Thursday, August 5, 2010

Smeared Ink Altered Creation

Hey Y'all!! I'm still on vacation in Maine - which is one of my favorite places to create!! It's more difficult because I obviously can't bring my entire studio with me so sometimes when I forget something that I ALWAYS use like my RIBBON (the box is sitting on the kitchen table at home!!!) I'm forced to use other things that I find around the house.

In any event, I started this project knowing that I wanted to use the fabulous Smeared Ink Lil' Grumpies set.
My kids have been together all summer. And for the most part, at their very young ages, and being barely a year and a half apart they've been AWESOME. But sometimes the togetherness wears thin and they really get GRUMPY!!! And there in turn I get grumpy as does my husband. SO...I've created a GRUMPY jar! Whenever we're extremely grumpy we either have to deposit a quarter OR (for the kids seeing as they don't have a constant coin supply source;) a note saying why they are grumpy. And with that the grumpiness stays IN THE JAR! And we start fresh. =)
So..I grabbed a Dole peaches jar washed it out thoroughly and set to alter it. I measured the middle section and trimmed a piece of light yellow cardstock to fit and sprayed it with Log Cabin Smooch Spritz. I added it to the jar using "red liner" tape. I then added a piece of skull designer paper for my next layer.
I then stamped each of my favorite grumpies that represent each family member. I colored them with my Copics and sparkly Sakura gel pens. I trimmed them out and added them to the jar using standard runner adhesive.
I trimmed out a circle for the cover and stamped 'Don't Be A Grump' on the top and embellished it with a chipboard sticker and edged the outside of the circle with my Tim Holtz distressing ink in Antique Linen.
I trimmed the exterior of the cap with striped DP (the flipside of the skull paper), purple sheer ribbon and self-adhesive bling. I wanted to cover the huge DOLE on the side of the jar so I used strips of fabric that I had here in Maine from our last trip so in lieu of ribbon I tore strips of fabric and tied them around the jar.
This will be coming home with us and hopefully will help curb the grumpies when they arrive!!!

Thanks for visiting today!!

XOXO
Meredith











3 comments:

ladybrayton71 said...

This is so incredibly awesome! What a great idea! I love the extra touches you added to the top of the jar. Too cute!

Kristyn said...

Everyone needs a grumpy jar! Love it!

Alex said...

seriously girl? Not only is the creation fabulous, the idea is amazing! I need one at my house AND at my work! You rock girl!!!!