Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Asian Button Box

It’s time for another challenge at The Craft Garden and this month the theme calls for 3 items from a recipe, which can be any of the following: Ribbon, 4 buttons, ink or mist, floral patterned paper, stencil, paper clip and green. For my project, I created an Asian Button Box using some recycled materials. I have jars full of buttons on my shelves and in drawers but never seem to use them and I thought this would a pretty reminder that I could keep on my desk and encourage me to use them more.
Recycled Asian Button BoxAsian Recycled Button Box
The Inside Drawer part of the box is made from part of a recycled cereal box wile The Outside part that wraps around the drawer is made from a recycled Dove soap box. Also recycled are the two top squares which make up the main focal point. The foundation for these are made from pieces of left over mat board from framing.

 The items I used from the recipe list are: the color Green, the see through ribbon on the top left corner of my box, my buttons inside the drawer, a gold decorative paper clip, and floral patterned paper used on the square directly under the Asian Postage design. I also used orange pigment ink as direct to paper around the edges in various places. The only thing on the list I didn’t use was a stencil. I though about it but for such a small piece there seemed to be enough going on with my box without it.
 Asian Japanese Harajuku domino digital stamps Materials Used:
Main focal point ...Harajuku Girl
Harajuku Girl Domino 1 digital stamp by CS Designs
Colored with Prismacolor Pencils
Recycled cereal box & Dove face soap box
Orange Pigment Ink, Gold pen for edging
Green see through Ribbon & Amber Gem
Patterned Paper (Flower & Assorted)
Gold Spiral Paperclip, Brads
Copper Cording, Buttons,
Gold Key Charm, Scrap Mat Board
Asian Altered Button Box 
My Asian Button Box 
is playing in the following challenges:
The Craft Place ... Buttons 
Altered Eclectics ... Anything Goes 
Imagination Crafts ... Anything Goes 
My Craft Creations ... Anything Goes 
Through the Craftroom Door ... Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday ...  #29 Patterned Paper  
Rhedd's Creative Spirit ... Altered Art 
Paper Crafting Journey Pg2 ... Anything Goes

Don't Forget: to check out The Craft Garden too. You have an entire month to play and can submit more than one project and look forward to seeing your entry. :)