Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Pencil Holder

Hello! Today I have a pencil holder I made for Donna's 3-D challenge over at StampTV. Each month Donna issues a new challenge with a chance to win a free set of stamps from Gina K. This month the challenge is to make a pencil holder. I used the butterfly from Take Flight and the sentiment from Timeless Treasures for my project.

I started with an empty Hershey's Cocoa container, which I removed the paper from.

Wrapped the container with a piece of designer paper, cut to 4 by 12 inches. The paper is from Stampin' Up. I can't remember the name of the paper pack, but I think it was from the Sale-a-bration catalog this year and might be retired. I used Teriffically Tacky tape to adhere the paper to the container.

To make the background panel, I stamped the sentiment on a piece of Pure Luxury Ivory paper, using Versa Mark ink, then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.

Then I sponged the background, starting with So Saffron ink.

Sponged Apricot Appeal ink.

Then sponged a little bit of Creamy Caramel ink.

I used a stamp from Ribbons and Stripes, inked with More Mustard and stamped off once on scratch paper, to add some dots up the side.

To color the butterfly, I used only colors found in the Copic Caio Box A collection and my blender pen. I started with R29 in the center of the butterfly.

Then added YR07 and blended out from the red.

Next, added YR02 and worked out from the previous color.

Colored over the rest of the image with Y17.

Used my blender pen on the middle parts of the wings to add some highlights.

Last, I added just a bit more YR07 along the very outer edge and along some of the viens, for a little more contrast. Then I cut out the butterfly.

And here is a close up of the finished project. I added a layer of Pure Luxury Chocolate Kiss behind the background layer and some self adhesive nail heads under the sentiment.

I hope you'll join me tomorrow night for a special Inspiration Mosaic blog hop. The hop starts at Melanie's blog and rumor has it, she will have blog candy!

Thanks for visiting. I hope you have a wonderful day!!

19 comments:

Jennie said...

Theresa, this is gorgeous! Love the way you embossed the sentiment and the butterfly. Lovely sponging too.....Great job :o)

Lorraine said...

Great to see how you did this. Lovely bit of sponging as well as the superb butterfly.

Betty Benton said...

Gorgeous project, Theresa! Ditto what the others have said. Your butterfly is colored beautifully!

Amy said...

I nominated you for a award..

Thanks for chatting with me and inspiring my creativity. Hope to chat again soon.

Judy Covey said...

Theresa, this is gorgeous, luv, luv, luv it! I was thinking today that I should just walk around my house to see what I could find that would be the right size for a pencil holder. You found the "perfect" thing and you did a fantastic job decorating it. It's definitely a winner.

Linda L said...

This is beautiful. I hope to make a pencil holder for the monthly challenge. Yours is so beautiful I know mine won't come close but I will try because you inspire me.

Sharri Seffens said...

Gorgeous Theresa! I love the colors you chose and very clever to use the empty cocoa can.

Selma said...

Thresa this is so gorgeous. Love the shape of the cocoa can. Thanks for great tutorial. I think I need to make one of these for my desk.

Donna said...

A Hershey can has never looked so good, Theresa! What a wonderful gift for someone special. And it's amazing how things can be recycled like that! Thanks for sharing this idea!

craftimamma said...

What a lovely project Theresa. Love the colours and the butterfly is gorgeous.

Lesley Xx

Anesha said...

Beautiful as always!

lynn said...

wow! your project is wonderful- really gorgeous detals!

Marimer said...

Siempre espero con verdadero placer tus trabajos y enseƱanzas, porque todos estos tutoriales son clases privadas que recibimos, gracias Theresa. Saludos desde Tenerife.

Charlene said...

Great project Theresa. I love the butterfly
Charlene

Giovana said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

Juls said...

great idea! I love it!

Purple Princess said...

Fabulous idea! Thanks so much for posting the instructions!!

Elena said...

Gorgeous project! I think everybody would like to have this pencil holder on the desk!

Deb Neerman said...

Thanks for sharing this amazing project!! Can't wait to try one myself!