Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Craft-Room - Alter it

Hi! I think I'm back at last following a bit of a creative dry spell.  A lot of you know I've had quite a couple of years that were very up and down but which have turned out well but maybe things caught up with me a little bit.  Anyway the juices seem to be flowing again!

At the week-end Julia's daughter got married, fellow Teamie Maria and I were invited to the evening bash and had a great time.   Everything about the evening was magical thank you Julia.   One of the first things Julia said to us feel free to take some of the table dressings, the tables had been scattered with purple petals and lovely shiny little droplets.  Needless to say we did not need to be asked twice.    It also turned out that Maria has lost here spec's case and was using a blank (waiting to be altered) wooden pencil case and that with the table dressing got the juices flowing again.

This fortnights challenge at the Craft-Room has been set by Julia who as she explores the inky, messier side of crafting is becoming very interested in altering things and so that is what she is asking us all to do, alter something, anything recycle something or just give an old tired object a new lease of life.  Of course we have a terrific sponsor with us this time Stamp Addicts are offer a £10 to one lucky person to spend at their store.
Thank you Stamp Addicts

OK so I got home midday Sunday with petals and shiny things in my bag and an idea to make over an old spec's case.  Talk about cutting it fine LOL   First I coated the case (Picture above) with Viva Croco primer and set it aside to dry.   Next I Stamped a Creative Expressions Butterfly onto card and heat embossed it in gold.   Having cut the image out it was coloured with shades of purple ProMarkers and glued onto the case.    Gold Croco slathered over the case top and bottom and around the butterfly, I love this paste the thicker the layer the more dramatic the cracks.    Some of the petals and shiny things were pushed into the wet paste and the whole lot left to dry.    Monday morning prior to going to work (I was late by the way) Glossy Accents applied over the stamped image and that was left to dry.   What I would have done if any of this had turned out badly I have no idea! as it happens it seems to be OK.   Maria the case will be in the post to you at the week-end!


So many of us love altering please do join us and share your altered project, if you are lacking inspiration check out the team's blogs they have as usual made some stunning projects for the challenge.   See you over at Craft-Room Challenge.

Celebrating the return of my Mojo and sharing with
Anything but a Card - Shiny, Sparkly, Blingy
Fashionable Stamping Challenge - Alter something!
Hiding in my Craft-Room - Anything goes, show your style
Suger Creek Hollow - Things with Wings, Butterflies birds or even Bats (mine might not be shabby chic enough in which case my apologies)

29 comments:

  1. WOWZA!!!! I love this- totally love it Zoe- your mojo is back with a Bang!! Debi x

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  2. WOWZA zoe! that is one rawkin kewl altered art! absolutely LOVE IT! such talent and creativity!

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  3. Wow brill Zoe !!! glad to see you back in top form in such a SPEC-tacular way :)
    Von ♥

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  4. Nice to see you back and with a big bang with your wonderful specs case. Great idea, I have such a lot of them flying around here.... Hugs, Valerie

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  5. Wow this is fab! The gold and purple are gorgeous together. x

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  6. This is fabulous Zoe, I love the purple petals with the gold. I'm glad your mojo is back, mine is slowly returning after my trip to Ireland.
    xxx Hazel.

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  7. WOW...this is so dramatic and eye catching. It's fabulous Zoe and very Dame Edna Everage darrrllinnng lol...I love it! Suzanne xx

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  8. Woo hoo great to see you back my friend. Having had a lovely weekend your mojo has hit you right between the eyes creating this fabulous altered case. I am sure Maria will love it.
    hugs {brenda} xox

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  9. Hi Zoe, what can I say about this but it 'spectacular' lol seriously it's amazing, (lucky Maria). I just adore the effect of the paint, and so touched and happy that you have found a great use for those petals, (I have a few put aside too)!!!!! Your mojo is back with vengeance girl!! It was so nice to see you last Saturday, and happy that you had such a good time. Julia xxxxx

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  10. Maria is going to love this!!!!! mmm...I think you may set a trend here my lovely xxx

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  11. I love your altered glasses case Zoe , it's very glamorous

    Jackie x

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  12. Wow I envy Maria now having so gorgeous thing, fabulous altering, and a remember from the wedding;-))m

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  13. Gorgeous and so creative! I might actually take my glasses off once in awhile just to use this treasure!

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  14. Hiya Zoe, what a beauty, the colours are gorgeous and so rich, loving the stunning crackle effect, and brilliant idea to make use of those beautiful petals. Thanks so much for sharing with us at FSC. XX

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  15. Gorgeous bling it on glasses case here! Love the crackled base and the gorgeous eye popping petals finish it off beautifully.
    So glad you decided to share your wonderful altered case with us at ABAC and (now your mojo is back) I do hope you'll join us again very soon.
    Juliax

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  16. Oh Gosh, I'm soooo excited!!! Absolutely love this Zoe, thank you very much! Can't believe I brought a pencil box to store my specs in, lol. It was lovely to see you again on Saturday, really looking forward to Hull :-).

    Maria xxxxx

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  17. Wow, fabulous alteration, it looks so rich with the gold trim. Thankyou for joining us at FSC this time
    Yvonne x

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  18. Hi Zoe, Fabulous alteration, in fact spectacular!
    Love the colours and bling and I'm so pleased those beautiful petals weren't left behind.
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC
    Avril x

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  19. What a brilliant idea! It looks like a real treasure beautiful x

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  20. wow what a wonderful altered glasses case, love the jewel colours so glad you joined us at Sugar Creek Hollow this week
    hugs

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  21. Oh wow Zoe, this is a real stunner. I love the colour palette and the effect you've achieved with the petals in the paint is amazing. Love it! thanks for sharing it with us at FSC this time
    Claire xx

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  22. Beautiful Zoe one very beautiful piece of artwork. Sounds as if you had a fun time.

    Thanks for sharing such an amazing piece with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Hugs Shirley x x

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  23. Love this Zoe. Who'd have thought a glasses case could look that amazing!
    Thanks for sharing your creation with us at FSC.
    Fliss xx

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  24. Wow! How gorgeous is this! Love what you have done to the case. Cheers, Di

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  25. Hi Zoe - trying to get caught up with visiting after my hols and a frantic couple of days back at work...Love your altered case, fab touch of bling and gorgeous colour combo..hope you're enjoying your week off..Esther xx

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  26. Wow! This is amazing! I have never seen anything like this- so clever! The case is just beautiful- and a great way to dress up a plain case! Love the butterfly too. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Anything But a Card!

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  27. This is wonderful- I would never have thought to alter a glasses case. Beautiful embellies and I love the colours.
    Thanks so much for your work at feline playful- it is the first place I visit when I lose my mojo!

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  28. I loooove the gold. Great altering! Thanks for joining us at Anything but a Card! :) :)

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