Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April 1~New Challenge Mixed Media Mojo~Recycle/Upcycle: Twist Flowers~ CC3C #25~Rhedd's

Welcome April!


April what a fun day for so many reasons! No jokes...well at least not yet....

Today starts a fun new Challenge at Mixed Media Mojo! The theme is Recycle/Upcycle with a twist, Flowers....make of it what you like, just have fun and please share with us, we love to see your creations!

And a big joyful WELCOME to all of our new DT members! Please hop over to leave them some comment love:)

                                                         Click HERE to join the Challenge:)

Here is my project to share for your inspiration(hopefully!)


It started this clothing life as a wonderful shirt with cherries....


Then was transformed to a Springy canvas! The above picture I used flash on and it is still a bit harsh. In person it is much softer. I was impatient and rushed my photos...then I made more in the soft morning window light...



The butterfly is a Unity stamp, my current favorite. I stamped it onto a book page in Jet Black Archival. I colored it using Distress Inks, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade and Barn Door progressively. Once done I used my water brush to further blend the colors. Then of course the paper rippled...but I like how it made the butterfly have movement..magic!


Distress Paint and my Tim Rays stencil for the sun shiney fun.

I die cut the trellis using my Tim Frameworks die. Wonderful tip, there is a Challenge featuring the use of these dies, HERE. It is the Compendium of Curiosities Vol 3, Challenge hosted by Linda. This one is sponsored by Inspiration Emporium with a super wonderful $50 shopping spree!



You can start to see it here, more of the background layered in with stencils, stamps and mini stamps.


Please click pictures to see any bigger if you like :)



And the flowers:)  I love paper flowers! I made these using my Tattered Florals die. I used magazine pages with various imagery. Some of them are pictures of flowers.  I used the brads to hold the layers together. They were too flat and bold....so I crunched them up.



Then I sprayed them with Distress Stain Spray and splattered them with Distress Paint. I love how the  spray stain and paint made them more translucent quality. It really toned down the bright magazine imagery!



I am also entering this in the wonderful challenge hosted by Linda, the Compendium of Curiosities Volume 3, Challenge #25. If you are not sure what this challenge is, it is to follow along with Tim's book of techniques. This fortnight's features the Frameworks dies. Each Challenge has some wonderful prizes. This one has a chance to win a $50 gift certificate from Inspiration Emporium, hope you will visit the super shop HERE.

Another wonderful place to share your Mixed Media/Altered Art is at Rhedd's Creative Spirit. It is always Anything Goes as long as it is not a card, ATC or scrap page. The DT's art is wonderful and all the makes shared are amazing, do hop over and visit! I am linking to the April Challenge.

Thank you for following along!  Sharing the fun with Mixed Media Mojo, our April theme is Recycle/Upcycle, twist, Flowers.


Happy April!
~hugs~

~kim

21 comments:

  1. Fabulous project Kim! I can't believe this started as a shirt, holy cow! Excellent recycling and the colours are so vibrant! Gorgeous flowers too! hugs :)

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  2. This is gorgeous, I love all your details and a great idea to up cycle clothes into mixed media xx

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    1. I love this shirt, no idea on the material, but has such an awesome texture to it! Thanks so much!~kim

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  3. Stunning project! A shirt? Your imagination is great!

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  4. Stunning project! A shirt? Your imagination is great!

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    1. haha, thanks so much for stopping by!~kim

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  5. Wow Kim, what an amazing recycling project, never would have thought to upcycle a shirt! Wonderful project, love it!

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    1. Thanks so much Deb! So fun to make for sure :)
      ~kim

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  6. Kim, your creativity is great! Well done!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and wonderful visit!~kim

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  7. This was a shirt??? WOW! So cool to transfer it to a canvas! Gorgeous layers, and love the flowers and added framework. Thanks so much for playing with Tim's Frameworks with us at CC3Challenge!!!

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    1. Thanks so much Anita! I love this substrate, such a fun canvas to play with! Thank you for your visit and kind thought!~kim

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  8. Kim...this is a lovely canvas.It definitely is a springtime beauty with all of your beautiful dimensional flowers and butterflies. Love your sun the use of Tim's rays stencil. Nice addition of the trellis frameworks, too. It works perfectly among all those lovely flowers. Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

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    1. Thank you Candy! CC3C and Tim are giant influences on my play. I really had fun with these flowers :) Thanks so much for your kind thoughts!~kim

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  9. This is a fabulous project, I love how you've put everything together and I'll look at old shirts in a different light now.
    xxx Hazel.

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    1. Thank you Hazel! Then it is a true success to help show a substrate can be found almost anywhere :) Thank you!
      ~kim

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  10. What a beautiful transformation/repurposing of that shirt. Thanks for sharing it with us at CC3C!

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  11. Such a beautiful canavs - love it so much. Thank you for sharing with us over at Rhedd's Creative Spriit this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.
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  12. You seem to have had a lot of fun with is project! Unbelievable that it was a shirt once! Fab re cycling.Thanks for sharing this with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month. Good Luck, Rupa, DT.

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  13. This is an amazing piece dear!! So glad you played with us at Rhedd's! Saw this and had to stop and tell you again how fab this it!! hugs~

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