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I just love crafting, the messier the better. Have been crafting all my days but in the last 16 years have been doing more and more. My obsession began with making cards and from there I have tried many different forms of crafting. Great fan of Tim_Holtz love all his products would love to own them all one day. Graphic 45 is another must have for me and again would love to have it all. And then there is Prima well what can a girl say, just simply stunningly beautiful. Really enjoying the vintage, shabby chic and steampunk styles which are very much in vogue at the minute. Love Lace and Pearl trim, you might be seeing a fair bit of it all on here. xx Please keep calling past and enjoy my crafting journey with me. Great Big Huge Hugs Becca xxx


Monday 1 September 2014

Rhedd's Creative Spirit - September Challenge

Again this month the Challenge Blog has had fantastic entries, all who entered are such a talented bunch.  I had to choose a winner this month and boy it wasn't an easy job, but choose I did.  Please head over to Rhedd's Creative Spirit Challenge Blog, and take a look at who I choose.

Challenges will run from the 1st of each month at 9am and end 10am the last day of the month.  Every Challenge will be 'Anything Goes' occasionally there may be a twist to the theme just to stretch your already creative minds that wee bit further :-)

Each Challenge will be judged by one of us teamies and the prize will be an Altered Art item and our winners badge.

As always there are rules to follow so please ensure you read and abide by them before entering.

The Team
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and little old me :-)

September Challenge

This is my DT Project for Rhedd's Creative Spirit

I was very kindly gifted these frames from a very good friend, who saw them and thought 'I know someone who could do something with these'.

I started by taping up over the glass to protect it whilst I painted and added modeling paste.  I used a mixture of blue and green eco-friendly paints.  To add some texture I used the punched out sheets you are left with from sequins with some modeling paste and liked the bubble texture that this achieved. Using some homemade and Cosmic Shimmer sprays I added and blotted off until I got the desired colour and shimmer I was after.

I rumbled around in my stash and decided to add some sea shells, burlap twine and some broken pearl necklace pieces to add to the under the sea effect.  To finish I took some garden twine and created 2 reef knots and added 1 to the top of each frame.

My dear friend now has these frames back and they fit in perfectly with her nautical house and lifestyle.

Please come over and join in with our September Challenge for your chance to win this MDF Letter Rack measuring 7.5"/19cm wide x 5.5"/14cm high, a fantastic piece to alter.

I so hope you like my creation for Rhedd's Creative Spirit.  
I can't wait to get started on next months creation.

Thank you for stopping by, I truly appreciate you all.  
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Will be back soon with more creations for you.

Great Big Huge Hugs


Linda Simpson said...

These are fabulous Becka, love the gorgeous texture and embellishments.
Linda xxx

Sammy said...

Just gorgeous! I love me some nautical themes too, and these are just perfect! Thanks for the step by step too. There's some stuff there I'm going to have to remember! x

Sylvia Anderson said...

Wow, These are amazing xxx

Sandra Wright. said...

Gorgeous frames Becca...I love anything nautical, these would look lovely in my bathroom...lol. xx

Unknown said...

Love them, so beautiful and full of life x

Unknown said...

Super frames love how you have embellished them. Great work xx

Anonymous said...

Hi becca, wow love this project, looks fabulous.

Hugs Erin xx

samantha wade said...

Hi, just wanted to say a big thank-you for choosing me as the winner, i really loved making my box. so very grateful. x samantha

Anonymous said...

Just love these!!

Moira xx

Beccalite said...

You are very welcome Samantha your box is gorgeous xxx

Could you be so kind as to pass your address to Lou at Fernli again please I think it has gotten lost in her house move.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx

Sue said...

Fabulous altered frames Becca and I love the texture. Thanks for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

You made those little frames go from dull to fabulous. The color scheme and the detailing are so much fun. Blessings!

SCarol said...

These are really stunning and would look lovely hanging on my wall!

Crafty Judith said...

Hi hun and just stopping over now that we re home - fabulous makes loving them hugs Judith x

Words and Pictures said...

Great texture on your frames and a lovely fresh ocean feel. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Country View Challenges.
Alison x