Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Arty Girlz weekly challenge #51 Home inspiration

This weeks challenge on Arty Girlz is to take inspiration from something in your home.

So it could be the colour of the object, the pattern, the shape, anything at all.


This is my take on the challenge

I started off with this Tack box thingie or is it an old cutlery tray ? I'm sure it has a propper name but i dont know what it is LOL I found it in my dads old tool shed and thought awwwwwww I like that
I gave it a good wash the pic above is after it was washed lol minus the dead spiders dirt and cobwebs..
I painted it cream have a thing for cream at the mo, when it was dry I sanded it along the edges for that shabby chic kinda look, then I painted the red flowers by hand with acrylic paint when they were dry I stamped the flourishes with black stazon all over (the stamps are autumn leaves.) I cut some nice coloured paper to fit in the sections in different colours. That's it done my inspiration was the big red flowers on the cup that's standing on top.

19 comments:

Pascalebrad said...

What a transformation crissi! I love poppies they are one of my fav flowers. This would make a great number of useful things. I am off to look for something to inspire me! Pascale :)

Jane said...

Fantastic Crissi, I really love this. I have something just the job for this weeks challenge, but I think its probably a weeks worth of crafting..........so I best go make a start LOL
Jx

Lorraine said...

this is great love the way you have recycled this and it will be useful as well

Diana Evans said...

WOW!!! amazing transformation ...I am blow away and find so much inspiration here...wonderful work Crissi!

Julie said...

WOW What a transformation Crissi this is great!!!

Linda Elbourne said...

You did a really fab job on this piece Crissi - I love it!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Love your tray tote...excellent!

carolann said...

Wow this is absolutely stunning hun well done xxxxx

Dawn said...

Okay Crissi - admit it you ran out and bougth a new one!!! LOL
Wow you wouldn't recognise it - brilliant colour scheme.

Dawn

Rein said...

Gorgeous project!!

ilonka -kreativgeschwafel- said...

really amazing what you did with that old piece!!

Kath said...

gorgeous creation Crissi - love cream, red and black and just think of all the yummy crafty things you can keep in it
Love
kath
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SammieJay said...

How cool is this? It's virtually unrecognisable from how it started and the source of inspiration is taken up beautifully in your piece of handiwork.
SammieJay

LazyKay said...

Wow, that's smart! What a difference!


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Debbie said...

This looks fantastic! I saw it on the Artygirlz blog and thats what imspired me to take part :)

Many thanks
Debbie
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Barbara Hagerty said...

This is perfectly wonderful, Crissi! I love cream, too, and your red poppies and stamped flourishes are beautiful!

Chriss Rollins said...

You did a great job, thats my kinda shabby chic look.
thanx for sharing and for the great challenge.
chriss x

danemi1 said...

I absolutely love this - honestly I do - it is beautiful - bet you are chuffed to bits with it

Elaine x

strawberry fields said...

This is stunning! I'm impressed with the transformation.