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Wednesday, 1 July 2015

July challenge - Rhedd's Creative Spirit DT

Morning all!

And here we are at the first of the month again! Time is just flying past. Of course it means that there's a new Anything altered art goes challenge starting over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit, and this month I have a set of drawers to show you.



I used some DCWV paper for this, which I just love...  The unit itself was painted with Frayed Burlap Distress paint before papering.



One side, with some Tattered Floral die-cut flowers and metal leaves.


The top. Another tattered floral flower and tattered leaves too.


The polaroid picture was part of the paper pad, and I embellished it with some goodies, including a filigree shape I cut in half.


The front has more filigree and some buttons pretending to be knobs :-)


I also used some alcohol ink on the sides of the drawers, which adds that little something when they are opened, I think...


I did have a "before" picture, which I took to show how drastic the transformation was. This came into the charity shop one day whilst I was working, and it was looking rather bedraggled and faded from being left out in strong sunlight. If I hadn't been there to intercept it, it would doubtless have ended up in the bin, so I'm glad I managed to grab it and give it a new lease of life.
But silly me, I can't find the before picture anywhere! I do have one taken after I'd gessoed the base unit, which was the most bedraggled of all, so it doesn't show the full effect...



Anyways, it's your turn. Come see what my fellow DT have made this month, and then why not play along?

Have a fantastic day!

Sammy-x

15 comments:

Jane Savage said...

This is AWESOME, Sammy! An amazing work of art!! xxx

Rupa S said...

What a lovely transformation, Sammy. Love all the fine details, the embellishments and that burlap heart! The button knobs is a clever make.

Pamellia Johnson said...

WOW Sammy, this is gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!! LOVE all the metal trinkets you added, they make such a wonderful contrast against the burlap bits! The neutral palette really gives your piece a vintage feel, what a stunning transformation! hugs :)

Jacee said...

Fantastic work Sammy, great!!
hugs Jacee
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Sarah said...

A total transformation indeed...brilliant job!! xx

Sandra Wright said...

I love this Sammy...beautifully altered and I so love that typewriter keys paper...xx

Christine L said...

Wowwwww Sammy!! This is a brilliant piece of altered art!! Perfectly finished and decorated.... fabulous!

Hugs
Christine x

Margaret Mifsud said...

What an amazing transformation!! Love the vintage feel, the metal trinkets and the flowers!! Beautifully done!! xx

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

I agree this such awesomeness hun - bootiful xx

Elise said...

Wow Sammie! You did such an AMAZING job with these drawers! They look GORGEOUS! Totally vintaged and grunged .. I love it!!!!!!

Wishing you a lovely weekend!

Big Hugs,
Elise

Darnell J Knauss said...

THUD! Girl, you have magic in those fingers of yours!! The transformation is incredible and the finished product would now sell in a flash for a lot of money! It's brilliant and it must be so self-satisfying to complete transforming works of art like this!! Hugs, Darnell

Kat W said...

That is an amazing transformation! All the papers and details are gorgeous, and I love the vintage, slightly steampunk style...stunning :-)

Big hugs, Kat xx

Sam Lewis said...

Ooh I really like this Sammy! The drawers reminds me of the Ikea Moppe drawers which I just LOVE. What you have done with these is just fantastic! xxSAMxx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wowzers! Absolutely gorgeous! What a difference between the before and after photos!

Pawsitively Creative said...

Huge save and amazeballs transformation! What a wonderful new lease on life you have given this piece. Those metal flowers are gorgeous! Awesome sauce use of the buttons as well! ~Niki