Hi there! It is time for a new challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous. Gloria is asking us to upcycle something into a beautiful project.
Challenge #13 Let's Cycle...Up-Cycle That Is!
Being frugal and going green is what it's all about. Show us how you can up-cycle something using "junk" from your hoard. Most craft hoarders also hoard boxes, tins, packaging, and bits of this and that. Our mantra is, "I can MAKE something with that!" Now is your chance! Up-cycle!
I decided to get messy this time with a mixed media burlap canvas from Canvas Corp.
I used many different paints, stains, inks and sprays from Tattered Angels and Ranger along with some embossing paste and tissue paper from Canvas Crop to create the background. The "upcycled" portion of my project is a cardboard box that I ripped up, inked with Distress Inks, and covered with Frantage aged aqua embossing enamel. The digital images are from Altered Pages. The little girl is matted with part of a package backing from the 7 Gypsies looking glass that I used. The tag is from Altered Pages and I stamped one of their rubber stamps onto it with Distress Ink in Frayed Burlap. I hand dies the ribbon from RRR with Tumbled Glass stain and Frayed Burlap Ink. I added some flowers from I am Roses. I also covered a clamp from 7 Gypsies with the embossing enamel and attached that to the top of the digital image.
This was so much fun to make! I am a novice at this mixed media thing, but I am happy with how it turned out. Head on over to the Blog and join in the fun and see all of the other wonderful inspiration the DT has made!
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