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My name is Eileen but to friends in the card making world I'm known as 'ikki'. (which is pronounced I-KEY) From where or how this came about I'm not sure - it just got shorten from my original craft name of Ikemo by various friends along my crafting way! I started crafting whilst recouperating from an accident, and from my first attempts with peeloffs and paint - I was hooked! Now my passion is my BUG! and now BEADING!

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Friday, 11 June 2010

I recently made this decorative jar to celebrate the 1st Anniversary of  WOYWW and have been asked how I did it, so.......

It started life as a very plain plastic jar that was given to me as a freebie.

What I did:  Using two coats of Alcohol Inks in Pitch Black, Mushroom and Raspberry I inked the jar.  Unfortunately AI doesn't like to be photographed!  Shame because the finish is great giving a rich and luxurious colouring.

I cut 2 bands with a Joy Craft border die and stuck them to the jar with difficulty using just about every glue I had.  And, in the end with very sticky fingers I managed it!  AND, more importantly, they have remained stuck!!  

Next a Label 4 die cut from gold mirri card and coloured with AI. 

The flower looked daft stuck on the lid, so not to be thwarted I glued them to the bottom where there was a convenient dimple.  All I needed then were some metal flowers and a dragonfly dusted with glitter glue and pearl drops to complete my to piece to celebrate Julia's amazingly successful WOYWW.  Thanks Julia for all your work over the past year - it's been fun!

What will I do with my little jar?!?!?!  Originally I thought I'd fill it with the names of all the WOYWWers on week 52, but now it's standing on its lid, I'm going to fill it with sand and it will become a ...... pretty paperweight!

PS: If you are wondering what WOYWW is all about - you will find a link on my sidebar.


Annie said...

Thanks for that Ikki. It's so pretty.
A x

Unknown said...

It is gorgeous love the colours, sorry I must have missed you that day.
Christine x

Julia Dunnit said...

Clever! I think you worked harder on that than I did on maintaining the WOYWW! A paperweight is a great idea too - so much more appropriate than a sticky bottomed mug!!

Nessie said...

Really pretty Ikki!