Saturday, September 24, 2011

"Barking" Up the Right Tree

I just have to say that it feels Soooo good to be back with my fellow "Jugsters"!  This week it's a 3-D/Technique challenge  that Maria is hosting and the challenge is to alter a tissue box.  I thought because it had to have a fall theme...why not get stuff from the woods around my house!  I just love all the rich colors of fall!  This idea came to me based off some fall checkered ribbon I thought I owned!!! (I conjured this ribbon up in my head and let me just say it's beautiful and would have looked FANTASTIC on this altered box)! Aaaah... All I can say is the drugs I was on enhanced my creative immensely!!!  God help me!!!  

I used some White Birch that I took off some fallen trees.  I cut them to the size of the tissue box panels and then adhered them to the box with some Zip Dry glue.  I then added some burlap around the top that I inked it up with some Tim Holtz distress ink for a rustic look.  I found these twigs that were changing color along with some dried grass that I thought matched my Burnt Orange ribbon rather nicely!

I thought that I would add some fall Potpourri to my box and I think I'm gonna bring it to work and put it on my work station so I can enjoy it myself!

Check out what the rest of the Just Us Girls team and our September guest
 designer  Monique Hansen have created to get your creative juices flowing! 

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  1. OMW Kathryn.....this is just simply AMAZING!! and you are JUST TOOOO FUNNY!! still giggling!

  2. This is gorgeous Kathryn! What a stroke of genius to actually use natural materials from the woods as embellishments. So pretty!

  3. I am so in love with your box! the birch is fantastic!
    Kindest regards,

  4. I love how you brought the outdoors in! Your box is very unique and it is just beautiful!

  5. Love Love your box! WOW, what a fabulous idea to get "stuff" from the outdoors so creative!

  6. OMG Kathryn!!! This is GORGEOUS!!! LOVE the bark - brilliant!!!
    Welcome back GF!!! Hope you are all recovered and feeling great!