Wednesday, August 15, 2007

SALT Bi-Weekly Challenge - LIFE TO THE FULL

This week's SALT Challenge comes from Casey and she chose the theme "Life to the Full." Her theme comes from John 10:10b where Jesus says that He has come so we may have life and have it to the full (or in abundance).

"My cup runneth over", from Pslam 23, was the first verse that came to mind when I heard this week's challenge so I thought it would be fun to create a paper mug and have it overflow with goodies! I did find this template online but actually ended up drawing the mug freehand. The mug is cut from the Papertreyink white cardstock, which was the perfect weight for this project. The front of the mug is covered in paper from my Provo Crafts giant pad 'o paper and the back, handle, and inside have been covered, thanks to my brayer, with Basic Brown ink. The corners are held together with a few square SU! eyelets (now retired). The banding around the middle of the mug was done in Chocolate Chip cardstock and more of the Provo Craft paper. The Chocolate Chip paper has also been pierced on the top and bottom. The giant Prima (aren't these the best) has been attached and the center of the flower is chipboard that I covered. I then used one of the Borders stamps from Papertreyink for the edge and a sticker from the Provo Crafts book for the center. I carried the "cup runneth over" theme on the bottom of the mug and highlighted the text by surrounding it with the metal plate.

The inside of the mug holds a tag bookmark with the entire 23rd Psalm printed on it, a paper spoon...yes, this is a stamp, which I purchased just for this challenge from the Crafty Secrets web site. The stamp is actually much smaller than the size shown below but I needed it to match the size of my mug so I stamped the spoon image and then enlarged the image on my computer to 150% and printed it out on gray cardstock. Love the finished spoon! Lastly, I included a tea bag (a packet of sugar would have been perfect but alas I do not have sugar packets in my possession!) and some curly paper bits as filler. Here's a better look at the bookmark and spoon:
Now it's your turn!! We were all thrilled with the wonderful comments and contributions left on the SALT blog for our first challenge! How about giving this challenge a try! Visit the SALT blog and leave a comment with a link back to your creation...whether it be a card, scapbook page, or altered object - we'd love to see what you come up with!!

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed, "full", day!

Happy Creating!

8 comments:

Hazel said...

This is such a lovely interpretation, Kim. I'm so excited to be part of the team alongside talented crafters like yourself.

mamaluke said...

What a fun piece! Just love my tea!!!

Emilia said...

what a cute mug with surprise inside! FAB!

Susan said...

What a great idea - love all the surprises and the reminder that our lives are full of blessings in Christ Jesus.

esther said...

A fun idea ' your cup overfloweth'! loving that spoon!

Julie Masse said...

Great project Kim - so creative and very "thematic!" :)

mamaluke said...

Just popped over to say there's some candy on my blog...

Gillian :O) said...

Kim this is such an amazing piece, I love that you've drawn your inspiration from Psalm 23, it's so true isn't it, the way you've interpreted it is Brilliant!