Sunday, 1 April 2018

An Altered Phone Holder

Good morning and happy Easter.  Can you believe it's April already? I hope no-one's made a fool of you today! It's time for a new challenge at Country View Crafts, and I'm really happy with Evelyn's choice - Pimp it Up (re-use or alter something). This is what I've made.

 It's a little phone holder for my mobile. It cost a pound, and it's brilliant 'cos when my phone's in here I know where it is - not that I'm saying my craft room is untidy, or that a lose my phone 50 times a day, perish the thought!

 I was in two minds whether to take it apart or not. I knew that it would make it easier to paint, but I didn't want it to be hard to put back together. Luckily these DecoArt Media Acrylics are so fluid that there was still plenty of room to slot it all back together. I just used these 3 colours and lots of Tinting Base.

 I've used Visible Image stamps, this horse is an old favourite of mine, and the store has a really good selection here

I've just stamped and embossed with black embossing powder and added a few white pen highlights.
I really enjoyed this challenge and I hope that you join in too. You have all of April to get altering! Have a fun month, and thanks very much for looking xx


  1. What a lovely idea! I lose my phone regularly, so know what you mean. Happy Easter! Hugs, Valerie

  2. What a great alteration and design!!! Happy Easter to you and your family!!! Big hugs

  3. Lol, I have one of these for the very same reason as you Sue and now I want to decorate it like you have, the background colour is fantastic and I love that beautiful horse too! A wonderful transformation. Hope you are enjoying the Easter Weekend. Hugs, Anne xx

  4. So you're like me, you DON'T look for your phone 50 times a day... I think I need one of these holders! Great transformation, it looked a bit bland to start with, now it befits a crafter's!

  5. Haha, Sue, good idea to make this phone holder, Sue! It´s always good to have a place, where things can be found..... now you only have to use it ;-)
    I love, how you altered it, it will be a wonderful eyecatcher in your room!
    I wish you Happy Easter and I hope, you´ll only have to search some eggs today!
    Evelyn xxx

  6. My husband bit me this morning with April Fools, but I was half asleep, that's my excuse. Love your phone holder, beautiful and practical. Tracy ❤️

  7. Lovely project Sue...and great to remember where your phone is!!

  8. This is a great idea, I love how it turned out too !
    Happy Easter !
    Corrie x

  9. fab idea Sue - love this to bits! Hugs rachel x

  10. Oh I love this Sue! I totally relate to not being able to find my phone when I'm crafting - but I like the idea of actually having a place to keep it (where the phone can be found). This is a great idea Sue.
    Dot x

  11. Lol, I'm part of the ones who lose her phone 50 times a day, so such holder would be very useful for me! :-)
    And what beautiful one you made... So beautiful. I love the horses, and this image is fabulous, especially simply painted and highlited like you did.
    Hugs (and enjoy the snow for having a good reason to craft only haha!) xx

  12. Love the phone holder and now you have revamped it you could sell it for lots more I'm sure. Such clever decoration ideas

    Hope you keep dry with our awful weather

    Love Chrissie xx

  13. Fabulous pimping! The painty layers make a great background for that amazing horse.
    Alison x

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  15. This is gorgeous Sue.Now my only problem would be remembering where I put the phone holder...LOLOL! I'm glad I'm not the only one who loses her phone all the time...talking of phones...! Have a lovely weekend xxx


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