is this fortnight's theme over at Try it on Tuesday!
(The regular visitors among you know that Tuesday is my "Challenge Day", so if you want to know what challenge the DT from FunwithATCs have prepared for you, please, scroll down to the previous post :)
But what do we want you to Try on Tuesday for now?
We want you to recycle or upcycle discarded stuff, maybe use old packages, plastic boxes string, etc.
I was inspired by a cookie packing, holding "Linzers" and "Ischlers" (do you also have cookie names that sound as if you were eating inhabitants of your own region's towns?)... er... a cookie packing that - after emptying it - just looked like it had the perfect size for storing ATCs or other cards - and I was right!
Unfortunately I accidentally deleted the first "before"-image of the packing and found out too late, so I had to buy another one (and empty it all by myself!) to be able to show you the before and after stages of my project.
Well, sometimes you have to face the truth and make rather selfless sacrifices for art!
But I guess I should start by showing you the original state of my card index box! So this is how the cookie tray looked in its' original state:
and this is how it looked after I gave it some rough treatment with Gesso, stamped tissue paper and Mod Podge, stamping directly onto the tray and spraying some areas with dark Glimmer Mist tones.
Then I cut four dividers from black cardboard and cut four labels using the Sizzix Alterations die "Tiny tabs and tags". The dividers were inserted into tiny incisions I made to the sides of the box.
The project was the perfect occasion to use one of my awesome handle pulls!
And you can see the various textures I tried to create by stamping some texture stamps right onto the already covered box.
I am really curious what you will be creating by upcycling or recycling and hope to see you over at the challenge blog!
And remember - all who enter our challenge are eligible for our monthly piize draw and this month's prize will once more be sponsored by
and it's a £10 store voucher!
So happy recycling and good luck!
die amelie x