In addition to designing for Gauche Alchemy and Basically Bare, I also participate in swaps over on the Art For the Creative Mind Yahoo group. This provides me with lots of ideas and a way to not only fulfill my design team commitments, but allows me to send my creations out to others. As a designer, I get lots of art that just piles up.
So, when the AFTCM Stirred Not Shaken Altered Spoon Swap was announced, I knew it was a great fit for Gauche Alchemy and their Shaken, Not Stirred Mixed Media Kit.
So, how do you like my altered wooden spoon? All the elements with the exception of the tiny glass came from Gauche Alchemy.
A little tip: To get the paper to wrap around the spoon without creasing, cut slits in the paper almost up to the spoon itself, then glue. I used Decoupage glue to adhere the paper to the spoon and then gave it several coats to strengthen the paper. Magazine paper is exceedingly thin and tears easy.