Sunday, March 17, 2013

Graphic 45 French Market

I really like to reuse and repurpose all sorts of things in my art journey and my dear husband helps in out in all sorts of ways to fulfill this need of mine.  One of Chucks favorites is a single malt scotch whisky he buys that comes in these nice chipboard packing containers... Chuck gets the whisky and I get the cardboard tube packing! 

I decide to use the container today and the Graphic 45 papers in the French Market set to make a gift container or a storage container for my craft room.   I wrapped the container in one of the print papers and then decorated it with bits and pieces from other papers in the set.  Here is the finished container and a couple detailed shots!

It was difficult photographing this can because of the shape so I just took a picture face on to the can.  I used border pieces from the sticker sheet at the top and bottom of the can rim.   
I fussy cut the sunflowers from a second piece of paper and played with them to get them to lay under the label the way I want them to!  It is more difficult to decorate a round surface then I thought it was going to be.  I see some of my foam sticky bits that I need to figure out how to hide!
I used some chipboard pieces at the top right of the label to accent the piece then cut out the stamps to balance the label.
I have a couple other things I would like to make with this paper pack so stay tuned!  Isn't it a gorgeous paper!


  1. What a good deal!
    Love this paper. And the box :)
    Have a nice sunday!

  2. What a fabulous inspiring make x I love how you have transformed this canister. I have one of these now have some ideas thanks to you.

    Best Wishes and have a fab Sunday

    Annie x

  3. Love how you used the sunflowers ...perfect vintage item Graphic 45. xx

  4. Gorgeous paper indeed. My hubby is a whisky man too and I have a few canisters squireled away for future embellishment. Have you tried colouring your foam pads with a marker pen in a matching colour to the background you're going to adhere to? Just a thought. Hugs mrs A.

  5. This is gorgeous! I just love their paper! I posted some more pics of my easel calendar.

  6. Wow Vickie -- this is absoultely beautiful!!! This might be the one instance where I'd say "drink up dear." tee hee



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