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Wednesday, 26 September 2007

Harvest Festival

For the recycling challenge, I made a pen box by recycling a washing powder box!! For my post this week I’ve used the same type of box to make a harvest festival box using the Personal Shopper Kit, October 2006.
Where I live the infant and primary schools all take a little food to school on the day of Harvest Festival which is then distributed to old peoples homes in the area. Usually you just grab a box and cover it with brown paper. I thought the leaf print paper in the kit would be perfect for this and obviously looks so much nicer that a bit of brown paper. I covered the outside of the box in the leaf paper and used the ‘harvest’ tag and added some of the ric rac braid. I use the large letter to begin the work festival and layered some of the scraps from the kit to write the other letters onto. I added a piece of the printed twill and added a few of the leaf brads. I used an ink pad to colour the leaf brad at the bottom dark green and added one of the square metal embellishments marked ‘autumn’ to the box. I covered the inside of the box too and inked the edges. It holds quite a bit of fruit but it’s not too big and heavy for little hands to carry.

The second item for my post this week was actually started for Alixs’ challenge but I didn’t finish it in time, sorry Alix! I was inspired by her pop up card so I used the idea in a Halloween layout.
I used the black 12x12 sheet and some of the striped 12 x 12 sheet. I thought I’d never use the black sheet unless it was for matting something but when I had the idea for the layout it was perfect! I printed the picture in black and white and matted it onto some of the orange paper and black card. I had some of the 12x12 sheet decorated with pumpkins left, so I cut them out and used them to embellish the layout . I used the orange brads as the dots of the exclamation marks. I used ric rac braid between the two papers and put two spotted button at the ends.
To make the pop up I folded some black card. I left a small border at the bottom to write on. I attached the metal pumpkin embellishment with the square yellow brads. I held the pop up down with the two turn mounts fixed with brads. I cut the colour photo for the pop up out of its background on the pop up out for a better effect. I added the metal ‘boo’ embellishment onto a scrap of red vellum to mirror the red in the cape. I did the writing in white pen. The only things I added to the October Personal Shopper Kit were four brads and the scrap of red vellum. Thanks for the inspiration Alix my son ‘The Count’ loves this layout!


Alix said...

lol oh Katie, this is just brilliant...i love it too! and your son does look the part!!

thankyou for taking part in my challenge :)

Charli said...

love this Katie - its great to see some different stuff - shows how versatile this kit really is - fab job!!