Tuesday, 1 November 2016

November Challenge - Rhedd's Creative Spirit

And hello again, back with my second post this morning.

Another *shudder* November challenge has just gone live. This one over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit. As always, it's Anything altered art or mixed media goes. Just remember, no cards or 100% digital items for this one please!

I did a bit of mixed media altering for this one, as a small photo frame had just passed through at work that screamed out to me to be altered.

This is how it started life:

I took a lovely MDF key from Fernli designs, and painted it silver and weathered it. I thought it would make a great focal point against my chosen colours of blue, green and greys.

I chose white for embellishments and accents, as it provided a stark contrast, and gave a nice balance of clean white against the grungy colours I'd used. As you can probably tell, I re-coloured the yellow parts of the flowers with stormy sky distress paint to tie in with the background.

The frame has a lot of texture, both inside and out, for which I used texture and crackle pastes, as well as some joint tape (drywall tape in the states, I believe?) my husband was kind enough to pick up on a DIY shopping trip for me. He brought back two rolls, which is probably enough to keep me going for years and years, lol.

My finished frame, which I must admit I am rather pleased with, is going to get abandoned as part of the Flood the streets with art event on Black Friday (25th of November). It's a really great event where people from all over the world commit a random act of kindness and abandon a piece of art for an unsuspecting stranger to find. Last year over 6000 of us took part, and I'm really excited to be doing it again this year!

So, if you fancy making a piece of art of your own, come and play along with us at Rhedd's (whether or not you choose to abandon it after!), and if you'd like some inspiration, do pop over to the blog to look at the gorgeous pieces my fellow teamies have made.

Have a most fantabulous day everyone!



Jane Savage said...

Stunning project, Sammy! Love the flowers and that sentiment is fab! xxx

brenda said...

Stunning Sammy, so inspirational and makes me want to go get inky.

B x

Chris said...

Beautiful work Sammy, a lovely piece of art...I envy the lucky person who finds this!

cotnob said...

This is beautiful Sammy, a fabulous transformation.

aussie aNNie said...

Amazing transformation Sammy, love it. xx{aNNie}

Pawsitively Creative said...

Haha! Love when you find stuff at work to use! Such a transformation and awesome sauce ending to this frame. The white contrast really is stunning and so crisp! Wowzers and fantabulous!~Niki said...

Sammy I love the restrained colour scheme you used. I agree with Niki the touches of white did indeed crisp it up!

Sandra Wright. said...

A great alteration Sammy, love the background with all its textures.
Unusual colouring that really works so well..I could see that hanging up on my wall, hint,hint,lol...xx

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

WOW such a fabulous transformation and loving every aspect of it. Such a fabulous key-would never have guessed it is mdf at all. Love it hun xx

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice project!!!

SewPaperPaint said...

This is exquisite! Lovely color and beautiful arrangement of the embellies. Merry Christmas, Autumn