February 27, 2009

Bloggers Challenge - Alter It


Another Friday, another Bloggers Challenge. This weeks challenge is to alter something. I had my mind all set on what I was going to alter, but wouldn't you know it, things just didn't go as planned, so I scrapped my original idea. I had tons of alterables in my stash, so one would think it wouldn't be a problem to come up with something worth sharing, right? Wrong! Must be the weather, my muse just wasn't up to snuff.....After a few things hit the garbage, I did end of with my altered item.


I began with a naked shadow box type of frame (5" x 5"), covered it with Bella Blue DSP. Stamped a few flourishes from Friends 24-7, then stenciled with the Kind Thoughts Flourish in Chocolate Chip. Stippled on some more Chocolate into the DSP, cut my center out, then sanded and sponged the edges. Not wanting to paint the frame, because I'm impatient....I simply swiped a rag into my ink then onto the naked wood. The focal images are also from Friends 24-7. Now to find a home for this altered piece....


Details:
Stamps - Friends 24-7
Ink - Chocolate Chip, Creamy Carmel, Baja Breeze, Markers
Card Stock - Vanilla, Bella Blue, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze
Other - Spritz Tool, Stipple Brush, Sponge Dauber, Kind Thoughts Flourish, Xacto Knife, Glue Stick, Frame, Dimensionals

Be sure to stop by the other challenge players blogs, I'm sure you'll be inspired by their work!

Have a great weekend, thanks for stopping by!
ETA - I've found a home for this piece -thanks to all who offered.

21 comments :

MJ said...

How did I know you were gonna use this set?! And of course I love it. That would look great in my kitchen, lol. Super job on this challenge.

Kerry D-C said...

Wow! this is BEAUTIFUL!

Basement Stamper said...

I NEED to use those colors together, they are so rich and elegant looking. Love the frame, it turned out beautiful!

Lisa Bohler said...

Another gorgeous piece of art, Lisa!! As for finding a home for it, I think I can help you find a place...in MN, on my wall?

Connie said...

Beautiful...love the colors!

Nikki Bond said...

This is gorgeous! Love the colors and the Dp you chose is wonderful! {SMILEs}

Lisa said...

I love this set and I the frame turned out beautiful!

Robin Merriman said...

Oh my, this is stunning! Love what you did with the frame and the layers of ink/images. Hey, if you're trying to find it a good home, my studio wall is looking a little bleak.......... :)

StampingSelene said...

I know how you feel about getting started. I was feeling the same way this week. I REALLY LOVE what you did! This is gorgeous... I may case you for a little something for my mom. she would adore this as a little gift. As always thanks for the inspiration.

Ida P. Krause said...

This is gorgeous. I love that set and you've done it proud on this frame.

Rachel Hope said...

Very pretty!!!

Chrissy D said...

This is stunning! I absolutely love it!!! Where did you get the empty frame?

Beckie said...

Your artwork would be right at home at my house...if you are still looking for a home for it. I love it!! simply beautiful!

Tangii Crain said...

Beautiful! I love the style, and the colors are perfect! I love the extra touches...they finish it perfectly (the stippling, and all the extra choco chip).

Marcia P @ The Stamp Spot said...

Well, glad this one made it til the end ... its gorgeous.

:) Marcia

Connie Paxman said...

I had a shadow box out too and scrapped mine..yours is beauuuuuuutiful..
connie paxman

Kristen said...

I think it is GORGEOUS!I love everything about it!

Lori said...

Love the colors you chose, Lisa. So pretty!

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Lisa, this is gorgeous!

njburk said...

This is absoutely beautiful! Wonderful job, Nola

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is beautiful Lisa! Lovely mix of colors! :D

 
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