January 22, 2011

Bunnies and Oranges

This is Sassfras altered can is my January design project for KCK. Their Challenge #5 is on until 28 February. Submit your Valentine or Chinese New Year project and you might be one of the winners walking away with S$30, S$50 or S$80 prize vouchers !
Two more weeks before Chinese New Year ! And my to-do list is pretty long : get my hair done, shop for reunion dinner ingredients, order red/yellow coxcomb plants (celosia) etc. And then, it'll be time for visiting family and friends. With mandarin oranges in hand as good-luck greeting items. To create a custom oranges-holder, I altered a waffle can. Using lots of bunnies on it to celebrate 2011 being the Year of the Rabbit.


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Some Handtools required :Here are some 'making of' shots. Skip down to the next section if hand tools are not your thing. I drilled some handle holes, converted safety pins into bunny whiskers,. Then sanded, painted and 'glittered' up the alphas.



Now the Glamour Shots : A closeup of the lid. You can just see the blue ribbon trim I treaded through the journal tag. and the row of fussy cut bunnies surrounding a layered chipboard flower.

And of the safety-pin whiskers on my bunnies with those sweet little flowers which serve to break up the cylindrical shape of the tin.
The 2011 label that I tucked just below the left handle.
The alphas were sanded down in order to 'take' the gold acrylic paint. And a first for me - gold glitter flakes which seemed to add a touch of 'richness' for a Chinese New Year project.
Wishing everyone who celebrates - a Prosperous and Happy Rabbit Year !

Linking up to these parties.Supplies : Sassafras Count Me In Collection - papers (love to learn, elementary, plus my pals, polka polka); stickers (flag banner, journal tag)
Sassafras embellishments - in a stich blossoms (earth tones), chipboard (garden bits orange)
Other embellishments - Basic Grey sugar rush brads, Basic Grey opaline half pearls, Maya Road Luxe Stoney Island Alpha, Studio18 rhinestones, flowers, ribbons, safety pins

50 comments:

darkpoetess said...

wow, very cute and fun! x

Ira said...

It's beautiful:)

House Revivals said...

I love the mix of texture and bright colors!
~Amanda

~amy~ said...

You are sooo amazing...such a creative project...love it! The whiskers are stinkin' clever!

Stella said...

This is not a craft project. This is ART; it's gorgeous!

LG said...

Gorgeous work as always. Love the details and color combo.

By the way, I need your help and support. I made it to Cosmo Crickets Top 10!!! I may get the chance to be part of their Design Team if I get the most votes. Please, please, please vote for me. There is a poll at the right side corner at http://cosmocricket.typepad.com/cosmo_cricket/

LG said...

Gorgeous work as always. Love the details and color combo.

By the way, I need your help and support. I made it to Cosmo Crickets Top 10!!! I may get the chance to be part of their Design Team if I get the most votes. Please, please, please vote for me. There is a poll at the right side corner at http://cosmocricket.typepad.com/cosmo_cricket/

Suzie McFloozy said...

This is a gorgeous project the bunny whiskers are just inspired.
Love the colours and the pop and bling of the glitter x
Thanks for the kind comment you left on my blog x
((hugs)) Suzie xx

Marlene said...

Oh my gosh that is gorgeous!!! I love love love the way you did the bunny whiskers, too!! That's pretty freaking innovative!

Thanks so much for popping by my blog, also! Always appreciate the visit!

Marie Levite said...

This is just fabulous!!

Young and Crafty said...

What a fun bunny can! I turned out so great!

Thanks for sharing in FFA!

Hannah @ http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com/

Craftylicious said...

This is divine!! i love those lil rabbits peeking!! and the festive colour combo!! you're fantastic Sandy!! :)

Pearl said...

i'm not sure I would have thought CNY projects with the Sass ! but trust you to be so inventive with this ! fab result !!!

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

Fabuloso...
amei a lata decorada de Pascoa
amei o detalhe do bigode do coelho com alfinete.

Natalёk said...

It's beautiful and funny :)

Vicky Hayes said...

Wow! Your altered waffle tin is a celebration on its own!

Becky said...

Oh this is awesome! You have the BEST projects ever!!!! All the detail is amazing!

2amscrapper said...

Happy New Year to you, Sandy! This is quite a detailed amazing project. Love the colors and materials.

yyam said...

Wow! What an amazing creation Sandy! You really put a lot of thought and time on your creations.

gladyschia2010 said...

So cute project Sandy! Love your work!

Nadhrah Maidin said...

U r definitely a great altered person. This is pretty!. Btw, Happy Chinese New Year

Monique said...

Wow look at all the details...This is a wonderfully creative project!! TFS :)

Arlene Camacho said...

wow, what a fun can....my girls (heck...even myself) would die for one like this! So pretty!

Happy Rabbit year! thanks for leaving me a comment on my blog :) My crafty space needed some clean up before the pix. That wire I got from Ikea. :)

LollyChops said...

What a stunning project!!!! I am just floored by all of the texture and colors and LAYERS! Love it!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh, this is precious, Sandy!!! And I LOVE all the colors and layers--spectacular! So nice to hear from you...I hope you're doing great.
XO

Michelle said...

Hi Sandy

Wow, this is so fun and bright!!

You really are the queen of resourceful too, who would have thought to use safety pins as bunny whiskers?!!

Just brilliant.

Thank you for linking up to Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :-)

Linda said...

Hi Sandy, Thank you so very much for your comment on my bag. I must say that your work is very inspiring . You have that special gift that we all want. I am following you now so I can see your beautiful work.

Jen said...

Awesome project...TFS
hugs,jen
jennyscards.blogspot.com

DANA said...

Hi! If you have not stopped by yet, I hope you enter my linky contest for a vie at Best of January and ultimately Best of 2011! Every month prizes are awarded!

http://www.thesaturdaymorningsblog.com/2011/01/strut-your-stuff-link-up-party.html

Katie said...

Sandy! I wanted to let you know that I featured your Kusadama flower tutorial in today's post: http://founditmadeit.blogspot.com/2011/01/scrap-of-paper.html

I am such a huge fan of your work, if you ever want to do a guest post, I would love to have you!

MMB Creations said...

Wow that was a lot of work. I'm not sure I could do all of that. It is beautiful.

Free Pretty Things For You said...

how fantastic! You always do beautiful work!

grace said...

What a great project you made. Cute and clever. Glad I stopped by from Wallet Friendly Wednesday

CuddlyBunny said...

Your New Year mandarin "bag" is beautiful!

And how brilliant are your bunny's whiskers? SO brilliant!

Michelle said...

Wow! Gorgeous project!! :) I love it!

Gwendolyn said...

this is so gorgeous!!!! Really love it!!!!!!!

Hugs Gwendollyn

Scrappy Gifts said...

too cute and sounds like you're going have a fun time. Thanks for linking up to Scrappy Saturdays!

AllieMakes! said...

Very sweet! I bet the New Year festivities will be lovely!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie. I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
alliemakes.blogspot.com

Death By Shoe said...

Gorgeous!!! You are one creative lady, I love the cute little bunnies!

-Danielle

Rachael@Lovely Crafty Home said...

So pretty!! Thanks for linking up :)

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Fun, so colorful! Thank you for linking up to Beyond The Picket Fence.

Michelle said...

Hi Sandy
Just popping by to let you know that you are this weeks Make It Monday featured blogger with this amazing creation.
Michelle :-)

Jenny @ Embellishing Life said...

Lots of little detail! Featuring this today!
http://embellishinglifeeveryday.blogspot.com/

LuluMarie said...

so sweet! I love it!

Barefootstamper said...

Thanks for asking us to come check out your paper crafting! You blew us away! You've been "Blog Spotted" by Paper Craft Planet: http://papercraftplanet.net/2011/02/04/blog-spotting-weekending-242011/

Stop by and grab a blinkie for your blog :)

Teri said...

So CUTE!

The Scrappy Tree said...

You are so amazing, this is the coolest thing!

Jami said...

Hi Sandy! Just wanted to say thanks for linking up at the PRetty Packages party and to let you know that I featured you this week! Feel free to stop by and grab your button when you get a chance!
smiles!
Jami

WillieburgScrapper said...

Oh WOW!!!! So gorgeous!!!! The lid with all the bunnies is my favorite- following you now- I can't get over how great your design ideas are and the COLORS! LOVE IT!

ΗΡΩ said...

this is so creative! go on
styleitchic.blogspot.com