Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Altered Items

This weekend we lost a not-so-beloved family member. It was our goldfish, Squishy. We actually got Squishy and Squirt at the same time, around the time Finding Nemo came out (hence their names), but Squirt died early on. We could tell Squishy was dying. He was hardly swimming and just gulping air. It was his time to go. RIP, Squishy. I'm sorry to say, you will probably not be missed.

Today I will leave you with two things. One is an altered CD holder that I made last year. As with most altered things I make, they go into a drawer or box, and never come out again. I thought it would be fun to give it a breath of fresh air by removing it from the box and taking its picture. Back into the box it will go, I'm sure. The base of the CD holder is from Pine Cone Press. I covered it with designer paper (Basic Grey) and some embellishments. I think the rub-ons were left over from some other project. The snowflake image is a stamp from CTMH.

The second thing I will leave you with is a card. I used a flat gold embossing powder for the sentiment but if I were to do it again, I would use a shinier gold. I couldn't take a very good picture so the colors of the buildings do not show up quite right but you get the general idea. I used Prismacolor pencils to color in the images. The actual colors I chose were from the original Elzybells UK site . I love anything nativity-ish.


Rhonda said...

Hey Novell! Funny about your fish! Poor Squishy!! Hopefully you gave him a proper flushing!! :D

Gorgeous CD case!! Love it! That CTMH snowflake is so pretty! I haven't done one of those cases yet. Another thing to add to my list of to do's!!

Beautiful Nativity card! I absolutely love how you colored it in! Amazing what you can do with those pencils!!

Nicole said...

Novell, you really did make me laugh outloud and I'm on a conference call with work!! I love BG papers and that CD cover is awesome! You are the color master with your paper selection, where do you get your inspiration!? Share...

Anonymous said...

LOL! You are killing me with your goldfish stories!
Love the card and CD holder.... Thanks for sharing!

Nancy said...

Sorry to hear about Squishy :(

The altered CD case is beautiful! I love the paper you used. Very nice!

Your card is very cute!! TFS!