Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Pen/Pencil Holder

Hi All: Time for another Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge (lindaledbetter.com/challenge) this one on page 64. It's the 25th Challenge!!! I can't believe there has been that many. For this one we get to play with the framework dies. So I needed a pen/pencil holder; mostly to hold several white gel pens I've seem to have collected. Isn't it amazing when you clean out drawers and realize just how many of one item you've bought. I have 5 bone folders; Seriously?? Who needs 5. More then likely I forgot to bring one to a class or placed it somewhere I couldn't find it and bought another. Ok time to work- I pulled out watercolor paper, some distress ink sprays. I coated both sides of the paper. I the cut up some plastic die packaging into 1 inch strips and scored them down the middle and applied tape. I then used my Vagabond with my Trellis die. I cut a 2.5 inch square of the same watercolor paper to use for the bottom of my holder and started putting my puzzle together. I switched around my trellis die cuts and frames so the trellis die cut and the frame didn't blend. . You can purchase all these awesome tools/ products I used for this challenges from our awesome sponsor Inspiration Emporium.com (inspirationemporium.com ). Here my finished holder holding my stuff . Thanks so much for looking!! :-) Ink Spray- Distress Mermaid Lagoon, Cracked Pistacho, and Mustard Seed. paper- Water color paper Idea-ology- Foundations metal box feet, Film Tape, My stash- flat pearl Michaels dollar bin adhesives- Score tape and Mon Ami Gabby adhesive line Die- Trellis 659431 Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations

6 comments:

Mandy Welch said...

This is SO COOL!! Very creative... and I think I'll try one! Thanks for the awesome inspiration. Great colors too!!

Clareene Forbes said...

Altered art...my favorite thing. So very clever to use Frameworks die in this manner. I love the colors you chose too. Great job...

Candy C said...

Charyn...this is a very cool pencil holder and I love it! I love the bright, fun colors. I love your use of Tim's frameworks die cuts on every side. This is really different and I thank you for sharing your creativity with us at CC3C.

Susan said...

What a clever idea to create a pencil holder using the frameworks die! It looks great and is practical too! Terrific! Thanks for joining us for this latest CC3C

Anita Houston said...

WOW!!!! This is so unique and just plain cool! I love the colors! Fabulous design! Thanks so much for joining us at CC3Challenge!!!!

Yvonne said...

How clever...what a fabulous project! Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C!