Thursday, 25 March 2010

Tuesday Taggers Challenge



From this, a paint colour chart from good old Wally Walmart



To this hanger

This weeks theme on Tuesday Taggers is 'altered - you bet'. I hope this counts as altered. Inspiration for this was found in a recent issue of Stampers Sampler, an American craft magazine.

The top tile is a 2x2 piece of stampbord, coloured with rusty hinge, cruched olive and walnut distressed inks. The image is one of my new ones from the 'spirit' plate by creative impressions bought at Harrogate show. Stamped in timber brown stazon and then the inner eye, some of the nostrils and mouth scraped away. I did some doodles to create some hair and etched a straight line down each side to create a border. I chiselled a bit out the top on each side to 'sit' the waxed thread in so it stuck down flat. The next tile is a piece of glass stamped using the same image but with black stazon and I flipped it over to give the mirror image. This is attached with diamond glaze. The word 'believe' is stamped in timber brown stazon onto a piece of white shiny card and then stitched onto the background with my handheld sewing machine!! Was impressed as the lines are quite straight, although the first time I did it all the thread came out, hence the extra set of holes!!!!

Anyway, this is my first piece for the Lotstodo distressed swap that I am hosting.

11 comments:

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous transformation Sam, love the effect of the second row of sawing LOL. Thank you for altering with us at TT this week, (((hugs))) xx zoe

Sally H said...

wonderful creation! Thanks for sharing with us at TT this week! - you might want to resubmit to Mr Linky. It took me to your Time entry in Feb!

Heavens2Betsy said...

This is SUCH a great idea and has really inspired me to try something similar. I love your colour choice too. VERY creative.

craftytrog said...

Great altering Sam! Love it! xx

JoZart said...

Doesn't that look good!! I'm inspired and might just try it out. Thanks Sam!
Jo

crafty creations said...

Another great piece Sam - love the stamps lol :):)

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Wow Sam, this is so fab, I find it quite awe-inspiring when people make beautiful art out of something that would normally be thrown away :D

Michelle said...

It's a fabulous alteration Sam, gonna have to have a play with paint cards!
Thanks for joining in at TT this week.
x Michelle

Hels Sheridan said...

Fab art hun x

Clarky J said...

This is brilliant! Makes me want to rush out and see what I could do too! Thanks for joining us at TT this week x Janet

Femmy said...

fantastic!!!

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