Welcome to the All Things Altered Fall/Halloween Blog Hop. We have a wonderful line up of talented friends that will share all kinds of inspiration for your fall projects. I really had a hard time deciding what I would create. I had a recent promotion at work and it has really consumed all my brain power and mojo the last month. But, I was walking through Walmart the other day and spied this item in their craft department.
I have to be honest. I wasn't totally impressed. But then I got to thinking about the pens, pencils and highlighters scattered all over my desk at work and how I keep thinking "I need a pen caddy" and I decided, if I took the lid off, it could be quite functional that way. It also had this handy dandy turn-table on the bottom of the box that was kind of cool. So...
|I applied Gesso all over the exterior of the box, then applied distress inks to add a patina.|
|I used a combination of Tim Holtz and Teresa Collins papers. My theme is more about fall and being thankful.|
|I added embellishments from Tim Holtz, Prima, Bo Bunny and Teresa Collins.|
|I also added a few of my handmade flowers.|
|And viola! Something fashionable to store my pens. I am taking it to work with tomorrow.|
(and just as a little secret, if you visit the other hop I am in this weekend, you could snag another fun Halloween Digi)
And here is the line up of all the blogs in our hop today! Thank you for stopping by!!
12. Shelley This is ME!!