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Monday, 24 March 2014

Altered CD



Sooo..... this week my project is a little different....this week I have altered an old cd.  I don't know about you, but I seem to have a fair few of these lying around.  I was inspired by my scrappy bestie Tash...she challenged us to create something pretty for our fridge!! and here is what I came up with!!
.... A gorgeous fridge magnet to hold all those important bills - errr I mean documents to the fridge!!

I have started with an old CD and Graphic 45's Botannical Tea 8x8 paper pad.

Using the CD as my template I traced out several circles on some of the different prints from the paper pad.

Including the shiny glossy striped back cover of the pad!!
 To smooth out and round off the edges more evenly, I have used a finger nail file.
 I then gathered up a heap of lovely embellishments and paper flowers from the Mad About Scrappin Store.

 Including these gorgeous frames.....

 which I then cut roughly in half
 I then began the layering and gluing in place process with lace, paper doilies and a small cut from the paper pad.  Whilst I was waiting for my wet glue to dry, I did some fussy cutting to embellish with.

I also added some fine white lace to the back of the CD.  
I then began to glue all of my elements into place

 I have added a metal key, which I had painted with some white gesso to blend it in more.  I love how you get a shabby effect when doing this technique!
  
 Here it is all finished and just drying out on my fridge!! I have added a small plastic chandelier dangle.  
I have used a lovely Elise Satin bloom in pink and some of the new pastel range of Forget Me Nots

Here are some of the pieces I fussy cut from the papers.  I have added some Glossy Accents to the butterflies to make them more durable and give them more dimension.

I have left the Words Or Whatever mini  "Dream" chipboard piece raw as it blended so well with the brown under layer.
Oh and I almost forgot to show you the back.  I have layered it with some of the striped paper from the back cover and a small layer from the paper pad. Last, but not least I have hot glued .a large magnet into the centre.


Have you guys been to the Mad About Scrappin Store yet?  Please pop on over and check out the newest papers that arrived late last week!!  Thanks for stopping by.....
.....till next time 
.....✿ღ.~♥  Live your Bliss ♥~ღ.✿

24 comments:

  1. Gorgeous!! I love this, it's amazing! I hope to plan time to rearrange my fridge and add some pretty things to it too! Thanks for the inspiration! xoxo Jen

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    1. Hi Jen, thank you so much :) Look forward to seeing yours. I really appreciate you taking the time to read and comment... Thank you so much ♥♥
      ~Kimi~

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  2. What a great idea and I love the Graphic 45 paper you have used. It is so pretty.

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    1. Thank you Scrappy Hollow :) I love that paper too....I have been so inspired by it that I just can't stop creating with it! ♥♥
      ~Kimi~

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  3. What a wonderful idea. I love it. It's beautiful.
    Yvette

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  4. This is so stunning! You are very talented!

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    1. Thank you very much Cindy. I appreciate you taking the to stop by and comment.♥♥
      ~Kimi~

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  5. That's fantastic - and it's going to make a great Mother's Day gift!
    Thanks for the fantastic idea!

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    1. Thanks Karen....would love to see what you create!! ♥♥
      ~Kimi~

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  6. Wow, just love this-- so beautiful and would make a wonderful Mother's Day gift!! :) Thanks for sharing
    xxKris
    Imagine That! Digis by Kris

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    1. Hi Kris, thank you :) and yes I agree with Mothers Day just around the corner this would make a great gift. Thank you for stopping and commenting ♥♥
      ~Kimi~

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  7. This must be the loveliest fridge magnet that i have ever seen Kimi. It is really lovely. Great post and great pictures too. Thank you for sharing. xxx

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    1. Hello Emma, thank you so much for such a lovely comment. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment. I really appreciate it ♥♥
      ~Kimi~

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  8. That is so gorgeous, it's hard to believe it started life out as a humble CD!

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    1. ♥♥ Thank you so much Katie, I really appreciate you taking to have a look and leave a comment. It really does mean a lot ♥♥
      ~Kimi~

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  9. absolutely gorgeous! I altered CDs into Christmas ornaments one year to put on cookie trays I was giving as gifts. They were a big hit. I love your magnet idea. I am going to have to try that out. My fridge can use an upgrade to the current magnets with something pretty!

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    1. :) I have made the Christmas ornaments before too Paula but with the little CD's...this was my first "Big" one and I loved doing it....might have to make some more :) Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I love it!! ♥♥
      ~Kimi~

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  10. Gorgeous!! Kimi, I love the idea of taking an old CD that is just collecting dust and creating a beautiful work of art to display.

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    1. Thank you so much Deanna, I do too....there is a great feeling in taking something old and no longer useful and repurposing it....I love it!! Thank you for taking the time to comment....I love reading all the feedback. It is so encouraging ♥♥
      ~Kimi~

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