Friday, September 28, 2012

All Things Altered Fall/Halloween Blog Hop

Hello all of you altered art fans, and welcome to the annual All Things Altered Fall/Halloween Blog Hop, hosted by the very talented Pam Bray of Scrapbook Flair, which is where it all starts.  I am so excited and pleased to be a part of this hop, which includes so many talented artists.  You will be inspired by the projects that will be shared on each of the designers blogs.  We are sure that you will love the "out of the box" projects that everyone has come up with.  Along the way, you will be able to leave comments for some fabulous prizes and, of course, we would love for you to start following our blogs. Please tell your other scrappy friends about our hop. I am sure you will have a wonderful time.

For my project, I chose to do something that makes me think of Fall.  I began with a piece I found in the local charity shop.  It started out like this ... 



... and ended up like this.


I totally love the way this turned out.  I used Graphic 45's Renaissance Collection of papers and cut outs.  Below, you can see the fair lady bringing in the last basket of roses for the season.  I adhered her to heavy chipboard before coating her with Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint.  Unfortunately,  this made it hard to get a real clear picture, but she does have a mysterious sparkle about her.  


I love mixed media, and here is a perfect example of why.  I started with green German scrap borders and corner pieces, painted them with Vintaj Patinas, brown acrylic paint, and even added some Brilliance Lightning Black ink to them.  You just keep going until you get the look you want.  The bird, also pictured below, is a German die cut.


I added some Prima vines in a Fall color scheme, a Graphic 45 metal butterfly with decorative brad that I colored with Vintaj Patinas, and a cute little bird's nest.  A few pretty feathers were added here and there.



I have some blog candy to give away to one lucky winner chosen at random.  All you have to do is (1) leave me a comment below and (2) follow my blog.  I will announce the winner next Thursday, 4 October.  

Be sure to visit each and every one of the other blogs participating in this two-day event.  

The lineup is shown below so you won't miss a thing.

1. Pammejo http://www.pammejo-scrapbookflair.com/
2. Nicole http://canadiannickelscrapn.blogspot.com/
3. Betty http://scrappybetty.blogspot.com/
4. Gloria http://www.gloriascraps.blogspot.com/
5 .Irit http://iritshalom.blogspot.com/
6. Christine www.scrapbookingtechnique.blogspot.com
7. Debbie - http://studiobeecreations.blogspot.com/
8. Jennifer - http://hydrangeahippo.com/
9. Jess B. - http://thatzuneek.blogspot.com/

10. Barbara R. - http://blackholeartstudio.blogspot.com/ - You Are Here
11. Shelley http://heartstring-designs.blogspot.com/
12. Candice - http://candicewindhamdesigns.blogspot.com/

13. Eileen http://eileenhull.blogspot.com/



I had so very much fun with this project, and I hope you have been inspired to make something from someone else's throw away, just as I did.  Thanks for stopping by, and please come back soon.

Happy altering!

Barbara


41 comments:

  1. Wow, stunning, just beautiful and so on and so on! Running out of words to describe your project. How can one go wrong with Graphic 45 paper and your talent! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win.

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  2. Barbara - this is so GORGEOUS! I'm so glad to find out you are part of this wonderful bloghop. All I need is the sound of a trickling stream and birds chirping... and I am taken to a beautiful garden you have created.

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  3. WOW!!!! Fabulous transformation!!! I LOVE the bird and birdsnest!!

    Have a Great day!!

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  4. This is exquisite. What a wonderful project. TFS. I'm a new follower.

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  5. This was just beautiful! I love doing birdhouses and love the style of this one....and LOVE the fall colors you used.

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  6. Totally blown away! You took a regular everyday piece and turned it into a true work of art! Love it.
    kidshomelove at yahoo.com

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  7. This is way too cool, I love your version way better! :)

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  8. This is absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing your ART creation!

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  9. I just love upcycling, this is such an incredible project! Thanks for sharing :D

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  10. Wow another incredible job to an altered project. Totally jaw dropping gorgeous from the before and after. You've done a fabulous job!!
    Sherry P

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  11. What a transformation. I like the fact that you showed the before and then the after. A bit of added suspense!! Lovely

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  12. I agree, it DID turn out lovely! Thanks too for having a goody bag to give away! Susan purrpage3 at verizon dot net... I'm a new follower too!

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  13. What an amazing project from ho hum to STUNNING!!!! Love all of the fabulous details and am in awe of the bird nest that you placed in the void of the shelf. Thank you being a part of the All Things Alter Fall/Halloween Blog Hop.

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  14. Wow.....What a transformation....This is so stunning. You are very talented. Great job.

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  15. Wow, love this project! Great job and thanks for sharing!

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  16. What a transformation Barbara!! I love the mysteriousness of the pretty lady (gonna have to try that paint), the papers are gorgeous and the bird nest is soooo perfect for this project!! Wonderful creation ~ New follower #69!!

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  17. Amazing project such a change absolutely love this :)

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  18. That was a night and day difference. Beautiful!!!

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  19. So far, This birdnest's my favorite. Love the Renaissance papers! Well done! Thanks for sharing. Have become a follower and commented on all in this blog hop. Thank you!

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  20. Very inspiring! Graphics 45 papers are so cool!!Lots to try from this! Thanks

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  21. Wow! An amazing decor! Wonderful fall colors and so many great details perfectly placed (right to the blue eggs).
    KristaInMN at gmail dot com

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  22. Oh my word this is stunning, sooo elagant and striking. love everything about it.
    Sandra. x

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  23. This is just amazing!! Love the before and after photos because this made the finished project even more spectacular! Beautiful job!! I love how you coated the image with Rock Candy....it makes it sparkle and shine!
    New follower!!
    kladd94803 (ar) aol (dot) com

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  24. this is so lovely the colors and piece are unique to anything I HAVE SEEN

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  25. Such a mystical looking alteration! LOVE all the german scrap. Very interesting to put the bird's nest in the hole, I LOVE that!!! TFS!!

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  26. So creative! I see things in thrift stores all the time and have no idea what to do with them...and then I see what other gals like you come up with and I'm so insanely jealous ;) Love it!!

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  27. WOW! I love how this came out, wonderful job!

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  28. I am following you now and not just because of the give away (although that is exciting too!) I love to "renew" items and give them new life. Great job!

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  29. Awesome! Way cute! And the Follower button on all the blogs is not working! TFS CallyAnn

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  30. what an incredibly beautiful finished piece. the nest and eggs works so well with all the art paper.

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  31. Thanks for being part of the bop hop. Your piece was wonderful. It is always great to see the before and afters. Looking forward to visiting your blog again.

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  32. This is awesome! I love all the colors and details of this!

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  33. thanks for sharing.

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