Craft Hoarders Anonymous Upcycled Challenge

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!

9 comments:

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Amber, you seem to have a natural gift for mixed media! This is a gorgeous canvas, and the colors you chose to work with are just fabulous. Love your work!

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

Mixed Media seems to come easily for you. For me it is like pulling teeth! I love your project and think it would make a welcome addition to any room!

Bonnie McLain said...

I love your background and the FLOWERS... my all time favorite thing to ART with... Great Piece... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

Donna Idlet said...

Amber, like everyone has said, your mixed media projects are just beautiful. Love the colors you used on the project.

Christy Butters said...

Love this. The colors are fantastic and you have a wonderful mix of mediums and supplies. Love the contrast of the burlap with the cardboard.

Pamellia Johnson said...

WOW, it doesn't look like you're a novice! Just gorgeous! I love the colours and that background is amazing! I love your little girl image too! Wonderful :)

Gloria Stengel said...

This is so amazing. I love the "rusty" look you achieved, and the way the burlap took the color! What a fab project!

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful canvas Amber! Love your collage of beautiful items! The corrugated cardboard layers look fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration!

nichtniedlich said...

What a lovely project - I love all the texture and the blue mood
hugs serafeena