Saturday, 1 August 2009

Lotstodo Week 31 - Recycled







The canvas's for all the above are made from a cardboard box. I tore pieces of the top layer to reveal the corrugated underneath and covered them with gesso. To the top 2 I added black acrylic paint and some stamping using black stazon and the to the bottom one I used gold acrylic paint and stamped some flourishes and lines in gold brilliance ink. The images are from Lisa's Altered Art. Recycled bits on the top one include the arrow which is part of a coke can, the wire for the hanger and the lace is from an old piece of net curtain. The bottom 2 just have an old hinge on the top to hang them from!!! German scrap, rub ons, gems, ribbon, were all added. Some dies were cut including the letters using the cuttlebug, some pieces were then embossed like the copper wings and the silver arrow.

They were made for Maz, Polly and Sue. Maz and Sue have lent me loads of stuff over the last few weeks, mainly to assist me with my wedding album and both Sue and Polly keep showering me with items to alter for a challenge, so I just wanted to say 'thank you' to them all.

18 comments:

Sue Abbott said...

I love what you created for us Sam, thanks again! Polly will be coming to mine this morning to collect hers and I'm sure she'll be chuffed to bits with it. See you soon.
Sue x

Claireabelle said...

These are fantastic Sam, I love the images
x

Lil Sis said...

These look really good Sam - have not really got into the whole altered thing but these are tempting me to give it a go - specially as you gave great instructions.

Hugs Beccy xx

Sid said...

Great work Sam, love these !

craftytrog said...

They are fabulous Sam, your friends will love them! xx

Lottie said...

They are all stunning Sam - brilliant - I will try and join in later this week
xx

crafty creations said...

Stunning pieces as ever Sam - middle one is my fav. but love em all and I'm sure the girls will be delighted with them

x Hilda

Ang C said...

Fantastic work!!!!

Meikoningin said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous ! Love them, they look really cool :D Truely inspirational :)

Zoechaos said...

Fantastic love the recycled hinges on the second 2 love the whole recycling idea.

Femmy said...

fabulous pieces sam!! great images!!

Chris said...

These are fab, Sam. No pink?

mommabear said...

Fabulous work sam

Barb said...

Hi Sam, This is my first "visit" to your blog - love your latest creations and your use of the corrugated cardboard as backgrounds.
Also love all your adorable dog photos, soooo sorry to read about Alfie. I too am a dog lover.
Barb in Texas

ARTful Wings said...

Sam - your work of art is on my 'gallery' in the hallway - I love it - thank you so much. xx

June said...

Loving those wings Sam. Fab work with the recycling too
hugs June x

Minxy said...

Your fast becomming the Queen of Cardboard, great art... sorry you had to suffer by visiting my cute side LOL, i am trying to get grungy again but the mojo for it is just not there at the minute, hopefully normal service will return at some point!!!!
hope your well hun, big hugs xx

Glenda T. said...

I love them all but my fave is the first one!

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