Friday, October 1, 2010

My first altered Item :)

which I created for  Julie Elak's 3D creation/altered item challenge at Yvonne blog. What I love about her challenges is that they are always different and make you try things you have never done before. 

For this challenge, I tried altering an item for the first time and I chose to alter a wedding invite to create a folder. (I forgot to take the picture of the invite before I started altering it otherwise you could get a better idea of what I did. )

I used some colored pages to cover the front. The invite already had a window in the center where I chose to put my image (a cute one :))

Added the frame to the window with different shades of pink. Colored the image in some non-traditional colors and added some doodling on the border. Here is a closer look at the doodling

To finish, I added a Jenni Bowling chipboard button, some twine and a hand written sentiment. 

For the inside, I create pockets to hold things and kept the colors same as on the front. 
Here is the inside of the folder

Recently, I was having trouble keeping my rub-ons and stickers organised (I never found the one I needed on time) and I think this folder should solve my problem. Look at the angry owlie screaming "Stay Together" :D

Here is a picture with some of my rub-ons in it

Thanks for visiting!! Hope you like it!! 


  1. Looks like you gave me an idea to solve my problem of dis-organised rubons!
    Fabulous work the owlie!

  2. cute is that owl! Way to go on the upcycling! I love it when things can repurposed! This is such a swell idea to keep your craft supplies! :) I spy some lovely Jenni Bowlin goodies there too ;)

    Thank you so much for playing along! I'm so glad the challenge has inspired you! :)

  3. wow!!.. its awesome!!!.. the owl is soo cutiee! :))

  4. Oh, what a amazing idea! I love averything on it! xx Bianca

  5. lovely folder...great way to recycle

  6. Whoo Hoot! Your first altered item - congrats :>) This is adorable - the owl would definitely make me stay organized. To top it all off you upcycled too! Great idea and thanks for playing along with my challenge on Yvonne's blog!

  7. Nice idea and a creative one too, to organise the craft all your other works too..