This is my second week as a Guest Designer for Cupcake Crafts.
The theme for this weeks challenge is Number Cruncher and you need to include something numeric in your work. Again, an idea popped straight into my head so off I went and collected a few bits and bobs to get started. I cut shapes up out of cardboard 2"x2"x2" and 1"x1"x4" and stuck together to make little boxes.
I also needed a further larger box casing which I made up from an old whiskers cat food box. Next I covered them all with torn up pieces of old napkins which I liberally glued in place and left to dry out for a day or two.
As I peeled the napkin layers apart I discovered that the back layer was left with a faint imprint of the design which I thought gave a soft distressed look so I covered each piece again. (This saved me painting a coat of white paint over the top.)
I found I had a stamp that was similar to the flowers on the napkin so using the colours from the napkin randomly stamped out onto a sheet of white card stock. I used this as my template and printed off several copies which I then reput through the printer and created some numbers and words to use.
And this is what I made. A Perpetual Calendar. The year is attached to the back wall just by using brads so they are easily replaced. The lid shelf is decorated with a sculptered paper flower and leaves.
I now have a smart calendar for my desk and as I used all scraps up from my stash it has cost me nothing to make and I had fun making it into the bargain!
The rest of the Design Team have come up with some super makes so please pop over to Cupcake Crafts and have a look at their creations. Maybe you will be inspired to join in the challenge too this week
I would like to enter the following:
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes.
Handmade Harbour: Handmade Mondays.
Make it Monday Party: Paper crafts.