1 June 2013

Recipe at Our Creative Corner

It's the launch of the latest challenge at Our Creative Corner and for the month the theme is 'Recipe'. We hope you will enjoy this theme as much as the last one.

So, how to get involved. You need to choose at least one element from each list below and include them in your project. If you want to add more that's fine, go for it!

List A
List B
List C

What you do with them is up to you. We'd love to see your tags, altered art, mixed media, journalling, 3D art, ATC's, and cards. It would really help if you could list the ingredients you've used to make judging your fabulous entries easier. Here's mine;

Being host for this challenge I decided to go all out and use all the ingredients
(you don't have to though!)

I was lucky enough to win a prize draw from the lovely Tracy Evans and amongst the items she sent was this little wooden pot. Ha ha! Just perfect for this challenge. It was painted with DP Weathered Wood (of course!) and then stamped with a combo of DI Stormy Sky and Bundled Sage.

Some embellishments were created from clay (embossed by pressing an embossing folder into it of course) and when the little hearts were dry they were covered with metal foil, painted with a mix of DP Bundled Sage/Salty Ocean/Peeled Paint and then rubbed back with wire wool.

The top of the box required me to fall back on some basic upholstery skills (I had to cover some chairs we inherited from my Nana when first married and had to recover them). The fabric for this box was dyed with DS Brushed Pewter before being stamped with the mix of DP's used for the hearts and DI Stormy Sky. The lid was padded before the fabric was stretched over it.

The seam binding (ribbon) around the edge of the lid was dyed with the same mix of DP's and ruffled around the edge of the lid to hide the upholstery tacks. A layer of lace added some much needed contrast.

You know when you look at your 'finished' masterpiece and think "hmm, needs something". Trouble was the painted sides looked way too flat even with the little hearts so I reached for the clear DP Crackle Paint for some much needed texture. That felt better.

You'll be pleased to hear that's it. Now it's over to you. Take a look at the fantastic pieces created by my fellow DT members at Our Creative Corner and then let your creative juices flow.

As this is a wooden pot I will be entering it for;
Take care of yourselves, hugs Jenny x


  1. Your pin cushion box is absolutely fab Jenny - I would be proud to have that standing on my workspace. Thanks for the tips for the clay hearts too - they look great. Love, Margie x

  2. Love how you have altered that little box and turned it into a treasure, Jenny!

    Claudia x

  3. Stunning pin cushion Jenny. Hugs Rita xxx

  4. Absolutely gorgeous Jenny, what a transformation. Wonderful colour too. Love to see how you have used the goodies I sent. Tracy x

  5. Wow Jenny, this is fabulous and practical!Now I will not pretend to be a cook but I will be playing with the recipe! YUM!

  6. Great pin cushion, I love how you altered the pot you started out with! Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

  7. What a stunning transformation Jenny, I love the colours you used on the base, the hearts look brilliant with their embossing but my favourite bit is the lid. Your upholstery skills are excellent and I think the lace around the edge looks perfect. A beautiful piece of art. Hugs, Anne x

  8. Jenny...this is a wonderful pin cushion/box. I love how you've completely changed the look of a plain wooden box into such a pretty piece! Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  9. FANTABULOUS!!! This little pin cushion and holder is adorable. Amazing how you see beyond what actually exists and create this wonderful little project. Just love it!! :)

  10. Totally fabulous make Jenny x hope to play along x

    Annie x

  11. Another great make Jenny, very clever and I love the theme you have chosen. A great transformation into something really useful!!

  12. Just love this Jenny, such a great idea and sew beautifully made. Have a great weekend. xx

  13. Hi Jenny, This is a definite WOW !! project, I love this little pin cushion box, it is really lovely, beautiful colours and gorgeous lace.
    Thank you for the tutorial on your fan, going to pop over shortly to take it all in.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  14. Love what you did with this block of wood. Totally awesome! Love the colors and the fabric is very pretty.
    Love the two layers of ribbon that line the cushion, this is so nice!!
    Hugs Kelly

  15. you have been a busy girl, this I a fab challenge and wow what a wonderful make, as usual jenny gorgeous!trace x hugs x

  16. Wow you did an amazing job with this Jenny, a feast for sore eyes.
    Happy Sunday.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  17. This is a terrific idea Jenny and so much to admire on it.

    Love Chrissie xx

  18. This is gorgeous Jenny, clearly you had lots of fun making this,
    Rosie x

  19. Such a great make, Jenny - so much thought and attention to detail - and I'm so impressed that you managed a full house of ingredients!! Fantastic!
    Alison xx

  20. WOW...From a block of wood...AmAzing creation & practical too... Love the fabric & lace..... Simply Beautiful! Hugs May x x x

  21. How cool, such a wonderful idea. Great piece of art.

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  23. Your pin box/cushion is so pretty Jenny and great minds think alike on the use of clay! I like how you've added the lace with the ribbon behind too. So pretty!
    Hugs, Juliaxx

  24. Hi Jenny, this is another beautiful creation - I don't know how you do it! I love the idea of this challenge - if I can make the time maybe I'll have a go - might require some messing about with the space/time continuum though! MMx

  25. So clever, Jenny! I especially love your hearts. Makes me want to do one of these little boxes for brads and such.

  26. WOW!!!! Wooden box turns into heirloom pin cushion and storage for the sewing area!!! I'm in love and awe! Totally gorgeous! Thank you for taking a walk with us through the woods here at Simon Says Stamp & Show this week!

  27. Love this. Can't believe you used all the elements and it still looks clean and beautiful (and not a hot mess which is what would have happened if I tried to use all of them!). Gorgeous!

  28. Your pin cushion is really lovely! Fantastic sample for the hosted challenge and I can't believe you used all the items on the lists! xx

  29. That's lovely, it's also very clever of you to use ALL the things on the recipe. Some great feat!

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    Hugs, Neet xx

  30. So cool! What a sweet pin cushion box! Love the lace around it, and the little hearts are so pretty. It's also very useful! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

  31. Gorgeous and so functional, a great piece Jenny. Chris xxx


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