Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Skelly Cup

Time for another challenge over at

Challenge 32
Paper Piecing

Welcome back to the IKEsWORLD challenges :)  do pop on over to IKEsWORLD to join in the challenge, just remember, you must use and IKEsART image to be eligible for the prize.  Why not pop on over to the store too :), Ike produces the most amazing stamps, everything from off the wall to cute and fluffy :) :) :)

For this fortnights inspiration I used the awesome new digi 'Skelly Cup' which Ike designed for me to use :) Thanks Ike, you are a superstar.  I do love these tea bag boxes and this digi was just perfect.  So here we go on what I did.

I seem to have deleted the first few pics off my camera but I started with cutting the template for my box.  I then printed the image 4 times for the paper piecing.  The first layer was the whole image as usual, second layer the saucer and cup, third layer just the cup and the top layer was the front section of the saucer.

Next I cut the front, back and side panel toppers and stamped these then embossed them with Silver Dollar embossing powder.  I also did the same with the handle section of the box.
 The silver was way to bright, I thought I had Gun Metal embossing powder but alas not. To get around the problem I airbrushed the embossed areas with my black Promarker.  The image is showing this as a bit rusty but in real life it is more a metallic black.
 I coloured the image with Promarkers and then used a die for the bottom section.  The sentiment just came to me as I was about to print, I did have something else in mind but my fingers did the typing and they came up with 'Time for a Brew' hahahaha.  Both the label and the image background were then distressed with black chalk.
 Here you can see the paper piecing, I used 3D glue dots as I did not want to much of a gap between the layers.
 To finish off these sections I use Black mica (Frantage) and some super strong sticky glue to attache the bits.
 The panels, image and sentiment were glued to the box and tea bags added :).  Three buttons were added to the right hand side just to help balance out the front view of the completed project.
 Front view of the tea bag Skelly Cup box

  • Image - 'Skelly Cup
  • Colouring medium - Promarkers
  • Dies - Spellbinders - Lables 22, box by me.
  • Items from my stash - Silver Dollar embossing Powder, rubber stamp, buttons, Frantage etc. 
I am entering this project into the following challenges:-


  1. This is just soooo AWESOME !! Such a fabulous idea and those little tea bag boxes are divine :-D Thank you for making this fabulous creation for me :-D
    IKE xxxx

  2. this is amazing
    thanks for joining us at TSM
    xoxo BA

  3. Wow, what an amazing project! Your tea box is fabulous and I love the sentiment. SO glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

  4. This is superb and so original. I love the drama of it and that skelly cup is fab. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  5. Great creation. Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Challenges.


  6. Amazing creation, I love your embossed work and your fabulous colouring. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  7. Lovely project. Great colouring.
    Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
    Hope we see you again at a next challenge.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  8. Wow, this is so awesome! Love the image and how you've pieced it together. Thanks for sharing with us at LOC.

  9. Awesome! Thanks for joining at ATSC: Embossing

  10. This is sooo fantastic! Love that image and how you colored it! Thanks for playing with us at Left of Center this week! ~Nanette, DT~

  11. So original!

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  12. This is fabulous! TFS at Craft your Passion#250. Good luck!

  13. This is totally brilliant! Like I told ya before, I personally would sit this out for Tea! I would sit it out for no matter who was coming over, they didnt like it they could leave LOL! Love your project! Love everything about it! Thank you for joining our LOC challenge!
    (LOC DT)

  14. Awesome. I would love this and I don't even like tea. Love all the detailing, love the image, love everything. Thanks for showing your fabulous creation at Left of Center and for the inspiration!

  15. This is phenominal and I shall forever remain in awe of it


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