Sunday, February 13, 2011

Distress Colorblock Spring Milk Carton

It's going to be a wonderful day, and I have a distressed, rustic, spring-themed milk carton to share with you.


I started with a Milk Carton die cut which was cut from white cardstock. I sponged Antique Linen distress ink all over the outside of the milk carton, emphasizing the score lines. Then I pulled out my Killer White Tear-able Tacky Tape and assembled the milk carton die cut.

After I wrapped some hemp twine around the milk carton, I adhered some stamped collage rectangles onto each of the four sides. I added some buttons for a little extra color and texture. The top of the milk carton is not glued shut - I just wrapped some more hemp twine around the top and it will easily slide off when I want to put something inside.

Here is a close-up look at the collage image that I used:


I created the orange background by using the new Distressed Colorblocking technique from Technique Junkies and then I stamped this gorgeous Butterfly Rose Post collage from I Brake for Stamps. After the black ink dried, I cut it out and distressed the edges with my distress tool. This technique is just perfect with all the collage images from I Brake for Stamps.

I bet you've had enough of this freezing cold winter. Hopefully we have seen the last of Old Man Winter here in TX - we are going to have highs in the 60s and 70's for the next week. Enjoy your weekend!

Die Cut: Milk Carton from Creative Cuts & More
Stamps: Butterfly Rose Post collage (I Brake for Stamps)
Ink: Antique Linen distress, Marmalade distress, Marigold distress, Jet Black Stazon
Other: Killer White Tear-able Tacky Tape, buttons (Foo Fa La), hemp twine, linen thread, sponge
Technique: Distressed Colorblocking (Technique Junkies)

2 comments:

  1. Oh wow! Love this. What great subtle colors, and I just love the whole combination!

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