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Thursday, 30 September 2010

It's All Change - Well Simon Said To Alter It!!

 I have always loved looking at altered art on other peoples blogs, but it's something I've never had a go at myself, so when I saw in advance that The Stampman were going to have a Altered challenge I thought it was the perfect time to have a go!
So my weapon of choice was this,
it's a cutlery tray from a discount store. Why I couldn't have started with a wooden spoon I don't know :o)
I sanded and painted with black acrylic paint, then sprayed inside and out with purples and orange glimmer mists. It's the first time I've persevered with the glimmer mists and I'm now a convert!
Now came the small task of filling it - again why not a wooden spoon!!.
So I made some atc's, microscope slides, and then my new Alteration dies landed with a thud on my mat, so these were used immediately :o) on Coredinations card, and sanded.
The inks are a mixture of distress and dye, and a wee bit of embossing has gone on as well.
It's by far the most adventurous thing I've ever made. I'm officially the slowest crafter in the world, and this has taken me days  weeks, but I've really enjoyed watching it come together. Though as my DH says 'What are you going to do with it??'  Men!!
The stamps are by Artistic Outpost and Cherry Pie.
The images are by Itkupilli and Moonlight Journey
I'm entering this for Stampman's Altered challenge
Lot's to Do - Alter it
Sunday Stampers - Paint it Black
Simon Says Stamp and Show Sanded/Distress.
Theme Thursday - Dark Gothic/Halloween
Thanks very much for looking - I'm going to tidy up the conservatory now 'cos it looks like we've been burgled (again!!)

31 comments:

  1. Wow, wow, wow! Absolutely gorgeous! I love it!

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  2. Sue this is fabulous so glad you made friends with GMs. Your tray is stunning love it thank you for sharing with us at LTD. xx Zoe

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  3. Well, the wooden spoon would have been easier, but it never could have looked as good as this! It's terrific!

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  4. FAB altered piece Sue... loving the box - I wouldn't have guessed it was a cutlery drawer...am on the hunt for those now LOL Thanks for joinin in with the Sunday sTamper x

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  5. Oh wow, this is terrific and such a great idea to use a cutlery drawer.......yea its brilliant. x

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  6. Sue, this is GREAT!! And to use a cutlery drawer insert - such a good idea!!
    Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge blog!

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  7. Wonderful work of Art Sue. Hard to believe it's your first attempt. Way to go!

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  8. Who doesn't love shadow boxes and yours is just incredible! Very creative use of a simple kitchen item. TFS!

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  9. What a great idea and an amazing realization - absolutely smashing! I have to run to the dollar-store immediately! *gg*
    hugs serafeena

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  10. Stunning , I love what you have done with this cutlery tray , what a transformation, it looks fab, thanks for sharing

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  11. Wow its absoultely fantastic Sue - love the background colours and of course all the other things you've added

    Thanks for sharing with us on the Lotstodo Challenge x Hilda

    p.s you'd be welcome in my craft room any time :):):)

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  12. this tray looks absolutely fabulous!! love all the spooky details and the colors!

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  13. STELLAR project...bet you enjoyed every minute of it!!

    thanks bunches for playing along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!

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  14. Fabulous project Sue but it has left me kicking myself ... I had a cutlery thingy for ages ... got fed up with looking at it and binned it! Thank you for joining us at SSS&S this week!

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  15. This is absolutley stunning and so much detail the colours are out of this world
    xx Thanks for shareing with us at LTD this week xx Alison

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  16. What a fantastic achievement and how adventerous for you to go for something as large as that for a first project. I'm so glad you did, it really is a great work of art - well done xxxx

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  17. Oh this is fantastic- looks like your muse was enjoying herself. Really love how this turned out- I'm inspired!

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  18. You have really turned the ordinary into extraordinary! I love the colors and images that you've used here!!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!

    -Sarah

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  19. Amazing and I will now be purchasing a cutlery tray to have a go myself!! Very inspiring! Thanks for sharing

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  20. Totally awesome project and so creative using the tray. Tell your DH its a great seasonal home decoration. Love the way you used the ATCs on it. Terrific job on the distress/sand challenge! So happy you were able to join in the fun with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

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  21. This is fantastic and what a wonderful way to alter a cutlery draw, very inventive. Love all the embellishments, papers and all the little details. Fabulous. Tracy Evans x

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  22. A big aplause, Sue!
    What you make is a feast for my eyes to look at !!
    Well done!!

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  23. Hi Sue
    SOme wonderful work here a fantastic idea to alter a cutlery tray - will keep an eye open for one of those. Thanks for becoming a follower
    x Michelle

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  24. Wow, this looks fab, wouldn't have guessed it started life as a cutlery tray :)

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  25. This is amazing work! I'm such a huge fan of shadow boxes and mixed media art. :) Awesome job!

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  26. Gorgeous!!!! I'm glad you didn't start with a wooden spoon. This is fantastic. Thanks for your kind words on my blog. I've enjoyed looking around your blog - you are not only very creative, you have a wonderful way with words.

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  27. This is fabulous!!!! Love everything about it! :)

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  28. The colours you've chosen just make this piece and all the wonderful spooky details sing, fabulous!
    I am trying to decide what The Iron relates to in your blog name, but I am completely clueless I'm afraid. Can I have a clue please? LOL
    Gini
    xx

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  29. I love this. I also love all the altered art out there...planning on doing this months Alter it Monthly challenge. Your blog is so wonderful to look thru!!

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Thank you so much for your comments x