Thursday, 28 May 2009

Wheee - I'm published!

The postie just arrived with a box for me from the US. It turned out to be the return of a project I'd submitted to PaperCrafts magazine along with a couple of copies of the magazine it features in! This is my second publication but the first time I've seen myself in print as I didn't receive a copy of the mag for the first one.

I can show you the project now that it's in print and you can see the magazine here (it's a special issue of PaperCrafts called 225 Cards and Gifts and my project appears on p.62).

The call for projects asked for ideas for recycling so my treat box is an empty box from a low-energy light bulb that has been stamped with a woodgrain stamp and had a tag added that is cut from a board-backed envelope.


Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms)
Woodgrain Backgrounder
Winter Vintage Signage

Ink:
Various brown-toned Tim Holtz Distress by Ranger

Other:
Low energy light bulb box
Board backed envelope
Jute twine
Extra large eyelet (We R Memory Keepers - antique brass)

This is the pic I took before submission, it's featured in the magazine photographed alongside a gift bag of coffee.

Thanks for dropping by and letting me share my excitement!

23 comments:

Karen said...

Congratulations Joanne!!!!! I try to get this magazine if I can and will certainly look out for the special! You have done a lovely job & I would never know it once housed a light bulb X

Beth said...

Huge congratulations to your Joanne. I'm really chuffed you're project has appeared in the magazine and well deserved too. x

Marcy said...

Congratulations, Joanne! Your project looks great, and I'm sure that a special edition of Papercrafts is a very competitive field in which to be published. What an accomplishment!

Rosie (Freycob) said...

CONGRATULATIONS Joanne!!!!! Your box look so 'wooden' and real. I'm so pleased for you! xxx

Kaz said...

Congrats for the publication Joanne, I'm not surprised they picked it as it's brilliant.

Kinglake said...

wow congrats joanne,your box is really good xx jo xx

Paula said...

I can clearly see why they choose this piece to publish...congrats Joanne - Hope this is a first of many to be published!!

Lorraine said...

congrats that is great news and what a fab box..well done and thanks very much for your comments on my kids art

Hazel said...

What a simple but very beautiful and stylish piece. Well done you for getting published! I am so pleased for you, you deserve it!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Yippee ... Way to go Joanne!! You are so deserving of being published ... your work is always creative & amazing!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

tracy said...

congrats on beibg published joanne:) i love that stamp:)

Carol said...

gorgeous box Joanne - that woodgrain look is so realistic - fab stamp!
congratulations on being published and I'm sure that many more publications will follow....off to have a look at that mag now...xx

Ruth aka alteredgeisha said...

Congratulations...that wood grain work is awesome and so realistic!!

Your stamping is of the best quality!! no wonder they wanted your work all the way over in the USA!!

Gez said...

Congratulations Joanne. You would never guess what your box 'used' to be! It looks superb. Well done. The woodgrain effect looks so realistic. :-D XXX

Traceyr said...

Clever girl you and well deserved too. Well done Joanne. :)

Claireabelle said...

It's fabulous! Well done on getting published Joanne
xx

Kathy said...

Huge congratulations on getting into print Joanne - so well deserved. It's a fab mag to get into too!
Wonderful project - I'll look forward to seeing you in my copy of the mag!

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

WHAHEEEEEEEEEEEEEY!!

Huge congratulations Joanne. Great work. How come you dont submit to UK mags, you'd do well!

Kim Dellow said...

That is wonderful, what a fabulous project and well done on the publication. I love what you have done. You would never think it was an old light bulb box. I love that stamp as well, I'm desperate for a woodgrain stamp, I will have to hunt this down. Kim

Jo said...

That is fantastic - very well done on being published, your project looks gorgeous!

jo xx

Sid said...

Hey Joanne, this piece is really superb......what a fantastic effect you have achieved. Well done to be published, you deserved it !

cards4u said...

I'm a little late but Congrats and this is simply a wonderful project!! Very creative - classy and simple!

IsaNorris said...

congratulations, this is a lovely project
isa