Friday, 1 September 2017

DMC and Cocoa

     A simple recycle project for Altered Eclectics this month, we accept mixed media and recycled projects, anything really as long as it's NOT a card or an ATC.
     Having forced myself to use all that cocoa making chocolate brownies with my courgette mountain, I decided to use the pot for a handy container.
     I have had in my stash of 'usefull bits' some colour charts from DMC threads that I couldn't bear to throw away. Now was the time to use them, much to my family's amazement.
     As luck would have it the cocoa pot is exactly three colour strips tall, I took this as a sign it was clearly time to use them. Each strip was curled slightly before adding the tape in an effort to stop them springing off the pot.
     I used Stix2 Ultra Clear tape as it's very strong, a strip of tape down each side of the colour strip proved to be just enough.
     I chose to offset the stripes on purpose, it was extremely difficult to match them perfectly so this meant I didn't have to worry.
     I thought about putting a small knob on the lid so it was easier to remove, but decided against it in the end, the lid is a soft plastic type material and frequent tugging at the middle may tear it, I don't want to let all that gorgeous chocolaty smell escape!
     I have kept the blue thread strips ready to make another pot, now I have the task of emptying that one too, the things we do for art!
     Please come and join our challenge at Altered Eclectics, we run for the whole month with no theme and very few rules so it really is easy to play along and we would love to see what you've made.

I would like to enter this project on the following challenges:
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes   (M)
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Anything Goes   (M)
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes   (M)


  1. This is really your upcycling. Thanks for linking to Rhedd's Creative Spirit Challenge.

  2. Very nice Rocky. Great project. Have a creative month. Judy

  3. A wonderful project.
    xxx Hazel.

  4. Wow, that looks fab Rocky, love the colours! Jane xx

  5. This is so the different shades..great recycling and a great entry for our challenge this month at Rhedds Creative Spirit...

  6. Oh what a fab idea! I've never seen these kind of colour charts before (because of not being a sewing kind of person, I suppose), but they are PERFECT for a project like this! Love it. Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x