Wednesday, November 12, 2014

5 Things...The Crafty Challenge

Recently I shared with you the 5 things challenge that my friends Mel and I were working on. She accepted my challenge and put her 5 things to excellent use. Please check it out, she created some stunning ribbons.

These are the items I was given to work with. 

So I decided to begin with the box that these items came in as my base. I cut it and glued the tabs. My intention was to create a floating display box.  

And now for some color!!! I started with yellow as my base color. Then I glued down my first item the printed tissue paper.   (ITEM #1 TISSUE PAPER)

I added more color.  I used a shade of pink and some teal color acrylic paint and a splash of lime green here and there.   These seem to be my go to colors. 

While my base dried.  I cut up the coffee filter to make some roses.( ITEM #2 COFFEE FILTER)  I also had a red filter which I used to create a heart. 
The heart.

I then grabbed the playing cards which had some vintage people on one side. I decided to use the back side of the cards. I'm not big on old random pictures of strangers, they kinda creep me out. 

I created some wings I then embossed with some turquoise for some interest. (ITEM #3 PLAYING CARDS)

I then moved onto the embroidery transfers I was given.  I noticed that the pictures were of dancing plates and cups. I was stumped for a bit, then I realized that the faces had lots of potential.

I picked a face and used it to create my angel girl.  This was fun. My face was from a tea cup I kept the brim as a halo and drew on my hair. I then cut out the bits I didn't need. I colored and painted her. I glued her onto some watercolor paper, which I then added some more of that awesome printed tissue paper.  (ITEM #4 EMBROIDERY TRANSFERS) 

For my final item I took the Popsicle sticks and used some dylusions lime green ink to add some color to them. (ITEM #5 POPSICLE STICKS)

Then it was time to put it all together. My angel.

A message on the sticks " guide my heart, my way".

My completed project. This challenge was so much fun! I can't wait to do it again. It's such a great way to see your items used through someone else's eyes.