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Saturday, 1 February 2014

New challenge launch today! - Rhedd's creative spirit DT

Good morning my dears!

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,

Sammy-x

40 comments:

Sandie said...

This is fabulous...I love how you have altered it and added your own twist on it with those gorgeous embellishments...looking forward to see what you do with the other houses...
Thank you for coming on board my design team...so happy to have you here xxx

aussie aNNie said...

This is just super Sammie, sweet embelies and all those little added beauties.xx

Emma Dawson said...

Wow, what a great project. I love all the little details and the autumnal colour scheme.

Emma x
(Crafting cafe blog hop)

brenda said...

Oh my Sammy, where to start as this is so lovely and what a find at a car boot sale.

B x

Amanda Curtin said...

Hi from the Crafting Cafe blog hop! Beautiful project!

Irish Cherokee said...

Sammy, you not only hit the target but blew it away. I would like to comment on everything here but others need space to comment too. Wow!!!!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

What a fabulous find - and you've done an amazing job altering it.
Love all the little details.
Caroline xxx

Beccalite said...

What a fabulous find Sammy, love how you have altered it, just stunning.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx

Kay Dalton said...

Just hopping by on the Crafting Cafe blog hop!i love this, what a beautiful make x

Sue said...

WOW! This is stunning Sammy. I love all your fabulous detailing.
Sorry to hear that you have been unwell, I hope you continue to feel better.
Sue xx

Sue said...

WOW! This is stunning Sammy. I love all your fabulous detailing.
Sorry to hear that you have been unwell, I hope you continue to feel better.
Sue xx

Sarah said...

What a lucky find Sammy and you've done a tremendous job!! Hope you are feeling better xx

Barbara said...

Love this project, bet you had a great time sourcing all the bits and pieces to decorate it with. I popped by from the Crafting Cafe blog hop xx

Nikki said...

Oh I love this! It's totally my kind of project and you have done an amazing job!
Hopping on over from the cafe x

Moira Gray said...

Love this, there is so much to see in it. A wonderful creation.

Moira xx

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

This is so impressive - it looks fab!
Rebecca.

Astrid said...

Lovely. I love altered art, although 'v enever done any myyself.

Jane Savage said...

Wowzer, Sammy, this is amazing! Such great attention to detail. I see something new everytime I look! You seem to be giving Sir Tim of Holtz a run for his money!! xx

Mary J said...

Wow, Sammy, that is just gorgeous!! I can see this has been made with a lot of love!

Linda Simpson said...

WOW Sammy this is amazing! I love all the gorgeous attention to detail and fabulous embellishments. I am a new follower and will definitely be back!

Hugs
Linda xxxx

Dawn Lancaster said...

So sorry I'm late, I've been out all day! Finally managing to hop round the Crafting Cafe blog hop!
What a fantastic project! I love each little box as much as the next!
Hugs
Dawnxx

Erin Bentley said...

Hi Sammie, What a gorgeous project, love all the little bits and bobs. I have arrived at your blog via the Crafting Café Blog Hop.

Hugs Erin x

Donna Mosley said...

WOW! Sammy, this is sooooooo AMAZING!

Donna x

Kathleen said...

Brilliant, love it.

Kath x

Sue said...

Oooooooo Sammy what a stunner this is!!! its gorgeous! lots of huggles Sue xxx

haththi said...

Hi there, just popped over from the Crafting Cafe blog hop..Wow - lovely project, it looks great! hugs Angelie

mixamatoasties said...

Wow, Sammy what a fabulous project.

Susan x

Susan Hogan said...

Aw Sammy - its gorgeous. And you have two more to play with! So sweet and full of interest.

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

This is gorgeous Sammy so many different elements - brilliant. TFS @ Altered Eclectics this month
Elaine aka Ellapu

Darnell J Knauss said...

How much fun did you have putting this together, Sammy? LOTS!! It is obvious from your post and from the end result! Your attention to detail is unsurpassed!!

I've been a bit under the weather with a nasty cold myself and haven't been visiting as much as normal. I have had the time and energy tonight to do some reverse scrolling and catch up with you. You have been very busy and very creative and your work is superb and incredible!!

I especially love the thought and love that went into your once-a-month special dates with your DH! Your money holder is fab!!

Be well! Hugs, Darnell

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Oh wow! This is absolutely gorgeous!Popping over on the Crafting Cafe blog hop! :)

Ribbon Girl said...

Great way to furnish the house - very interesting! Mary x

cotnob said...

This is fabulous Sammy, what a wonderful find. I love the vintage feel and all of your gorgeous details.
I'm sorry to hear that you have been unwell, I hope you are feeling much better now.
Pauline
x

Debbie Fisher said...

Stopping by for the blog hop, what a fabulous project, great detail love this xxx

Kat W said...

I've never done anything like this myself but this amazing project makes me want to give it a go! It's so full of beautiful details and the rustic theme is just gorgeous :-)
Sorry to hear you've not been feeling well and hope you are better now.
Big hugs, Kat xx

Sue said...

Wow! This is stunning and So much detail . Thanks for joining us at Altered Eclectics.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

wow this is amazing! thank you for joining us at SweetStamps.com!
Lisa

Lozzy T said...

WOW Sammy, absolutely stunning, love everything you have done. You have made a beautiful house with the colours and all the details you have added. Congratulations on your DT position as well and hope you feeling better..Hugs Lozzy xx

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful project! Love all the elements you used to deco your house! Thank you for playing along with us at Altered Eclectics.

Wynn Walton said...

Wow Sammy just noticed this on Altered eclectics....it's fab ....I want one lol!!!
Great inspiration hun. Love it . Hugs Wynn x