Thursday, September 30, 2010

P3 Challenge 10-1-10

October1, time for a new challenge at Paper Cubed!
This month, the challenge is to make a 3D project using acetate. Anything goes (except for cards), so get out your acetate and create something fabulous, and share it with us. You have the whole month to play along, and you could win yourself a prize!

For me, October means Halloween, and Halloween means CANDY!

So, here's what I made:

Here's the 3D tour:



And here's one of the acetate candy cartons close up:

To make this Halloween treat holder, I used an adorable template from Lauren Meador called Milk Made, which you can get HERE.  I modified it a bit, because I wanted the sides to be bigger, and I used 2 stuck back to back to make it hold 4 cartons.  The acetate I used is just overhead transparency sheets, which I put together with glue dots. The glue dots are visible on the seams, but when they are full of candy you don't notice them. The spooky trees were cut with my Cricut and Stretch Your Imagination cartridge, the circle tags using Plantin Schoolbook cartridge. The cool fence border is a Martha Stewart punch. I used Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Four for the title label and some of the tombstones. Rounded tombstones were cut freehand. Other details are sponged backgrounds for the tag stamps and threaded buttons. 

The only difficulty I had making this project is resisting the urge to eat most of the candy (I may have had 4 Reece's peanut butter cups and a handful of the Reece's Pieces, but I can't confirm or deny it since I was distracted by the mess on my table).  I'm pretty happy with how this turned out, now I have to decide if I want to keep this or give it away!

You must check out what the fabulously talented P3 Design Team has created this month! Go on over to Paper Cubed and check them all out, and do go to their blogs and leave them some love! These ladies are so creative, and I get so much inspiration from them.  Once you get all inspired, please join us at Paper cubed this month, and create something using acetate! Upload your project and play along! This challenge is open all month!

CTMH products:
      Inks in White Daisy, Black, Pansy Purple and Goldrush
      Cardstock in Black, Pansy Purple
      Stamps D1442 Thriller and D1311 October Word Puzzle
      Black buttons
      Black hemp
      Mini glue dots
      Liquid Glass
Solid black cardstock from SU
Acetate overhead transparency sheets from office supply store
Martha Stewart fence border punch
Inkadinkado Stamps 98302 Cats and Bats, 98303 Creepy Crawly
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Labels Four
Cricut Cartridges Stretch Your Imagination and Plantin' Schoolbook
Halloween ribbon unknown...had it in my stash
Template: PTI My Timeless Templates by Lauren Meador - Milk Made
Techniques: sponged backgrounds, masking, die cuts

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  1. Hi Lorrinda

    WOW, you have really out done yourself this time! This looks AMAZING!

    Michelle :-)

  2. Lorrinda..this is seriously fabulous! My lips are sealed as far as the candy goes...didn't see you eat a single one!

  3. Love you project...very, very adorable.

  4. Lorrinda, this is so cute, I love the little milk cartons. You did an awesome job with the container as well!

  5. WOW!!!!!What a great project. love love love it!

  6. Oh My Goodness! This is amazing. This is my kind of Halloween project, creepy witches & bats, haunted trees, and CANDY!!

  7. Holy Cats! This is AMAZING! I love, love, love all of the detail work that you put into this!

  8. That's just awesome! I love all the treats in the little milk cartons! Thanks for playing along with Fab N Funky

  9. Love this project, thank you for entering the Halloween linky party on my blog. I featured your photo!


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