Sunday, December 28, 2014

Our Creative Corner Design Team Memeber

I’m so excite to share with you that I have been invited to be on the Design Team for "Our Creative Corner" The OCC has many amazing talented artists that will inspire you with each project they share. The challenges each month will get your creative juices flowing and may even help you think out of the box. Come play with us at Our Creative Corner and share your creative side.

 Here’s my first project for "Our Creative Corner". I love altering items and this little red truck said “make me pretty with vintage yumminess”, so I did. 

My home is filled with antiques and many pictures of family members from days of old, so my first thought for this truck was to add tiny old photos to it. I took the paper pad French???? by Tim Holtz that had old photos put together in a little group that were perfect for this project. I cut them apart and inked the edges to getting them ready for the next step.
I took my black gesso and painted the truck. At first I left the wheels and the inside of the truck the red but later decided to paint them black as well. Next I decided what areas I wanted the pictures on and then used Mod Podge to glue them down.

To give the truck a more aged look I then applied crackle paint over the entire truck, even the pictured areas which helps seal them. Once the crackle was tacky I went over just the black areas with brown paint and watch the magic happen.
Next I took a product from Viva called Rusty Paper to dab it over some of the brown areas. This gave it the rusty look of an old truck. 
           
 I used Tim Holtz Spray Stain in walnut, aged linen and vintage photo to give the paper flowers and leaves their brown tones. The metal daisies and metal embellishments were colored with Alcohol Ink.
For the metal “M” I dripped three different colors of brown alcohol ink on it and dabbed on some Rusty Paper as well. To help it stand up I used an old baby spoon that I alcohol inked and bent so I could glue it on for a stand.

 Vintage Yumminess........ achieved!

 I have a video on Youtube of this project if you would like to come peek in. Here’s the link….
www.youtube.com/user/MooreArtFromTheHeart

Some of the products used can be found in my online Artfire store….

Join us over at Our Creative Corner ..... http://ourcreativecorner6.blogspot.co.at/

Happy Crafting,
xxx Laurie Moore




18 comments:

Lys Scrap said...

Congratulations Laurie! Happy to be your team mate for OCC! You made a fabulous work on this car. See you soon !

Moore Art From The Heart said...

I'm super excited to be working with you as well Lys!!! What an adventure we will have! xxx Happy Crafting, Laurie

Tincan Crafter said...

Laurie - I have a confession - I collect toy cars! Especially Hotwheels and Matchbox cars. When I saw your project a few days ago over at you know where my heart did a little happy flutter. I loved this. I am so precious about my toy car collection that I would have never have thought to scratch them let alone alter them, but this fabulous project of yours just completely changed my mind. I loved every single thing that you did here. I know an a guy on Facebook - who actually alters real, driveable cars - his name is Bruno Brincat - you would love what he has done to his actual - driving around car. So excited about creating alongside you. This is going to be one of my favourite years ever I think!

Kerstin F. said...

Fabulous Laurie, what a wonderful start to your new journey with such a lovely vintage car! I look forward to working with you at OCC. Best wishes for a new creative year!! Hugs, Kerstin

Laurie Moore said...

Aw Candice (Tincan Crafter) I really excited to work with you as well! Thank you for the sweet comments on this truck. It was totally fun to alter. Looking forward to seeing more of what you make too! xxx Happy Crafting, Laurie

Laurie Moore said...

Thank you so much Kerstin. I admire your work and I too am looking forward to working with you. It going to be a great year!!! xxx happy Crafting, Laurie

Pamellia Johnson said...

Hello my teamie!! I was dying to get a closer look at this, wow, what a gorgeous project and brilliant upcycle project!! I look forward to getting to know you better in the New Year! big hugs, Pamellia :)

Laurie Moore said...

Oh Pamellia what fun it is getting to know you and the other teamies! I think your talent is fantastic. I'm so excited to be on this team. xxx Happy Crafting, Laurie

Carol S said...

OMG Laurie! Another beauty! I love what you did to this truck...what a transformation! The little photo idea was a great one! All the rusting, embellishings...WOW!
LOVE it!
Hugs!

Shari Trumbull said...

YAY LAURIE!! We did it!! We made it to Our Creative Corner, keeping our secret quiet!! That's a feat for me :) LOL!! I absolutely LOVE how your turned this little truck into the vintage beauty it is now!! It's FABULOUS and so fun!! CHEERS to a wonderful term at Our Creative Corner! XOXO-Shari

Jan Hill said...

Hi Laurie, how lucky are we? What a great bunch of people to be working with. I love your truck, great details, I would never have thought of altering it. It's great to be with such creative Teamies.
Hugs
Jan x

Laurie Moore said...

Thank you Shari and Jan what fun we are going to have!! I can't wait to get to know you all more. And Jan it's so nice to see your smiling face. Excited and ready for the adventure! Hugs, Laurie

die amelie said...

Love that rusty "M" and how you made that truck look so awesome, Laurie!

And I love having you on the OCC team and being able to work alongside you and get inspired by your fantastic creations! Welcome to the team!

Hugs and happy new year to you!
Claudia x

Conniecrafter said...

that is so cool, Congrats on the design team!

Ana K. said...

Wow, what a fantastic announcement...we did hide secret so long and finally I can say hello dear teamie! You made awesome “introduction piece” Laurie...I liked the original truck, but your alternation is just awesome...so clever! Thanks for the video...hope I will find time to check it, soon! Hugs from Slovenia

Laurie Moore said...

Thank you Claudia. I have admired your work and talent for sometime now. I too am looking forward to working side by side with you and this amazing team. The welcoming from everyone has touch me so. What a great way to start the New Year! xxx Hugs my friend, Laurie

Laurie Moore said...

Thank you Connie for your kind words. I popped over to your blog to follow you as well. xxx Happy Crafting, Laurie

Laurie Moore said...

Hellow Teamie Ana! Yes this is going to be one of my most favorite adventures!! So much fun getting to meet and work with you and this wonderful team! xxx Happy Crafting, Laurie