Thursday, 1 October 2015

October Challenge at Rhedd's Creative Spirit

Good morning folks!

It's official. This year is going way too fast! Hate to break it to you all, but it's the 1st of October already...

On the upside, it means a new month and a new opportunity to come and play at Rhedd's Creative Spirit. Just come on by with any of your altered art or mixed media. We'd be so happy to see it!

Some of you may remember the pen pot I altered for my hubby back in February. The result of this was that I was rather jealous of his fabulous pen pot, while I still had one sitting on my desk that I never actually liked to begin with! So for this month's challenge, I finally got around to making one for myself.

I grabbed a blank from the MDF man, and added my favourite papers, some inksplat stamping (because let's face it, *everything* I own is covered in inksplats already anyways...) and lots of other goodies.
This is what it eventually turned out like:

The eagle-eyed amongst you may spot portions of the leaf stamp I used for my sewing box recently on here as well... I really, really love that stamp! lol. What I did intend to do, was fill the frame with either Glossy- or Crackle accents, but unfortunately I've run out of both! (will be remedied at the Harrogate fair tomorrow, I hope...) So I may yet get 'round to doing so at a later point.

Hope you will all come join in the fun (because seriously, altered art is fun. It really, really is!), and come and see what the rest of our fabulous design team have made for your inspiration this month.

Have an awesomesauce day!



brenda said...

Wouldn't mind that pen pot on my desk either Sammy, loving the vintage feel to it.

B x

Jane Savage said...

Now I am pretty sure that this uber gorgeous pen pot should be sitting on MY desk! Please rectify this IMMEDIATELY!!! :D xxx

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

I so want this on my work desk- just beautiful xx

Margaret Mifsud said...

This is totally gorgeous!! Like everyone else, I wouldn't mind having it on my desk .. LOL!! Love it!!

Sarah said...

Beautiful job Sammy, though Jane is perfectly should be on MY DESK!! xx

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow Sammy this is a gorgeous vintage holder. Love the earthy tones too.
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KT Fit Kitty said...

This is so beautiful! I would love to make something like this!

Di said...

Great pen pot Sammy! Love the vintage look too.

I'd love to know your technique for using sticky tape yet having some movement too! Do show us please!


Di xx

cotnob said...

A fabulous pen pot Sammy, I bet it looks great on your desk.
Have a lovely weekend.

Elise said...

HI Sammy! Your pen pot is BEAUTIFUL!!! OoH so vintage! And I love that resin frame! Gorgeous!!!

Wishing you a lovely weekend!

Big hugs,

MaryH said...

Very feminine & vintage. Love the lady peeking out from the Victorian framed oval. The script & the leaf stamp looks wonderful in the background too. What a wonderful way to keep your pens handy while enjoying something beautiful as well.Good job. Have a great weekend, and TFS

Christine L said...

Wow it's a fabulous pen-pot Sammy! Love the vintage effect and yes.. crackle glaze would look fab over the framed photo.

I was at Harrogate too yesterday (its only a few miles down the road for me),but only for a short time.. what did you think? The new hall is fabulous - but I think the show is nowhere near as good as it used to be. Such a shame.

Christine x

Sandra Wright. said...

Isn't it nice when you have made something that you can use just for you...this pen pot is stunning,loving the frame and love the vintage style...think maybe I should think about doing the same for my work the moment I am using a couple of mugs for my pens and pencils,

Toni said...

Sammy... this pencil box is fabulous !!!! Love the image you chose to use on the box. This is going to look so pretty sitting on your table.

Kat W said...

This would definitely look good on my desk too! I think I love it even more than the one you made for your hubby; I love the combination of stamped text paper and the polka dot edging :-)

I can't believe where the year is going to either...the days are flying by and it will be that 'C' thing soon - eeek!

Big hugs, Kat xx