely!! and it looks so perfect!!!

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    1. LOL I don't know about perfect but it came out well. Thanks Berina!

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  6. good golly miss molly! what do you eat? you've got fabulous creative juices. i need to "pick your brain" LOL. not that i'd EVER get this creative!

    i love, love, love this! you just amaze me!

    hugs :)

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    1. Truth? Rockstar's baby! LOL seriously I live on them. Caffeine is my friend :)!!!

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  7. great idea, i love the recycling my have to do something like this for the grandkids for christmas.

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  8. Hello Deb; Thank you for sharing the great idea on recycling. This is beautiful & creative. Should try making one for my niece. Have a nice day.
    Marge@margegoh.blogspot.com/

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  9. This is fabulous.
    I love the ideas you come up with :)

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  10. Absolutely adorable. You make such wonderful creations!

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  11. I'm enjoying viewing everything you enter in your blog. Thanks for sharing. You are super creative!!!!
    Lynnel
    CDAC DT Member

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  12. What a fabulous work my dearest friend^_^
    Adorable image and wonderful embellishments as always^_^
    Have a sweet weekend^_^
    Sonia

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  13. Love it! Thanks for stopping by my blog today too.

    Smiles Sher

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  14. Deb this is just adorable and it's such a sweet caring gift for someone :) hugs Nikki

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  15. Oh Deb, no this is definitely not a card *laughing* but I love what you have made and it is perfect too. Love both images and how you have put them together on this tin/can, your inspiration was truly on fire girl...
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx
    The Lady Anne

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  16. Awww how sweet is this Debs who would believe that is a tin can underneath. Clever girl you.

    Hugs Shirley x x

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  17. Absolutely precious and a fantastic way to recycle the canisters. Hugs!

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  18. Hi, Deb, my Dear! This is so absolutely ADORABLE!! ♥♥♥ Thank you SO much for all your delightful visits and sweet comments for me...I swear, I am so behind! I decided that this evening was for me and I was going to sit down and make time to write and visit! ♥ Our youngest, Jonathan, graduates in 3 weeks and it seems like every day lately is just wild...and he takes care of most of it himself! (But I stress!) Tomorrow we have to see his advisor at the university about this fall's schedule...and this weekend is Senior Prom...:^) I guess I just need to settle down and make more Fairy Houses...;) ~ I am seriously having TOO much fun with those...♥)
    Hugs to you, my friend!
    Anne

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  19. Wow such sweet comments from everyone! Thank you all so much. It makes my day to have such great followers! Big Squeezes to all of you!

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