Thursday, March 5, 2009

we can rebuild him — we have the technology

Remember that old line from The Six Million Dollar Man? Well, I've been re-building in a sense, anway. Or maybe it would be more appropriate to say I've been "re-working". Yup, ever since the new Graphic 45 papers hit my doorstep, I've been altering stuff. And I've got plans to alter more.

I have not done a whole lot of altering in my crafty life. There have been the occasional cigar box and product package, but honestly I'd rather re-finish a piece of furniture. Not sure why that is, but there you go. Anyway, something about the G45 papers has got me all het up about altering. I'm sure being in the G45 booth at CHA may have had a little to do with that.

Suddently I'm itching to remove all the floral wallpaper from inside my scrapdesk hutch and replace it with G45's Fashionista. That's actually a bit ambitious for me right now considering it *IS* time to work on taxes (again!) But in the meantime, I've done some small projects that were so fun. First I started work on a little caddy. Before the paint was dry enough to add paper to it, I spyed with my little eye this box in my desk hutch. I store vintage stamps in this and it is the perfect container except that I've never really cared for the dark plaid. So, I leafed thru my G45 papers and lo-and-behold there is a nice bright red plaid that would be perfect. What the heck the paint brush was still dirty from the caddy project, so I painted just the edges of the little storage box (in case the box edges weren't absolutely straight --and they never are-- the black would disguise where the paper didn't reach the trim.)


Here is the finished project. I love my little box even more now! The funny thing is I like how this box turned out more than the caddy I was working on -lol. (I'll post a pic of the caddy after I take one.)

5 comments:

Trisha said...

Really cute Cindy! Good job!

Sasha said...

WOW amazing ...

Christie said...

What a cute box! It's looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer Priest said...

Very cool! Love what you did with the G45 stuff!

eMeLiNe Seet said...

Cindy, thanks so much for dropping by !! U know, i love the box u altered using G45!! - that must have been a tremendous effort =)