Sunday, 21 September 2008

Sarah Kay Challenge *Week 12* Creative CD Cases

The week on the Sarah Kay blog the challenge is *Creative CD Cases*.
I went into slight panic, no-one wants to see how I store my Nestabilities, I have some calendar cases lying around left over from storing clear stamps when I only had a few. I really wanted to use one of those neat little tins that bands chuck out as promos because I have decorated SO many plastic cd cases.
A plain metal case cries out to be altered, out came the good old black spray paint which I thought would look fab if it was dry brushed with silver. Then I had a complete nutty notion to use hot foil but my poor old foil pen just couldn't cope with the size of the tin so I reach for the iron! It wasn't the best idea that I'd ever had, the iron burnt the spray paint! I am so glad that you're unable to smell my project (actually it's fine now but the stench of burning plastic was overwhelming, don't try this at home kiddies). The idea I think would have worked had I not used the spray paint. The tin was gloss lacquered to protect the foil.
Anyway, this little tin come with a foam self adhesive insert which I though would be perfect to poke earrings into as a stocking filler.


Kim Piggott said...

Wow Lorraine this is just fabulous! I just love the effect on your metal case. Your image is so gorgeous. Just beautiful.
I have left you something on my blog. Have a great Sunday.
kim x

Kathy said...

Well all your hard work payed off this is so cute and what a great idea to place earrings on the inside!! Your colors look awesome and of course that image is darling!! I hope your house smells better!! Have a great week-end :)Kathy

Rach said...

wow Lorraine your finished tin looks fabulous.amazing effect and great glad that we couldn't smell it while you made it...hope that you have managed to be rid of the smell.
Hugs Rachxx

MichelleO said...

Just wonderful... and I had to giggle when I read about your "smell". Isn't it funny thing things we have done with this craft that were almost toxic, but turns out so well! Really stunning!

Stampin' Up! Gal said...

beautiful project... what a lovely idea.

Anonymous said...

Love the colors and effect around the edges. Beautiful!

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