First of all, my apologies if I've not gotten 'round to your blogs recently. I've not been feeling too great, and though I've visited the land of blog, I've missed an awful lot! Hopefully there will be less of that now!
Anyways, the day has come! It's the first of February, and the official launch of the new altered art challenge blog "Rhedd's Creative Spirit"! I for one am really excited about this, and am so very pleased to be on this ridiculously talented design team!
There's no theme as such for this month's challenge, just simply Any altered art goes.
And this is what I came up with:
I found the house blank (and another two just like it) at a car boot sale a few months ago, and was so very chuffed with the find! And oh boy did I love playing with it and decorating it! I first "wallpapered" with some vintage-y paper (one from the Docrafts "Wellington" pack, and one from a vintage paper pad I found in The Works. I then covered the paper in crackle paint, to add a little age...
After that came the super fun part of embellishing... I'd decided on a neutral/natural colour scheme, and chose my embellishments to fit. I especially love the shabby bark hearts from Live & Love Crafts, which I think work so well!
Here's a couple of closer peeks:
See the picture above? Believe it or not, but most of those items came out of a bag of pot pourri!
Most of the individual compartments are "carpeted" with lace, Hessian/burlap or cheesecloth. I thought it added some extra texture that helps tie everything together.
I am also loving the mini jar with the cork stopper (also from The Works...) I filled it with a piece of Hessian and wrapped some lace around the top just to add some interest.
And after all that... I'm just about out of silicon glue! Hehe...
So now you've seen mine, please, please do yourselves a huge favour and go have a peek at the rest of the team's efforts. I was personally rather bowled over by the stunning makes!
So go leave them a little love if you can, and if you feel up to the challenge, please do come and play with us this month. we'd love to see you there!
I'd like to enter this project into the following challenges:
The Ribbon Girl - anything goes (second entry)
Altered Eclectics - Anything goes Feb
Sweet Stamps - Lace and hearts
Have the best of days,