Wednesday, November 16, 2011

This Week's Challenge - Think Outside The Box At Joan's Gardens

Good Morning Ladies,
Well it has taken me almost a week to create for Joan's challenge. My time just has been as free and open in the last few days. But now I am finished with it.
This week's challenge-
The requirements are...
Think outside the box using stamp and dies
Create something to be used for Thanksgiving/Fall
Use fall colors
This is what I came up with....
 First I must tell you that this is a decorated jar of jam off the wagon in front of Joan's. The farmer/farmer's wife makes the jam and jelly. It is wonderful and comes in many different flavors. It is more than worth the three dollars a jar price. The perfect gift for a hostess decorated with products from Joan's. On to the details of my jar. I stamped a stamping fools turkey turtle on a spellbinders die-cut. I colorized it with prisma pencil, gamsol, and stickles. Brown and orange ribbon is wrapped around the band of the lid and glued into place.
 I created a band around the jar using brown card stock and a strip I created using a Martha Stewart punch. I then added two leaf die-cuts using Cheery Lynn large leaves dies.
 I added a tag to identify the contents of the jar using a spellbinder die set. An acorn was added from the same Cheery Lynn die set as above.
 This is the topper on my jar. The base is a spellbinder die. The leaves are curled and popped with pop dot material.
This is another look at the topper.
A fun way to spice up a jar of jam and give it the creative treatment it deserves. Thanks Joan and Selma for another wonderful challenge! Keep us thinking outside the box.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog


Donna said...

What a great idea. I do believe that's the first time I've seen a turtle impersonating a turkey but he is adorable. Wonderful way to think outside the box!

Mrs. Swandog said...

Thanks Donna!

melody2542 said...

I will expect to see this on the table Thanksgiving Day!! Someone needs to sample the jam. LOL