Saturday, February 28, 2015

OCC Challenge Junk in Your Trunk

Candice our Challenge Host for March at Our Creative Corner has a challenge for you.

 Create something out of any kind of junk and re-fashion it either into something useful, functional or beautiful for the
 challenge this month.
Candice is leaving the challenge open to your interpretation of what constitutes “Junk”
It may mean a set of hideously patterned china that you want to smash up and a make a mosaic...
It may mean reams of patterned paper you have lying around that you turn into a collage masterpiece...
It may mean doing something with skeins of wool that you intended to make a a sweater with...
It may mean doing something with rusty keys, nuts and bolts and random pieces of wire that you pick up off the street...
  You can create whatever you want to, however you want to and with whatever you want to.
The only rules are that your project MUST contain something that you consider Junk that you have reclaimed or recycled.

  Check out the OCC blog for great ideas from all our creative designers. You'll also find the rules to add your project to this challenge and don't forget to check out our fantastic prize sponsor Crafty Individuals
This challenge inspired the gift I put together for my Dad's birthday. I love altering and repurposing items. For my project I pulled out a few junk items to work with, old book papers, cardboard and maybe a little something unexpected, egg shells. 
The metal home decor plate I used as background was a great piece to alter and give to my Dad for his Birthday. He's the little boy in the pictures there with his older brothers. 
I adhered the book paper down with Prima Soft Gel to the metal plate. With inks and sprays it was transformed into a vintage styled background for the embellishments and old picture that was added. 

 The egg shells were used to create a mosaic pattern inside the watch. Then alcohol ink and Distress embossing powder were added along with a metal tag and an antique typewriter key.

Most of the items placed on this layout were inked, embossed, rusted, and painted to give them the feel of a time gone by. This is one of my favorite looks and mediums to work with. 
I finding that I love adding the copper micro beads around in my arrangements. It's like adding the look of dripping metal amount the vintage finds.  
I have a video on my Youtube channel showing my process. Come take a peek and hopeful you will learn a few new techniques or just be inspired to try this project. 
Link to Youtube channel...   youtube.com/user/MooreArtFromTheHeart


Products used here can be found in my Artfire store... artfire.com/ext/shop/home/MooreArtFromTheHeart

Thanks for stopping by, 
xxx Laurie Moore

11 comments:

Kerstin F. said...

What a lovely vintage look, love it, great idea with the eggshells as mosaic in the clock! Hugs, Kerstin

Moore Art From The Heart said...

Thank you Kerstin! I loved what you made as well. Your Art Journal was pages are totally amazing my friend! xxxLaurie

Shari Trumbull said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this, Laurie!! What a special birthday gift for your Dad :) Absolutely LOVE the transformation of the simple daisy-laden home décor piece into a family heirloom!! OMG--egg shells into a mosaic even!! AWESOME!! You did good with the Junk in Your Trunk challenge!! XOXO-Shari

Tincan Crafter said...

Hi again Laurie, finally made it to the blogs. I have told you on the forum already how much I liked this. Thank you for creating such an awesome project for Junk in Your Trunk (and for all the sweet support today). Your project was exactly the type of thing I was hoping everyone would come up with, I was worried that no one would understand what I was thinking of. This project of your is going to inspire so many spin-offs. Much love

Moore Art From The Heart said...

Thank you Shari for your sweet comments! Candice and her challenge were such a great inspiration. I'm still in awe of your altered stool though. Totally cool. xxx Laurie

Moore Art From The Heart said...

Candice thank you so much for this challenge and for your friendship. You inspire me with your kindness and beautiful art work. Thanks, xxx Laurie

Lys Scrap said...

How I love this vintage look! Especially the beads! And the background in egg shell ! And... Every detail ! Fabulous!

Moore Art From The Heart said...

Awe Thanks Lys. It was fun to create and I thought yours with the use of the zipper was brilliant. xxx Laurie

Pamellia Johnson said...

Oh my goodness, eggshells...genius!! Love your recycle project Shari, the colours are so vintage and the copper beads are a wonderful accent! Love it! hugs :)

Ana K. said...

Laurie i love your transformation…your work is always so beautifully vintage and this is not exception!! It’s really amazing what you can do with a few pieces of papers, cardboard and beautiful imagination! I love it!
Hugs

crafty creations said...

Brilliant piece of art Laurie and I'm sure your dad will love it