Sunday, May 1, 2016

"Hit the Books" - May 2016 Challenge at Our Creative Corner

Hello there - May at Our Creative Corner is sending you back to the books.  Who doesn't love a bit of old book text on anything.  Instead of trying to explain what a fun challenge the lovely Jennie has come up - I am going to leave it up to her here below to tell you all about it.

 Hit the Books 

Hi! Jennie here with you this month hosting my first challenge for Our Creative Corner.  I do hope you enjoy the challenge theme I have chosen for you all this month.

adore old book paper and old books and I am always glad to be able to breath new life into a dilapidated book which most people would consider throwing out!

For your projects this month we would like to see you searching through your stash for old book paper or books and create a project with what you find. You might want to use papers within your project or you might want to breath new life into an old book by altering it in some way. I hope I have chosen a challenge theme with huge scope for projects small or large.

Whatever you make let us see you give those old book papers or books centre stage!
Hop on over to Our Creative Corner to see the beautiful art and jewelry and vintage exquisiteness the rest of the design team has to offer.  And once you are done with that - enter your own bookpage inspired project on the May "Hit the Books" challenge page and you could be one of the recipients of a generous gift by our fantastic sponsor this month 

Here above is what I did for the challenge.  I must admit that I was whooping all over the place when I saw what Jennie challenged us to do because it played right into something I have been wanting to do.

I wanted to update the boring soap and hand cream dispensers in my bathroom.  Instead of buying expensive bottles from a homestore, I modpodged book paper over cheapie plastic dispensers, used some Tim Holtz letters in an old typewriter-esque font and added some ribbon and embellishments. And voila- it matches the theme I have going in the bathroom better than anything I could have bought.

I could talk you through the whole process but it is quite redundant seeing that being the avid crafters you wonderful bunch are, there is no need to tell you how to podge, embellish and seal.  What I will do instead is give you a photo play-by-play from start to finish.




And there you have it - Happy crafting and Happy Worker's Day for all South Africans!


  1. excellent idea! I love this transformation. Thanks for the inspiration (as always) , Candice!

  2. Oh what a fabulous transformation Candice !!! Inspirational interpretation of this months challenge - I am so glad you enjoyed it. Jennie x

  3. I love your upcycled soap dispensers, Candice - such stylish home decor created from such humble beginnings. The burnished book pages really seem to glow - fabulous!
    Alison x

  4. Dear me - those are like night and day from the old clear things Candice. HIGH FIVE girl - these are just INCREDIBLY LOVELY. Last month you were such a gypsy girl and now this month you have created such a wonderfully elegant vintage pair of lusciousness. YOU are sooooo creative! LOVE the way you used the book paper for the "hit the books" challenge. LOVE these!!! Xj.

  5. These are great! There's nothing like book pages with black! Fabulous!


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