Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Think Pink! Challenge for Altered Pages

As most of you probably know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Altered Pages is hosting a Think Pink challenge this month to remind us of the importance of getting ourselves checked. So, my Think Pink challenge piece is this cute candy jar that I cut from a Sizzix die designed by Eileen Hull and covered with BoBunny Double Dots paper.  In this photo, you can see the dimension of the piece from the side.

The photo below shows the candy jar from the front.  I used a Spellbinders die to cut the layered lacy rectangular piece and a Sizzix vintage die to cut out the image of the beautiful woman in pink from the Altered Pages Think Pink collage sheet.  I edged the pieces with Pumice Distress ink, and I used the same color Distress Stain to color off-white ribbon to match.  I also made the ribbon flower that sits just above the central image.  I think it looks so vintage.  I cut out the "Make a Difference" phrase from the Altered Pages Thanks for the Support collage sheet, backed it with some of the pink card stock, and inserted it into a trinket pin.

The photo below shows the back of the candy jar.  I used the pink ribbon with flowers, also from the Think Pink collage sheet, and added teeny tiny flowers from the ribbon that I used along the bottom of the jar.

The pictures below simply show the two chipboard pieces (center) that I painted pink around the edges,  and the four pieces of card stock that I die cut from the double dot paper to cover both sides of the chipboard. The piece pictured above the jar pieces is simply the piece that holds them together, and is part of the die.

I wanted the candy jar lid to have some dimension, so I cut a smaller piece of chipboard from the top of the die, painted the edges and covered only one side of the lid piece with contrasting paper.  I stamped a non-descript image on the lid, also using the Pumice Distress Ink.  To get the rounded bottom for the lid, I used the bottom of the candy jar stand to draw a line where I removed the excess chipboard, giving me the curve I needed for the lid.  

I hope you enjoyed my project for today.  I love the vintage feel of this piece, and since pink is my favorite color, I am so happy to be able to participate in this challenge this month.  When it comes to breast cancer, not only women, but also men, need to be vigilant always if we want to try to beat this awful disease that strikes so many of us.  Having said that, thanks so very much for stopping by, and have a pleasant and joyful week.  



  1. Love your candy jar, fabulous die. Your attention to details are always inspiring.

  2. WOw, lots of work went into this one. Very lovely layers and layers!

  3. Very awesome Barbra!!! Love this!!! Thanks for playing with us the month at AlteredPages