It's time for another challenge over at Frilly and Funkie. The lovely and talented Cec is our hostess and she has chosen the theme "ALTERED STATE". She would like you to transform something you have sitting around or can pick up for a song and make it one of your works of art. It could be a frame, a bottle, an old cigar box, a discarded CD - the list is endless. Just make sure your final transformation is vintage or shabby chic.! One lucky winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to Linda's shop The Funkie Junkie Boutique!
I decided to transform this old note pad holder into a little recipe box for my Thanksgiving Dinner recipes. I took a before shot, but unfortunately, I think I deleted it before making a copy...DOH! I think all the fresh air has made my marbles start to rattle around!
I started by painting it with some Black Soot distress paint, two coats. I sprinkled on a little bit of the Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals and some Ken Oliver Lemon Color Burst and gave it a couple spritzes of water. This gave the background a nice shimmer.
I used the Tim Holtz Gothic stencil and some Ranger Texture Paste to lay down a pattern, then I coated it with Detail Gold embossing powder. The paper leaves were cut with the new Tim Holtz Fall Foliage set. I coloured them with Peeled Paint, Wild Honey, Mustard Seed, Rusty Hinge and Gathered Twigs. The bronze leaves are from Linda's shop.
The gorgeous Bronze flower pendant and cameo are both from Linda's shop. I touched them up with a bit of gold embossing powder to add a little extra shine and shabby look. The sentiment is from the Graphic 45 Time to Flourish collection and the little clothes pin is from Linda's shop as well.
I am entering the following wonderful challenges:
All of the following products that I used can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique
I was so very lucky to have our wonderful hostess Cec come over for a day of crafting on Monday. I took her out to show off my pretty surroundings and she helped me put some names to a few of the natural wonders on my trails.
Some Cattails after they have dried out and exploded!! These things were so beautiful, they were blowing around like feathers on bendy straws! I really wanted to touch them but Cec wouldn't let me!
This is what's left of a Mountain Ash tree. Just bright orange berries! I don't know if these are safe for eating, but they sure do add colour to my day!
This is a Weeping Willow, which I already knew, but I am really surprised that it still has most of it's leaves. On a trail of naked trees and bushes, there's no escaping the beauty of this regal piece of nature!
OK, so these are just ducks and geese, but I seem to have made a new friend because this one guy came right to us and I think he even smiled for the camera! WHAT!!!!!!
That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. I read and appreciate every single one! If you have any questions, please let me know.