Monday, March 24, 2014

Final Projects from Joanne for March - Altered Item and LO !

Hi there - Joanne here with my final projects for Cardz n Scrapz using the Cartographer Range by Prima!
Seeing as spring is in the air - I decided for my first project to 'alter' an empty bottle into a beautiful vase !

Of all the projects I have created for this site - this has to be the fastest and simplest - the way I think they should be - as I know how busy everyone is these days !  So simply clean out an empty bottle or use a jam jar or any used glass container.  Using a stripe of Cartographer Paper - I stuck it onto the bottle using double sided tape.  Next I added some of the prima embellishments and flowers I had left over from my previous project (the baggage case mini album) - and stuck them on using Glossy Accents.  Finally I wrapped a piece of twine around the neck and stuck on a Prima wooden butterfly element - and there you have it - all finished !!!

Closer look at the bottle and detail on it.

And of course because its March and that time of the year- I had to add a few daffodils from my garden into it!  Now it really feels like Spring !!!

I couldn't sign off without doing one last LO!  I got creative again with one of my favorite products this year - gelatoes ! I rubbed on 'snow cone' on the top of the page - sprayed it with water and watched it run.  Next I added some glimmer mists and it created all sorts of patterns for me on the page! Using a sheet of paper from the Cartographer range - and stamping the back of another page with the cartographer stamp - it formed the basis for my LO.  I added in a variety of embellishments - from paper clips to Heidi Swapp lettering, to tags and Tim Holtz washi tape !

As a mark of appreciation I made the above LO as a huge THANK YOU to Cardz n Scrapz for having me as one of their designers for the past few months.  I have loved the experience and the joy of taking on so many new challenges - it has definitely increased my creativity and my passion for scrapbooking - so thank you again.  May I also wish the new designers the same enjoyment I got from this whole experience and I can't wait to see your wonderful creations !

Thanks for looking  

Joanne x

Products used:

Prima Cartographer Range of Papers - 6 x 6 
Prima Cartographer - Crystals
Prima Cartograher - Stamp
Prima Cartographer - wooden elements
Tim Holtz - Ideology range and Washi Tape;
Ranger - Archival Ink - Black
Glossy Accents
Glimmer Mist - Dragonfly
LuminArte - Blushing Rose
Gelatoes - Snow Cone
Chevron stamp;
Heidi Swapp - Vintage Chic - Buzz Words 
White and Black Card Stock;
Range of Paper Clips and clean glass bottle;


  1. Joanne ..both the bottle and Lo are so lovely ..on behalf of CNS we were so delighted to have you on our very first Design team , it was our pleasure and we loved what you created every month ..x

  2. Thanks Lia and Rosary and to all your staff who are amazing !!

  3. Great projects! Love your LO and what it means to you Joanne. ;)

  4. Joanne great projects ! Love the bottle, very creative idea. Beautiful finish with stunning layout and important message. Best of luck on your craft journey, Love Marta xx

  5. This is probably up there with my Glass Scratch Remover top ten most favorite blog posts I have ever read. WELL DONE! LOVED this..