Monday, August 4, 2014

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge 13!!!!! Let's Cycle….Up-Cycle That Is!

I'm back!
After 4 weeks of being unable to craft with a partially separated shoulder 
I am back to creating again (though I did need a little help from the 7 year old).

Just in time too because it's time for another challenge from

Challenge 13
                                                         Let's Cycle...Up-Cycle That Is!
Being frugal and going green is what it's all about. Show us how you can up-cycle something using "junk" from your hoard. Most craft hoarders also hoard boxes, tins, packaging, and bits of this and that. Our mantra is, "I can MAKE something with that!" Now is your chance! Up-cycle!

This month we are lucky to be sponsored by 2 of my favorite companies:
Here is my creation.
A 6x 12 canvas where I up-cycled many things, using them as part of my canvas, or as stamping elements.
Keep scrolling as I show you a step by step on how I created this piece.

Paper, Tag, Packaging: Canvas Corp
Glimmer Mist, Stained Glass Glaze & Key: Tattered Angels
Stencil: Stencil Girl Stencils
Collage Image: Crafty Secrets
Acrylic paint: Golden
Gesso: Liquitex
Other: Window Screen, Bottle cap, dry cleaning tag, book text, cardboard, Doily, Tulle from a Halloween costume

Here begins a step by step:
First I covered a Canvas Panel with a piece of Canvas Corp paper.
I love the graphic black and white of this, to tone down it in some spots I scraped a bit of Gesso over it.
I misted randomly with Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels (a Canvas Corp company)
in Trunk Bay.

Randomly applied some old book text.

Using a scrap piece of window screen I painted black Acrylic Paint through it.
I didn't worry about being heavy in spots and light in others, it all evens out.

Added some polka dotted packaging from a Canvas Corp package of tags.
Worked well in keeping with the black and white from the paper and paint.

I used some Stained Glass Glazing Medium from Tattered Angels 
and a stencil from Stencil Girl stencils to add another layer of color.
The medium is fairly translucent and added just the right amount of color and pattern.

A tag from Canvas Corp and a piece of cardboard misted with the same color
Glimmer Mist as is on the background were layered on.

Collage image from Crafty Secrets.
How fun is this vintage image?
Then some stamping with a bottle cap and Acrylic Paint to add another layer.

A doily from a cookie treat was cut up and added.
Some Rub Ons from Kaisercraft to help bust my stash.

Here you can see the addition of a dry cleaning tag and lots of little Prima flowers, colored with th same mist again.

The tulle came off an old Halloween costume that no longer fit.
Perfect addition to my canvas.

Challnege 13 is sponsored by:
Canvas Corp, based out of Springdale, Arkansas, is led by Randy and Christine Meier. Canvas Corp manufactures and distributes a line of craft, scrapbooking and home decor basics under the brand name Canvas Home Basics. Established in 2006, Canvas Corp made its entry into the market with a focus on products that offer great basic solutions for the craft and home decor markets. Joining the Canvas Corp umbrella of brands was BagWorks and 7gypsies in 2011 and the newest member of the brand team is Tattered Angels who joined in 2012.
Altered Pages Mission: We will offer quality products and instruction to assist the art community's quest for creativity. Happiness draws on positive actions, kind deeds, and a helpful attitude. A friend is one who blesses you with love, strengthens you with prayers, and encourages you with hope.
Link up your Up-Cycled project with 
Craft Hoarders Anonymous for a chance to win this prize pack.

And last but most definitely not least .
Make sure to visits the Design Team and see how they have up-cycled for this project.


Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

I love this color combo, and I love the wonderful graphic quality of this piece. Then, you add your wonderful, signature inky goodness and I'm in love again. Triple love it, Christy!

Jan Marie said...

Yeah! It's so good to have you back and thankful you're on the mend. . and that you have a set of helping hands! Love your upcycle. . .it turned out beautifully. Thanks for sharing the process too. . .love to see artists at work! Love your style!

Glenda said...

So glad you were able to be back with an extra set of hands to help you along! This is so amazing and I love all the elements you used!

Unknown said...

I Love the old photo... and the background is outstandingly FUN and GRUNGY... love it... Great FUN WORK... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

creative lady said...

Hi Christy, welcome back. Love your upcycling project, and all the elements you used.

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a fabulous project! Love the gorgeous background! Thanks for the inspiration!

Pamellia said...

Just fantastic! You recycled so many wonderful elements, I just love the aqua and black contrast and your image is perfect for the sentiment! Amazing background! :)

Gloria Stengel said...

You do better with one bad arm than most people do with two good ones! I loved seeing your creative process! I love this so much, esp. the colors and the words peeking from behind!

Amber Milone said...

This is amazing! I love the colors you chose and that great vintage picture.

gwillisinc said...

All those layers, & the colors=perfect card