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09 June 2010

The Meaning of Life

My project this week was to alter a cd.

I was inspired by the beautiful song of the blackbird outside my bedroom window this morning.

I covered both sides of an unwanted cd with patterned paper from K & Company
The papers are designed by Brenda Walton from her Maison range.

I used a mini harlequin stamp designed by Tim Holtz to add detail around the edge.
The wording is another of his stamps. The ink used is Distress Ink (walnut stain).

I used my own bird template to cut out my blackbird
& punched two flowers using a Woodware paper punch.

I added three old black buttons, tied with hessian fibre.

The small epoxy sticker was made using a clear dome Papermania sticker
with a scrap of the patterned paper. These add much needed dimension to the project.

I punched a hole through the top using a Crop-a-dile,
which cuts through the cd with ease.

I created hole protectors, from the patterned paper,
using a small Woodware circle paper punch & the Crop-a-dile.

To tie the elements together, I used more of the hessian fibre to form a loop through the top
 in order that the project can be hung.

Now every time I look at this project,
I will remember the beautiful sound that woke me from my sleep ...

As usual with all my projects, the back must look good too.


  1. This is so sweet, Daisy. Lovely papers used to great effect. Love the sentiment, x

  2. What a great way to use an old cd!

    I love all the elements - its a charming piece.